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14 April 2016

Catching up with missed Zakat after being made redundant

Case summary Zakat payer profile: 51 years old. Unemployed. London Zakat problem: Unemployed and catching up with a lifetime’s worth of missed Zakat. Zakat solution: Understanding that Zakat is paid on one’s wealth and not income with a method to back-date Zakat calculations from previous years. Tayyaba contacted National Zakat Foundation (NZF) for urgent support…

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14 April 2016

What does it mean to pay Zakat on wealth one has possessed for a year?

Case summary Zakat payer profile: 28 years. Self-employed. Leeds. Zakat problem: Short-fall in Zakat paid due to a misunderstanding of what it means to have held wealth for a lunar year Zakat solution: Understanding that one should look at one’s net Zakatable assets on the day that  Zakat is due it enabled this Zakat payer…

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14 April 2016

Working out historical Zakat payable on land owned ‘back home’

Case summary Zakat payer profile: 36 years old. Employed full-time. Birmingham Zakat problem: Money tied up in the investment of land owned in Bangladesh. Zakat solution: Understanding that Zakat needs to be paid on land that is bought with the intention of selling even before it is sold. Luqman was confused about his assets and…

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29 January 2016

A mother’s struggle

Case summary Recipient info: single mother and asylum seeker Status before NZF involvement: homeless and in need of medical attention Zakat utilised: £100/month Impact and outcome: access to specialist medical care prior to being granted refugee status Shamina and her husband lived in Pakistan and were expecting their first child. After struggling to conceive for…

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