THE MEDINA PROGRAM
What is the Islamic-American Zakat Foundation?
The Foundation was founded to provide help to Muslims in America in fulfilling their obligations to purify their wealth by helping the poor and needy and others in special circumstances. Its mission is to provide assistance for food, shelter, clothing and transportation for the poor and needy and others deserving of charity under Islamic law. The Foundation assesses, collects and distributes obligatory and voluntary charity called zakat and sadaqa.
What is the MEDINA PROGRAM?
MEDINA is the volunteer program of the Islamic-American Zakat Foundation enhancing the services provided to the community with a directive towards self-sufficiency and independence. Inspired by and named after the first Muslim Community established by the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him), the MEDINA program is a family to family modality extending support and brotherhood as well as a network of assistance for the participants.
Who are the ANSARS? What is their role?
Just as the Ansars were helpers in the first Muslim Community, the MEDINA program will have Ansars to act as facilitators, models by example, confidants, partners, coaches, resource persons, and so on, so as to provide the Islamic atmosphere of mutual assistance and encouragement family to family. Specifically, the Ansar will serve as site manager, intern, resource and network specialist, assessment partner for the participants in the MEDINA program providing the necessary mechanisms facilitating their becoming independent and self-sufficient. The Ansars are those opting to give of their time, their talents and expertise to their fellow brethren, family-to-family, with a message of "We are here for you."
What can you do? Volunteer ! ! !
For more information:
Contact Brother Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad
Islamic-American Zakat Foundation
(301) 907- 0997
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Legal Name ____________________________________ Birth name or alias ___________________________
Date of Birth ____________________ Place of Birth ______________ Native Language____________
Education (check highest level of school completed)
______ graduated High school ______ graduated College ______Graduate school/above
Name Address Tel. #
Work /Volunteer Experience
Days and Hours available: _________________________________________________________________________________
Emergency Contact Person:
Name _________________________________ Phone _____________________________
Address _______________________________ Relationship _________________________
ANSAR APPLICATION / pg. 2
Provide the following information for 3 (three) persons who are not relatives
Name ___________________________________ Phone __________________________
Masjid/Org. _______________________________________ Phone _________________________
Contact person ______________________________________Position___________________
Contact person ______________________________________ Position ___________________
How did you hear of the MEDINA program? ______________________________________________________________________________________
I understand the sensitive nature of the work for the MEDINA program and do give permission for the Islamic-American Zakat Foundation to perform a check on my background that may include the following: community involvement, driving record, police record, past work/volunteer history, personal references, other persons/organizations as appropriate.
I understand that I do not have to agree to this background check, but
that refusal to do so may exclude me from consideration for particular
types of service. I understand that the information that is collected during
this background check will be limited to that which is appropriate in determining
my suitability for particular services and that such information will be
kept confidential. I also extend my permission to those individuals or
organizations contacted for the purpose of this background check to give
their full and honest evaluation of my performance and suitability for
the described types of services and any other information as they deem