Zakat and Nisab

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100% Zakat. 100% Blessings. Now is the time to give your Zakat. Calculate your Zakat.

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And those within whose wealth is a known right for the petitioner and the deprived (Quran 70:24-25)

£70 can feed a family for the month of Ramadan.

£105 can provide seven people with access to clean water in Gaza for up to 15 years.

£770 can provide a whole community with a deep water well, and clean water for years to come.

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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.

Zakat can be donated at any time, but we like to give our Zakat during Ramadan, in order to benefit from the multiplied blessings of Ramadan.

“And be steadfast in prayer and regular in charity: And whatever good ye send forth for your souls before you, ye shall find it with Allah” (Qur’an 2:110)

Donate your Zakat through Human Appeal this Ramadan, safe in the knowledge that your donation will go directly to where it is most needed.

All of Human Appeal’s projects are Zakat-applicable, but this year, we’re focusing on sustainable, life-changing projects that continue to benefit people for years to come. You can also donate your Zakat al-Fitr with Human Appeal too, which is payable before Eid al-Fitr prayer.

Why give your Zakat through Human Appeal?

We’ve been delivering Zakat for 29 years – that means we have an incredible amount of experience, resources, and expertise to call on. It’s what allows us to minimize costs, and maximise impact.

We have a 100% donation policy. When you check the Gift Aid box at checkout, your donation will become completely admin fee-free, meaning that every single penny you donate goes directly towards the project you selected.

Even now, 29 years later, we’re honoured and humbled by every single donation we receive. Zakat is a pillar of our faith, and that’s something we take with utmost care and importance. We’ve worked extremely hard to design Zakat-applicable projects that meet the needs of the most vulnerable communities, and that help you to seek Allah’s blessings.

Last year, your Zakat donations supported over 1.3 million people across eight countries, including, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Palestine, Somalia, Pakistan, Iraq and Bangladesh, alhamdulilah.

Purify your wealth with Human Appeal and transform lives.

Entrust your Zakat to us in this holy month, and together, inshallah, we can transform lives, and be worthy of Allah’s blessings and approval.

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Zakat: your questions answered

  • What is Zakat?

    Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is a charitable duty that purifies wealth and is incumbent upon adult Muslims.

  • How much money do I have to possess to qualify?

    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 £243.11, so any money or assets you have above this amount hold a duty of Zakat.

  • What possessions to I pay Zakat on?

    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.

  • How much Zakat do I pay?

    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.

  • When should Zakat be paid?

    Once a person reaches the Nisab and a lunar year (hawl) has passed by, then Zakat is due immediately.

  • What does one do about missed Zakat payments?

    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.

At Human Appeal, we use your Zakat in the most effective way possible to relieve the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable people. Now is the time to transform lives.

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