Zakat is the third pillar of Islam. This graceful charitable giving represents the unbreakable bond between members of our community, whom Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) described to be “like the organs of the body, such that if one [organ] suffers then the others rally in response.” The Mosque Foundation has been helping thousands of Muslims to fulfill the obligations of this vital pillar of Islam, and their Zakat contributions have helped many needy families.
Below you will find brief answers to frequently asked questions about Zakat. These answers are concise, and if you want fuller explanations, then we counsel you to speak to your Imam. To calculate your Zakat, you’ll also find here our Zakat Calculator. Both the Calculator and the answers to the questions are based on respected Fiqh references, and they are reviewed and approved by Muslim scholars.