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Trusted in Distributing Zakat Since 1993

Alhamdullilah, we’ve distributed your Zakat to over 7.2 million people in need since last Ramadan!

Zakat is the right of our brothers and sisters over us. Distributing Zakat is our most important responsibility, and we handle your donations with meticulous care:

1. 30 years of experience has allowed us to optimise our programmes so we can deliver maximium impact at a mimium cost.
2. Our Zakat policy is scholar approved by several scholars including our in-house Mufti, who is the Head of the Zakat Committee at Muslim Charities Forum.
3. We have a global reach with established projects in over 30 countries to deliver your Zakat effectively and effeciently at a global scale.
4. We employ local experts who are best placed to deliver your Zakat to where it will make the most impact and can respond rapidly in times of crisis.

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

Since last Ramadan your Zakat has helped us:

- Sponsor 12,000 orphans.
- Provide over 3.2 million people with safe water.
- Provide life saving food assistance to over 1.3 million people.
- Protect the lives of 1.4 million people in emergency zones.
- Empower over 8,000 people with livlihoods projects.

With almost 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.

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Key Facts

Our Zakat Service

We’ve been distributing Zakat since 1993

We’ve distributed Zakat to over 7.2M people since last Ramadan

We distribute Zakat in 37 countries

Q. Who must pay Zakat?

A. 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 be due.

Q. What type of wealth is Zakat due on?

A. 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.

Q. When should I pay my Zakat?

A. 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 excess wealth 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.

Q. Can I pay my Zakat in instalments?

A. 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 Muslim Hands specifying Zakat as the type of donation.

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

Q. Who can receive Zakat?

A. 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.

Q. Should I pay my missed Zakat?

A. 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 Nisab value.

‘Of their goods, take zakat, so that you might purify and sanctify them’. [The Noble Qur’an, 9:103]

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Muslim Hands UK

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