National Zakat Foundation Blog
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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10 April 2019

Ever heard of Zakat?

Iqbal Nasim, Chief Executive of National Zakat Foundation, explains for the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) the Islamic principle of Zakat and how powerful its impact can be.  I will never forget the phone call I received back in December 2012, a year into my journey at National Zakat Foundation (NZF). I was at the…

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24 March 2019

After a brain injury left me disabled, your Zakat came to the rescue

By Mariam Up until a few years ago, I was just like any other 30-year-old. I had a degree, a good job, and I was just starting to think about settling down. But then I had a car accident and suffered a severe brain injury that affected my memory. You wouldn’t know it by looking…

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16 March 2019

Poverty took away my dignity, but NZF gave it back to me

Ali is an elderly Egyptian man who lives in the UK with his daughter and son-in-law. When they couldn’t afford to buy him clothes, they turned to the National Zakat Foundation for support. Here’s how NZF made Ali feel like he’d regained his dignity. Have you ever been to Egypt? When you visit the ‘real’…

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4 March 2019

NZF kept me and my daughter safe from drug dealers

When Hawa, a single mother and a refugee from Iraq, found herself living next door to a drug dealer who made her life extremely difficult, even the police and council couldn’t help her. She turned to NZF for practical and financial support so she and her daughter could live in peace again. This is how…

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