As we dedicate the month of Ramadan for self-reflection and self-improvement, it's also a time for us to pay it forward and perform good deeds during this blessed month. As one of the five pillars of Islam, zakat (also referred as almsgiving) is one of the most important fulfillments where we donate a portion of our wealth to help those in need. If you're planning to pay zakat (bayar zakat) online in Malaysia, here are some ways you can start with!
Websites to pay zakat online in Malaysia
Each state in Malaysia also has their respective portals that offers online zakat payment services.
How to pay zakat online in Malaysia
1. Salary deduction
You can apply under the salary deduction scheme called SKIM BERKAT where a certain amount will be deducted from your monthly salary.
2. Online banking
Whether you're using a current or savings account, you can pay zakat through online banking from these participating banks and financial institutions:
- eZakat Pay
- RHB Islamic Bank
- CIMB Bank
- Bank Islam
- OCBC Bank
- Public Bank
- Bank Rakyat
- Alliance Islamic Bank
3. Payment via Islamic credit card
Zakat institutions in Malaysia can only receive online payments via Islamic credit card that fulfils the Syariah requirements decreed by the State Mufti Office. Some of the Islamic credit cards that you can use include:
- Bank Islam card (Visa & Master)
- Al-Taslif AmBank credit card (Visa & Master)
- I-Bank Rakyat card
- Al-Ikhwan Maybank Islamic credit card
- Al-Rajhi Bank card
- Al-Aiman BSN card
4. Other methods to pay zakat in Malaysia
Besides online services, there are more ways for you to pay zakat in Malaysia
While we're preparing ourselves to perform more good deeds and helping charitable causes, we hope this guide will provide some useful information on how to pay zakat (bayar zakat) online in Malaysia. May your Ramadan this year be better than the last!