Support a Patient with Your Zakat

Our hospitals care for thousands of patients who rely on your Zakat. Last year we were able to provide free cancer treatment to 75% of our patients through Zakat funds.

For 25 years, we’ve turned your Zakat into free medical care for thousands of desperate patients at Shaukat Khanum Hospital. Without it, the poor, who come to us for healing, couldn’t even afford the cost of a diagnosis, let alone treatment and other hospital fees. 

Support a patient with your Zakat

Ghadeer Farooq is one of the many children who battled cancer at Shaukat Khanum Hospital, and won. With the will of Allah, her life was saved through the efforts of our hospital staff, the prayers of her family and your Zakat.

Your Zakat allowed us to give Ghadeer’s parents hope and consolation in the knowledge that their child was receiving the best treatment available, without the burden of its unaffordable cost. Read More

Why pay Zakat to a cancer hospital?

It was only through the Zakat of Muslim donors worldwide, that Imran Khan was able to realise his dream of free cancer care for Pakistan’s poorest, two decades ago. Back then, the now Prime Minister of Pakistan was a cricket celebrity with dreams of helping his country.

When I first started raising funds for the hospital in 1989, experts and critics were of the opinion that providing free treatment in a cancer hospital was not feasible in any part of the world. But in an Islamic country this does not hold true. Through the Islamic concept of Zakat, [we’ve shown how] indigent cancer patients can be supported.’ – Prime Minister Imran Khan

Imran Khan had faith in the sincerity with which Muslim Pakistanis held fast to the obligation of Zakat. And the people of Pakistan, and Muslims all over the world, put their trust and confidence in him, while giving their Zakat. Now, 25 years later, and by the will of Allah, we’ve changed the face of cancer care in Pakistan.

It’s only with your Zakat that we are able to continue this work every year. Without it, we’d be forced to turn away thousands of patients who have no chance of recovery in a country without a free national health service.

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Your Zakat Saves Lives

Every year, our patients at SKMCH Lahore and Peshawar depend on your ongoing support. Can you pay Zakat towards the full or partial treatment of a patient like Ghadeer?

This table provides an idea of the approximate cost of treatment for different types of cancer. Without your Zakat, poor patients in Pakistan simply couldn’t afford cancer care.

 Type of Cancer Approximate Cost of Treatment
 Germ Cell Tumour £3,440
 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma £4,033
 Lung Cancer £4,660
 Multiple Myeloma £5,340
 Ovarian Cancer £5,410
 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma £8,000
 Chronic Myeloid Leukemia  £10,000
 Acute Lymphobiastic Leukemia £10,270
 Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia £13,328


In Pakistan, many cancer patients are too poor to meet their basic daily needs, let alone the high cost of cancer treatment.  This is why we set up our Sponsor a Cancer Patient Appeal, which allows donors to support the treatment of an individual patient.

Support a Patient with your Zakat


Pay Zakat with Confidence

We know the importance of giving Zakat correctly and care about transparency. For 25 years, we’ve borne the trust and confidence of donors seeking transparency while performing the obligation of Zakat.

Find Out More about how we use your Zakat, and use our Zakat Calculator to help you work out your annual Zakat contribution.

Not sure if you need to pay Zakat? Confused about what this years Nisab value is? Have questions about who can receive Zakat? Our Zakat Guide will answer all your questions about Zakat and Nisab, and you calculate your annual Zakat obligation correctly.

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