According to the Quran, the Zakat was decreed from as far back as the time of Abraham:
"We made them (Abraham and his sons) imams who guided in accordance with our commandments, and we taught them how to work righteousness, and how to observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and the obligatory charity (Zakat). To us, they were devoted worshipers." Quran 21:73
Everyone of us must pay his or her zakah at the minimum rate of 2.5%.
Ali Trust utilizes funds given as Zakah for the welfare of the poor and most vulnerable - poor women, children, disabled and refugees.
Zakah Fitr is a one-off payment that is made once in every Muslim Hijri calendar year at any time between the first day of the month of Ramadhan and the first day of Shawal.
All Muslims are should pay the amount of Fitr payable is approximately 3kg of staple food in the relevant country or an amount of money that is equivalent to the price of the food. At present rate it is about £3 per person.
Sadaqah Jariyah is a charitical work by which people receive benefit continuesly. We get the reward for this activity even after we passed away from this world. It can be done in various form, including providing a well for clean water, or building a hospital.
Qurbani is a sacrifice that is offered at the time of Eid al-Adha to show gratitude towards Allah (swt) and to provide for the poor and needy.
The Prophet Muhammad (saws) was once asked by his Companions: "O Prophet of Allah! What is this qurbani?" He replied, "It is the Sunnah of your father Ibrahim (as)." (Hadith - Ibn Majah)
Allah (swt) says in the Qur'an: "It is neither their flesh nor their blood that reaches Allah; it is your piety that reaches Him." (Qur'an 22:37)Every Muslim who can afford to buy an animal is required to make Qurbani.
Every year, we organises Qurbani; it is performed in poor countries and the meat is distributed to the poor and needy people.