Embrace Relief is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization which collaborates with volunteers to deliver humanitarian aid and disaster relief to vulnerable communities around the world.

Our teams offer relief in the form of:

  • Financial
  • Emotional
  • Physical

in order to meet the needs of people ravaged by disaster and other misfortune. The foundation collects and distributes supplies to families, individuals and institutions.

When you or your organization partner with Embrace Relief, you join our mission of alleviating suffering and promoting human development throughout the world. With our diverse array of humanitarian programs and ability to reach every corner of the globe, we can ensure your support will reach people in need.

Delivering research-based, sustainable solutions to achieve immediate and lasting improvements in situations of humanitarian emergency and improving the quality of life of individuals and communities enduring chronic hardships.

Driven by a strong belief in the power of comprehensive development, Embrace Relief is committed to creating a lasting impact in the lives of individuals locally and globally. We implement research-based programs to achieve measurable, sustainable improvements in the lives of those in need. By constantly using research and closely engaging with those we serve, our innovative approach ensures we deliver the most beneficial services.

Zakat 2024

Donate Your Zakat

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.

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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.




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Zakat Guide

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.

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.

What is Sadaqah

Sadaqah is the act of voluntarily giving charity to others, without expecting a return. Though it is distinct from zakat (charitable giving which is mandatory for all Muslims), sadaqah can make an equally important contribution to the health and well-being of our communities.

Sadaqah can be given through good deeds and good words. But you can also donate your sadaqah to Embrace Relief's International Hunger Relief program, providing critical food packages to people living with hunger around the world. Use the donation box above to make a true impact on the lives of people in need today.

What is Fidya

If you do not fast during a day of Ramadan, Islamic practice requires you to make those days up following the end of Ramadan. If you are physically unable to fast during or immediately following Ramadan because of a health condition, old age, or another acceptable reason, you may instead pay compensation known as fidya.

If you must pay a fidya, Embrace Relief can accept your donation and ensure it goes to feed those in need as part of our International Hunger Relief program. A donation of $5 for each day of fasting missed will give families around the world the food they need to survive and thrive. Use the donation box above to make a real impact on the lives of people in need.

What is Kaffarah

If you miss a day of fasting during Ramadan without an acceptable reason – such as old age or a health condition – you owe compensation under Islamic teachings. This compensatory payment is called kaffarah, and is equal to the amount of money it would take to feed 60 people. Typically, this calculation means that if you owe kaffarah, you should donate $300 for each day of fasting during Ramadan that you have missed.

If you must pay a kaffarah, Embrace Relief will accept your donation and ensure that it is spent on nutritious food packages for families in need throughout the world. Our International Hunger Relief program will reach tens of thousands of people in nearly two dozen countries. Use the donation box above to give your kaffarah and make a real impact on peoples’ lives today.

Learn More About Our Causes

Clean Water

More than 850 water wells built or reconstructed in Africa, transforming nearly 1 million lives.

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Hunger Relief

Food packages and hot meals for approximately 200,000 people on five continents in 2023.

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More than 40,000 cataract surgeries, and over 600,000 health screenings provided at no charge for impoverished communities in Mali.

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Raise the Children

Nearly 400 children at seven orphanages currently supported with housing, food, water, education and health insurance.

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See Your Generosity in Action

Qurbani 2023 Campaign

Embrace Relief provided more than 120,000 people in 19 countries with nutritious food packages during Qurbani.

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Yemen Bread Distribution

Embrace Relief has supported a bread distribution in conflict-stricken Yemen since the beginning of 2022, providing more than 700,000 loaves of bread, free of charge, to families in need.

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Turkey/Syria Earthquake Relief

Embrace Relief delivered food, water, and short- and long-term housing to more than 250,000 victims of the February 2023 earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

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