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Your Zakat Brings Hope

This Ramadan, help spread joy and hope to thousands of needy people by giving your Zakat through Ummah Charity International (UCI).

Not sure how much Zakat you are supposed to give? UCI has you covered! Click on the Zakat calculator link below to accurately calculate and pay your Zakat in a few seconds!

How Does UCI Distribute Your Zakat?

Your Zakat donations are used to provide essentials such as food and water to support poverty-stricken communities across Pakistan and the UK. 

The Impact of Your Zakat Donations in Pakistan

The current economic situation in Pakistan has devastated the lives of the most vulnerable. The dire conditions have been worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic reaching crisis levels. Vulnerable people are more desperate than ever before.

Last year your Zakat enabled us to:

  • Give clean drinking water to over 200,000 peopleacross the rural Pakistan.
  • Feed 100,000 people through our Iftar Meals Programme..

This Ramadan, can you help us provide a little hope to struggling families?  Give your Zakat to alleviate the hardships of fellow Muslims, and help them enjoy Ramadan too.

Other UCI projects benefitting from your Zakah:

What Is Zakat?

Zakat is the third pillar of our faith. It ensures our wealth is used to support the poorest and most marginalised in our community, who have a right over it. 

Zakat is Fard (an obligation). Every Muslim adult, who is mentally sane and has a certain amount of wealth (Nisab), is obligated to give Zakat—2.5% of their savings—once a year.

“The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin what is just and forbid what is evil: they observe regular prayers, pay their Zakat and obey Allah and His Messenger.” (Surah al-Tauba, 9:71)

Giving Zakat enables us to increase our connection to Allah and reduce our love of wealth and attachment to the material world. It is one of the most efficient tools in tackling social inequality, and if practised globally, could eradicate world poverty.

Use our simple calculator below to work out how much Zakat you need to pay.

What is the Zakat Nisab and who is considered a Sahib-E-Nisaab?

Any mentally sound adult Muslim whose savings reach a certain threshold, called Nisab, is considered to be a Sahib-e-Nisaab (eligible to give Zakat).

Usually, Zakat is calculated on specific value of gold or silver, i.e. Nisab.

Nisab is the equivalent value of:

  • 87.48 grams of gold;
  • 612.36 grams of silver.

Every Sahib-e-Nisaab should give 2.5 % of their unencumbered wealth towards Zakat every year, to help those who are in need. 

Who is Eligible to Receive Zakat?

There are eight categories of people eligible to receive Zakat:

  1. The Poor: those in financial distress.
  2. The Needy: those in financial need.
  3. The Administrators of Zakat or Zakat Collectors appointed by the State.
  4. Those who have recently converted to Islam and need help.
  5. Zakat given to end slavery.
  6. Those in debt.
  7. Zakat given in the name of God.
  8. Travellers, including refugees.

Note: You cannot give Zakat to your spouse, children, parents, or grandparents, even if they fall into any of these categories. You can, however, help them financially as much as you want, but not with the intention of Zakat.

UCI’s 100% Donation Policy

Our 100% donation policy means that all your Zakat goes directly towards helping the needy through our aid and development projects.  Not one penny is used to fulfil any administrative or organisational costs.

When you donate your Zakat to UCI, you can be sure that all of it helps the people who need it most.

Zakat al-Fitr (Fitrana)

Make sure you don’t forget to pay Fitrana this Ramadan. Fitrana is obligatory on every Muslim to thank Allah (SWT) for the blessings and rewards we’ve received in this blessed month.

While Zakat can be given at any time during the year, Zakat al-Fitr or Fitrana must be paid in Ramadan, before the Eid Salah. Fitrana should be paid early to ensure everyone has a chance to enjoy the Eid al-Fitr celebrations. The head of every Muslim household should pay Fitrana on behalf of each member of the family. Worthy recipients can feed their families on Eid and enjoy the blessings of Eid too.

Note: You can donate Sadaqah, Lilah and Zakat towards our Ramadan projects. We also have a 100% Zakat policy, which means every pound of your Zakat donation goes to those who need it the most.