National Zakat Foundation Blog
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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29 October 2018

Without NZF, I would’ve gone back to my violent husband

When Samia left her abusive marriage, she found herself homeless with no money and no way to take care of her young son. NZF stepped in and gave her the helping hand she desperately needed, so she could focus on building a safe, new life for her and her child. The first time my husband…

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18 October 2018

The Sudanese Locksmith Who Wanted Financial Freedom

In his home country, Mubarak was a skilled locksmith. But when he came to the UK as a refugee, he couldn’t afford the cost of retraining. That’s when NZF stepped in and paid for his course, so he could restart his career and support himself permanently. People think the hardest thing about being a refugee…

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28 September 2018

The Transformative Nature of Zakat

The Qur’an and Sunnah encourage the development and transformation of individuals and society in every aspect of life: spiritual, economic, psychological and social. Zakat is a tool to help transform individuals and society. God tells us how He transformed the Prophet ﷺ. “Did He not find you an orphan and give [you] refuge? Did He…

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