Islamic Ministry has decided to accept online payments as Zakat al-Fitr in greater Male’ region due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Residents of the greater Male’ area can make their zakat payments via several platforms including Dhiraagu Pay website, Ooredoo m-Faisaa app, Bank of Maldives (BML) website, Maldives Islamic Bank (MIB) FaisaNet app, and SMS.
Counters of the BML’s branches in the area will also be accepting payments.
However, local councils will be responsible for collecting zakat payments for islands outside of greater Male’ region.
Zakat al-Fitr Amount for 2021:
Regular rice: MVR 12
Thailand white rice: MVR 52
Basmati rice (standard): MVR 65
Basmati rice (high quality): MVR 89
Basmati rice (highest quality): MVR 125
Red rice: MVR 78
Regular flour: MVR 10
Whole wheat flour: MVR 59