Helping in Many Ways

Our Zakat services are designed to support and develop the Muslim community in Canada through providing education, calculation, collection, distribution & casework.

Our Zakat Programs Bring Hope and Opportunity

Our Zakat programs are designed to empower communities and transform lives by providing much-needed resources, support, and services to those in need.

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Unlock the Power of Zakat with Our Zakat Services

Our Zakat services are designed to support and develop the Muslim community in Canada through providing education, calculation, collection, distribution & casework.

From our Clients

"I really want to thank you and your team for the amount of support you have given since the beginning. Not only has this been a gift, but a miracle and help for my entire family. I feel like this weight and stress has been removed off of my shoulders and my mom can finally relax and not worry about payments. There’s so much we want to say, but we feel like a letter won’t suffice and would love to come and see you InshaAllah. I hope Allah grants you more than you could imagine because you’ve provided protecting and what our family wanted to needed for so long. We appreciate everything and give you our thousands of thank yous."

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Answering Your Questions

Here you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about our organization and its work. We hope that this page will help you learn more about us and how we can help you or your community.
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How many individuals have you helped so far?

Since inception, we have helped over 40,000 individuals across Canada. Find out more about our impact over the years here.

Which cities and provinces do you help?

We are a national organization, with the ability to help individuals all over Canada. Our assistance has reached over 125 cities and towns in Canada.

Do you help with overseas relief efforts?

We believe in local giving of Zakat, according to the instruction that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) gave to his companion, Mu’adh, who was sent to spread the message of Islam in Yemen, “O Mu’adh! Inform them that Allah makes Zakat obligatory for them. (It is) to be taken from their rich and given to their poor.” [Bukhari].

What is the length of assistance for Zakat recipients?

NZF provides assistance for a short period of time (2-4 months generally). However, our team of caseworkers are equipped with the knowledge of government benefits and community resources, which are key in providing a more holistic service, with an aim toward self-sustainability.

How does National Zakat Foundation assess the eligibility of Zakat applicants?

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 Zakat Distribution Policies.

Still Have Questions?

If you have a question that is not answered here, please feel free to contact us for more information or read our knowledge base below.

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