logo  Islamic-American Zakat Foundation    (Last update 6-18-2020)

As-salaamu `alaikum!

   Under phase one guideline for reopening during the COVID crisis, OUR OFFICE WILL BE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, FOR ONE VISITOR AT A TIME. MASKS MANDATORY. HOWEVER, OUR STAFF CONTINUES TO WORK FROM HOME. APPLICANTS, DONORS, AND ALL OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES ARE URGES TO INTERACT WITH US BY TELEPHONE (301-907-0997), MAIL, ZOOM, OR EMAIL 
TO PRINT OUT YOUR OWN APPLICATION FORM, CLICK HERE, AND MAIL IT IN WITH A PICTURE ID AND A COPY OF ANY BILLS AFTER FILLING IT OUT COMPLETELY, INCLUDING  THE SIGNATURES AND CONTACT INFORMATION OF TWO UNRELATED REFERENCES.

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  Combined Federal Campaign Code: 17934   Maryland Charity Campaign Code: 52-1492341  Combined Virginia Campaign Code 050704
United Way Code: 8834 in the National Capital Area (others check with your company or WRITE US IN)

The Islamic-American Zakat Foundation is seeking a web development intern or an experienced web developer and an on-call deputy case manager. If you are interested in any of these positions, click here.


To donate click here.
 

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


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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. This objective is
implemented through our "Medina Program" project in which a case manager works with individual clients to formulate a plan by which they may achieve self-sufficiency. We provide financial assistance for rent, utilities, transportation, medicine, etc., along with counseling and referrals.

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.

DURING PHASE ONE OF REOPENING FROM THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY OUR OFFICE IS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, ONE VISITOR AT A TIME, MASKS MANDATORY. 
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT CALL 301-907-0997 OR EMAIL US AT  [email protected]

The office is available for appointments
from 10:30 - 3:30 T,W,Th and from 9:30 - 1 p.m. Sat.


Mail 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]he $70 [in fitra money] was a golden gift this year due to the Covid crisis.... I wish to thank you vert much for supporting me and my family. This year the $70 made me able to buy chicken and fish, which we did not have during Ramadan. Tank you sincerely." -- <name withheld>


"I am emailing to let you and the foundation know what a tremendous blessing the grant has afforded me and my child. The generous grant did indeed prevent us from possible eviction and I just wanted to offer this email to the foundation to say many thanks and continued success. As soon as I get back on my feet, I will indeed be very happy to aide and assist the foundation with a monetary contribution.
" -- <name withheld>

"We appreciate your kindness and good cooperation." -- <name withheld>

"I want to thank you, Dr, Ahmad, and Sister Frances, for all your help and getting me and my family through this tuff times in our life.... " -- <name withheld>

"I am very grateful for your contribution towards my monthly payment. " -- <name withheld>


"Asalam my Muslim Brother, ..., I am [writing] to tell you that I got the check. Thank you so very much. May The Almighty GOD (SWT) bless you all.Ameen." -- <name withheld>


"Your dedication to my needs is a true example of the story of the good Samaritan, when we are asked to reflect on the true meaning of brotherhood. ... God['s] love is more powerful than our human foolishness. I can't thank you enough for your help and thoughtfulness at this difficult time of my life. My best regards to all the members of the Islamic-American Zakat Foundation." -- <name withheld>

"Blessed are the givers and grateful are the receivers. Thank you so much. 
-- <name withheld>

 "May God continue to bless the Islamic-American Zakat Foundation." --
<name withheld>

"Thank you for going the extra yard to help me and speak to Pepco. I'll never forget your kindness." -- <name withheld>


"I am writing this letter to express my deep thanks to the Islamic-American Zakat Foundation ... for helping me pay the past due electricity bill.... I am very grateful and always will be."--  <name withheld>


"Thank you so much for all the help, my family and I are so grateful. ... I am seeing a therapist twice a month. I have applied for full time employment with the Recreation department. I appreciate the advice and feel that my family and I will not be in this situation again." -- <name withheld>


more thank yous
Click here for an application for assistance (pdf). THE APPLICATION MUST BE RETURNED BY POST. WE DO NOT ACCEPT E-MAIL OR FAX APPLICATIONS.
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.
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