The Tri-State Imams Council

The Tri-State Imams Council is a non-for-profit organisation, established in the state of New Jersey in 2011. It aims to benefit from the expertise of Muslim scholars and develop their skills and qualifications for jurisprudence in the Muslim community of the Tri-State area (New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut). It counts one hundred imams from the area as members. In April 2022, the Council issued a fatwa allowing UNHCR’s Refugee Zakat Fund, as a reliable and trustworthy organisation, to collect

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Umm Ibrahim, an Iraqi IDP, is forced to reduce her meals during Ramadan

Umm Ibrahim, an Iraqi IDP, lost her husband, and two of her sons were kidnapped by an extremist group. The loss of breadwinners in her family prompted her to take difficult measures as to the amount and type of food that she and her children eat, especially during Ramadan. During Ramadan this year, Umm Ibrahim struggles to secure a livelihood for her family. She says: “One day I cook and another I don’t. During the whole of Ramadan, I only

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Remember Aisha and her family during Ramadan and Eid 

The month of Ramadan always brings good times for millions around the world, as families and loved ones gather, charity and solidarity with those in need grow, and everyone, old and young, awaits Eid. This was the case for Aisha since her childhood and after her marriage. However, about two years ago, Eid brought her and her children news that changed their lives.  This displaced Yemeni mother tells us her story and shares her sorrows with us. She remembers that

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International Islamic Fiqh Academy, Al Azhar Islamic Research Academy, and Islamic Fiqh Council renew confidence in UNHCR’s Refugee Zakat Fund

In a meeting held at the headquarters of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, UNHCR and IIFA agreed to set-up an annual joint mechanism to verify compliance of the Refugee Zakat Fund with Zakat conditions. The meeting was also attended by several reputable jurisprudential bodies, including Secretary Generals of the Muslim World League’s Islamic Fiqh Council, Al Azhar Islamic Research Academy, and the Tabah Foundation for Research and Consultancy. All attendees confirmed IIFA’s coordination role in

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In Ramadan, Every Gift Counts in Making an Impact in the Lives of Refugees

Let’s join hands to help displaced families secure food Today, refugee and internally displaced families are going through difficult conditions. This has forced such families to make desperate decisions in prioritizing monthly expenses, including medicine and healthcare, which often means they have to procure less meals for themselves and loved ones. UNHCR is working tirelessly to implement cash assistance programmes targeting most vulnerable refugee and internally displaced families, including families of widows and orphans, to help them secure immediate needs

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A Click Away From Changing Millions Of Lives This Ramadan

With open hearts, glowing lanterns and delicious feasts, Muslims all around the world welcome Ramadan every year. The holy month, during which the Qur’an was revealed in, is dedicated for fasting, worshiping and charitable giving. One form of charitable giving is Zakat, which is also one of the five pillars of Islam. The act of giving Zakat not only purifies the contributor’s heart from selfishness and greed, but it also helps the poor and uplifts the entire community. What is

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100% of Your Zakat Donations Go to Eligible Refugee Families

This Ramadan, dedicate your Zakat with Confidence. The Refugee Zakat Fund delivers 100% of your Zakat donations to refugee families who are eligible for Zakat. Today, thousands of displaced families are threatened with hunger and eviction. More than ever, they depend on your support to feed their children. Share the blessings of the holy month with a family who lost everything. This Ramadan #EverySecondCounts Dedicate your Zakat to refugees now

Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department

Dr. Ahmed Al Haddad has served as the Grand Mufti of Dubai since 2011. He holds a PhD in Shari’a from Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, KSA. He serves as the head of Dubai’s fatwa department at IACAD and is mainly responsible for the regulation, edicts, and issuing all decisions concerning Islamic law and order in the emirate. In addition to this, he is a member to multiple Fatwa and Sharia Boards, a member of AAOIFI in Bahrain and wrote

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Fiqh Majlis of Canada | Canada

The Fiqh Majlis of Canada is an independent non-profit organization working with Muslim Scholars of Fiqh to act as a reference for all Halal issues (food & beyond) on behalf of the Halal consumers. The Majlis’ goal is to work with all Muslims who are concerned about Halal & Haram matters, with our areas of focus including: Accreditation, Research and Training. Their endorsements include the Canadian Council of Imams, Ontario Muslim Chamber of Commerce and the Muslim Council of Peel.

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