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Zakat Fair 2024 begins in Dhaka

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Published: 15:53, 2 March 2024

Zakat Fair 2024 begins in Dhaka

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The two-day Zakat Fair 2024 began in Dhaka's Aloki Convention Centre with a call to the wealthy to contribute through zakat in order to eradicate poverty. A total of six sessions will be held during this year's Zakat Fair.

Zakat could be an ethics-based instrument to transform financial inclusion to financial empowerment of the poor, said eminent economist Professor Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman while speckling at the inaugural seminar "CZM's Zakat-based Programs: A pioneering Innovation for Poverty Alleviation".

Centre for Zakat Management (CZM) organised the event with the theme of 'Making a Difference with zakat'.

A number of leading business houses including Rahimafrooz, Khadim Ceramics, Kohinoor Chemicals, Rahim Steel, South Bridge, Hajj Finance Company Limited, are sponsoring the Zakat Fair to facilitate people to know the details of business zakat calculation methods including the accurate calculation of personal zakat.

Zakat Fair will remain open for all from 9 am to 7 pm. It will have stalls of various financial and zakat institutions including a zakat consultation desk, and stalls of various Islamic books.

A seminar on 'Importance of Zakat, Ushar and Waqf in Human Welfare' will be held for Khatibs and Imams at 11 am and a round table session on 'Role of Islamic Social Finance in Reducing Inequality' will be held in the afternoon on Sunday.