Inspired by the values of our faith, we at Taleem Foundation strive towards social inclusion. We support those within our communities who are vulnerable due to economic, social, or medical reasons.
We balance our focus between ensuring social, religious, and gender equality with providing practical and effective support. Taleem Foundation also engages through dialogue with community members from all faiths and walks of life.
We provide support on an equal basis regardless of faith, gender, or race. We work strongly with our youth to ensure that they have access to education, training, and personal development programs.
As a family of interests, our three organizations, Taleem Institute, Taleem Youth Forum, and Taleem Foundation all work together to achieve common goals. We are engaged in spreading peace and ensuring equality to all those within our sphere of influence.
The Taleem Foundation promotes and represents the following values
Mutual Respect: Recognizing and respecting others irrespective of creed, race, and ethnicity.
Equality: Accepting the right of all to equal treatment.
Respect: We seek to affirm the dignity, potential, and contribution of participants, donors, partners, staff, and volunteers.
Integrity: We strive to provide clarity and transparency to our members.
Partnerships: We work together effectively to serve the larger community;
Quality: We consistently challenge ourselves to improve on past performances as an organisation and ensure that best practices are followed.
Diversity: Taleem Foundation works to ensure equal opportunity to everyone, irrespective of race, age, gender, class, ethnicity, disability, location, and religion.
Accountability: We are accountable at all levels for the effectiveness of our actions and open in our judgments and communications with others.
Humility: We reserve humility in our actions and behaviour, recognising that Taleem Foundation is part of a wider alliance against poverty.
Education: At the Heart of our Work for Over 5 Years
Education is a key that unlocks countless opportunities. It is a way out of poverty, a driving force for social change, and an important aspect of personal development and welfare. This is why it is at the heart of the work we do.
Taleem Foundation runs educational projects around the world. We have built up a global network of schools, each catering to the specific needs of the area they are serving.
This ranges from modest classrooms serving isolated communities that would otherwise not have access to schooling, to campuses serving large groups of poor and disadvantaged children.
As well as establishing our own schools, we run a varied range of educational programmes in a number of different areas. This gives those who may have missed out on educational opportunities or those who have specific educational needs, the support they require to progress in life.
Whether it is providing vocational training for young adults in Bangladesh or supporting specialised learning for deaf children in Bosnia, our work in education is all about providing opportunities that empower people to build a better future for themselves.
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Education: At the Heart of our Work for Over 5 Years
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Just like prayer (salah) and fasting, Zakat is a pillar of Islam.
Zakat is therefore an obligatory act of worship intended to purify our wealth and to take care of the needy.
Zakat is obligatory upon those who fulfill the necessary conditions. There are FIVE conditions concerning the PERSON and SIX conditions concerning WEALTH. Conditions Regarding the Person:
Islam – Zakat is obligatory upon Muslims only, as it is an act of Worship (Ibadah).
Adulthood – Zakat is obligatory upon Muslim Adults.
Sanity – There is no Zakat on the wealth of an insane person.
Freedom – There is no Zakat on slaves, as ownership of wealth is a condition for Zakat.
Debt-free – Zakat is not obligatory on someone who owes a debt to a person, however, if the wealth exceeds the debt, he pays Zakat on the excess if that excess amounts to the Nisab (minimum amount).
Conditions Regarding the Wealth:
Ownership – Zakat is only compulsory on what is being owned by a person, so there is no Zakat on endowments or any public related funds, properties, like Mosques, Schools, Hospitals, etc
Useable – Ability to use, if someone owns wealth but is unable to benefit from it, then there is no Zakat on that wealth (eg lost properties or debts denied by the borrower). Note: There is no Zakat on women’s dowries until they acquire full possession.
Growth – Zakat is only obligatory on the wealth which has real growth, like agricultural products, or are made or kept for growth, like the wealth invested in business or grazing animals, or naturally, they are considered a growing wealth like gold, silver, or any form of money. (al-Kasani, Badai’ al-sana’i).
Excess wealth – Excess over basic needs, in order for Zakat to be obligatory, it is a condition that the wealth is in excess of basic needs, so there is no Zakat on dwellings, shelter, clothing, household furniture, food, utensils, and cars (and nowadays computers and other necessary technological devices), even if these things are in excess of one’s needs, as long as they are not for trade.
The passing of a year (Hawlan Al-Hawl) – It is a condition in some types of wealth that a lunar year has elapsed on its ownership. The Prophet (saw) said: There is no Zakat on wealth until a (lunar) year has passed on it (Daraqutni). 6. Nisab (minimum amount) – Zakat only becomes compulsory if one owns nisab (the minimum amount which makes Zakat obligatory).
Recipients of Zakat: Allah (swt) says:
Zakat is for the poor, destitute and helpless, and those who are employed to administer the (funds); for those whose hearts have been (recently) reconciled to the Truth, for the freeing of a slave, the one in debt, those fighting in the cause of Allah; and for the wayfarer: this is ordained by Allah, and Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom. (9:60) The recipients of Zakat are eight:
The destitute and helpless
Those employed to administer the fund
Those recently reconciled to the truth
The freeing of a slave
The one in debt
Those fighting in the way of Allah
At any day of the year (eg 21st Ramadan) add up the value of your gold, silver, savings, cash, shares, etc – these are your total assets. Minus from this any money you owe and any bills immediately due – these are your liabilities. If the balance is more than the nisab value, then you have to pay Zakat of 2.5% on the whole amount.
Current Nisab Value (as of April 2020)
Silver Nisab (612.36g): £233.31 and $277.00
Gold Nisab (87.48g): £3749.39 and $4,478.00