25 Years of Healing through Zakat

For 25 years Imran Khan Cancer Appeal has turned your Zakat into a life-line of healing for Pakistan’s poorest. Since 1995 we’ve borne the trust and confidence of donors seeking transparency while performing the obligation of Zakat. By the will of Allah, we have administered Zakat long enough to bear witness to its healing power. Through it, we’ve changed the face of cancer care in Pakistan.

And treat your sick by giving charity…[Hadith -Al-Bayhaqi, 3/282]

Without your trust and Zakat, Shaukat Khanum Hospital would not exist. The Zakat you paid last year allowed us to provide free cancer treatment for 75% of our patients throughout 2019. We covered all the diagnostic and therapeutic hospital fees of poor patients who could not afford treatment. Your Zakat will also play a vital role in helping us to respond to the virus pandemic which threatens to engulf Pakistan.

Let your Zakat heal the sick and reap its purifying benefits for the sake of Allah.

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Zakat in a Nutshell

As 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. It is a vital step towards spiritual healing and drawing one near to Allah. Learn about the Facts of Zakat and Calculate your Zakat with our complete Zakat Guide and Calculator.

Your Zakat last year allowed us to register 10,096 new cancer patients at Shaukat Khanum Hospital

It helped us perform 17,424 surgeries

73,283 radiotherapy treatments occurred because of your Zakat

Zakat also provided 50,797 chemotherapy treatments

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It was only through the Zakat of Muslim donors 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, together with 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.

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Support our hospitals with your Sadaqah

For 25 years we’ve been investing Sadaqah Jariyah into healthcare projects with ongoing benefits for our patients, and ongoing rewards for our donors.

Your Sadaqah and Sadaqah Jariyah allows us to purchase life saving hospital equipment that we cannot buy with Zakat funds. This is why we need your Sadaqah just as much as we need your Zakat.

At Imran Khan Cancer Appeal, the Zakat you give has to be utilised exclusively for providing direct care to poor patients. For every other expense, we need your Sadaqah.

Find out more about how we spend your Sadaqah and Sadaqah Jariyah and why we rely on it just as much as your Zakat.

Sadaqah Jariyah, meaning ongoing charity, is charity that benefits others even after the giver has passed away. For 25 years we’ve been investing your Sadaqah Jariyah to provide healthcare for our patients, which also converts into ongoing rewards for our donors. Find out how you can turn your Sadaqah into Sadaqah Jariyah at no extra cost!

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