Calculate and Dedicate Your Zakat
Refugee Families Need Your Zakat
100% of funds are distributed to displaced persons.
In this month of Ramadan, show your compassion and generosity by giving to those in greatest need. Your donation with UNHCR will reach refugees and internally displaced families who are most vulnerable — and bring a small measure of peace and comfort to their lives.
Amidst natural disasters, rising prices, ongoing conflicts and shrinking economies, many refugee and displaced families are forced to choose between eating or heating, paying rent or buying lifesaving medicines.
Help us provide cash assistance to refugees and internally displaced people to help them buy the essentials they need.
- $44 can help 2 individuals afford basic essentials for a month
- $110 can help a family afford basic essentials for a month
- $220 can help 2 families afford basic essentials for a month
Calculate your Zakat
We’ve made the process easier with our Zakat Calculator. Enter your assets and liabilities in our calculator to figure out your contribution. Note: because nisab values can vary every year, we have based this calculator on the values for 2023.
As the third pillar of Islam, Zakat is mandatory for adult Muslims who fall over the threshold of Nisab. Use our Zakat calculator to quickly determine how much you should give.
UNHCR’s Refugee Zakat Fund is Sharia compliant, backed by 12 fatwas from leading Muslim scholars and institutions, including the Canadian Council of Imams.
60% of today’s refugees and IDPs are from OIC countries and fall under 4 out of 8 Zakat categories: Poor (Al Foqara’), Needy (Al Masakeen), Debtors (Al Gharimin), Wayfarers (Abna’ Al Sabeel)
If you experience any issues processing your gift please contact our Donor Care team at [email protected] or 416-729-4985.