Negeri Sembilan, recipient of Agrobank commerce ‘zakat’.
SEREMBAN: Dec 14 – Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar and Chairman of Negeri Sembilan Islamic Religious Council (MAINS), Dato ‘Seri Utama Haji Mohamad Bin Haji Hasan attended to perfect the handover ceremony of commerce zakat for 2010 and contributions by Agrobank Negeri Sembilan held at the Allson Klana Resort, Seremban this afternoon.
Agrobank submitted their commerce zakat to the Negeri Sembilan Government amounting RM 70, 822. RM 26,200 was then handed over to Negeri Sembilan Zakat Centre.
The remaining RM 44,622 were distributed among 120 recipients under the ‘asnaf miskin’ category, whom of which were selected by Baitulmal Negeri Sembilan
Menteri Besar believed, Agrobank is one bank distinguished from others of its kind as Agrobank maintains and adheres to its social responsibilities in ensuring the Government’s aspiration to succeed in the agriculture sector.
“If we are as honest in our trades and businesses as if it is religious worship, its benefits may be enjoyed by every individual,” he furthered.
In addition, he also urged Muslims to perform the obligatory zakat and increase the practice of charity, as the littlest can help the eight ‘asnaf’ group especially the poor and needy.
Also present at the ceremony were Agrobank’s Chairman, Tan Sri Faizah Mohd Tahir, Agrobank’s President of Executive Officers, Mr. Wan Mohd Fadzmi Wan Othman, and Secretary of MAINS, Mr. Kamal Amran Bin Kamarudin.