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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.

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August 23rd, 2021

Building New Hope with A Reconstructed Health Clinic In Mali

Due to lack of resources, increases in medicine prices, and economic decline, it's genuinely heartbreaking to see children, women, and men suffering from the lack of essential health resources.

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August 19th, 2021

What Does the Quran Say About Zakat?

What does the Quran say about Zakat? Zakat is an important pillar of Islam, so it mentioned in the Quran often. Learn where and why Zakat is so important.

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August 17th, 2021

Eid Mubarak From Zakat Foundation of America

The pandemic is spiking world hunger to unprecedented levels, affecting the most vulnerable: women and children. Our Seasonal Islamic Giving Program is one of the many lifelines the hungry can rely on.

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August 9th, 2021

How to Choose a Muslim Baby Name

Choosing a Muslim baby name is deeply rooted in Islamic tradition and meaning. Learn more about how to choose a Muslim baby name that honors your faith and family

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July 21st, 2021

Eid Gift Ideas for Children

The best part of Eid is seeing the joy and wonder in the eyes of children. That is why so many traditions we cherish are focused on Eid gifts for children. Bring joy to a child on Eid with these easy ideas.

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July 15th, 2021

Why is Qurbani Important?

We have an obligation as Muslims to help those who are in need. We recognize that humanity is above all else. Give Qurbani today to not only gain blessings but to help feed those who are hungry.

Zakat Foundation of America representative delivering fresh qurbani meat in Syria. | Zakat Foundation of America

July 13th, 2021

Is the Qurbani Sacrifice (Udhiyah) Mandatory on Muslims?

Making the qurbani sacrifice of a designated, approved animal (also commonly called udhiyah) as an act of worship is part of Islamic tradition, but is it mandatory? Learn the answer here.

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July 12th, 2021

Dhul Hijjah: 5 Ways To Maximize Your Blessings

Dhul Hijjah, known as the Month of Pilgrimage, is considered one of the holiest months in Islam. Find out 5 easy ways to gain a multitude of blessings during the Hajj season.