How We Support Individuals

The National Zakat Foundation is a ground-breaking initiative which aims to utilise Zakat funds and voluntary donations collected in Canada 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 Canada with respect to Zakat.


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


To efficiently and effectively distribute Zakat and Sadaqah funds to deserving members of the Muslim community in Canada. 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.

We support individuals who may be going through a difficult time in their life. The NZF assess applications on a case-by-case basis and allocates Zakat funds to make the biggest impact to those who need our help. We greatly appreciate your donations that help us continue supporting the less fortunate.

If you think you might know someone who is in need of our help, please contact us.


Raising awareness about the obligation of paying Zakat, its great importance in empowering the Muslim community and the urgent need for Zakat distribution in the Canada. 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.


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.


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.

National Zakat Foundation

PO Box 12051 Creditview
Mississauga, ON
L5C 4R7