What is Lillah?
Lillah meaning ‘for Allah’, comprises any form of charity given in the cause of Allah on a pure voluntary basis. This charitable giving is over and above the Zakah that one is liable for.
For instance, many charitable organisations collect Lillah for Relief Aid, Wells, Masjid and Madresa running costs. These contributions are made through the goodwill of Muslims who give solely for the pleasure of Allah.
Zakah can only be spent directly on the poor (money in hand) and not on projects such as construction whereas Lillah can be utilised in constructing Masajid, digging Tube Wells and projects such as the Ummah Children Academy (UCA) and the Deep Boring Rig in Africa (being implemented by Ummah Welfare Trust). Zakah money cannot be used for such projects.
Please donate to charity Lillah for such projects.