About Iazf

The 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.

We are open now

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 a.m. – 3:30 p.m . T,W,Th and from 9:30 a.m .- 1 p.m. Sat.


Mail donations, applications, and correspondence to:

Islamic-American Zakat Foundation
4323 Rosedale Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-907-0997

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