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What Are the Types of Zakat You Can Pay?

There are two types of Zakat that Muslims are obligated to pay: Zakat Al-Mal, or Zakat on Wealth, and Zakat Al-Fitr, the Zakat of Fast-Breaking, for the completion of the fasting month of Ramadan.

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It’s Cold in the Camps

Give the gift of steady warmth this winter to a Syrian refugee family today. Protect exposed women, children, and the elderly from deathly cold and sickness.

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Why Is Ṣadaqah (Voluntary Charity) Important?

Sadaqah is a voluntary charity given by Muslims. Find out why it is considered an important part of the Islamic faith.

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How Many Types of Sadaqah (Voluntary Charity) Are There?

How Many Types of Sadaqah (Voluntary Charity) Are There? We Answer This Common Question.

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Calligraphy Artist ILLM Partners with Zakat Foundation For A New Way To Give

We wanted to create an online marketplace that showcases exciting limited-edition collaborations with artists and skilled artisans with 100% of the proceeds going towards humanitarian programs.

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Can Zakat Be Given to Non-Muslims?

While the majority opinion is that Zakat cannot be given to non-Muslims, there is a well-argued and supported minority opinion based on the Hanafi ruling, upheld by other eminent scholars, that Zakat Al-Fitr can be given to the People of the Book.

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Climate Change Triggers Flood Disasters Across the World

Zakat Foundation’s aid workers stand in the forefront of flood relief. As you read this, they distribute hot meals, clothing, shelter, hygiene kits, bedding, and household supplies to the desperate in seven emergency flood zones.

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Zakat Foundation Brings Joy to Kids in Need

Zakat has pledged to close the gap in underserved communities. We are committed to serving communities that are overlooked through our social justice initiatives and our COVID-19 distributions.

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Underemployment Issue in US

Zakat Foundation knows underemployed Americans need support and help, so we are on the ground at major cities across America, giving out food aid. Won't you help?

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In An Instant, Your Life Can Change

As the world faces catastrophes due to climate change, heartbreaking accidents like the recent Beirut explosion, and conflicts, we are reminded that nothing is guaranteed in life. Your life can change in an instant.

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Will We Abandon Shattered, Starving Yemen to Rampaging COVID-19?

COVID-19 is badly affecting the people of Yemen. Three causes have converged to crush Yemen’s people and allow coronavirus to run incalculably rampant and deadly among them. Learn more and how you can help.

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Karachi Drowns in Record Rains

Zakat Foundation of America is on the ground able to immediately provide help those impacted by the Karachi torrential monsoon rains and floods.