FAQs

Hamdulay Heart Foundation (HHF) is Mumbai’s only charitable trust dedicated to serving the underprivileged cardiac patients. Dr. Hamdulay started HHF in Mumbai, in the memory of his late mother who was a firm believer in the importance of Zakat.

HHF is a registered non-profit organization; under public trust Act 1950 with Reg. No. E-27471 with a board of trustees, and dedicated volunteers who devote their time to helping economically challenged people suffering from heart ailments.

The mission - To create lasting, positive change in lives of people who suffer from cardiac (heart) illnesses, act as a catalyst in health care charity and try to connect donor passion with patient’s treatment and heart health education in India.
Dr. Zainulabedin Ismail Hamdulay is one of Mumbai’s leading cardiac surgeon, having attended over 7,000 cardiac surgeries. He is the Director of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery at Global Hospitals(Parel), Mumbai. Dr. Hamdulay, MBBS, M.S., M.Ch., D.N.B. (Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon) has trained at Sion Hospital, Mumbai and studied at universities in Manchester and Canada. He is also trained at Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK and Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK. He is also the recipient of the Thoracic Surgery Fellowship at the Armed Force Fellowship Medical Hospital in Pune.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first of a series of revelations of the Qur’an to Prophet Muhammad.  

Zakat, which means, ‘to purify’, is the obligatory donation of a proportion of wealth to the poor (2.5% of annual income) in order to cleanse a person’s income and live a good and responsible life. Many people choose Ramadan as the month in which they pay Zakat, as Ramadan is the month of blessings and the rewards for all good deeds is far greater in this blessed month. Fasting during Ramadan, and Zakat are two of the five pillars of Islam.
Through the foundation, Dr. Hamdulay and his team has helped 263 patients have bypass surgeries, angioplasties and angiographies. They have also given cardiac check-ups to 859 people. This year, they want to reach many more people and give them timely, life-saving treatment.
Yes we can connect donors to patients (beneficiaries) upon request. Should you wish to connect with a beneficiary, kindly send a mail to Afzal Khan at info@hhfoundation.com with your specific request.
The money will go to the truly needy candidates, each of whom are Mustahiq-e-Zakat and in need of urgent medical attention for their cardiac condition. These needy patients will be selected by Hamdulay Heart Foundation.
The Zakat fund will be utilised for cardiac treatment such as Bypass Surgeries, Heart Valve Replacement Surgeries, Angioplasties & Angiographies of Poor Heart Patients. Hamdulay Heart Foundation receives requests from individual patients or recommendations from past beneficiaries, members and other organisations on a continuous basis.

The first step in selecting a beneficiary of the Zakat funds is during a discussion with patients who claim to be a Mustahiq-e-Zakat. As Islam promotes trust, the person is first taken up as a potential beneficiary until further verification is conducted regarding the applicant’s financial condition. Once eligibility has been verified, the applicant must fill in an application form provided by HHF, which includes details such as photo id proof, residential proof, income certificate, latest photograph and signature of the applicant.

With this process, HHF attempts to find a worthy eligible beneficiary for your Zakat funds with a good degree of authenticity. For the rest, only Allah knows the best.
No. All the funds will be transferred directly to Hamdulay Foundation - so you can be sure that 100% of your Zakat goes to the needy. 
Please contact Afzal Khan at info@hhfoundation.com or call +91 7303216569⁠ for more details
Yes. Your INR donations to Hamdulay Heart Foundation are tax exempt. Hamdulay Heart Foundation will issue the tax receipts 30 days after the end of the campaign
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Yes! Besides our secure, SSL encrypted online payment options, Milaap also has cheque pickup and direct bank transfer through NEFT, for making donations to campaigns.

You just need to click on Donate now, fill up the details and select an Indian Currency. Under the payment options, you would see a cheque pickup option. Please click the same and schedule a pickup at your desired time. Cheque should be in favour of MILAAP.

Also, drop us a line at feedback@milaap.org after you schedule a pickup. We will make sure that your funds are reflected on the campaign.

Please note that the pickup date should be at a gap of at least one day from the date when we schedule it. For eg, if we schedule a pickup on the 15th the date should be that of 17th or after of the same month.
To make a bank transfer in IndiaBank
  • Name: Axis Bank
  • A/C Name: Milaap
  • A/C Number: 912010013060207
  • IFSC Code: UTIB0001513
  • Account Type:  Savings
  • Account Branch: Axis Bank, JP Nagar 6th Phase, Bangalore
Please send us an email at feedback@milaap.org with the amount you've transferred, transaction code and name of the campaign (HHF Zakat Fund)