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Zakat demystified: Everything you need to know about the third pillar

Date: Friday 3 May 2019

Time: 18:45 for a 19:00 start. Ending at 20:30

Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, Marylebone, London W1H 4LP 

Speaker: Iqbal Nasim

Ramadan is around the corner. In addition to being the month of fasting, it is also the time when most Muslims pay their Zakat. But Zakat can be a confusing topic. Who needs to pay it and to whom is it paid? How is it supposed to be calculated? More broadly, what is its place among the other pillars of Islam? And in what ways, if any, are the pillars coherent and synergistic?

Our final talk before the holy month of Ramadan seeks to unravel all these questions and shed light on a subject that is all too often misunderstood. This is a great opportunity to increase your knowledge and understanding of both the theory and practice of Zakat in a modern context.

There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so come with all your questions and, God willing, leave with answers!



Iqbal Nasim, Chief Executive, National Zakat Foundation  @iqbal_nasim

Iqbal Nasim is Chief Executive of National Zakat Foundation, the UK’s only Zakat institution with an exclusively domestic focus. Prior to joining NZF in 2011, Iqbal worked for over five years in the investment banking industry as an equity research analyst in London. He holds an MA in Economics and Management from Cambridge University, where he was President of the Islamic Society, and an MSc in Voluntary Sector Management from Cass Business School.


If you have a question which you would like to put to our speaker, please submit it by email to no later than 14:00 on 3 May 2019.

Additional details

Free entrance. All welcome. Prayer space available. Street parking free from 18:30. Doors open at 18:45 and the talk begins at 19:00. If you have any questions, please contact the event organiser