Zakat is distributed among 8 categories of people, namely: Fakir – One who has neither material possessions nor means of livelihood. Miskin – One with insufficient means of livelihood to meet basic needs. Amil – One who is appointed to collect zakat. Muallaf – One who embrace to Islam. Riqab – One who wants to free himself from bondage or the shackles of slavery. Gharmin – One who is in debt (money borrowed to meet basic, halal expenditure). Fisabillillah – One who fights for the cause of Allah. Ibnus Sabil – One who is stranded in journey.