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Zakat is the concept of obligatory charity in Islam. It’s how we give back, out of our own wealth, to those less fortunate. In a world of gross social and economic inequality, it is vital for Muslims to uphold the tradition of Zakat. Your Zakat last year enabled us to uplift communities in many villages across Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.

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I want to Gift Aid my donation and any donations I make in the future or have made in the past 4 years, to Muslim Global Relief. I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all of my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference. Muslim Global Relief will claim 25p on every £1 donated.

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Zakat and The Big Muslim Fund
The Big Muslim Fund is how our supporters put their excess wealth into ending poverty. It’s a simpler, more secure way to give Zakat and Sadaqah. It’s effective, because while one man’s Zakat might not solve the safe water crisis of a Ghanaian village, the Zakat of several men/women can.

With the Big Muslim Fund, your Zakat contributes to a pool designated for Zakat-eligible projects. MGR takes these funds and puts them into development or charitable projects in villages in some of the poorest corners of the world. Through The Big Muslim Fund you can give one off donations or spread the payment of your Zakat out through the year. It’ll save you looking for Zakat eligible beneficiaries come Ramadan, with a large, lump sum on your hands. Find Out More

What we have done

  • Zakat into Water aid: we installed in excess of 200 hand pumps and 4 wells, providing clean water for 4,400 people

  • Zakat into Food aid: we fed 12,657 people in a single month alone with food packs and warm meals

  • Zakat into Livelihood Projects: we planted 4,050 fruit trees providing poor families with food and a potential income

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Donation Total: £100.00

‘Take from their wealth so that you might purify and sanctify them.’ —The Holy Qur’an (9:103)

What is Zakat?
All Muslims who are in possession of wealth/income above a set minimum amount (known as Nisab), is obliged to give 2.5% to the needy. This act is a way of purifying one’s wealth in the sight of Allah (SWT).

The word Zakat means ‘purity’ or ‘to purify.’

Zakat Transparency
MGR is transparent when it comes to Zakat. With it, we distribute food and water to the needy. We use it to support poor villages, and provide people with the means to improve their living conditions and attain their basic needs. Though Zakat is used across many MGR projects, we do not spend it on any projects that aren’t within the Zakat eligible categories. At the end of each year as a Big Muslim Fund supporter, we’ll send you feedback on how we spent your Zakat and the positive difference its made in poor villages.

Do you need to pay Zakat?
Zakat is obligatory on Muslim adults of sane mind. Such a person is required to pay Zakat if he/she has been in possession of the Nisab (the set minimum amount of wealth that one must have before Zakat is payable) for one whole year.

Zakat must be paid on cash deposits in bank accounts, and possessions from which wealth can be derived, such as:

  • Cattle
  • Crops
  • Gold and silver
  • Merchandise for business

You don’t need to pay Zakat on personal items from which you can’t/ don’t derive wealth, such as:

  • Cars
  • Utensils and furniture
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Shelter

Who can you give your Zakat to?

  • The Poor
  • The Destitute
  • Those employed to collect/administer the Zakat
  • To reconcile Hearts (traditionally, this was for new Muslims who after embracing Islam, faced extreme poverty)
  • Those who are in debt
  • Those in bondage
  • Travellers [in need]

Zakat cannot be used to build mosques, to bury the deceased, or to clear the debts of the deceased.

A lot of people choose Ramadan as the month in which they pay their Zakat; both to remember it, and also because the reward for good deeds done in this blessed month is multiplied. However, Muslims can pay Zakat any time of the year.

+ Bank Saving (Use lowest amount held for 1 year)
+ Gold & Silver (Monetary value)
+ Money owed to you (Deposits, loans you made)
+ Resale value of shares, stocks, bonds, etc.
+ Total £
2.5% of Zakat £
 

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Donation Total: £100.00