Zakat

Giving Zakat

The Islamic Center of Tucson collects and distributes Zakat to the local Muslim community in the Tucson area. Your Zakat helps cover urgent and critical financial needs facing many underprivileged brothers, sisters and their families. In 2019, ICT distributed over $30,000 to Muslim families across the Tucson area. We hope to be able to provide more Zakat and help underprivileged brothers, sisters and their families get back on their feet with your generosity.

Apply for Zakah

You can apply for Zakah by filling out our Zakah Request Form online or downloading the form and emailing it to [email protected] or submit in person at our Main Office.

Our Zakah Policy

  • Our Zakah only covers the following:
    • Past Due Rental Bills
    • Past Due Utility Bills
    • Urgent Medical Prescriptions
    • Food & Clothing
    • Local Travel Expenses
  • We only allow for recipients to apply and receive zakah every 6 months
  • Additional Documentation is required to attach to your application:
    • Government Issued Identification (Driver’s License or Passport)
    • Past Due Rental Bill
    • Past Due Utility Bill
    • Eviction Letter
    • Medical Prescription
    • Proof of Employment
    • W-2 Form
    • Latest Bank Statement

What is Zakah? 

“Alms are for the poor and the needy, and those employed to administer the funds for those whose hearts have been recently reconciled to the truth; for those in bondage and in debt; in the cause of Allah; and for the wayfarer. Thus is it ordained by Allah, and Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.”

(Surah 9: Verse 60, The Holy Qur’an)

Zakah is an obligatory payment on every Muslim made annually under Islamic law. Zakah’s primary purpose is to help support charitable and religious purposes. Your zakah donations help meet the demands for zakah from underprivileged brothers, sisters and their families. At the Islamic Center of Tucson we do not discriminate against anyone based on gender, age, maturity or sanity.

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