National Zakat Foundation
Your Trusted Zakat Partner
Impact of Your Local Zakat Since 2013
who we are
Compassionate Individuals on a Mission to Change Lives
We focus on charity that helps our neighbours and those closest to home. Vulnerable communities right here in Canada often face a significant shortfall despite government assistance, with 1 in 10 Canadians currently living in poverty.
That’s where NZF Canada steps in. With your support, we provide 100% local Zakat to the most vulnerable Muslims in our community to give them hope for a better future.
Helping Muslim Families Across Canada
7,331+ Stories to Tell
"Zakat is only for the poor and the needy, for those employed to administer it, for those whose hearts are attracted to the faith, for freeing slaves, for those in debt, for Allah’s cause, and for needy travellers. This is an obligation from Allah."
Answering Your Questions
When determining whether or not you can give Zakat to a specific family member, consider the following: Do you have any financial obligations towards that person and will you benefit directly or indirectly from the Zakat? If your answer to both questions is yes, it is safe to assume that you should not give them your Zakat.
For more details about giving Zakat to your family, read our blog post here.
Calculating your missed Zakat involves determining the year(s) your Zakat was missed in, the Nisab of those years and calculating accordingly.
For more details on how to manage your missed Zakat, read our comprehensive guide.
Our administrative cost is 5% or less. Our policy is to try and cover all our admin costs through non-Zakat donations. Read more about our Zakat Policies here.
Not everybody qualifies for government support, and those who do often find it is not sufficient to cover all of their basic needs. For example, a single adult living in Toronto or Vancouver may get $700 – $800 in support each month.
Those who are seeking Zakat go through a financial assessment process in order to determine if they are qualified to receive Zakat in accordance with the guidelines set by our Shari’ah Advisors. Our team of caseworkers work with each client to ensure that all information is accurate, and the needs of the client can be met through Zakat assistance. Read more about our distribution policies here.