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3 September 2019

Your Zakat Saved a Sister on Suicide Watch

Ruqayyah was battling anxiety, depression and diabetes when her application for Universal Credit was rejected. Struggling to support herself, she was put on suicide watch as she inched closer and closer to giving up on life. This is how your Zakat lifted Ruqayyah out of poverty and showed her that life was still worth living….

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8 July 2019

A Timely Turnaround in Aisha’s life

Where we turn recipients into payers.Here is a message from Aisha, someone we recently helped: “Dear brothers and sisters, I have just made a Zakat payment through the NZF website. My decision to pay my Zakat to NZF was simple. You helped me in my time of need where I experienced first-hand the Mercy of…

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13 April 2019

My husband has abandoned me, but I know NZF won’t

Tanzeela’s husband left her unexpectedly when she was heavily pregnant. She had no money, no job, a caravan as a home and a toddler who was stranded in Bangladesh. As far as Tanzeela was concerned, there was no way out of her hardship. This is how National Zakat Foundation supported her in the fight to…

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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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24 March 2019

After a brain injury left me disabled, your Zakat came to the rescue

By Mariam Up until a few years ago, I was just like any other 30-year-old. I had a degree, a good job, and I was just starting to think about settling down. But then I had a car accident and suffered a severe brain injury that affected my memory. You wouldn’t know it by looking…

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16 March 2019

Poverty took away my dignity, but NZF gave it back to me

Ali is an elderly Egyptian man who lives in the UK with his daughter and son-in-law. When they couldn’t afford to buy him clothes, they turned to the National Zakat Foundation for support. Here’s how NZF made Ali feel like he’d regained his dignity. Have you ever been to Egypt? When you visit the ‘real’…

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