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Who are the National Zakat Foundation?

 

About us

The National Zakat Foundation is a ground-breaking initiative which aims to utilise Zakat funds and voluntary donations collected in the United Kingdom for the benefit of local, deserving recipients.

This group includes some of the most vulnerable members of our community, including widows, orphans, refugees, the aged as well as the homeless.

Our work covers five core areas that together form an end-to-end service for the Muslim community in the UK with respect to Zakat:

Awareness

Raising awareness about the obligation of paying Zakat, its great importance in empowering the Muslim community and the urgent need for Zakat distribution in the UK. Our work in this area includes:

NZF Champions – A dedicated programme supporting volunteers to highlight the importance of Zakat in their local community and championing the cause of the National Zakat Foundation.
Media Campaigns – Advertising our message through targeted print and digital media platforms such as Ramadan TV.
Partnerships – Working with Muslim community organisations, educational establishments and mosques to revive the message of Zakat at a local level.

Education

Providing the Muslim community with easily accessible knowledge about Zakat and the means to help implement it accurately. Resources developed include:

Video Tutorials – Pre-recorded videos about Zakat available on our website to view at any time.
Live Webinars – Online lectures and Q&A sessions with qualified scholars of Zakat.
Islamic Courses – Full day courses on Zakat delivered in an easy to understand format.
Printed Literature – Detailed notes on Zakat, Friday sermon and Zakat booklets available to download from our website.

Calculation

Providing the Muslim community with the most effective and accurate means of calculating Zakat.

Services include:
Zakat Calculator – A sophisticated and easy to use online calculator, which will enable users to accurately calculate their Zakat.
Q&A Service – An e-mail service enabling users to submit detailed questions to qualified scholars regarding their Zakat.

Collection

Providing an efficient, secure and accessible means of paying Zakat which is trusted by the Muslim community.

Services include:
NZF Website – Upgrading our website to accept online donations.
Partnership with Islamic Bank of Britain – enabling customers to pay their Zakat in IBB branches or via the IBB website.

Distribution

To efficiently and effectively distribute Zakat and Sadaqah funds to deserving members of the Muslim community in the UK. Our work in this area includes:

Zakat Fund – A lifeline to those in need who have no other forms of assistance available to them. Some of the items the Zakat Fund has helped to provide eligible recipients with include emergency accommodation, food vouchers, furniture items, clothing and essential travel costs.
Shelter Projects – Setting up homeless women's shelters in London, Birmingham and Manchester. The shelters will provide a safe haven for destitute Muslim women who have nowhere to turn to in times of desperate need.
Partnerships – Developing key partnerships with other organisations to help deliver additional support services to the Muslim community. One such example is that of Nour DV, where NZF is helping to support its counseling services for Muslim women who have been affected by domestic violence.

Mission Statement

Our foundation works to strengthen and enhance the UK Muslim community's engagement with Zakat and to improve its impact on the most vulnerable members of our community nationwide.

Vision Statement

Our vision is a pious, confident, selfless and self-sufficient UK Muslim community, where no individual in need is left abandoned.

Meet the Team

Introducing the people behind the National Zakat Foundation