About Khums2020-12-17T15:50:29+00:00

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Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation has a direct ijaza (written permission) from Al-Sayyed Ali Al-Sistani to receive religious dues (Khums) to spend on orphaned children. The permission includes both parts of Khums (Sahm Al-Imam and Sahm Al-Sada), and the exact amount of your Khums donation will go towards supporting orphaned children.

And know that whatever of a thing you acquire, a fifth of it is for Allah, for the Messenger, for the near relative, and the orphans, the needy, and the wayfarer

Quran 8:21

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Reclaim Gift Aid

Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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What is Khums?

Khums describes a Muslim’s obligation at the beginning of a new khums accounting year to pay one fifth (20%) of their annual profit or surplus income. Khums plays an important part in the Islamic economic system, in preserving economic equilibrium, and supporting charitable causes.

Khums payments are split into two equal shares:

  • The share of the Imam – Sahm Al-Imam: this part is spent on different charitable causes at the discretion of the jurist (marja’a).
  • The share of the Sayyids – Sahm Al-Sada: this part is spent on descendants of Hashim, the great grandfather of Prophet Muhammad (SAWW), who are in need.

Why is Khums important?

Due to our important services provided to orphaned children, Al-Ayn have been given authorisation (Ijaza) to handle both Sahm Al-Imam and Sahm Al-Sada donations. Read the official ljaza (written permission) from Al-Sayyid Ali Al-Hussaini Al-Sistani here.

How do I calculate how much Khums I need to pay?

Khums becomes obligatory at the beginning of your financial year on the profit or surplus of your income after deducting annual expenditure. You should consult a local scholar if you are unsure how to calculate your khums.

You can also contact us with specific queries about calculating your khums or spreading the payments over the year, and we can arrange for a scholarly response.

How do we spend Khums donations?

Khums donations received by Al-Ayn are utilised to provide essential support to orphaned children, primarily in the form of monthly financial allowances to lift them out of poverty. This applies to both Sahm Al-Imam and Sahm Al-Sada donations*.

If you would like your Khums donation to be spent specifically on one of our Sadaqa Jariya projects, please contact us and we can apply on your behalf for permission for that from the office of Al-Sayyed Ali Al-Sistani.

* Sahm Al-Sada is distributed to orphaned children of Hashimi lineage, defined according to jurisprudential requirements. We have an arrangement with the office of Al-Sayyed Al-Sistani to exchange any excess Sahm Al-Sada donations with Sahm Al-Imam donations to be distributed to other orphaned children.

Pay my Khums online

You can pay your Khums on this page, or through Bank Transfer by using the correct references.
Please always specify if your Khums is only of one part, Sahm Al-Imam or Sahm Al-Sada.

To fulfil your Khums obligation, you must tick to cover the transaction fees deducted by the service provider,
in order for the entire amount due to reach our account.


Pay Your Khums Through Bank Transfer

If you are making a donation via bank transfer, we ask that you use the relevant donation code from the list below as the reference, and add your Supporter ID to it if you have one. We can then allocate your donation accordingly.

To confirm the status of your bank transfer after making it, please click here.

Bank Details

Account Name: Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation

Account No: 20315753

Sort Code: 20-35-93

Bank Name: Barclays

IBAN: GB09 BARC 2035 9320 3157 53

Swift Code: BARCGB22

Bank Address: Barclays, Hammersmith Branch, 75 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9HY, UK

USD Account IBAN: GB26 BARC 2035 9359 5714 44

EUR Account IBAN: GB85 BARC 2035 9356 3084 66

Donation Codes

Khoms (Both Parts): AYN KHB

Khoms (Sahm Al-Imam): AYN KHI

Khoms (Sahm Al-Sada): AYN KHS

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