Stories

September 10th, 2018

Mental Health Care for Gaza's Vulnerable Children

War and violence still occur worldwide,negative mental and physical health impacts on innocent civilians in Palestine, the Gaza Strip

August 29th, 2018

Udhiya Dishes Around The World

One of the key themes of any holiday is sharing a meal. On Eid al-Adha, specifically, meat is a central part of the holiday tradition. Muslims around the world distribute it to neighbors, friends, and those in need near and far as a show of gratitude and sacrifice.

August 6th, 2018

In the Footsteps of Prophet Abraham:

July 31st, 2018

Zakat Foundation of America-Sponsored University Graduates First Syrian Refugees

Zakat Foundation of America’s Zahra University for Turkey’s Syrian refugees – awarded bachelor’s degrees July 27 to its first graduating class,

June 13th, 2018

When Less is More

June 13th, 2018

Zakat Foundation Delivers Ramadan Food Baskets in Yemen

June 6th, 2018

Zakat Foundation Hosts Capitol Hill Iftar

Zakat Foundation of America’s Executive Director Halil Demir hosted a lively Capitol Hill iftar Tuesday, welcoming congressional representatives, diplomats, humanitarian partners, and special guest Ambassador Serdar Kiliçy, of the Republic of Turkey.

June 5th, 2018

Zakat Foundation Donors Feed Washington DC Poor

eaming up with Feed the Children and the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, Zakat Foundation of America today supplied 400 needful families in Washington DC

May 24th, 2018

Making Up for Missed Ramadan Fasts

All Muslims should be aware of the legal rulings (ahkam) about missing days of fasting in Ramadan. This is something most of us must manage at one time or another. There are two categories of people with valid excuses for not fasting a day of Ramadan.

May 24th, 2018

On Ritual Retreat (I‘tikaf)

I’tikaf in the Arabic language means to adhere or commit oneself to something. In the Shari‘ah, it marks a particular person taking up residence in the mosque in a specific way for a specified time. We may call this “ritual retreat.”

May 24th, 2018

The Fast of Ramadan and the Fruit of the Faster

Ramadan, whose ancient Arabic name means “to purge by fire,” comes in as the ninth month of the Islamic lunar year, known properly as the Hijri Calendar (Al-Taqwim Al-Hijri). It comprises 12 months by divine decree.

May 24th, 2018

The Night of Empowering Decree (Laylat Al-Qadr)

It is the way of God to create and then choose some of creation in preference over others. Time and place – being creations of God, Most High – are not exceptions to this. Of all the galaxies of the universe, God chose the Milky Way to host human life