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Zakat Foundation of America

Zakat Foundation of America Reaches Over 40 Countries During Ramadan

Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) mobilized an international humanitarian food aid campaign for the month of Ramadan, uplifting the spirits of people in need across five continents. Continue Reading...

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News Stories

Bringing the Spirit of Ramadan to Syria

The Zakat Foundation of America team delivered much-needed food aid in the troubled country during the month of Ramadan.

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Chicago Catholic and Muslim Leaders Share Ramadan Iftar

The two faith groups shared the breaking of fast meal together in annual tradition over an important discussion about Islamophobia.

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Interaction Tours ZF Facilities in Turkey

Interaction, an alliance organization in Washington, D.C. of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), visited the ZF relief sites for Syrian refugees in Turkey.

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Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky Meets with ZF and Rohingya Leaders

U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky discussed resources and programs that could benefit the growing Rohingya community in Chicago.

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Michigan City Humanitarians Raise Funds for Syrian Refugees

An interfaith gathering united to raise funds to provide relief to refugees in Turkey and Syria.

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Zakat Foundation Organizes Transportation to Muhammad Ali’s Funeral

ZF organized transportation for dozens of Chicago community members to attend the funeral of the legendary Muhammad Ali.

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ZF Fasting for Humanity Event Feeds Chicago Homeless

Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) and Franciscan Outreach hosted the “Fasting for Humanity” dinner and block party, an event dedicated to raising awareness about hunger and homelessness in Chicago.

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ZF Chicago Block Party Celebrates Youth Achievement

The ZF block party offered the South Shore neighborhood of a day of community building and peace.

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ZF in the News

Ramadan is the Strongest Antidote for Islamophobia – Al Jazeera

”The Islamic Holy Month may have Muslim origins, but its message is universal.”

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Muslims, Catholics Break Bread, Build Bridges – Chicago Tribune

"Unity and common purpose bring religious leaders together."

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Chicago-Area Catholics, Muslims Come Together to Stop Islamophobia – FOX32 Chicago

"Religious Leaders Break Bread in Annual Tradition."

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Zakat Foundation Launches Worldwide Aid Program – Business Ghana

Conducting Ramadan food distributions, reconstructing homes in Gaza, and providing drought relief in the Horn of Africa are amongst the many humanitarian efforts Zakat Foundation is carrying out this year.

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Muslims Receive Ramadan Food from Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) – News Ghana

As a part of its Ramadan 2016 humanitarian efforts, ZF has donated food items to 500 Muslim families in Kumasi.

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Videos

Ramadan 2016: A Message from Uganda

Brother Anas of Malaba, Uganda prays for ZF and its donors for providing Ramadan food aid to his community.

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Ramadan 2016: Serving Rohingya Refugees in India

There were many smiles in India as Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) delivered food aid to the Rohingya refugee community.

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Gaza is still waiting.

Zakat Foundation of America is partnering with the United Nations to rebuild homes in Gaza this year.

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Rebuild Gaza, Home by Home

The Mustghfar Family of Gaza is one of many who has suffered a loss of home and livelihood after the 2014 attack. Through Zakat Foundation of America, you can help this family and others like them to rebuild their homes for a chance at an improved life.

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Empowering Syria’s “Lost Generation”

Zakat Foundation of America provides education to over 5,000 Syrian children inside Syria and Turkey.

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Supporting Orphans for a Brighter Future

Zakat Foundation of America sponsors over 1,000 orphans around the world.

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Building the Future of Palestine

Zakat Foundation of America nurtures Palestinian orphans with food, shelter, and education in an effort to build their successful future.

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Blogs

The Concept of Zakat

The concept of ownership is pivotal in understanding Zakat, which is the giving of one’s wealth to someone else.

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The Gratitude of a Rohingya Refugee Mother

Anwara Begum, a Rohingya refugee mother, spends her days begging in the streets to find food for her daughters and herself. In Ramadan 2016, her family became one of the many beneficiaries of the ZF food aid program.

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It Is Our Duty to Give

ZF staff member reflects on his experiences serving those in need.

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