not let a single penny go to waste
through overheads, glossy promotions and
unnecessary payment of officials.
We know the importance of Ramadan but the pillar of
Zakat comes before the fasting of Ramadan. So if someone
is excited about Ramadan but not excited about Zakah,
then he or she has not understood Islam properly.
We collect and distribute Zakah with zero overheads. No
one is paid to oversee Zakah related work.
Your donations reach deserving people, down to the last
penny, and spent only on the eight categories mentioned
in the noble Qur'an.
We are the first in the UK to focus on those who deserve
Zakat in the UK since years ago, strictly according to
As pioneers we now have experience of a long and continuing
history of social engagement in da'wah (30 years), richly
involved in British civic society, and thus have a growing
base of needy people who turn to us and trust us. Our
grassroots engagement and personal vetting of clients
is second to none.
We are recognised for our non-partisanship, honesty and
Giving Zakat to us is safe, legal and avoids all suspicions.
Vetted by the Charity Commission, scrutinised by the authorities,
and verified by independent firm of auditors, we can assure
you total peace of mind when you fulfil this pillar of
Islam through us.
must answer to Allah if we are irresponsible in fulfilling
our individual duties in Islam and ignore the need of Muslims
at home who have a right from our wealth as determined by
the Almighty. Isn't NOW always the best time to check our
faith and conscience?
four Schools of Thought agree that Zakat
should NOT be generally distributed elsewhere if deserving
candidates are found within the country where
it is collected. Doing so is MAKRUH according to the four
are for the poor, and the needy, and those employed to administer
the (funds); for those whose hearts need to be reconciled;
for those in bondage, and in debt; in the cause of Allah;
and for the wayfarer: (thus is it) ordained by Allah, and
Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom. [Surah at-Tawbah(9):
the deserving candidates comes from the poor, the needy, workers
in Zakat administration, people whose hearts need to be reconciled
(mu'allafat quloobuhum), captives, debtors, in the cause of
Allah, and the wayfarers.
consider every application we receive and personally check
claimants or find deserving people in society. We particularly
Reverts facing difficulties after accepting Islam often
coming into the Deen with huge financial debts
Muslim asylum seekers and refugees facing a harsh life
of severe restrictions of work and varying measures of
Muslims who are at the point of eviction or repossession
Breadwinners who have lost their means of income
Mothers who are in crushing debts
Struggling single parent families
People with end to end difficulties of homelessness
Economic hardships of Muslim foreign students
People whose hearts need to be reconciled who are almost
completely overlooked by all major relief and aid organizations
in the UK
all the refugees and asylum seekers the majority is Muslims
and they can be up to 80% of such people in areas of the UK.
make cheques payable to "JIMAS"
and mark clearly as ZAKAH.
postal address is: JIMAS, PO Box 24, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8ED,
JIMAS your Charity Organisation of Choice to carry out
the obligatory duty of Zakat collection and distribution
in the UK on your behalf. Help us to consolidate and progress
this work that is already being done for the sake of Allah
and bring greater justice to this aspect of our life as
a collective responsibility.
is high time we fulfilled the responsibility of Zakah
in the UK according to the priorities and goals of the
the shame of neglecting deserving people in the UK now!
Take this necessary step to restore balance with respect
to Zakat collection and distribution at home and abroad,
and help in getting it right for Muslims in the UK.
JIMAS for materials and help spread awareness.
Encourage everyone whom you can reach through email,
Facebook, Twitter, etc., and of course, by word of mouth.
Pass this message on to your family and friends and
help JIMAS establish this pillar of Islam for you.
pioneered and has been spearheading the work of collecting
and distribution of Zakat in the UK for a number of years.
By the grace of Allah we are breaking new grounds through
co-operation with local government bodies, charities and
independent yet personal liaison. Our work extends to
the society at large through classes, exhibitions, seminars
in state schools, town halls, museums, churches and discussion
forums on various faith based or political platforms.
We attend to all this without turning a blind eye to the
needs of various Muslim organisations providing vital
supporting services, whether a help line or a hostel to
Muslims, and provide assistance to them in turn.