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March 26th, 2021

The Miracle of Du’â in Ramadan

In the midst of Allah’s prescription and description in Surat Al-Baqarah of the obligatory fast of Ramadan for Muslims, the verses suddenly break upon the hopeful one you’ve just read.

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March 18th, 2021

What Types of Charity are Ṣadaqah Jâriyah?

Sadaqah Jariyah is any good work that continues to bless the giver with reward even after death. Find out what good works are Sadaqah Jariyah here.

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March 11th, 2021

Why Ramadan Is So Important

Ramadan is an important month for Muslims not only physically, but spiritually as well. Learn more about the spiritual benefits of Ramadan here.

Women dance around the well in celebration. – Zakat Foundation of America photo


March 5th, 2021

Construction Stages of YOUR Water Well

Zakat Foundation of America is making a month Water Day. The international humanitarian organization based out of Illinois is rallying a nation to fund 100 water sources in one month.

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February 27th, 2021

Can Zakat be given to orphans?

Can Zakat be given to orphans? We answer this popular question.

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February 25th, 2021

Black Muslim Representation Matters

The Black community has constantly been underrepresented when it comes to getting adequate health care in the United States.

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February 23rd, 2021

Why Representation in Muslim Organizations Matters

The perception is beginning to match the reality. The truth is leading us backward. So let’s take a step back.

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February 19th, 2021

How Will You Warm Hearts This Winter

Zakat Foundation of America is ready to deliver 1 million tons of fire fuel to help keep the camps warm. Your donation can keep up to 10 families. Please, help today!

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February 19th, 2021

Why Isn’t There Zakat on Diamonds and Gems?

Muslims must pay Zakat on wealth, but did you know that some forms of wealth are Zakat-exempt? Learn more about the nuances of Zakat on diamonds and gems.

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February 15th, 2021

Who Is Exempt from Paying Zakat?

Not everyone needs to pay Zakat. Find out who doesn’t have to pay Zakat and why.

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February 5th, 2021

What Is Niṣâb in Islam?

How do you use Nisab to calculate your Zakat payment? Find out what Nisab is and how it helps you pay your Zakat.

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February 3rd, 2021

Why Black History Month is Important to All of Us

We sat down with our Executive Director, Halil Demir, to talk about Zakat Foundation's vision for amplifying Black voices, championing social justice, and raising Black children with a legacy of power and pride.