ISLAMIC FOUNDATION300 W. High Ridge RoadVilla Park, IL 60181, USATel: +1.630.941.8800
Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is obligatory on all Muslims (men and women) who possess wealth at least equal to 'Nisab. Nisab is the minimum amount of one's holdings on whichah must be paid. The Nisab is 2.85 ounces of gold (the approximate value of 2.85 oz. of gold is $4,500). Any believer who refuses to pay Zakah is not a Muslim. It is the most important act of lbadah after Salah. It purifies assets and creates virtue. The Holy Our'an and the Prophet's (PBUH) Ahadith warn of severe punishment to those who do not pay their Zakah. Th'e first preference among recipients of Zakah is our own relatives whose Zakatable assests are less than 'Nisab' ($4,500). Zakah can be given to brothers and sisters, and their children, but not to one's parents and children. The Islamic Foundation receives a lot of requests for financial aid from individuals, families, Islamic institutions and charitable organizations. The Islamic Foundation disburses Zakah according to Islamic regulations. You can donate online through this website. Alternatively you could either make checks payable to Islamic foundation and drop it in the donation box marked "Zakah Fund" or mail it to the Islamic Foundation address. Zakat is 2.5% of the Zakatable assets. Zakatable assets do not include items of personal use such as house for residence, car, clothes, furniture and other household items.
YOU COULD PAY YOUR ZAKAT VIA ISLAMIC FOUNDATION BY USING THE ONLINE PAYMENT FACILITY IN THIS WEBSITE AND SELECT "ZAKAT" AS THE PURPOSE.