National Zakat Foundation Blog
22 June 2018

‘A Rich Scholar is More Effective’ by Shaykh Sajid Ahmed Umar

Sufyan al-Thawri (may Allah have mercy on him) is a giant scholar from our history of knowledgeable giants that walked the face of this earth. He passed away in the 2nd century, around 160 years after the migration of the final Messenger (peace be upon him) from Makkah to Madinah. He lived in an age…

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1 June 2018

Who Does Your Zakat Help? NZF Caseworkers Tell Us

Guest article by Selina Bakkar from Amaliah (   We spoke to the National Zakat Foundation about Zakat in 2017 and also managed to interview their caseworkers to gain insight into how Zakat helps people. From refugees to domestic violence victims your Zakat could really change someone’s life instantly. Caseworkers Safa and Sadiya share what it’s…

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17 May 2018

Zakat on share investments: determining a proxy for calculation

This report outlines the juristic precedence determining a proxy for calculation of Zakat on share investments, the methodology, the findings and the recommendations for Muslim shareholders for calculating their Zakat liability.  Summary recommendations National Zakat Foundation’s (NZF) recommendation to Muslim shareholders is as follows: Ideally, a complete calculation and review of the balance sheet should…

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23 April 2018

The Imam and the Drug Addict

  Ali, a young man from Manchester, England started mixing with the wrong crowd and eventually became a drug addict. He knew what he was doing wrong and hoped to find a way out but the addictive nature of the drugs he was taking and a lack of services available to drug users like him…

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