Zakat for Students and New Muslims

Cambridge Zakat Fund (CZF)

There is no doubting the fact that Muslims need leaders, especially religious leaders who understand Islam along with the communities they live in. These scholars of tomorrow, both men and women, need to be able to play a positive role within Muslim community and change the way Muslims interact between themselves and other communities so that it brings peace and harmony to the societies we live in.

Cambridge Islamic College (CIC) has set itself an ambitious task of producing leaders who know Islam, understand the world around them and are able to lead. We offer these students a place to learn under the guidance of Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi, one of the most distinguished Islamic scholars residing in the West. These potential leaders, who are aspiring to learn their Deen and contribute towards this noble aim of serving their communities, face many challenges which often prevent them from pursuing this path. This is where YOU can help.

CIC has launched a Zakat Fund called Cambridge Zakat Fund to support the students here at the college. This is a means for you to take part in this effort by helping these students of knowledge, securing yourself a share in the rewards that will come from their contributions Insha-Allah. This is indeed an ‘investment’ none of us can afford to miss. Imagine the accumulation of good deeds by these scholars, their students and all the people they positively influence. This will be your share in the Akhira, insha-Allah.

For more information about the permissibility of giving zakat to the categories mentioned above, please see Shaykh Akram Nadwi’s article entitled “Those Eligible to Receive Zakah”, answering the question, “Who should I pay my Zakah to in the West?” at:

How to give your Zakat to CZF?

You can pay online at: or via bank transfer:
CIC – Zakat Fund
Sort Code: 77-05-02
Account No: 25765168
Bank: Lloyds Bank – University of Cambridge Branch
Reference: Zakat

For International Payments:
International Bank Account No (IBAN): GB62 LOYD 7705 0225 7651 68
Jazakumullahu Khair.
Cambridge Islamic College
UK Registered Charity No: 1163646

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