Stories

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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.

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What Is Sadaqah Jariyah, Charity Ever-flowing?

What Is Sadaqah Jariyah, Charity Ever-flowing? We Answer This Common Question.

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Why Muslims Should Support Mental Health Initiatives

The need for mental health services within the Muslim community is more significant than ever. Learn what we are doing for mental health.

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How the Beirut Blast Pushes Lebanon Over the Humanitarian Brink

How the Beirut Blast Pushes Lebanon Over the Humanitarian Brink? We outline the humanitarian crises Lebanon now faces.

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From the Field: A Qurbani Story

Sheerin Banu heard about our Udhiyah (Qurbani) program through her neighbor. She became one of our beneficiaries. She shares her story.