Zakat and Sadaqah for a pilgrimage

Lands of Haram carefully interviews and selects people from poor backgrounds to ensure they are Zakat eligible. We then receive their consent to raise and hold funds on their behalf to fund a Hajj or Umrah free of cost. Once the appropriate funds have been raised, we pay for all of the expenses associated with that person’s trip to the house of Allah (SWT). These include airline tickets, costs of getting visas, passports, vaccinations, transportation, food, accommodation, transfers between Mecca and Medina costs of staying in Mina, Qurbani costs and all other small costs that they may incur. We give the Hajjis spending money while they are there.

What is Sadaqah?

Sadaqah is charity given voluntarily in order to please Allah.

What is Zakat?

Zakat is similar to a tax on wealth, payable at the rate of 2.5% based on an individual’s savings, investments, and inventory of certain assets such as gold and silver.