Zakat Financial Assistance
Full-time Religious Education (Madrasah)
Madrasah Curriculum Development
Mosque Building & Mendaki Fund
Religious Education Classes & Programmes
Health & Science
Hajj & Umrah
Types of Zakat
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Whole of Government
Mosque Building & Mendaki Fund
Why can't MENDAKI raise its own funds?
Beyond MBMF, MENDAKI has other sources of income which includes programme funding, government matching grants, donations from individuals and organisations. Hence the increase in MBMF funding going towards MENDAKI will complement MENDAKI'S existing efforts and not replace it.
Non-Malay Muslims and middle-income Malays claim they do not benefit from MBMF or are not assisted by MENDAKI. Is this true?
The MBMF contributions enable MENDAKI to run educational programmes such as the MENDAKI Tuition Scheme which supports the academic development of 10,000 Muslim students of all races yearly.
80% of MENDAKI students receive fee waivers while the remaining paying highly subsidised rates. The MENDAKI Tuition Scheme has benefitted close to 200,000 students in the past 34 years.
The contributions also allow MENDAKI to provide various developmental programmes as well as awards, bursaries and scholarships to ensure that all Muslim children have the opportunity to attend school and complete their education. These programmes benefit Muslims of all races.
Why am I not eligible for the TTFS even though I contribute to the MBMF?
The Tertiary Tuition Fee Subsidy (TTFS) is a financial scheme that MENDAKI administers on behalf of the government. The MBMF is therefore not used to fund the TTFS, Supplementary Assistance Loan Scheme (SAS loan) and the Special Malay Bursary (SMB). The SAS loan, SMB and TTFS are educational assistance which have ethnicity as one of its eligibility criteria. As these are government grants and not funded by the MBMF, MENDAKI has to adhere to specific guidelines and is not in a position to exercise any discretion.
What about Non-Malay Muslims contributing to both MBMF and CDAC/SINDA/EA who are not receiving assistance from any SHGs?
Non-Malay Muslims can benefit from both MENDAKI, Muis and other self-help groups as long as they meet the income criteria of the individual programmes.
Why are the MBMF rates higher in comparison to CDAC/SINDA/EA?
It is not appropriate to compare the MBMF with the rates for community self-help groups. In additional to secular developmental programmes run by MENDAKI, the larger portion of MBMF funds religious infrastructure or mosque and religious education or madrasah. In comparison, the fund that goes to the other SHGs is used only for educational development and does not include any religious component.
I am an Indian Muslim/Chinese Muslim. Must I contribute to MBMF as well as SINDA/CDAC? Can I opt out from MBMF?
Chinese and Indian Muslims are required to contribute because these organisations funds are used to help respective communities. However you may opt-out from any of the Funds if you wish to.
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