TAIB collects $4m zakat

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

TABUNG Amanah Islam Brunei (TAIB) has recorded the highest amount of zakat (tithes) in six years after collecting $4.257 million in 2015.

The zakat money was collected from 3,931 savings accounts from January to December 2015.

According to press statement from TAIB, the zakat collection in 2015 was an increase of 19 per cent from $3.58 million in 2014.

It was previously reported that TAIB collected $3 million and $3.2 million in 2012 and 2013 respectively. Chairman of TAIB Board of Directors Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Hj Awg Halbi Hj Mohd Yusof yesterday handed over the mock cheque to YB Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Hj Awg Badaruddin Pengarah Dato Paduka Hj Awg Othman, president of the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB).

The Brunei Times