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16 March 2017

A widow from Afghanistan

Huda lived in Afghanistan. She lost her husband in a shooting. Left alone to care for two children, she plummeted into a state of despair. At first, she was getting support from her relatives and the local women. However, as time went on, Huda felt that her and her children were becoming a burden on…

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8 March 2017

On the path to recovery

Hamza’s journey began when he had to leave his family home, his relationship with his parents had deteriorated and the tension had reached an unbearable level for everyone. Leaving home would be a moment that would shape his life. Every day on the street was a battle for Hamzah. The nights were rough and during…

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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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