Your Local Zakat Brings Dignity

Zakat Starts at Home

Have you considered the impact of your local Zakat?

Your Local Zakat Brings Hope to the Most Vulnerable in Your Community

Who Does Your Zakat Go To?

Your Zakat restores dignity to the most vulnerable Muslim brothers and sisters in our community:  

Our clients often face multiple challenges simultaneously, navigating through a combination of these situations.

Your Zakat goes beyond aid, providing the most vulnerable in our community with hope for the future by supporting them with:

  • Food
  • Housing Support
  • Medical Assistance
  • Debt Relief

UNDERSTANDING THE NEED and impact of local zakat IN CANADA

Why is There So Much Need in Canada?

Inflation hits the vulnerable the hardest and social assistance is often not enough to break the cycle of poverty. Thousands of families living in Canada face real challenges related to poverty including hunger and homelessness. Zakat is a right our vulnerable Muslim brothers and sisters have upon us.

Does local Zakat help?

Since 2013, your local Zakat has brought dignity to thousands of Muslim brothers and sisters across Canada. Your local Zakat is keeping the community together, creating a stronger Ummah right here in Canada, and opening the door to a better future for all.  

This Ramadan, we are presented with another opportunity to make an impact within our community, bringing dignity to our very own neighbours while earning double the reward in this blessed month.

Why trust us to collect and distribute your local Zakat? Find out here.

How You Can Help

Your Zakat Inspires Further Giving

The Need is Urgent

Your Impact in Their Words

Dear friends of National Zakat, I am writing to you to let you know that I received your package and  Alhamdollelah by the grace of God and the help of you all, I was able to pay off all my debt and my overdue payment. I won't let this stop and will do my part for others. Thank you very much again.  

- Single woman suffering from depression and PTSD


7,331+ Stories to Tell

This is how you’ve impacted the lives of your Muslim brothers and sisters over the years.
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Thank you for your attention and your support. Now I feel that I am not alone because I have you. You are my sisters and brothers.

Single Mother Who Received Food Support

Single Mother Who Received Food Support

Our situation is about to get better as there is a new job I am getting ready for within the next couple of weeks. Your organization was of critical help at a very sensitive time in our lives due to the war in Palestine. Our lives are much better now and we feel we are going to be stable soon.

Gaza Evacuee Supported by You

“Thank you for helping me and my family in this sensitive and difficult situation of my family life. I will never forget Allah’s favors on me first then your institution’s. May God Almighty allow us to become one of your supporters. Jazakom Allahu khayran.”

Saad, Manahil, & Abeer

Refugee family

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Narrated Aisha: I said, "O Allah's Messenger! I have two neighbors; which of them should I give a gift to?" The Prophet (SAW) said, "(Give) to the one whose door is nearer to you"


Your Zakat Questions, Answered

Learn more about applying for Zakat with National Zakat Foundation Canada
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How long do recipients have to wait to get assistance?

Most applications are processed within 2 to 10 days from the submission of all supporting materials required depending on the volume of application we are dealing with at that specific time. For urgent cases, we process cases much sooner depending on the circumstances. Read more here.

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.

Why do we need Zakat in Canada if there's government support?

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.

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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