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The Power of Prayer

It’s been a famous prayer on the lips of the oppressed since the 17th century. Recently, Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) and Sirat Chicago came together for the Prayer of the Oppressed, an event that united many communities together for a communal recitation of the beloved supplication in response to the city’s escalating gun violence. Continue reading...

Video: Prayer of the Oppressed

Watch the video from the Prayer of the Oppressed event held at the First Unitarian Church of Chicago in Hyde Park.

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Young Muslim Humanitarians

Over a billion people in the world do not have access to clean water. This inspired a group of young Muslims from Rockford, Illinois to work with ZF and raise $15k in a single night! Find out how you can leave behind a positive change in the world like these young humanitarians.

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Rising to the Challenge Together

At a time when health clinics are shutting down across Illinois due to the budget crisis, Muslim organizations are coming together to create spaces for the advocacy of mental health and emotional well-being. Read how ZF and Khalil Center are stepping up to the challenge.

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Holding on to the Rope of Faith

No one knew the medical reason behind Aliyatu’s physical disability. After coming across ZF representatives in Ghana, she was granted a wheelchair that has given her life new meaning. ZF changes lives every day, and this is Aliyatu’s story.

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Celebrating Black History Month

Black culture has always been an influence in Islam in America. ZF celebrated Black History Month at the Zakat Foundation Chicago Community Center (ZFCCC) with a night of art, culture, and delicious soul food, marking a new chapter in ZF’s work in serving Chicago’s neglected neighborhoods.

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ZF in the News

DNAinfo Chicago: “Muslims and Unitarians come together on Valentine’s Day to remember the city’s victims of gun violence.” Continue reading...

ZF in the News

Hyde Park Herald: “Muslim community members protest gun violence in Hyde Park.” Continue reading...

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