£2 million of Zakat funds distributed!
Alhamdulilah it was a productive year for National Zakat Foundation. With the support of our generous donors, we reached a significant milestone in the history of the UK Muslim community and ended 2014 having launched 4 homeless shelters, processed 1,854 applications and distributed £2,018,065 of Zakat funds since our inception in 2011. As the demand for our services grows, our applications have been processed quicker and grants distributed more effectively to those who need it most. Jazak Allah khair for helping NZF emerge into a fully fledged Zakat institution for the UK Muslim community. We pray that Allah accepts all your support for NZF and that you will continue to be part of our journey in 2015 as we enter the new year even more determined to fulfil the rights of Zakat recipients on our doorstep.
In support of our winter campaign, we will be hosting a nationwide seminar tour this month, entitled “Winter – The Believer’s Spring.” Guest speakers joining us for this special occasion include Shaykh Sajid Umar (AlKauthar Institute), Imam Wasim Kempson (Al Muntada), Shaykh Shafi Chowdhury and Abu Aaliyah (Jawziyah Institute). Read more.
Winter challenges: rough sleep + 5 mile walk
There’s still time to sign up to our winter challenges this year.
On Saturday 17th January 2015 West London Islamic Centre & Jamia Masjid will be hosting us for a sleep under the stars (brothers only) from Isha prayer until Fajr prayer. Sign up here as places are limited. Alternatively if you prefer an activity that’s family friendly, our gentle 5 mile walk on Sunday 1st February should be a breeze for even the novice fundraiser! Register today.
Special thanks to Tauheedul Charity
Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: He who does not thank Allah does not thank people (Abu Dawud).
We would like to thank Tauheeul Charity for selecting us as a partner for their winter warmth campaign. Jazak Allah khair for championing the efforts of local charities to support the needs of Zakat eligible brothers and sisters right here in the UK.
Start 2015 as you mean to go on
If you haven’t already managed to donate to our winter campaign, now is the perfect time to do something about it! In a prophetic tradition we learn that Allah will aid a servant of His so long as the servant aids his brother. (Muslim). Open your door to the winter poor, and donate today.