The Zakat and Relief committee reports to the MCA Treasurer and is chartered to facilitate the distribution of Zakat and Sadaqa monies in accordance with the principles of Sharia and in compliance with the Federal and State guidelines and laws. The actual collection process is the responsibility of the MCA Finance office, which works closely with the Zakat and Relief Committee in providing documentation stats and collection efforts of the funds.
All Zakat and needy family applications are directly forwarded to the Zakat Committee. The Zakat Committee takes great care in ensuring total confidentiality so that the dignity of our Muslim brothers and sisters is maintained. The Zakat committee assesses the needs of the applicant and issues recommendations based on its guidelines to the MCA finance office.
All individuals applying for Zakat or Sadaqa are required to complete and submit a Zakah Application. To obtain one, please click on the link below:
Similarly, all organizations applying for MCA charity funding are required to complete all of the following sets of forms:
MCA Funding Application for Organizations
Official IRS letter indicating 501(c)(3) eligibility of the organization (MCA does not fund any organization that is not an IRS approved 501(c)(3) organization)
Copy of the organization’s annual report
It is important to note that the Zakat committee does not involve itself with providing fiqhi opinion on the calculation of Zakat due to ambiguities of modern day financial instruments and shades of religious opinions. Members of the community are encouraged to obtain fiqhi opinion on these subjects from religious scholars that they feel comfortable with.