Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation have 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
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.
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.
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.
Khums becomes obligatory at the beginning of your financial year on the profit or surplus of your income after deducting annual living expenses. If you are an employee or businessman that is the date you started your job, otherwise it is a year from the date each profit amount is made. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Khoms (Both Parts): AYN KHB
Khoms (Sahm Al-Imam): AYN KHI
Khoms (Sahm Al-Sada): AYN KHS