“When a man passes away, his good deeds will also come to an end except for three: ceaseless charity, knowledge which benefits people, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him“
Narrated by Abu Hurairah, Sahih Muslim
What is Zakat?
Zakat is a form of charity. It is also a Muslim obligation. By giving a small part of our earnings to those in greater need than us, we remember God and provide sustenance to our fellow men and women.
When we give Zakat, we remember that our possessions are not ours, that everything is Allah’s. We gain an understanding of our place in the world, and we prevent feelings of greed or possessiveness. This regular and obligatory act of charity keeps us open, honest, and connected to one another. Zakat is not just a great gift to others and a duty in Islam, it is also a gift to self.
Education has the power to transform lives.
Scholars agree unanimously that spending in the way of education, by paying for a child’s education or by building schools is one of the best forms of Sadaqah Jariya.
Giving Zakat to TCF
By giving to TCF, you support the idea that every child has the right to a quality education regardless of religion, class, background or ethnicity.
Your Zakah and Sadaqah donations today will make a difference in the lives of children who are deprived of the opportunity of a quality education. The impact of this unique gift will be felt for generations as these children become productive members of their families and change-makers in our society.
We need your help to continue the work we do. This year we need to find the funds to support the education of 204,000 children across our 1,441 school units. Give this precious gift on behalf of a loved one and reap the rewards for giving a deserving child an education. Please help us to help them by donating your Zakah today.
Earn valuable Sadaqah Jariayah by setting up a direct debit now in yours or someone else’s name who may have passed away. Give this precious gift to a loved one on their behalf.
Reap the rewards for giving someone an education. Your zakah will go towards the approximately 80% zakah-eligible students.
How TCF spend Zakah
TCF is very strict about how Zakah funds are utilised. The fatwa on Zakah is that it must be spent within a year of it being donated on Zakah-eligible causes.
To determine Zakah eligibility, parents/guardians are required to fill out a scholarship form once the student enrols at our school. This form indicates their financial status which helps us decide on the degree of scholarship that can be offered.
The family signs a ‘wakalah’ giving permission to TCF to act as a Wakeel to collect Zakah on the family’s behalf and utilise it for the children’s education.
Zakah received is deposited in a specific Zakah bank account to keep it separate from other funds. Your Zakah is then utilised for meeting the direct and indirect expenditures incurred on the deserving students for that year. Our Shariah Advisor reviews this process every quarter and re-certifies it to be Shariah compliant through a fatwa on an annual basis. To read the latest fatwa, please click here
All school operational expenses are eligible for Zakah. Your Zakah will go towards the approximately 80% Zakah-eligible students at TCF.