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Zakat campaign for UAE cancer patients

Friends of Cancer Patients will use zakat money paid by individuals and organisations to cover medical treatment costs of cancer patients in the UAE.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Wed 24 Jun 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:09 PM

Sharjah - Celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, Friends of Cancer Patients, FoCP, has launched the third edition of its “I Deserve A Life” zakat campaign in order to provide treatment and care for cancer patients who cannot afford it themselves.

FoCP will use zakat money paid by individuals and organisations to cover medical treatment costs of cancer patients in the UAE.

The Permanent Fatwa Committee in Sharjah has approved the campaign, which means that the zakat fund can be spent on patients’ treatment, provided they are unable to afford it themselves. Therefore, FoCP has been given the go ahead to collect zakat funds in order to support its campaigns to treat several types of cancer, including breast cancer, colon cancer, leukemia, and brain cancer, among others.

Zakat money raised will be used to cover costs of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, as well as other costs from early detection to surgical procedures, including surgeries performed abroad such as bone marrow transplants. The funds will also be used to provide patients with prosthetic limbs and other medical equipment.

Anyone may contribute to the campaign via SMS from any carrier in the UAE. Send ZAKAT to 4425 to donate Dh10. -reporters@khaleejtimes.com


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