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Did you know... that Canadian Census revealed that by ethnicity an average of 39.6% immigrants primarily Muslims fall below poverty line see article here.

Why MIZAN?

The Muslim community has been growing significantly in North America, in Canada, in particular, over the past few decades. As such the community focus has expanded well beyond meeting the initial needs of establishing mosques, Islamic schools and centres for providing various social and welfare services. The local collection of sadaqat along with zakat by mosques and other community organizations have been used to finance these initiatives and activities.

However, over time, larger and more complex challenges confront the Muslim communities here in Ontario and across Canada. A need for a central system for the collection and distribution of zakat was recognized. As a result, a group of dedicated individuals took the initiative about a decade ago to establish such an organization, namely, MIZAN, Muslims Implementing Zakat Associated Network Inc.

MIZAN - Long Term Objectives

  • Help relieve poverty and hunger within the local communities, here in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario and across Canada
  • Work with other common cause registered Canadian charities to help maintain human dignity
  • Establish and maintain a fully accountable, transparent and balanced approach to receiving and distributing charitable contributions that are strictly in keeping with the Islamic guidelines for the ordained charity(zakat)
  • Provide a service in keeping with the sole mandate to manage zakat effectively within Canada
  • Operate under applicable jurisdictional laws, rules and regulations while applying sound accounting practices and efficient operations