National Zakat Foundation Blog
9 March 2018

Multi-dimensional: on the different uses of Zakat

Whilst walking down Whitechapel Road during Ramadan, it was hard not to notice the sheer number of adverts by Muslim charities, attracting Zakat payments. And almost without exception, the adverts featured a miserable but endearing child, dressed in rags, with large deer-like eyes, inviting warmth and sympathy from beholders. In doing so, the link between…

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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:

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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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