Muscat: Mobile app ‘How to give Zakat’, developed by Oman’s Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs, got the Best Government Mobile Service Award in the social affairs category.
The award was announced on the last day of the World Government Summit, under the patronage and in the presence Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE, and ruler of Dubai.
Zakat is a form of religious tax and is considered one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
With this app, the user can learn about all forms of ‘Zakat’ through its application including zakat of money, gold, silver, stocks, bonds, fruits, livestock, real estate and others.
The application also offers prompt service to see the price of gold, zakat and opinions related to this Islamic ritual.
The ‘Best Government Mobile Service Award’ is an annual award which aims to motivate and encourage government agencies to provide creative and innovative solutions in the field of smart phone applications, mobile phones and smart techniques.