Yes, NZF has a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status which means all your donations over $2 are fully tax deductible. A common question that comes up is whether or not it is permissible in Islam to claim donations as tax deductions The answer is yes.
We are a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), publish all our financials publicly and are regulated by them.
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Further we are an offical partner of the Australian National Imams Council.
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All of our Zakat policies are governed by a panel of reputed scholars. If you have any specific concerns, please feel free to contact us so we can help clarify.
We only assist people in need in Australia. We do not provide any assistance to those in need overseas and believe there are a number of organisations who are already assisting those overseas effectively. With the number of Muslims in Australia increasing year on year however, there is a growing need for local assistance which is our focus.
Our operations are primarily supported through sponsorship and Sadaqah donations that generous members of the community donate to help us to establish this forgotten pillar in our communities. The more community support we have, the further we can grow & expand our services.
The receipients of Zakat are clearly defined in the 8 categories in Surah Al Taubah verse 60. These categories are The Poor, The Needy, Zakat Administrators, Those whose hearts my be reconciled, Slaves, Those in Debt, Those struggling in the way of Allah and Wayfarers. To understand eligibility further, click here ›
We have developed a comprehensive framework in partnership with local authorities to assess a persons financial needs. This takes into account the specific Australian context such as understanding the housing, medical and schooling systems here and the impact that has on a persons financial responsibility. To understand eligibility further, click here ›
Feel free to contact us to discuss this further as it is a fairly big topic.