guidestarIslamic-American Zakat Foundation    (Last update 1-8-2015)

As-salaamu `alaikum!


               Combined Federal Campaign Code: 17934   Maryland Charity Campaign Code: 7216    United Way Code: 8834 in the National Capital Area
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Zakat Foundation
To donate click here.

Use our updated Zakatalculation Form
to calculate your Zakat obligation.

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from your donor advised fund? 
Just click here!

best charityThe Islamic-American Zakat Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt
religious and charitable organization.  Our mission is to provide
assistance for food, shelter, clothing and transportation  for the poor
and needy, orphans, wayfarers, and other persons and needs deserving of charity under Islamic law  by assessing, collecting and distributing obligatory and voluntary charity called zakat and sadaqa.

Our primary objective is to serve poor and needy Muslims in the United
States, eligible non-Muslims are also helped and some aid is sent abroad
in major man-made or natural disasters like the war refugees in Syria.

NOTICE: This organization provides NO scholarships, tuition money, nor any other payments to schools or universities, or to foreign organizations, nor will we send any money directly abroad.


Office Hours are now Tues., Wed., & Thurs.
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Sat. 9:30 .m. - 1 p.m.
4641 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 30
Bethesda, MD (near Bethesda METRO)
Send donations, applications, and correspondence to:
Islamic-American Zakat Foundation
4323 Rosedale Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Telephone: 301-907-0997
To send e-mail, click here.
Thank yous!
"[T]hanks and appreciation for the time and assistance given to my family in trying times." -- <name withheld>
"[G]ratitude for all you have done. May Allah SWT bless you all for your hard work anbd dedication." -- <name withheld>
"Thank you so much for all your help and the fast turnaround. I really appreciate it " -- <name withheld>
"Thanks for helping our family in a time of need." -- <name withheld>
"Brothers Imad and Yusef I thank you. May your efforts to help me and others number the sands of Aluge (a place recorded to be very sandy); and may Allah continue to give fisal strength to the foundation. You all are in my du`aas." -- <name withheld>
"I would like to say I appreciate everything that you did with assisting my family at our time of need. I really dont know what I would have done without your kind words of wisdom it really meant a lot to me." -- <name withheld>
"I received your generous assistance today and I just wanted to say JAZAK ALLAH KHAIRIN...ameen to you all...Your assistance by ALLAH's leave has truly aided in securing the residence of me and my daughters... Think no charity too small we are instructed for even a smile is a sadaqah.... I so appreciate all of your warm smiles I deeply feel accompanied this check...Bro. Yusef I cannot fully express how much your encouraging words and guidance have shined brightness in my daily striving toward self sufficiency...may ALLAH be pleased...ameen." -- <name withheld>
"I wanted to thank you so much for all your assistance. I so appreciate the help, the referrals, the budget counseling. It's fantastic to know that there are still good people in the world who pay it forward. I hope to pay it forward as well one day." -- <name withheld>

more thank yous
Click here for an application for assistance (pdf).
Click here to access our Zakat Calculation Form in PDF format.

Click here to donate.
Click here to read a report on our participation in the U.N. Conference on the status of women.
Click here or on the Guidestar logo at the top of the page for detailed financial information about our organization.
Click here for a copy of our most recent annual report, including the audited financial statements.
Click here for RFPs to contract for Operation of  the Islamic-American Zakat Foundation or Administration of Operations.
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Note: Our application form is now available in Adobe PDF format.  If you do not have an Adobe Acrobat Reader you may download one for free.  Just click here .