National Zakat Foundation Blog
24 December 2018

NZF’s support meant I could grieve for my teenage son

After Mustafa’s teenage son died, the pressures of working, caring for his children and disable wife was too much to bear. When he couldn’t keep up with the bills, he quickly fell into debt. This is how NZF shouldered some of his burdens, so Mustafa could move forward and focus on healing. The first time…

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17 December 2018

World Zakat Forum 2018

At the beginning of December, the National Zakat Foundation (NZF) travelled to Melaka, Malaysia, to represent the UK at this year’s annual World Zakat Forum (WZF). Just like NZF, the World Zakat Forum develops and encourages the practice of Zakat, in order to strengthen Islam, unify Muslims, and amplify the impact Muslims are making on…

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16 December 2018

NZF helped clear my debt so I could take care of my family again

Ubaid was a successful businessman – but then the recession hit. When he couldn’t pay the bills, he borrowed money from family, friends, and even payday lenders, then spiralled into a cycle of debt. By the time Ubaid contacted National Zakat Foundation, he felt like his only escape was death. This is how NZF helped…

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30 November 2018

“In all their wealth, there was no share for a widow and orphan”

When Sabah’s husband died suddenly, his debts became hers. With a 10-year-old daughter to take care of, she desperately needed support. Newly widowed with no one to turn to, Sabah came to NZF for help.     We sat down with Sabah to hear her story, in her own words. NZF: Asalaamu alaikum, Sabah. Thank you for…

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14 November 2018

‘Bed bugs almost tore my family apart’

Social services thought Yasmin was hurting her children – but she wasn’t. The bumps and blisters were from a bed bug infestation. With no money for new beds, her and her children slept on the concrete floor. This is how NZF changed their lives. A few months ago, a teacher noticed my daughter had a…

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8 November 2018

One in Five Live in Poverty in the UK

Poverty has been a constant hardship throughout human history. The economic statistician Angus Maddison has estimated – from the very fragmentary evidence that exists – that the distribution of income 2,000 years ago was remarkably equal: almost everyone, everywhere was very poor. The figures he has reported tell us furthermore that the average world income…

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