National Zakat Foundation Blog
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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23 January 2018

Is there a Zakat levy on one’s Bitcoin holdings?

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. According to our understanding, Bitcoins are Zakatable. One may pay 2.5% of his Bitcoin holdings as Zakat or alternatively, pay 2.5% Zakat in one’s domestic currency equivalent to the value of 2.5% of one’s Bitcoin holdings. The Fiqh (jurisprudence of…

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20 January 2018

How Salat and Zakat can transform our situation

  It is imperative for us to understand the pillars of Islam not simply as rituals, but as a strategic framework for success in this life and the next. On average, one person dies every minute in the United Kingdom. Globally it’s one a second. The Angel of Death is clearly rather busy. When we…

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10 January 2018

Dead of Winter

This year the winter has been so cold it killed. Temperatures have been below freezing in the UK endangering those without a home. Laila never thought she could have been considered homeless. She was born and raised in the UK. Growing up in an abusive family, she was forced to flee her parental home and…

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