Sadaqah is a not a compulsory form of charity. It is not required to be paid by a specific way or a specific time, but it is essential to a Muslim. Sadaqah is a means of cleansing the soul and gaining greater rewards for the hereafter therefore it is strongly encouraged to give whatever, whenever and however you can without creating hardship for you and your family.

How is my Sadaqah distributed?

The Sadaqah or general donations that are collected by ISOMER are distributed in two ways: to the upkeep of the mosque or to the poor and needy.

The donations that are given to ISOMER used for operational costs of the mosque, which ensures that the wider community has a well maintained, clean and secure mosque. These operational costs entail the following:

  1. Insurance
  2. Rates and taxes
  3. Water rates
  4. Land taxes
  5. Water, gas and electricity costs
  6. Heating and air conditioning costs
  7. Repairs and general maintenance
  8. Garden maintenance costs
  9. Cleaning costs
  10. Waste removal costs
  11. Toiletries
  12. Telephone expenses
  13. Stationery

The donations that are given to the poor and needy are distributed to orphanages and aid organisations, in various countries, including:

  1. India
  2. Indonesia
  3. Egypt
  4. South Africa
  5. Burma
  6. Fiji

In the event that a local charity or cause requires assistance, then the Committee of Management will assess the request. If approved, a special appeal will be announced at the Jumma prayer and a specific collection box used for anyone interested in supporting that cause.

No individuals or organisations will be allowed to collect donations on the ISOMER property, without the permission of the Committee of Management.

How do I pay my Sadaqah?

To make life easier for you, ISOMER has established a number of ways that you can give Sadaqah.

Allah will deprive usury of all blessing, but will give increase for deeds of charity: For He loveth not creatures ungrateful and wicked.
(Surah Al-Baqara, 276)