Saudi Charity Faces Scrutiny for Zakat Improprieties

The Makkah Charitable Foundation (MCF) has been investigated for delaying the distribution of foodstuffs to the needy, a violation of procedures for Zakat Al-Fitr under Shariah law…

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentID=2010091883324

http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article142493.ece

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One Response

  1. Ah, interesting! When the Saudis want to, it appears that suddenly they can regulate/investigate their charitable sector. In other words, when its food aid for their own population they’ll tighten the screws to ensure compliance.

    But when it comes to Saudi charities transferring money overseas to fund radical mosques, they assert their unfettered right to give zakat with minimal oversight. They claim that their central bank, SAMA, is approving those transfers, but they never really give us any proof or documentation.

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