When Patience Prevails

February 22, 2024

Shazia had been living in Australia for the past couple of years on a Bridging Visa with her husband of 20 years. From an outside point of view, it looked like a loving relationship; however, behind closed doors, Shazia was enduring domestic violence. Shazia decided to leave her husband and needed financial help as her working rights were stripped by her now ex-husband.

Getting her working rights reinstated was crucial for Shazia as she had no other means of income to sustain herself in Australia. She had to endure a lengthy legal ordeal to reinstate her working rights in her visa conditions while her former husband was serving time in jail.

She applied to NZF for assistance, where an assessment was conducted with Shazia to determine her eligibility for Zakat. Despite her eagerness to work, Shazia was approved to receive Zakat to sustain herself while the legal process unfolded, as she had no access to financial means.

A few months later, Shazia’s working rights were reinstated, and shortly after, she secured employment. Not only did Shazia’s self-worth and mental health stabilise during these turbulent times, but most importantly, her iman grew stronger. This highlights the transformative power of local Zakat in action, empowering individuals to recognise the strength within themselves and become self-sufficient.

If you or someone you know requires assistance, please reach out to us at NZF.

All names and places have been changed to protect the identity of clients.

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