Zakat & COVID-19

NZF Australia is ready to help support vulnerable Muslims with Zakat as COVID-19 spreads

The situation at hand

Many Australians are understandably concerned about how COVID-19 affects them. The outbreak has already caused many businesses to shut, many countries to close their borders and has confined hundreds of thousands, if not millions, to isolation in their homes. The situation in Australia has been remarkable, with toilet paper and other sanitary products seemingly flying off the shelves daily.

You or someone you know might be affected by these shortages, by reduced income due to less/loss of work or any number of other hardships that people are going through. Despite the severity of the situation at hand, NZF would like to reassure that you are not alone.

How we can help

All year long NZF has been collecting and distributing Local Zakat and Sadaqah to help the Muslims in need right here in Australia – with these funds we will be able to help you and your loved ones if you fall into hardship.

If you’re worried you’ll struggle to cover basic costs due to being unable to work or losing your income, and you’re eligible for Zakat, we’re here to help. All you have to do is apply online and we will be in touch to let you know what support we can provide.

Looking for help?

If you think you meet the criteria for receiving Zakat support, please reach out to us and we'll do our best to serve you.

Next steps

If you have links with a mosque, charity or referral organisation working with Muslims who could be eligible for Zakat, please let them know about the support we provide.

In addition, we urge everyone to read and comply with the recommendations made by the Australian Fatwa Council . We must all do our part to stop the spread of COVID19.

Finally, in these difficult times, please remember the words of our blessed prophet Muhammad who said:

“Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.”

The spread of Coronavirus is causing uncertainty and disruption on a large scale but we will get through it together, with the help of Allah, in shaa Allah.

Thanks to local Zakat given through NZF we’re ready to help people in our community whose financial situation is badly affected by this public health crisis.

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