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November 15th, 2021

What Does Islam Say About Orphan Care?

What does Islam say about orphan care? Orphan care is highly urged, praised, and rewarded in Islam in this life and the real life to come.

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October 27th, 2021

Can You Give Sadaqah to Non-Muslims?

Sadaqah, voluntary charity, can be freely provided to help in any form to any person, creature or creation as long as it fulfills three requirements.

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October 25th, 2021

What Is the Role of Zakat In Islam?

Creating a more equitable world starts with uplifting those who lack basic human rights and privileges. It takes social awareness and is almost always connected to the size of the wealth gap, which is constantly growing

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October 20th, 2021

Why You Should Donate To Palestine

With the intense conflict, health emergencies, and natural disasters raging around the world, we often lose sight of ongoing, entrenched struggles like those faced by the people of Palestine. Learn how you can help.

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October 15th, 2021

Can I Use Zakat to Sponsor an Orphan?

Learn about the different types of recipients of Zakat and if you can use Zakat to sponsor an orphan in need.

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October 7th, 2021

Caring for the Orphan in Islam

An orphan in Islam is a child who has lost his or her father. In Islam, the Quran mentions the orphan at least 25 times, to keep them in our minds as our responsibility, and treat them accordingly with care and kindness.

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October 6th, 2021

3 Heartbreaking Facts About the Yemen Crisis

The Yemen crisis is considered one of the worst humanitarian crises in human history. Here are 3 facts about the Yemen crisis that you should know.

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October 4th, 2021

How Do You Pay Kaffara?

Kaffara is known as a payment that Muslims give for deliberately breaking a fast without a valid reason. Find out how you can pay Kaffara online.

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September 24th, 2021

Sumaila’s Life Story: A Dedication to Education

Zakat Foundation of America’s beneficiaries come from dozens of different countries on five continents. We talked with Sumaila Awudu and he told us his story.

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September 22nd, 2021

What Is Fitrana and How Can You Give It?

Fitrana is the Urdu word for the Arabic al-fitr, which, in technical usage, refers to Zakat al-Fitr, or the special Zakat, or obligatory alms, of “Breaking the Fast” at the end of the month of Ramadan.

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September 14th, 2021

How Can Someone Do Qurbani Online?

You’ve already decided you want to give your Qurbani online. What do you need to know?

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September 8th, 2021

What Are the Economic Benefits of Zakat?

Zakat is a powerful tool to allow for a more equitable distribution of wealth. Zakat allows more people to invest, increase consumption, and allow for investment in community projects.