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Charities and Zakāh and Sadaqat–ul-Fitr

[Quran 7:156] My mercy encompasses all things, but I will specify it for the righteous who give Zakah.
Those who (in charity) spend of their goods by night and by day, in secret and in public, have their reward with their Lord: on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.

Charities and Zakāh and Sadaqat–ul-Fitr

A recent question was asked about giving Zakāh and Sadaqat-ul-Fitr to charities and what should people check for in a charity while giving their Sadaqat or Zakāh to them.

This is the answer given on the 1 Shawwāl 1440/5 June 2019 by Mufti Amjad Mohammed on this issue:

Each person is responsible for the dispensing of their Zakāh and Sadaqat-ul-Fitr themselves. However, due to our inability in some cases, charities were set up to assist in the collection and dispensing.

However as time has progressed the charities have grown to become an institution, and as a result, have salaried staff, CEOs etc. This has meant that the admin costs and management costs have significantly increased.

Due to unpredictable nature of Sadaqah and Lillāh, the institutes cannot function effectively, so as a result, they need to rely on the compulsory forms of donations which are Zakāh and Sadaqat-al-Fitr. This then leads to uses of Zakāh which is not permitted, like, but not limited to advocacy, interfaith, research, media monitoring, staff wages. Fundraising functions etc.

So how does one decide?

One has to see if the charity has an independent (not salaried) reputable Ulamā trustee board/panel who oversee and ensure he correct applications of Zakāh (the body/panel may charge for this but should not be directly employed, staff).

If this is not the case then charities also release their portfolios as to where funds have been used. So the bottom line, as with all matters in minority settings where the government does not take responsibility for religious affairs, is on trust and knowledge.

Answered by: Mufti Mohammed.

GHRF is managed and run by six trustees who work on a voluntary basis. They are neither paid for these services or take out any expenses for their work.
GHRF work on various parts of the world where we utilise 100% of your zakat money donated to us on projects.

 We guarantee 100% of your Zakat will be used in your chosen region.
 100% guarantee that your Zakat money will not be used for any Administrative or Management purpose
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On the ground, GHRF and its partners are working hard and proving daily meals, food packs and tents for shelter from ongoing rain to those in need.


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GHRF has over the year been working on the following projects in:


At our recent fundraising event, GHRF raised £75,000 toward the funding of the Daimer Basha Dam.  GHRF thank you for all those who attended and contributed towards this cause.
There is still time to donate towards this project.
If you would like to donate, our bank details are:
Barclays Bank
Account name: Global humanitarian relief foundation
Account No: 33950786
SC: 20-94-67
Ref: Daimer Dam

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At GHRF, our main aim is to fight poverty and hunger, empowering orphans through education, and serving humanity globally. Our charity works across countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe, offering humanitarian aid to the poor, regardless of their race, religion, gender, nationality, or political opinion. We started this is 2014, and our team has more than 25 years of experience in carrying out this work. 100% of your money goes to the charity as every penny makes a difference. Working in partnership with locally based NGOs, we provide disadvantaged people with everything they need for a dignified life


GHRF 2018 Qurbani projects with be undertaken in the following countries: 

European Union refuge camps in Greece in Gaza, Kenya and Pakistan

Qurbani 2018

GHRF with the help of your donations was able to provide Qurbani in four countries in 2018. Gaza, Greece, Kenya and Pakistan. 

Your Qurbani donation contributed in providing Qurbani meat to over 1000 families in four different continents. 

Thank for your contribution and your trust in GHRF in carrying out this on your behalf. 

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