As a legal entity, The Patients’ Behbud Society (PBS) for The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) is Shariah-compliant since 2016; its collection and utilisation of Zakat is assessed yearly by highly respected scholars, Mufti Ibrahim Essa and Mufti Ahmad Afnan.
PBS adheres to a meticulous process of identifying the most deserving patients who are eligible for Zakat according to the principles of Islam and as defined in the Shariah. All disbursement is through a transparent process and audited accounts are publicly available. This ensures that disbursements of Zakat are done in a manner that allows donors to fulfil their religious responsibilities with full confidence.
PBS is volunteer-run, and 100% of the Zakat and Sadaqat donations received are used for the treatment of Mustahiq and indigent patients, with no amount allocated to administrative or other expenses.