Islamic social fintech platform Tulus is providing a channel for Zakat Fitrah payments in nine Malaysian states during Ramadan and is diversifying Zakat payment channels through new partnerships with other tech firms.
Over the next month, Muslims in the states of Negeri Sembilan, Sabah, Sarawak, Johor, Pulau Pinang, Terengganu, Kelantan and Perlis as well as the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Labuan will be able to pay Zakat Fitrah through the Tulus app, which has onboarded Islamic organizations facilitating Zakat, Waqf, Infaq and Sadaqah payment services.
Dr Mohd Daud Bakar, the executive chairman of Tulus Digital, the developer of Tulus, is confident that the platform would facilitate some 800,000 – 1 million Muslims in paying their Zakat obligations this Ramadan.
Tulus, which recently forged a partnership with UN High Commissioner for Refugees to support the refugee community in Malaysia by pledging to raise US$600,000 over the next three years, has also formed a strategic partnership with Touch ‘n Go e-wallet and IKHLAS, a digitally driven business line under AirAsia providing access to faith-based practices for Muslims, to facilitate Zakat payments. The start-up has also partnered with SnapNPay to launch QR code-enabled payments of Zakat Fitrah in the nine states it is in as well as Perak.