About the Swiss Foundation for Zakat

The Swiss Foundation for Zakat (SZF) believes in a society where Muslims unite their efforts through Zakat to bring harmony and prosperity to all. Our mission is to establish and develop the third pillar of Islam. The SZF helps Muslims to calculate, collect and distribute their Zakat in order to have a positive impact on Swiss society.
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Our Dream

The gap in society is widening. Many people are struggling to make ends meet and find themselves in a spiral of poverty and other social problems. According to the FSO (2021), more than 735,000 people are struggling to make ends meet and are more likely to be in debt. This is a problem for all of us in Switzerland. But together we can change this!
Guided by our faith and values, we unleash the great potential of the community by bringing Zakat to life. We are taking our future into our own hands and creating a more caring society. By joining forces, we bring harmony and prosperity to all. Here in our country.

Our Mission

Our mission is to establish and develop the third pillar of Islam. The SZF helps Muslims to calculate, collect and distribute their Zakat in order to have a positive impact in our Swiss society.
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Our Strategy

We aim to be the most dynamic and inspiring philanthropic institution in Switzerland. By aiming for the highest quality standards, we inspire and motivate others to join us. We cooperate intensively with various social institutions and coordinate our work with existing structures as much as possible. In this way, we not only join forces, but also achieve a real multiplier effect.

Our Activities

Swiss Zakat Foundation Openness

Openness

We are transparent in what we stand for, how we work and what we achieve within our company. We have an inclusive attitude towards others. We welcome constructive feedback and new ideas. And we facilitate the participation of our community and the open culture necessary to do so.
Swiss Zakat Foundation Excellence

Excellence

We are a continuous learning organization. We are a results-oriented organization and work with others to achieve the best results for our company. We maintain a high level of personal and organizational integrity and quality.
Swiss Zakat Foundation Dignity

Dignity

Protecting human dignity is at the heart of everything we do. We want people to flourish and use their talents. This is linked to our positive vision of humanity and how to interact. This is reflected in the support we offer.
Swiss Zakat Foundation Compassion

Compassion

We are compassionate. We listen carefully, feel the needs of our community and act as one body. We are there for each other.
Swiss Zakat Foundation Faithful

Faithful

We keep our promises. We keep our promise to our Creator (vertically) and to creation (horizontally). Our community can count on us.

Read our impact stories

How Zakat and ESG investments have much to gain from each other

How Zakat and ESG investments have much to gain from each other

Zakat, the annual obligation of Muslims to give away 2.5% of their wealth to charitable causes, has been a key pillar of Islamic finance since its inception. It is also one of the most misunderstood components of Islamic finance. The reality is that it is not merely a...

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“The situation was extremely difficult for me”

“The situation was extremely difficult for me”

Maryama* fled her home country for Switzerland. Once there, she was abandoned by her husband and was left to fend for herself. From that moment on, alone in a mountainous region and without fully grasping the language, Maryama started to face several problems. She was...

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