Imagine the pursuit of a brighter future in Australia, where dreams of education and a better life are the driving force behind your family’s journey.

Aashir’s story began just like that, with aspirations of earning a diploma, ensuring his family’s well-being, and tirelessly working two jobs to make ends meet.

Life was simple and free from financial worries until an unexpected twist altered their path: Aashir’s young child was diagnosed with cancer.

In an instant, their world completely changed. As non-Australian citizens, they found themselves confronted with towering medical bills, leaving them with no option but to dig deep into their pockets to cover their child’s essential treatments. These mounting expenses added to the weight of rent, groceries, and other daily necessities.

Not knowing where to turn, a compassionate public servant referred Aashir to NZF. Following a thorough Zakat assessment, NZF stepped in to provide the vital assistance that Aashir and his family desperately needed.

Thanks to the generosity of the community, the Zakat funds were directed toward covering outstanding medical costs, ensuring rent was paid, and providing essential provisions.

With this immense financial burden lifted from their shoulders, Aashir and his family could redirect their focus toward their child’s well-being and recovery. The kindness and support of the community had brightened the journey toward their healing and hope.

But the story doesn’t end here.

Annually, NZF collaborates with Dreem Fitness to host the ‘Fitness for Cancer’ Challenge every October, utilising the Launchgood platform for fundraising.

The objective is to raise funds for the ‘Caring Connections’ Program, a program designed to assist and support Muslims facing illness, those caring for sick family members, and families grieving the loss of a loved one.

The ultimate goal is to help them rediscover themselves, strengthen bonds with their loved ones, and enhance their quality of life with the unwavering support of the Muslim community.

For more information on how you can join this noble cause or contribute, please visit: or on our social media pages @nzfaus.

Together, we can transform dreams into reality and provide support to those who need it most.

* Name has been changed to protect the identity of the client.