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. Making a Zakat donation is one of the most important actions you can take to make a real impact for vulnerable and impoverished communities.

Choosing a trustworthy organization recipient for your Zakat is a critical choice. Embrace Relief stands ready to receive your Zakat donation and maximize your impact. We have a 15-year track record of making the world a better place, and we conduct our programs with a high level of transparency and accountability.

  • 8 million people supported through Embrace Relief’s humanitarian programs since 2008
  • 40+ countries where we work, spanning five continents
  • 100% charity ratings from accreditors such as Charity Navigator and Great Nonprofits
  • Named an “Accredited Charity” by the Better Business Bureau

We pledge that every dollar of your Zakat donation will be used to provide life-saving critical support to people in need around the globe. Your gift will enable Embrace Relief to fund programs, including:

Clean Water

Building water wells in Africa

Hunger Relief

Delivering food packages to families in need around the world

Cure Cataracts

Providing free cataract surgeries to suffering people in Mali

Raise the children

Supporting a safe, stable environment for orphaned children

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.

Embrace Relief has truly been a beacon of support, enhancing both my educational journey and overall well-being. Thank you for making a meaningful difference in my life.

Davina Maharani, ninth-grade student, Syifa Orphanage, Indonesia

I’ve never experienced so much care like this. This is the first time. I can only say thank you for what you have done for me. May God assist you and make your organization prosper. May God give you a long life so you may help more people like me.

Dramane Karambe, 64, cataract surgery patient

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

Ramadan 2024 Hunger Relief

Thanks to the support of donors like you, Embrace Relief provided more than 68,000 people in 19 countries with nourishing food packages during the month of Ramadan, nearly doubling our impact from this time in 2023.

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Clean Water

Since the beginning of 2023, Embrace Relief donors have funded the construction or reconstruction of more than 180 new or reconstructed water wells, providing life-saving clean water to more than 200,000 people.

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Raise The Children

Your generosity allows Embrace Relief to support seven orphanages located around the world, giving more than 350 children a safe and caring environment to live, learn, and grow.

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