Minister of Islamic Affairs Dr. Ahmed Zahir Ali Participated in World Zakat Forum Internation Conference and Annual Meeting 2020. The meeting held online through zoom was mainly focused on recovering the economic crisis faced due to COVID-19 and things done to enhance zakat and its administration.
While addressing in the meeting Minister said that Maldives has helped Preschools, Quran classes which got affected, Maldivians who were living abroad and unable to come to Maldives and expatriates working in Maldives who lost their Jobs and got stranded were provided financial assistance through zakat fund. Moreover, a program is being designed for poor and needy to start up a business with the money that they received through zakat highlighted minister during the speech. Also he said that Zakat Act is on its way to come to act which will improve zakat collection and its administration.
The meeting was conducted from 1st December 2020 to 2nd December 2020. Participants from 40 countries, academics, NGO's and GO's got participated in this conference.
World Zakat Forum is a forum held annually to discuss about the issues of Zakat under one roof and to widely discuss the ways to enhance and improve Zakat Collection and its administration