Pay Your Zakat Here with Embrace Relief
Giving Zakat is the third pillar of Islam, and represents an obligation we all share to help those less fortunate and purify our wealth.
By making your Zakat donation to Embrace Relief, you can help provide critical necessities for vulnerable and impoverished communities around the world, including food, clean water, orphan care, and health care.
Use the calculator to the right to determine your Zakat obligation, then use the form above to make your donation, You can trust your donation with Embrace Relief, which has a 15-year track record of helping millions of needy people in more than 60 countries.
Click on these frequently asked questions about Zakat to learn more:
Zakat is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is a mandatory act of charity or almsgiving for all Muslim adults of sound mind who have the means to afford it. Zakat is not merely an act of charity: it represents the obligation for all Muslims to show solidarity with their fellow man, and to share our blessings and resources with the poorest and most disadvantaged among us.
Adult Muslims of sound mind, who possess wealth or assets above a certain threshold (Nisab) for a full lunar year, are required to pay Zakat. This includes individuals who have savings, gold, silver, investments, business inventory, or any other form of wealth exceeding the Nisab.
Nisab is the minimum threshold of wealth or assets one must possess for a full lunar year before being obligated to pay Zakat. Adults owning cash, income, assets, or livestock exceeding the cash value of 85 grams of gold during a full lunar year are required to pay Zakat.
If your personal wealth has exceeded the Nisab threshold during the entire past lunar year – according to December 2023 conversion rates, the Nisab threshold is approximately $5,500 – you are obligated to give 2.5% of your wealth to those less fortunate. You can use the Zakat calculator on this page to determine how much your obligation is.
Zakat is primarily intended to support specific categories of people in need, as mentioned in the Quran (Surah At-Tawbah 9:60). Recipients include the poor, needy, those in debt, wayfarers (travelers in need), and people and organizations who collect, manage and distribute Zakat funds.
Yes. As a humanitarian nonprofit working closely with poor communities around the world, Embrace Relief is an ideal outlet for your Zakat. Embrace Relief is an accredited, trusted, and four-star-rated charity organization that has been operating since 2008, and our life-saving programs have helped more than 7 million people across eight humanitarian programs. On the form above, you may select a specific program for your Zakat donation.
Your Zakat donation will support one of Embrace Relief’s many programs which lift up impoverished communities in dozens of countries. In the donation box above, you may select any of Embrace Relief’s causes – including hunger relief, clean water, orphan care, disaster relief, and more – and direct your Zakat to the program of your choice.
Alternatively, you may select “Where Most Needed” and empower Embrace Relief to put your donation to use for one or more of our most urgent causes.
Embrace Relief guarantees that every dollar of your Zakat donation will go directly to the cause you have selected.
Yes, provided your full Zakat obligation is paid prior to the first day of Eid. Paying the full amount at once is easy: simply use our calculator and donate button on this page. However, if you would like to pay your Zakat donation in installments, you can set up a monthly recurring payment by clicking this link. Simply click the 'Monthly' button on that page, and then divide your full obligation by the number of months remaining before Eid. Note: this donation will recur automatically until you cancel.
Calculate Your ZAKAT
Calculate your Zakat obligation with our Zakat Calculator. Then, make a donation in that amount to Embrace Relief's humanitarian causes to support the poorest, most vulnerable members of our communities.
You cannot describe it, when you see a little girl and boy in the morning coming to the bakery, and they are so happy. So many children go to school without breakfast. They get their bread, most children go to school without breakfast. But now they can get their bread in the morning and focus on their studies.
–Akram Al-Khaishani, Embrace Relief partner in Yemen
The broken well you just reconstructed has been there for eight years. With this well our life will be easier, Our children have time for education, even cooking becomes easy.
–Gambo Idriss, village chief of Chedide 2, Chad, site of an Embrace Relief water well.
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