National Zakat Foundation Blog
3 September 2019

Your Zakat Saved a Sister on Suicide Watch

Ruqayyah was battling anxiety, depression and diabetes when her application for Universal Credit was rejected. Struggling to support herself, she was put on suicide watch as she inched closer and closer to giving up on life. This is how your Zakat lifted Ruqayyah out of poverty and showed her that life was still worth living….

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26 July 2019

Muslim watchdog: Successfully holding the media to account

On an uncomfortably humid evening, I found myself in a packed Parliamentary committee room for the launch of the Centre for Media Monitoring (CfMM), the Muslim community’s watchdog for the print and broadcast media. Many familiar faces who are leaders and activists from the Muslim community were present, sitting alongside the editors of all the…

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23 July 2019

The Fifth Pillar

Islamic terminologies have a close relationship with their linguistic roots. We use the term ‘Shahadah’ to refer to bearing witness to the oneness of Allah. The linguistic roots go to the indicate to observing something with the naked eye, almost to denote that belief requires certainty, a certainty that can almost be visualised with the…

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8 July 2019

A Timely Turnaround in Aisha’s life

Where we turn recipients into payers.Here is a message from Aisha, someone we recently helped: “Dear brothers and sisters, I have just made a Zakat payment through the NZF website. My decision to pay my Zakat to NZF was simple. You helped me in my time of need where I experienced first-hand the Mercy of…

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30 May 2019

The Need, Your Choice, Our Pledge

Thursday 30 May The Need We expect a 40% increase in the number of applications from our brothers and sisters in poverty across the UK in 2019 – that’s over 2,000 more people than last year. We have NEVER turned away any eligible Zakat recipient for lack of funds. Let’s come together in these last…

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27 May 2019

Statements of Clarification

Wednesday 29th May Response to 5Pillars article   In response to today’s story by 5Pillars about NZF, Iqbal Nasim, Chief Executive said:  We completely reject any assertion that NZF has ever used Zakat funds (or any other funds) to support Prevent, counter extremism or Israel lobby related activities. Moreover, we have never received any funding related…

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