SANZAF: ‘Do more to help us feed half a million poor people this Ramadan’ By Nazeer Vadia

The South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) is a faith-based, socio-welfare and educational organisation that strives to facilitate the empowerment of needy families through the efficient collection and effective distribution of Zakáh and other Sadaqah.

As one of the longest serving Zakah organisations in the country with over 35 offices around South Africa, our commitment to serving humanity is stronger than ever. None more so as we continue to recover and rebuild from the devastating effects of Covid-19. SANZAF distribution teams across the country including Ladysmith have been working tirelessly delivering much needed essentials, food hampers and Covid-19 relief to those less fortunate.

SANZAF KZN operations have been on the ground since the initial lockdown in early 2020 distributing Food and Essential hampers to needy communities in and around the province while continuing weekly food programmes to meet the increased need amongst those less fortunate.

With the Holy Month of Ramadan on our doorstep, and as we hunker down in our digital spaces, be rest assured that for us, it will be business as usual. Our over-riding aim is to make an impact where it counts in these demanding times, to do more to reach those most in need and to go above and beyond to ensure your Zakah, Fitrah and Fidyah changes lives.

The socio-economic effects of Covid-19 means more people will need relief, and the imperative is that social development must continue. This means that our goals and aims have not changed, though the modalities of Covid-19 restrictions and safety continue.

During the month of Ramadan, SANZAF aims to serve over 500 000 warm meals across the country including areas in and around Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Ladysmith while daily welfare counselling at our offices will continue. This year, SANZAF will bring Joy to 27 000 families on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr by distributing Fitrah Grocery Hampers in the last week of Ramadan.

We continue to hold educating the public on Zakah as one of our key responsibilities and functions of the organisation and will continue our various Zakah Advocacy initiatives in the month of Ramadan. Weekly Zakah Webinars, Zakah shows on local radio, Q & A sessions on our social media platforms and the SANZAF MyZakah App available on iOS and android offer the public the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge on the virtues and calculation of Zakah.

Difference

The organisation calls out to the public to “do more” this Ramadan and act to make an impact by joining us in making a difference in the lives of the needy, elderly and sick during these uncertain times. Your support will see us reach close to a million people in need this Ramadan while a portion of the Zakah collected will be utilised in Welfare, Food Programmes and Education Projects throughout the year in Western Cape.

For as we reflect this Holy Month, fortunate and thankful for the closeness of our families, for our health and the warmth of our shelter and the guarantee of a meal, we have to turn in all humility to those less fortunate than us. Apart from being a month of intense spirituality, Ramadan also has to be a month of intense humanity, so let’s do more this Ramadan.

May The Almighty bless us all and reward our efforts during the Holy Month.

For more information on our Zakah initiatives or to pay your Zakah, Fitrah, Fidyah and Lillah, visit www.sanzaf.org.zafollow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Regional Office Contact Details: Durban – 0313096786; Pietermaritzburg – 033-3979133; Ladysmith – 036 6332792

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