As we approach the end of the year, you may have thought about giving back in some way. But you...
Your ZAKAT is powerful. We use it as a vehicle for social change.
Our life’s work has been to channel the spirit of zakat into a global vision for giving. Rest assured that our resources are here to help you give your zakat where it can have the most impact.
What We Do
We help Muslims, and the charitable of every conviction, take the steep road — to carry out their Zakat and charity duties easily, correctly, and with maximum humanitarian impact by delivering their aid personally, swiftly and with dignity to the direly needful of our world — the poor, the destitute, the hungry, the thirsty, the stricken, the war-ravaged, the bereaved, and the dislocated.
Kashmir Locked Down
At exactly midnight August 4, India forced the entire country of Kashmir into lockdown.
Appalling as that sounds, a far greater horror now looms over Kashmir’s 14.5 million people. And, if we speak candidly, it hovers specifically – and by design – just above the heads of Kashmir’s 10 million Muslims.
Kashmir has come under grave humanitarian assault, and its people stand now in tremendous need of your help and prayers.
We issue an emergency appeal for basic humanitarian aid – food, water, medicine, hygiene kits, and winter clothing.
Support a family for as little as $60.
A Memorial Water Well for Our Three Winners
Tucked away between huts in Shihome, Kenya, a tribute wall surrounding the water well was hand-painted with the words: “Our Three Winners Deah, Yusor, & Razan.” In a home far from their own, where people spoke a language different than their own, their story was heard.
Read our latest story about the gift of water.
Orphans & Vulnerable Children
Your orphan sponsorship delivers food, education, and healthcare; but it delivers love, too. At 153 million worldwide, the staggering rise of orphans now equals nearly half the population of the United States.
For less than $2 a day or $50 a month, you can make a difference in the life of a vulnerable child. Your one-time payment of $600 covers a year of aid to a child in need.
Stories from the Zakat Foundation
9 Myths About Muslim Charities
Fear and mistrust surround Muslim charities in American society. This is neither natural nor an accident.
In this book are stories from Zakat Foundation of America’s founding director unraveling blatant myths and fallacies about Islam – and charity – from its defining sources, showing us what’s at stake if we continue to let partisans with self-serving agendas trick us into acting on these fears.
A critical read for all who work in, donate to, or concern themselves with the giving world.
Latest News & Stories
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