10  May 2011  - 17:59
Maybank Islamic contributes RM7.07 mln to Zakat centres

Maybank Islamic today distributed a total amount of RM 7.07 million to 15 State Zakat centers as well as to charity bodies and organizations in Malaysia, an increase of RM2.06 million compared to the financial year of 2009.

The total amount of zakat is derived from the profits earned by Maybank Islamic Berhad for the financial year of 2010. Of the total amount, RM5.25 million was distributed to State Zakat Collection Centers, while the balance of RM 1.82 million was distributed to organisations such as the orphanages, institutions of higher learning which offers Shariah courses, religious schools, non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), Islamic welfare institutions, and various other organisations which support Islamic causes.

Maybank President & Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar together with Maybank Islamic Chief Executive Officer, Muzaffar Hisham handed the zakat to Yang Berhormat Senator Major General (B) Dato’ Seri Haji Jamil bin Haji Baharom, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, who received the zakat.

Maybank's RM7,07 m Asnaf-asnaf Zakat 2010 and RM500,00 for Pusat Pungutan Zakat Wilayah Persekutuan L-R: YBhg Dato' Hj Mustafa Abdul Rahman, Pengerusi, Pusat Pungutan Zakatn Majlis Agama Islam W. Persekutuan YBhg Dato' Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, YB Senator Mejar Jeneral Dato' Seri Jamil Khir, Dato' Seri Ismail Shahudin, Nuzaffar Hisham.

The Zakat assesment of Maybank Islamic has been certified by its Shariah committee, in accordance to the Urfiyyah method or Growth Model method. This method takes into consideration the company’s ownership equity throughout the year of assessment after accounting for some adjustments of certain items.

In his speech, Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid said that Maybank Islamic is thankful for having the opportunity to continue with zakat payments made possible from the profit generated by its operations.

For financial year ended 2010, Maybank Islamic Berhad recorded profit before tax and zakat amounting RM533 million, an increase of 12% or RM58 million compared to year 2009. The positive financial growth is set to be consistent with increase of 29% in financing and 46% in deposit for financial year 2011.

As at end 2010, Maybank Islamic Berhad has financing market share of 23% and deposit of 20% and remained strong as the largest commercial Islamic bank in Malaysia and No. 1 in Asia with a total assets of RM48.3 billion.

Maybank Islamic’s products and services are available at 14 Maybank Islamic branches as well as 400 Maybank branches all over Malaysia.