“Establish prayer and give zakat, and whatever good you put forward for yourselves—you will find it with Allah. Surely Allah sees what you do.” (2:110)
Your Zakat is an Amanah under our care, and we are hold ourselves accountable to you, to those who benefit from your Zakat and most importantly, to Allah the Most Merciful.
Zakat reminds us that our wealth is given by Allah, and is purified for Him, ensuring that we fulfil the responsibilities of our privilege. Entrust your Zakat to our 30 years of experience.
It ensures that a small part of any wealth beyond our essential needs is shared with those who are struggling to survive. It’s a beautiful pillar of our religion that has the power to spread mercy – to those who receive, but also to those who give.
Making the most of your mercy since 1991
We’ve been delivering your mercy for over 3 decades, making us one of the longest serving Muslim charities.
For over 30 years, Human Appeal has been making the most of your mercy, making us one of the longest – serving award winning Muslim charities in the UK. We are working in some of the most remote areas of the world across 25 countries delivering your Zakat.
In 2022, we transformed the lives of over 3.8 million people across 21 countries, thanks to your generous Zakat donations, including, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Palestine, Somalia, Pakistan, Iraq and Bangladesh.
This year is our 31st year, and we’re running long-lasting, impactful projects that invest your Zakat, helping communities to have access to clean water, jobs, healthcare, and education for years to come, ensuring your impact and blessings are ongoing.
With your generous Zakat donations, we are able to continuously oversee and monitor our projects. This ensures that donations are not only delivered to where they were intended, but also to ensure that all technical elements are overseen by engineers, architects and other specialists, which keeps our projects safe and sustainable.
Your Zakat is truly a mercy to those facing war, displacement, and climate crises, and we strive to ensure it reaches them safely and effectively. We also design our Zakat projects to be long-lasting, so that their positive impact is felt year after year. Thank you for entrusting us with your Zakat, it is only through your donations that our life-changing projects are possible. Together, let’s continue to share the mercy of Zakat, both now and into the future.
Explore our Zakat-applicable projects below.
Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is a charitable duty that purifies wealth and is incumbent upon adult Muslims.
There are eight categories of people who are eligible to receive Zakat.
A poor person is someone whose property, in excess of his basic requirements, does not reach the nisab threshold. The recipient must not belong to your immediate family, therefore; your spouse, children, parents and grandparents cannot receive your zakat. Other relatives, however, can receive your zakat.
Donate your Zakat through Human Appeal safe in the knowledge that your donation will go directly to where it is most needed, making you mercy go further. We’ve been trusted to deliver your Zakat for over 30 years. All of our current projects are Zakat-applicable, as well as sustainable and impactful, continuing to benefit people for years to come.
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. As of March 2023, the Nisab is approximately $404.32 so any money or assets you have above this amount hold a duty of Zakat. Our Zakat calculator automatically updates the Nisab based on the daily value of silver.
Any gold, silver, jewellery, stocks and shares, cryptocurrency, savings, money you have loaned to others, property, pensions, and business stock should be included in your Nisab calculation.
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.
Once you have more Zakat-eligible wealth than the Nisab and a full lunar year has passed, then Zakat is due immediately, and is then due annually if your wealth stays above the Nisab.
Zakat applies to any savings that you have held for a full year. Usually this means that you input the minimum that you have had in your account since you last calculated your Zakat one year ago. Include all your bank accounts, cryptocurrency, PayPal balance, and any money at home or in hand. Any interest you have received at the bank is haram and must not be included.
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.
We have a Zakat policy which has been reviewed by scholars and is available on our website.
Scholar verified Zakat Policy
Human Appeal’s scholar verified Zakat Policy ensures we make the most of your mercy using your Zakat donations in the most effective way possible to relieve the suffering of our Ummah all year long.
*“Establish prayer and give zakat, and whatever good you put forward for yourselves—you will find it with Allah. Surely Allah sees what you do.”*Source - The Holy Qur’an, 2:110
Please note that when you donate to our Zakat Fund, your donations don’t need to cover the full value of any project and so will be used wherever they’re most needed. If you’d like to support a particular project with your Zakat, please donate directly to that project through its dedicated donation page.