Rf5 million of Zakat allocated for scholarships

The Zakat committee of the Islamic Ministry has decided to use proceeds of the property zakat (alms for the poor) to issue scholarships, Voice of Maldives reports.

State Minister Sheikh Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed said Rf5 million has been allocated for the scholarships, which will be interest-free and offered for diploma and degree courses.

The scholarships will be awarded to high achievers, students from poor families and others who face financial difficulties in pursuing higher education.


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  1. Will it be channeled through ministry of human resources? I hope this does not involve sending people to study in Saudi Arabia!


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