Lillah meaning ‘for Allah’, comprises any form of charity given in the cause of Allah on a pure voluntary basis. This charitable giving is over and above the Zakat that one is liable for.
For instance, many charitable organisations collect Lillah for relief aid, wells, masjids and madrasah running costs. These contributions are made through the goodwill of Muslims who give solely for the pleasure of Allah.
Zakat can only be spent directly on the poor (money in hand) and not on projects such as construction; whereas Lillah can be utilised in constructing masjids, digging wells and projects such as covering school running costs. Zakat money cannot be used for such projects.
Please donate to charity Lillah for such projects.