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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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Zakat Audit Report 2021

Zakat Audit Report 2021

The Swiss Zakat Foundation focuses on managing Zakat, the third pillar of Islam, which is a huge undertaking on a daily basis. That is exactly why we have our accounts audited every year by world-renowned specialists.   This is our annual Zakat audit. We believe...

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Transformative and context-dependent distribution

Transformative and context-dependent distribution

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. The Swiss Zakat Foundation aims to make it easier for the Muslim community in Switzerland to understand,...

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The Zakat multiplier effect

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. Far from being a new concept, in the first half of the 20th...

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Ramadan is to be prepared for, and so is Zakat.

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. After a year of work, the Swiss Zakat Foundation is pleased to publish its...

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The SZF takes Zakat to the next level

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. Those of us who live in...

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Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak!

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...

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