The Beneficiaries of Zakat are eight

The Beneficiaries of Zakat are eight

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The alms are meant only for the poor and the needy and those who are in charge thereof, those whose hearts are to be reconciled, and to free those in bondage, and to help those burdened with debt, and for expenditure in the Way of Allah and for the wayfarer.  {Surah Tawbah:60}

1) The Poor (al-Fuqura’)
2) The Needy (al-Masakin)
3) Administrators of Zakah (al-A’mileen)
4) Those inclined to Islam (Muallaf)
5) Captives seeking freedom (Riqab)
6) The Debt-ridden (al-gharimeen)
7) For the cause of Allah (fi sabil lillah)
8) Wayfarers (ibn as-sabil)