News & Articles
News, events and interesting articles on issues that affect your environment. Explore the many aspects surrounding zakat in your context here in Switzerland.
‘I really don’t know what I should do’
As a student and a father, the COVID-19 lockdown made Hassan’s situation very difficult as he could no longer work.View More..
‘I really don’t know how I can pay my bills’
A full-time student in a Swiss university, Zahra* was about to lose the diploma that she had sacrificed so much for. Zakat helped her get back on her feet.View More..
Transformative and context-dependent distribution of Zakat
Whether a person is in debt, in a difficult financial situation, or in need of one-off help, Zakat- and the way we approach it- should be used to transform lives.View More..
The Zakat multiplier effect
Sound and efficient management of Zakat allows its full potential to be explored, and opens it up to the multiplier effect. Only by pooling our collective resources can we give rise to this full potential.View More..
Ramadan is to be prepared for, and so is Zakat.
Zakat is the third pillar of Islam. It comes even before the fasting of the month of Ramadan. So its calculation and payment should not be left to chance. Our latest guide is here for that.View More..
‘Your home is where you live, so devote your wealth and energy to serving it’
A foundation devoted to the professional management of Zakat is something new in Switzerland. It should have been the norm long ago.View More..
The SZF takes Zakat to the next level
Nowadays, Zakat is often confused with charity and treated as just a donation. Zakat actually includes many aspects that are still widely unknown ; The SZF’s mission is to reach Zakat’s maximum potential, and better help our society.View More..
“If I had to give you all the details, these few lines would not be enough”
Separated and pregnant with her first child, Houda found herself alone and having to take care of her mother and younger brother. Faced with debt, your Zakat helped her get back on her feet.View More..
Zakat in practice: Khadija’s story
Loss, debt, winter and isolation: how Zakat helped Khadija* and her children. Refugees from Syria, Khadija and her family arrived Switzerland hoping to start a new life. One year after arriving, Khadija lost her husband after he fell seriously ill and was left to take care of her 3 young...View More..
Happy Eid to all of you The Swiss Zakat Foundation wishes you and your loved ones health and happiness. This Ramadan was definitely different and unique. We hope that it was an opportunity for you to enjoy these moments with your family. We look forward to meeting you at a...View More..