Serving the Almighty…

Serving the Almighty Serving the Human Being

Center for Zakat Management (CZM) is the initiative for institutionalizing Zakat management system upon the faith based approaches aiming to alleviate poverty and upgrade standard of living of the impoverished communities. On 21st March in 1993, The first phase of the initiative launched with the generous support of the Rahimafrooz Bangladesh Ltd., one of the leading conglomerates of Bangladesh. Under the name Zakat Forum (ZF), the initiative started collecting Zakat from a small group of zakat payers and disbursing following the divine guidance in an organized system.

After 12 years of gathering experience, in 2005 Zakat Forum took up an initiative in managing Zakat fund through targeting hundreds of impoverished families, residing in Manikgonj near capital city Dhaka. The underlying idea of this project was to completely change the lives of those households with Zakat in all aspects such as education, health, livelihood etc. The pilot project made huge success in terms of changing the lives of the impoverished communities as 3% of the zakat receivers turned into zakat payers only in three years.

The successes propel towards new windows of zakat management in more organized and professional ways to bring significant changes in the backward and hard-up communities. The ZF started discussion on the prospects and potentials of Zakat with zakat experts, scholars, professionals, social enterprises and consultants of home and abroad.

The entire process turned into successful establishment of the Center for Zakat Management (CZM) on September 14, 2008 with the registration at the Joint Stock Companies & Firms under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 as an institutionalized platform aiming to enhance collection, disbursement and effective utilization of Zakat fund.