Zaakat, Poverty and Community Services

Zaakat, Poverty and Community Services

Mindful of its obligations at the community level the Zakaat programmes continue to benefit persons at the Jamaat level. In the 1990's the need to expand such services as well as to address the needs of Poor relief and related areas, Drug rehabilitation, Counselling services and Clinic facilities and a Home for the Aged came sharply into focus. These facilities from humble beginnings at Montrose Mosque now to be found at the ASJA Islamic Community Services Home Aged in Longdenville.

Product certification has always been of concern to the ASJA because of the number of Muslims who patronize fast food outlets and those who purchase packaged meats and other products, including beverages. This is an ongoing process requiring constant vigilance. Clinics- the ASJA was able to establish two (2) medical clinics at Arima and Charlieville Mosques on a biweekly basis. Doctors continued to be sourced partly from the IDB student programme and other doctors who voluntarily gave their services. Due to lack of voluntary help at the Jamaat levels both facilities fell into disuse and had to be discontinued.

Hospitals and Medical Services Complex- The ASJA has plans in place to embark upon the construction of Hospital and Medical Services Complex to meet the healthcare needs of all who require such services.