The Short Answer Muslims pay Zakat as a divine obligation for devotional, spiritual, and social reasons. Zakat in Islam is...
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.
Help Provide Refugee Relief This Winter
As the winter chill is thawing around us, it is easy to forget that refugees are suffering from freezing conditions in open-air camps near or in Syria.
These displaced civilians are in dire need of basic essentials for survival. It is a matter of life and death and the most vulnerable are children.
Now, more than ever, your gifts can mean the difference between life and death.
For just $50, you can provide a winter relief package that provides, food, a blanket, and shoes. Please make a gift to our Emergency Relief Program today.
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.
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