guidestarIslamic-American Zakat Foundation    (Last update 2-22-2014)


                                          Combined Federal Campaign Code: 17934   
Maryland Charity Campaign Code: 7216                                                          
                              United Way Code: 8834 in the National Capital Area
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Dr. Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad receives
an award from the city of Gaithersburg
in honor of the community service rendered by organizations such as
the Islamic-American Zakat Foundation

To donate click here.

Use our updated Zakat Calculation Form to calculate your Zakat obligation .

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!
"We got the check Thank you so much. Inshallah soon, we can help people as before we did. We wish Allah protected you and everyone who gave zakat." -- <name withheld>
"Thanks for understanding and helping at a difficult time." -- <name withheld>
"Thank you so much for your recent generosity in my time of great need. God's abundance to you and yours! -- Name withheld>
"Thank you so much for your help on the rent ... and the gift for the Aid Feter. We hope [our] family [will] get to the position [that we] can help your organization in [the] future. We wish you happiness throughout your life. God bless you." -- <name withheld>
"I really want to say thank you for the gift of $600 [to] help prevent my eviction.... I can't express how I am really thankful and appreciate it. Thank you, thank you, thank you." -- <name withheld>
"Thank you. You made a difference. Your kindness will always be appreciated." -- <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>
"Thank you very much for the wonderful help towards my rent during the time of my financial difficulties. This helped makes a big difference in my life. I really appreciated everything that you have done for me me the Almighty God bless you all. I am praying that when the Almighty God blesses me with a job, I will one day fulfill my Zakat obligations and give Sadaqa to the Islamic American Zakat Foundation." -- <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 .