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Zakat; "that which purifies", is a form of alms-giving treated in Islam as a religious obligation or tax, which, by Quranic ranking, is next after prayer in importance.  As one of the Five Pillars of Islam, zakat is a religious obligation for all Muslims who meet the necessary criteria of wealth.  It is a mandatory charitable contribution.  Zakat is based on income and the value of one's possessions.  It is customarily 2.5% of a Muslim's total savings and wealth. 

The Ahmad Foundation provides four options for Zakat donations.  They are as follows:

  1. Sponsor an Orphan Memorizing the Quran - Donations for this can be one time, or recurring at $35/month.  This helps to cover the costs of providing the child with shelter, healthcare, food, and education.                                                                           

  2. Sponsor an Orphan - Donations for this can be one time, or recurring at $30/month.  This helps to provide the child with shelter and food.                                                                                                                                                                        

  3. Feed Orphans - This donation provides food for orphans across the Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.                               

  4. Build a Solar Panel Water and Power Center - This is to provide running electricity and water for up to 1,500 people and 1,000 livestock in Pakistan.  The total cost of one power center is $1,000.  Your donation can be dedicated to an individual while having payments broken down monthly.  Please contact for any questions.

To make your Zakat contribution, please click the "Donate" button below and be sure to select which program you would like your contribution to go towards.  Thank you for your donation and may you be blessed.

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