An Act of Faith: Humanitarian Financing and Zakat


Event: What role can Zakat play in future humanitarian financing?

Date: 26 March 2015

Time: 12.30 – 14:00

Location: Ascham Room Bloomsbury House, 2-3 Bloomsbury Sq, London, WC1A 2RL

Hosts: Development Initiatives and Muslim Charities Forum

Event details:

What is Zakat and what is its relevance to humanitarian assistance? To what extent is it currently used to support humanitarian response? What is the potential of Zakat as a source of humanitarian financing? What are the barriers to Zakat achieving its humanitarian potential and how might these be overcome?

Join our panel event in London on 26 March 2015 to explore these questions and mark the launch of a new study from the Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) Programme, An Act of Faith: Humanitarian Financing and Zakat.

The event will be chaired by Abdurahman Sharif, Director of Muslim Charities Forum, and opening remarks will be given by Jemilah Mahmood, Chief of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) Secretariat.

Panellists include:

  • Chloe Stirk, Author of the report and GHA Programme Advisor
  • Sadia Kidwai, Policy and Research Analyst, Islamic Relief Worldwide
  • Dr Habib Ahmed, Professor of Islamic Finance, Durham University Business School
  • Dr Abdul Wahab NoorWali Trustee to the Humanitarian Forum and representative of the WAMY (World Assembly of Muslim Youth).

Please follow and contribute to discussions using Twitter #GHAZakat2015

Register to attend the event in person or watch online below. If you are not able to attend the event in person, you can view the event online and pose questions to panellists on Twitter using #GHAZakat2015