Stories

February 26th, 2024

Zakat Foundation of America Spearheads Summit for Peace and Prosperity with Leading Experts from UNESCO and The Gambia Academy

Mr. Halil Demir, Executive Director and Founder of the Zakat Foundation of America, traveled to Gambia for the February 2024 Summit for Peace and Prosperity in the Sahel and Across Africa.

February 21st, 2024

What Does the Quran Verse About Fasting in Ramadan Mean?

What Does the Quran Verse About Fasting in Ramadan Mean? We answer this popular question.

February 6th, 2024

How is Zakat al-Fitr Used?

One particular form of charity, zakat al-fitr, has a special significance with regards to Ramadan and one’s local Muslim community.

February 2nd, 2024

5 Hadith About Ramadan

As Muslims around the world eagerly prepare for Ramadan 2024, we often forget to stop and remember what makes this month so special for our community.

January 16th, 2024

3 Quran Verses About Ramadan

With Ramadan 2024 expected to arrive in less than 2 months in March 2024, Muslims around the world are looking to prepare for the physical, mental and spiritual demands of an immensely blessed month.

January 15th, 2024

Our New Community Center in Long Island, New York

Zakat Foundation of America (ZFA) proudly unveiled its new Long Island, NY community center. The grand opening reflected the collective efforts and commitment to making a positive impact.

January 10th, 2024

In Photos: 1 Million Meals for Gaza

It will take time to learn the true death toll in Gaza, Palestine, but the impact is immediately clear. Palestinians in Gaza are starving. Here’s what that support has looked like so far.

December 18th, 2023

How Can We Prepare for Ramadan 2024?

Ramadan 2024 is right around the corner. Here are some tips to help you prepare for Ramadan 2024.

December 13th, 2023

Who Can Receive Zakat?

Not everyone who needs financial help is zakat eligible. This is one key point of difference between zakat and sadaqah.

December 5th, 2023

Our Afghanistan Earthquake Relief Efforts

Western Afghanistan was rocked by a series of earthquakes and aftershocks, devastating a population. See our field photos from Afghanistan.

November 15th, 2023

Our Continued Work in Palestine

At a time when all aid is critical, the most immediate survival needs must be met if there’s any hope of providing long-term aid. Join the Caravan of Hope in bringing 1 million meals to Palestinians in Gaza.

November 13th, 2023

Our Relief Work in the Holy Land

Since the beginning of the crisis in Gaza, we’ve worked with our field reps in Palestine as well as key partners to ensure that displaced families and individuals receive the food, water and medical aid they need.