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Donate your Zakat to ļֱ and give relief to the world's poorest and most vulnerable.

Your monthly donation will help the poor and needy worldwide.

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Why choose to give your Zakat with ļֱ?

  • 30 years of experiencehas allowed us to optimise our programs so we can deliver maximum impact at a minimum cost.
  • Our Zakat policy is scholar approvedby several scholars includingour in-house Mufti who is the Head of the Zakat Committee at Muslim Charities Forum
  • We have global reachwithestablished projects in over 30 countries deliver your Zakat effectively and efficiently at a global scale.
  • We employ local expertisewho are best placedto deliver your Zakat to where it will make the most impact and can respond rapidly in times of crisis

As a Muslim charity, it is an honour to uphold the third pillar of Islam and carry your Amanah into the hands of the Ummah.

Choose from a range of established projects to fulfil your obligation. Or give to the Zakat Fund and let our worldwide experts distribute your donation to where it is most needed.

Over the past year your Zakat has helped us:

  • Sponsor 12,000 orphans.
  • Provide over 3.2 million people with safe water.
  • Provide lifesaving food assistance to over 1.8 million people.
  • Protect the lives of 3.2 million people in Emergency zones.
  • Empower over 26,000 people with livelihoods projects.

With three decades of experience helping the most vulnerable, we continually strive to push ourselves to create a fairer, safer world that empowers those we help. When you give Zakat, you are supporting this vision.

Give your Zakat today and help us make a lasting impact on the lives of millions across the world.

Make a Lasting Impact with Your Zakat

Zakat Fund

Can't decide where to give your Zakat? Give to our Zakat fund and our experts will distribute it to where it is most needed ensuring you make the biggest impact

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Safe Water

Give to our Safe Water Fund and provide clean water to vulenrable communities at risk of water borne illness

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Sponsor an Orphan

Sponsor a vulenrable orphaned child and provide them with an education, nutritious food and health care to give them the best chances in life

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Protect & Save Lives with Your Zakat

Gaza Emergency

Gaza needs urgent food and water - Your Zakat can save lives!

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Yemen Emergency

Provide food, water and health care to Yemenis in crisis

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Syria Crisis

Provide urgent relief including food, water and medical care to Syrians affected by the war and help build homes to give them a future.

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Your Zakat is a Life-line to Families in Crisis

‘You are helping us meet our basic needs from your earnings. We pray Allah gives you goodness here and in the akhirah’.
– Abdul Kalam, a Rohingya refugee father.

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Why Should You Donate to ļֱ?

You might be thinking,’What makes ļֱ so different from the endless list of other charities?

We understand that choosing the right charity for you can be a difficult task. There are so many things to consider. To help you decide, we’ve compiled a simple list to explain who we are, what we do and (cliché as it sounds) why we are different. Have a read and see why ļֱ is the charity for you!

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Muslims past the age of puberty and are of sound mind are eligible to pay Zakat as long as they meet the required Nisab threshold.

In order to be eligible to pay Zakat, your level of excess wealth must remain higher than the Nisab value for a full year. This is when your Zakat payment will bedue.

Zakat is due on:

Gold and silver, including ornaments or jewellery containing gold and/or silver.
Cash held at home or in bank accounts.
Stocks and shares owned either directly or through investment funds.
Money lent to others.
Business stock in trade and merchandise.
Agricultural produce.
Livestock animals such as cows, goats and sheep.
Property owned for investment purposes.

Zakat is due a year after your level of personal wealth has reached the Nisab threshold. In order to remain eligible to pay Zakat, your level of excesswealth should remain higher than the Nisab for a full lunar year.

For example, if your level of expendable wealth exceeds the total Nisab value in the month of Ramadan, your payment will not be due until the following Ramadan, so long as your personal wealth remains above the threshold.

If at any time your wealth drops below the level of Nisab, you would cease being eligible to give Zakat. Once your wealth increases to the Nisab level, you would begin counting 12 lunar months from that point onwards.

Zakat can be paid in monthly instalments. To do this, divide the total amount of Zakat owed by 12 and set up a regular payment with ļֱ specifying Zakat as the type of donation.

Sponsoring an orphan is also another good way to give your Zakat on a monthlybasis.

There are eight categories as outlined in the Qur’an:

The poor, those in debt, the wayfarer, those in the cause of Allah (SWT), the needy, those whose hearts are to be reconciled, to free those in captivity and those who collect and distribute Zakat payments.

If you have not paid Zakat from previous years in which you were eligible to do so, you must pay what you owe as soon as possible.

Missed Zakat would be calculated in the same way you calculate your current Zakat - however, you would use the Nisab value from the missed Zakat year, as opposed to the current Nisabvalue.

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Finding Zakat difficult to calculate? Use our straight forward Zakat calculator to quickly and easily see how much you need to pay.

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'Of their goods, take zakat, so that you might purify and sanctify them'.

[The Noble Qur’an, 9:103]

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Established in 1993, ļֱ is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.