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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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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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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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18 February 2019

NZF changed my life with £85

Muhammad was a domestic violence victim. When he was 18 years old, he managed to escape his father’s brutal beatings, but it left him homeless without any support from family or friends. Find out how NZF changed his life by giving him just £85. For the longest time, I thought it was normal for your…

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6 February 2019

Polio ruined my life, so NZF helped me build a new one

After contracting Polio as a baby, Jamilah was diagnosed with Post-Polio Syndrome. The condition weakened her muscles until she couldn’t walk, and in order to lead a normal life, she desperately needed a mobility scooter. But she couldn’t afford one. Find out how the National Zakat Foundation supported Jamilah so she could build a successful…

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1 February 2019

Grenfell Together

On January 24th, 2019, the Grenfell Muslim Response Unit (GMRU) hosted its final event – Grenfell Together. The event brought together the families, staff, volunteers, funders, and partners of the GMRU to reflect on our milestones and consider the wider social issues revealed by the Grenfell tragedy. Panel sessions featured survivors, campaigners and charity workers…

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