National Zakat Foundation Blog
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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20 April 2019

10 Differences Between Zakat and Sadaqah

Zakat and Sadaqah are forms of worship done by Muslims. The two are different in their own respects. The word Sadaqah is derived from the Arabic word Sidq (truth). All actions of righteousness in Islam is considered as Sadaqah. Zakat on the other hand, is one of five fundamental foundations of Islam. This makes it…

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13 April 2019

My husband has abandoned me, but I know NZF won’t

Tanzeela’s husband left her unexpectedly when she was heavily pregnant. She had no money, no job, a caravan as a home and a toddler who was stranded in Bangladesh. As far as Tanzeela was concerned, there was no way out of her hardship. This is how National Zakat Foundation supported her in the fight to…

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