The Al-Habibiyyah Zakat Foundation of the Al-Habibiyah Islamic Society in Abuja, Nigeria has distributed cash and other valuables materials worth millions of naira to 18 indigents in Abuja.
Director and Imam of the society, Sheikh Fuad Adeyemi, said the disbursement was the fourth of its programme since April 2010. The second was in November 2010 and the third in July 2011.
The foundation has a seven-member Board of Trustees with Malam Musa Dangoggo Aliyu as the Chairman and Hajiya Rakiya Gambo-Ilyasu, Mansurah Umaru-Baba, Ustaz Aliyu Abdulsalam Al-Awwal and Alhaji Abdulganiyyu Owolabi Abdulrasaq as members. The board was inaugurated by the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Muhammad Lawal Uwais.
Adeyemi while praying for blessing on what was disbursed to beneficiaries, also said the fund disbursed were given in trust to the foundation and that beneficiaries need not to lobby or see anyone to benefit from it.The items disbursed at the occasion included, deep freezers, pop-corn machines, sewing machines, and cash totaling N1.5 million.
The Amirah of the foundation, Hajiya Rakiya Gambo-Ilyasu, charged the recipients of the Zakat to make judicious use of what was given to them. She added that: “We are expecting you to be among those that will be giving zakat to others soon, so make the best use of what is given to you.”