A subsidiary of Syarikat Takaful Brunei Darussalam Sdn Bhd (Takaful Brunei), Takaful Brunei Keluarga (TBK) Sdn Bhd, on behalf of their customers, handed over the collection of Zakat (tithe) from TBK participants’ matured protection and savings certificates from September 2019 to April 2020 to the Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB) of the Ministry of Religious Affairs.
The TBK Zakat was handed over by Takaful Brunei Syariah Division Senior Executive Officer Dayangku Hajah Siti Ruzanna binti Pengiran Haji Rusjdi and Executive Officer Hajah Nur Fadilah binti Haji Duah to Acting Secretary of MUIB Haji Abdul Aziz bin Haji Akop. It was witnessed by Assistant Secretary of MUIB Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sabtu.
The payment of Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam, hence it is an obligation for all Muslims to pay their Zakat to certified Amil (officials).
TBK has been MUIB’s appointed Amil since September 2019, with the payment of Zakat through TBK eligible to all TBK Muslim participants who are willing to pay through TBK, which their Protection & Savings certificates have reached haul and nisab.
Also, Takaful Brunei had reached out to the less fortunate by donating to two families in Temburong District. Deputy General Manager of Takaful Brunei Am Sdn Bhd Suffian bin Haji Salleh led the corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, accompanied by fellow officers and staff members of Takaful Brunei.
Stocks of basic necessities were donated to the families.