“…and those in whose wealth there is a recognised right, for the needy and deprived” (Qur’an 70:24-5)
£200 Gaza medical aid - Support Gaza’s most vulnerable citizens with life-saving surgery and healthcare.
£150 can provide life-saving healthcare to 6 mothers or babies at Al Imaan Hospital in Idlib, Syria.
£105 can provide 7 people with access to a desalination plant, providing water for years to come.
Zakat reminds us that our wealth is given by Allah, and is purified for Him, ensuring that we fulfil the responsibilities of our privilege, and that our excess wealth is redistributed to those who are struggling to survive.
This year, you can give 100% of your donation to the people who most need your help by donating to our Zakat Fund, and checking the Gift Aid box at the checkout.
Donate your Zakat through Human Appeal safe in the knowledge that your donation will go directly to where it is most needed. All of our current projects are Zakat-applicable, as well as sustainable and impactful, continuing to benefit people for years to come.
Purify and protect your wealth by giving your Zakat.
Why give your Zakat through Human Appeal?
With three decades of trust and experience, we consider your Zakat an Amanah in the sight of Allah subhana wa ta’ala. This year, we’ll be running long-lasting, impactful projects that invest your Zakat, helping communities to have access to clean water, jobs, healthcare, and education for years to come, ensuring your impact and blessings are ongoing.
Last year, your Zakat donations supported over 4.4 million people across 19 countries, including, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Palestine, Somalia, Pakistan, Iraq and Bangladesh.
Explore our Zakat-applicable projects below, and be a mercy to a family in this month of blessings.
Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is a charitable duty that purifies wealth and is incumbent upon adult Muslims.
You should pay Zakat if your wealth is equal to or above the Nisab (threshold), which varies each year and is based on the price of silver. Currently, the Nisab is approximately £362.72, so any money or assets you have above this amount hold a duty of Zakat.
Any gold, silver, jewellery, stocks and shares, savings, money you have loaned to others, property, pensions and business stock should be included in your Nisab calculation.
In concrete terms, you pay approximately 2.5 percent of your wealth to Zakat, but we’ve made this even easier for you! With our Zakat calculator to help you work out what you owe with an up-to-date Nisab value.
Once a person reaches the Nisab and a lunar year (hawl) has passed by, then Zakat is due immediately.
Zakat applies to any savings that you have held for a full year. Usually this means that you input the minimum that you have had in your account since you last calculated your Zakat one year ago. Include all your bank accounts, cryptocurrency, PayPal balance, and any money at home or in hand. Any interest you have received at the bank is haram and must not be included.
If one has missed Zakat payments over the years, then one must make a calculated estimate of the Zakat missed for each year and discharge it accordingly. These payments are still binding on him even if many years have passed by and whether or not he knew they were obligatory.
Please note that when you donate to our Zakat Fund, your donations don’t need to cover the full value of any project and so will be used wherever they’re most needed. If you’d like to support a particular project with your Zakat, please donate directly to that project through its dedicated donation page.