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4/1/2021

How to Calculate Zakat on Stocks and Investments

Do you have stocks and investments? Learn what wealth is Zakatable and needs to be included in your Zakat calculations.

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15/12/2020

5 Moving Hadith of Sadaqah

What does the Prophetic tradition say specifically about Sadaqah? Here are 5 moving hadith (sayings of Prophet Muhammad, on him be peace) about Sadaqah.

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11/12/2020

How Do You Calculate Zakat?

Because Zakat is paid annually, it is due an entire lunar year from the day you exceeded the Nisab threshold. But do you know how much Zakat you need to pay?

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1/12/2020

The Ways You Can Give Back this Giving Tuesday

Kindness is a gift that keeps on giving. Whether it’s helping an elderly neighbor bring their groceries home or giving a compliment to a stranger, your little actions can be immense to someone else.

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24/11/2020

What Are the Types of Zakat You Can Pay?

There are two types of Zakat that Muslims are obligated to pay: Zakat Al-Mal, or Zakat on Wealth, and Zakat Al-Fitr, the Zakat of Fast-Breaking, for the completion of the fasting month of Ramadan.

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17/11/2020

It’s Cold in the Camps

Give the gift of steady warmth this winter to a Syrian refugee family today. Protect exposed women, children, and the elderly from deathly cold and sickness.

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12/11/2020

Why Is Ṣadaqah (Voluntary Charity) Important?

Sadaqah is a voluntary charity given by Muslims. Find out why it is considered an important part of the Islamic faith.

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9/11/2020

How Many Types of Sadaqah (Voluntary Charity) Are There?

How Many Types of Sadaqah (Voluntary Charity) Are There? We Answer This Common Question.

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27/10/2020

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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26/10/2020

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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21/10/2020

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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5/10/2020

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.