And treat your sick by giving charity… [Al-Bayhaqi, 3/282]
Every Muslim knows that Allah has promised healing for those who give charity. What of the importance of giving Zakat then, which is obligatory on us all and the second pillar of Islam?
Zakat is a right of the poor. For the giver, it cleanses wealth and purifies the soul from greed and worldly attachments. In the Holy month of Ramadan, it is a vital step towards spiritual healing and drawing near to Allah.
For over two decades, we’ve born witness to the healing power of your Zakat, through the will of Allah. Without it, Shaukat Khanum Hospital would not exist. Last year we were able to provide free cancer treatment to 75% of our patients through Zakat funds. We covered all the diagnostic and therapeutic hospital fees of poor patients who could otherwise not afford treatment.Give Zakat to Heal
Your Zakat is Healing Ali Ahmed
Last year, seven year-old Ali Ahmed was diagnosed with bone cancer. His devastated parents didn’t have the means to afford the high cost of Ali’s treatment. Allah answered their prayers through the generosity of His servants who had given Zakat earlier that Ramadan.
The Zakat that our supporters donated in Ramadan 2017, helped to pay for the six chemotherapy sessions Ali underwent before his operation. It then paid for his surgery, which was very successful in treating the infected area. After an initial scare, where Ali had to spend a week in intensive care, Ali’s health has shown marked improvement. Your Zakat from last year is still paying for his care, and it will pay for the remaining two chemo sessions he is due to receive. With Allah’s will, Ali will be in the clear after his final sessions. Read Ali’s StoryGive Zakat to Heal
Help to Heal With Your Zakat
Every year, our patients at SKMCH Lahore and Peshawar depend on your ongoing support. Can you spare to donate your Zakat towards the full or partial treatment of a patient like Ali?
This table provides some 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|
|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. Find Out More about our Sponsor a Cancer Patient Appeal, and how you can sponsor the treatment of an individual patient with your Zakat or Sadaqah.Support a Patient with your Zakat
At IKCA and Shaukat Khanum Hospital, we’re transparent about all of our spending and use each form of charity differently. Here is how we spend your donations during the Holy Month.
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. 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 patients who have no chance of recovery in a country with no free national health service.Support a Patient with your Zakat Calculate your Zakat