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The National Zakat Foundation
The UK’s only Zakat focused organisation

The National Zakat Foundation (NZF) collect Zakat payments from UK Muslims and distribute them transformatively within the UK.

We believe your Zakat should be distributed effectively, so your payment provides long-term benefit for Islam and Muslims in the UK.

Since 2011, we’ve distributed £10 million to help over 10,000 people in this country.

When you pay Zakat through NZF, your empowering Muslims in poverty, Muslim leaders, and Muslim institutions.

What do we do?

We Empower Individuals

We use your Zakat to get Muslims out of poverty permanently. With our Zakat grants, we cover urgent living costs, then we find long-term solutions to help Muslims become self-sufficient.

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We Empower Leaders

We support the development of emerging leaders and the building of lasting institutions. We envisage three key outcomes: better public perception of Islam and Muslims, a greater quality of religious education and literacy, as well as effective representation for Muslims in the public square.

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How do we do it?

We Pool your Zakat

We’ve created a centralised system that lets us coordinate distribution and provide grants to Zakat eligible individuals and initiatives.

We Focus your Zakat locally

We distribute Zakat in the UK to serve the society, culture, and needs that we understand best. Currently, less than 2% of Zakat is given out here.

We balance your Zakat

We use your Zakat to empower individuals in poverty, as well as to fund leadership development that benefits Islam and UK Muslims.

Want more information?

What is Zakat?
Learn more about Zakat. What is it and do you have to pay it?

Zakat Calculator
We show you how to calculate Zakat. Find out how much you owe.

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You can trust us

We’re committed to ensuring our Zakat distribution is legally sound, purposeful and effective. That’s why we have a Strategy, Policy and Research team that consults a wide range of expert advisers, including scholars, researchers and practitioners.

We’re frequently audited by a leading auditor, and our audits always come back clean.


See which charities we've teamed up with to help combat UK poverty.

Meet the Team

Introducing the people behind the National Zakat Foundation.

Zakat Eligibility Policy

"The alms are only for the poor and the needy, and those who collect them, and those whose hearts are to be reconciled, and to free the captives and the debtors, and for the cause of Allah, and (for) the wayfarers; a duty imposed by Allah. Allah is All-Knowing, Wise." (The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 9, Verse 60)

Calculate your Zakat

With our easy to use calculator, you can calculate your Zakat quickly and accurately as well as make your payment.