The poor (al-fuqarâ’)
Any Muslim who is going through the difficult times in his/her life. With the help of Allah, every year we distribute thousands of pounds of Zakat amongst Muslims across the world who do not have the blessing of wealth. This includes orphans, widows, people with terminal illnesses who cannot afford to financially support their family.
The needy (al-masâkîn)
We come across many Muslim brothers and sisters who are facing hardship in their lives. With the Zakat money, we help them ease off their hardship for the time being. e.g. in a recent case, we helped a sister pay her three months rent arrears to save her and her children from becoming homeless in the UK.
Alhamdulillah, all our trustees and volunteers are blessed with jobs and business. They all personally contribute to this fund with their own Zakat.
Those whose hearts are to be reconciled
Many revert Muslims in the UK face hardship after accepting Islam. Alhamdulillah, we’re here for them. Whilst we might not be able to continue to help them due to the restriction of funds but we always contribute towards easing off their financial burden especially if they are leaving their family and moving somewhere else to protect and practise their deen.
Those in bondage
In this day and age, this category doesn’t apply. However, we have come across cases in Pakistan where business owners don’t let their workers move jobs because the worker owes the business owner money he borrowed. We are monitoring a few cases closely but don’t know at this stage what is the best way to deal with these type of situations.
Alhamdulillah, we have helped many brothers and sisters in the UK, Pakistan and Kashmir clear their debts from Zakat funds. In one case we helped a brother in Pakistan to get rid of interest-based loan he was tied into, saving him from a major sin and gaining huge rewards for our donors from Allah the Almighty.
In the cause of Allah
You can donate your zakat to fund the building of charitable schools, hospitals and other institutions which are going to help the poor and needy in the area. Humanity Care Relief has played a vital role in the building of Islamic School in Lancashire, UK and some of the money spent on the project was from money donated for Zakat. As well as this we have also helped many non-profit schools and hospitals in Pakistan and Kashmir from our Zakat fund.
We work very closely with Syrian refugee families in the UK. From time to time we help some of these families from our Zakat fund.