Despite Zakat being a pillar of Islam, it’s not having a big enough impact in the UK. There are thousands of Muslims across the country who can and should be giving Zakat, but not all Muslims know there’s a need to give it where they live.
Many Muslims in the UK are struggling with poverty and being held back from reaching their potential. Almost half of all Muslims in the UK are living in poverty. That’s more than twice the national average of 20%*. And worryingly, a third of the population think that Islam threatens the British way of life. Yet our upcoming religious leaders and other community champions, those trying to move the community forward, are being held back by financial circumstances.
*Source: Social Mobility Commission