What is Zakaah?
What is Nisab?
Who is obligated to pay Zakah?
Who can my Zakah be given to?
Our Zakaah Program
There are many Muslims in our community that receive Zakaah through Masjid As-Siddiq’s Zakaah Program. The Masjid also supports organizations in the USA and abroad with Zakaah aid to help our Ummah as a whole. In the last year, our Zakah program has paid out over $86,000 with the vast majority of our distribution going to aid our local community.
Growing Need in Our Community
There are currently 30 individuals in our community receiving Zakah, but that was not always the case. Our Zakaah applications and recipients have increased in the last few years. In addition, recent human and natural disasters around the globe have placed added demand as we seek to help those of our brothers and sisters in need. While we try to help as many Muslims as possible, priority is given to those in our community; those that attend the Masjid or live within close proximity to the Masjid.
Over the last year individuals in our Zakah program have received monthly Zakah assistance and Sadaqa Fitr support at the time of Eid-ul-Fitr. This has aided all of them to pay their rent, purchase food, and secure much need medicine. We would like to provide even more assistance. However, our donations have not increased at the same rate as the growth in the number of recipients.