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1 June 2018

Who Does Your Zakat Help? NZF Caseworkers Tell Us

Guest article by Selina Bakkar from Amaliah (www.amaliah.com)   We spoke to the National Zakat Foundation about Zakat in 2017 and also managed to interview their caseworkers to gain insight into how Zakat helps people. From refugees to domestic violence victims your Zakat could really change someone’s life instantly. Caseworkers Safa and Sadiya share what it’s…

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17 May 2018

Zakat on share investments: determining a proxy for calculation

This report outlines the juristic precedence determining a proxy for calculation of Zakat on share investments, the methodology, the findings and the recommendations for Muslim shareholders for calculating their Zakat liability.  Summary recommendations National Zakat Foundation’s (NZF) recommendation to Muslim shareholders is as follows: Ideally, a complete calculation and review of the balance sheet should…

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23 April 2018

The Imam and the Drug Addict

  Ali, a young man from Manchester, England started mixing with the wrong crowd and eventually became a drug addict. He knew what he was doing wrong and hoped to find a way out but the addictive nature of the drugs he was taking and a lack of services available to drug users like him…

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20 April 2018

Going from Post to Pillar

As a pillar of Islam, Zakat has enormous transformative potential. But it remains untapped and it’s about time we let it make a comeback. After all, our future depends on it. Most of us limit our understanding of the pillars of Islam as being individual, ritual obligations. As long as we bear witness to God and…

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