What we do

The National Zakat Foundation is a ground-breaking initiative which aims to utilise Zakat funds and voluntary donations collected in Australia for the benefit of local, deserving recipients.

This group includes some of the most vulnerable members of our community, including widows, orphans, refugees, the aged as well as the homeless.

Our work covers five core areas that together form an end-to-end service for the Muslim community in Australia with respect to Zakat.

Collection

Providing an efficient, secure and accessible means of paying Zakat which is trusted by the Muslim community.

Distribution

To efficiently and effectively distribute Zakat and Sadaqah funds to deserving members of the Muslim community in Australia. Our work in this area includes:

  • Zakat Fund – A lifeline to those in need who have no other forms of assistance available to them. Some of the items the Zakat Fund has helped to provide eligible recipients with emergency accommodation, food vouchers, furniture items, clothing and essential travel costs.
  • Partnerships – Developing key partnerships with other organisations to help deliver additional support services to the Muslim community.

Awareness

Raising awareness about the obligation of paying Zakat, its great importance in empowering the Muslim community and the urgent need for Zakat distribution in Australia. Our work in this area includes:

  • NZF Champions – A dedicated programme supporting volunteers to highlight the importance of Zakat in their local community and championing the cause of the National Zakat Foundation.
  • Partnerships – Working with Muslim community organisations, educational establishments and mosques to revive the message of Zakat at a local level.

Education

Providing the Muslim community with easily accessible knowledge about Zakat and the means to help implement it accurately. Resources developed include:

  • Video Tutorials – Pre-recorded videos about Zakat available on our website to view at any time.
  • Live Webinars – Online lectures and Q&A sessions with qualified scholars of Zakat.
  • Islamic Courses – Full day courses on Zakat delivered in an easy to understand format.
  • Printed Literature – Detailed notes on Zakat, Friday sermon and Zakat booklets available to download from our website.

Calculation

Providing the Muslim community with the most effective and accurate means of calculating Zakat. Services include:

  • Zakat Calculator – A sophisticated and easy to use online calculator, which enables users to accurately calculate their Zakat.
  • Q & A Service – An e-mail service enabling users to submit detailed questions to qualified scholars regarding their Zakat.