National Zakat Foundation Blog
19 February 2018

Record numbers at Visit My Mosque day 2018

A recent YouGov Poll commissioned by the Muslim Council of Britain found that almost 70% of Britons hadn’t seen the inside of another faith’s place of worship, and almost 90% hadn’t been inside a mosque. To remedy this, over 200 mosques across the UK opened their doors on 18th February as part of Visit My…

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29 January 2018

Should charity begin at home? BBC Radio Asian Network

Charities like Islamic Relief and National Zakat Foundation say their donors want them to spend money closer to home. Research shows that British Muslims gave up to £300 million in Zakat each year – with more than 98% donated overseas. Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09ptryj#play

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28 January 2018

When Islam eradicated Poverty: Umar b. Abdul Aziz & Zakat

The potential of Zakat as a source of poverty eradication is optimistic and positive. However, the gulf between theory and reality can often be significant. In South and South East Asia, this gulf unfortunately exists. Zakat implementation has had limited success and suffers from significant inefficiency. The woes of modern day Zakat are in stark…

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23 January 2018

Is there a Zakat levy on one’s Bitcoin holdings?

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. According to our understanding, Bitcoins are Zakatable. One may pay 2.5% of his Bitcoin holdings as Zakat or alternatively, pay 2.5% Zakat in one’s domestic currency equivalent to the value of 2.5% of one’s Bitcoin holdings. The Fiqh (jurisprudence of…

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