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December 1st, 2022

Why Giving Zakat With A 100% Donation Policy Is Important

Charity is highly encouraged in the Islamic faith, and it is even one of the pillars of Islam: Zakat.

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November 28th, 2022

Why You Should Donate to Pakistan Flood Relief

Climate change is driving Pakistan's floods. What can we do to bring Pakistan flood relief?

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November 16th, 2022

Do You Know How Much Zakat to Pay?

Do You Know How Much Zakat to Pay? Make five assessments about your wealth to determine your Zakat payment

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November 15th, 2022

What Is Kaffara and Why Is Kaffara Important?

Kaffara, along with fidya, is a measure prescribed for Muslims to address these breaks in fasting and help our Ramadan worship stay pure.

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November 14th, 2022

The Zakat Foundation of America Team Visits Ghana

This is a first-hand account from our Director of Operations, Amal Hamid of her field trip to Ghana. Thank you, Amal, for sharing your experience of helping people in Ghana.

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November 14th, 2022

What Are the Types of Sadaqah Jariyah You Can Give?

We as Muslims have rights over each other, and we maintain that connection of community across the lines of socioeconomic status. This is especially true for Sadaqah Jariyah.

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November 11th, 2022

What Counts as an Islamic Donation?

What Counts as an Islamic Donation? Every possible human action that you freely give from what you rightfully have for an outcome that God loves and that you do because you want to please God is an Islamic donation.

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November 10th, 2022

The Faith and Philanthropy Summit

From Oct. 13 to 15, around 50 world-leading philanthropists from different faiths gathered in Vatican City to talk about the world's most pressing challenges.

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November 9th, 2022

How to Calculate Zakat on Cash

Yes. Cash is the easiest asset to use to grow one’s wealth (mal), and Zakat comes due on all growing and producing wealth. Zakat comes due on cash that meets three conditions.

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November 1st, 2022

Zakat Foundation of America Celebrates Pink October

Everywhere we look this month, we can see brands changing their logos and people updating their social media profiles and icons to include a pink ribbon in honor of Pink October.

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October 13th, 2022

Is Microfinance Zakat or Sadaqah?

Microfinance is neither Zakat nor sadaqah in either its modern conceptual formation or its growing (oppressive) practical form.

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October 3rd, 2022

Why Sudan Flood Emergency Relief Is Critical

The Sudan flood has caused devastation in over half of the country and the heart-wrenching situation on the ground makes emergency relief crucial.