Zakat, unlike any other Sadaqah, is an obligatory form of worship. Like Salah it has conditions which must be met, responsibilities which must be discharged and crucially – to have the correct intention of undertaking this great act of worship.

At GLMCC we provide a Zakat service that will enable Muslims to fulfil this obligation. We encourage Muslims to give locally to aid locally as per prophetic tradition. GLMCC has been holding a Zakat service since 2011. The majority of this money has been given to local people in the UK.

GLMCC is committed to becoming a fully-fledged Zakat provider and distributor, in accordance with the Quran and Sunnah, in Birmingham, and the UK at large.

Applying for Zakat

The eligibility criteria for the recipients of Zakat are stipulated in the Quran by Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala) Himself. Thus, emphasising to us the importance of giving and receiving Zakat.
“Sadaqah (i.e. Zakat) are for the poor, and the needy, and those employed to administer [the funds], and those whose hearts have been reconciled [to the truth], and for those in bondage, and those in debt, and in the cause of Allah, and for the wayfarer; [thus is it] ordained by Allah, and Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.”
(Surah Al-Taubah 9:60.)

If you are facing hardship and think that you might be entitled to Zakat, please complete the GLMCC Zakat Application Form ZA01.

You may wish to discuss your entitlement to zakah with a member of our team. If so, please email: or call: 0121 713 0080.

Read our Zakat FAQs here

Shaykh Abu Usaamah

Shaykh Abu Usamah was born in New Jersey in 1964. He embraced Islam in 1986 and went on to study in the Islamic University of Madinah for eight years where he graduated from the College of Da’wah and Usool-ad-Din.

 Shaykh Abu Usamah has been very active in da’wah since the day he embraced Islam. He has been the Imam of various mosques in the United States and in the United Kingdom.
 Shaykh Abu Usamah’s zeal and eagerness in conveying the true message of Islam has led him to many parts of the world, delivering lectures and seminars, as well as translating for many scholars and du’aat from the Arab world.
Abu Usamah has been blessed in studying with some of the greatest scholars of our time and is currently the Imam of a masjid in Leeds, UK.