Transform spirituality into action through your zakat to MPAC


Do you have a desire of diffusing the hostility against Islam and replacing it with a better understanding among decision makers in government, media, think tanks, academia and the entertainment industry? Are you seeking a means of establishing justice, emanating mercy and guarding the freedom and dignity of all?

Your contributions to MPAC will not only fulfill these aspirations but also go towards fulfilling your zakat obligation. Your donations to MPAC are zakat eligible, tax deductible, morally invaluable and spiritually incalculable. 

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How is MPAC eligible for zakat?

The Quran says...

"The offering given for the sake of God are [meant] only for:

  1. the poor and the needy 
  2. those who are in charge thereof, and
  3. those whose hearts are to be won over, and
  4. for freeing of people from bondage, and
  5. [for] those over burdened by debt, and
  6. for [every struggle] in God’s cause, and
  7. for the wayfarers;

[This is] an ordinance from God, and God is all knowing, wise.”
-- Surah At-Taubah 9:60

Our work is applicable in four of the above zakat categories:

Category 3: "Those whose hearts are to be won over"

  • In February, we partnered with actor/activist George Takei, Care2 and 320,000 Americans who signed a pledge to stand in defense of American Muslims, declaring that #NeverAgain will we allow “national security” to justify inequality in our laws, or for hate to change our values. 
  • We work to build bridges and win the hearts and minds of influencers and decision makers to convey an authentic understanding of Islam.
  • We work in the entertainment industry and news media to get better stories told about Islam and Muslims.

Category 4: "For freeing of people from bondage"
We advocate for human rights and religious freedom.

  • MPAC worked with Senator Kamala Harris and Emgage to draft and pass a Senate bill to counter hate crimes against Muslims, Jews, and other minorities and to hold all perpetrators accountable.
  • We filed legal briefs to overturn the two Muslim Bans, protecting the Islamic and constitutional rights of travel, free speech, and freedom of religion for all.

Category 6: "For [every struggle] in God’s cause"

  • We are partnering with the Department of Justice to create a coalition against hate crimes as part of our strategy to engage government officials to get your voices heard.
  • MPAC stands up to Islamophobes who seek to tarnish Islam and marginalize Muslims.
  • We are in the fight against discrimination in all its ugly forms, be it against a religion, immigrants or refugees.

Category 7: "For the wayfarers"

The seventh category contemporarily refers to the problems of the homeless and refugees, at home and abroad. MPAC has consistently lobbied for an end to homelessness, and the right of return of all refugees.

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Options for Donating

  • In-Kind Donations: gifts or services
  • Designated Donations: designated towards specific projects or departments of the organization
  • In-Memoriam Donations: in memory of a deceased individual
  • In-Honor Donations: in honor of a specific individual
  • Living Will Bequests: specified as part of a will or living trust

About MPAC Foundation

Our mission is to engage in the research and development of issues related to human rights, democracy and pluralism; to educate all Americans regarding the teachings of Islam; and to serve the Muslim American community and promote the Islamic values of mercy, justice, peace, human dignity, freedom and equality for all.

Donations to MPAC Foundation are 100% tax deductible and zakat eligible. Donations can be made by check, credit card, or securities and may be pledged for billing by December 31st. Automatic withdrawal schedules can also be established. As a matter of policy, we do not accept any funding from foreign governments or individuals. The political and financial independence of the Foundation relies on your financial support to sustain its activities, represent the sentiments and interests of Muslim Americans and sustain the future of Islam in America.

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