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June Update

Campaign Launch - Don't hang up on them this Ramadan!
Our Ramadan campaign is making a bold statement this year by communicating real life telephone messages from Muslims in the UK in distress. These are just a small sample of the calls we get on a day-to-day basis, but a reminder of the stark reality for thousands of our brothers and sisters on our doorstep who are calling out for your help. Don't hang up on them this Ramadan. To repeat this message, replay the video here. Please join us in our effort to raise £1.5 million Zakat locally this Ramadan for vulnerable and destitute Muslims in the UK. Repeat and respond to the message before you delete! Donate today.
Manchester Women's Shelter launch
We are pleased to announce that our Manchester Shelter for single Muslim women is now taking referrals. Alhamdulilah after successfully establishing our women's shelters in London and Birmingham, our long awaited Manchester shelter has now been opened. It is a five bed project and our first resident will insha'Allah will be moving in shortly. If you wish to make a referral then please call our office on 0208 902 1180. JazakAllah khair to all of our supporters who helped to make this a reality.
Distribution update/figures
The distribution team has had another extremely busy month in the run up to Ramadan, processing 141 applications for support and distributing £89,397.20 in Zakat funds to deserving members of the community across the UK. This makes our total number of cases thus far 1,386 and total distribution is £1,537,706. If you would like to join our team of caseworkers and volunteer your time in Ramadan, apply here to make a difference to the vulnerable and needy in your community.
Justice secretary Chris Grayling visits the Date Palm Project
Secretary of State for Justice, Rt Hon Chris Grayling visited the Date Palm Project property last week to officially open our fourth shelter. The Date Palm Project is a new community partnership between St Mungo's Broadway, the National Zakat Foundation (NZF) and the Better Community Business Network (BCBN) to provide faith sensitive supported housing for young Muslim prison leavers who are at risk of homelessness. Alhamdulilah the shelter is now open and has welcomed its first residents. Read more.
Zakat Calculation
Zakat guide: We are pleased to launch our new Zakat guide for Ramadan 2014. "Your Guide to Understanding & Calculating Zakat," explains the key concepts of Zakat in a clear and easy to follow format. Download your new guide here or request hard copies by emailing

Q&A: Watch our Live Zakat Q&A Show on Ramadan TV Channel 875, airing at 6pm on Wednesday 2nd July insha'Allah. Have your questions answered live on air by Imam Mohammed Abid Khan.

Twitter Hour: Islamic Bank of Britain will be hosting NZF this Thursday 6.30pm - 7.30pm to talk about Zakat. Tweet us your questions using the hashtag #ZakatQuestions and log on to join the discussion.
NZF events
Radio Ramadan Manchester, 'The Forgotten Pillar,' Thurs 3rd July, LIVE 1.00pm – 2.00pm on 87.7 FM. Find out more.
Islamic Bank of Britain, 'Zakat Twitter Hour,' Thurs 3rd July, LIVE 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Find out more.
Sunrise Radio, 'Discussions with NZF' Fri 4th July, LIVE 8.00pm – 9.00pm on 103.2 FM. Find out more.
British Muslim Television, 'Community in Focus,' Sat 5th July, LIVE 3.00pm – 5.00pm on Sky 860. Find out more.
Ramadan TV, 'Charity: Home & Abroad,' Sun 6th June, LIVE 3.00pm – 4.00pm on Sky 875. Find out more.
Radio Ramadan London, 'NZF Appeal,' Sun 6th June, LIVE 5.30pm – 9.30pm on 96.2 FM. Find out more.
Ramadan TV, 'Q+A Show: Zakat,' Wed 9th July, LIVE 6.00pm – 7.30pm on Sky 875. Find out more.
Radio Ramadan Manchester, 'Zakat in the UK,' Thurs 10th July, LIVE 1.00pm – 2.00pm on 87.7 FM. Find out more.
Sunrise Radio, 'Discussions with NZF' Fri 11th July, LIVE 8.00pm – 9.00pm on 103.2 FM. Find out more.

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