Stories

November 12th, 2019

Zakat Foundation Feeds Striking Chicago Teachers

Zakat Foundation of America provided dinner to a contingent of Chicago Public School teacher’s, who are on strike until 20 November when all 25,000 Chicago Teachers Union members will vote on ratifying their 5-year tentative agreement with the city.

October 30th, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, let us empower more children.

As 2019 comes to a close, let us empower more children. Consider making your end-of-year, tax-deductible, zakat-eligible, donation to help make a difference for years to come.

October 28th, 2019

A Memorial Water Well for Our Three Winners; Deah, Yusor, and Razan

Zakat Foundation built a memorial well in memory of Deah, Yusor, and Razan and that well continues to provide the villagers of Shihome, Kenya with fresh, running water and shall continue to do so for decades to come.

October 18th, 2019

Can Zakat be given to family?

Can Zakat be given to family? We answer this popular question in this post.

August 22nd, 2019

Kashmir’s Rising Humanitarian Crisis

Kashmir has come under grave humanitarian assault. Zakat Foundation has already begun working out strategies to deliver vital, lifesaving aid directly to the Kashmiri people.

July 11th, 2019

Abraham Summons a Nation

As the Final address of God to humanity — the Last Revealed Word He shall utter to us in this life — the Quran came down with an array of clear commissions.

July 11th, 2019

Best Practices in the Month of Dhul-Hijjah

Dhul-Hijjah is the Hijri calendar’s 12th and last month, one of four the Quran sets apart as sacred, with Rajab (7), Dhul-Qi’dah (11), and Muharram (1).

July 9th, 2019

Al-Adha, Qurbani and the Message of Sacrifice

the Word udhiya in the Arabic language refers to the animal that is slaughtered on the day of Eid Al-Adha. The three-letter root dad\_-\_ha\_-\_alif, from which both Adha and Udhiya are built, means “mid-morning,” the time when our sacrifice for Hajj is supposed to take place, after the Eid Prayer.

July 9th, 2019

Types of Giving that Count as Zakat

Allah alone ordained Zakat in its totality. The Prophet, on him be peace, reportedly said:Indeed, Allah, Most High, was not content for a prophet nor any other to rule regarding alms [Zakat].

June 20th, 2019

Meet Belkina

World Refugee Month. She had already gotten her master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics. Her country was rife with hyperinflation, food shortages and a lack of healthcare that plagued her people. She needed a way to put her knowledge to use. So in 2016, she fled her country, Venezuela

June 17th, 2019

Meet Marah

Her name means “fun” and, despite growing up under war and siege, Marah is a young girl who you will always see smiling. Five years ago, Marah’s village of Khoza’a on the eastern borderline of Khan Younis, Gaza, was heavily attacked. Marah and her family fled their home as they watched it being bombed and destroyed.

June 12th, 2019

Meet Muslima

It was only five days after Muslima’s arrival in Hyderabad, India, that Zakat Foundation located her. At 50 years old, Muslima has been widowed, persecuted, lost her two sons and forced to flee her homeland, Myanmar.