This Ramadan, Give Responsibly.

Your Zakat. Our Responsibility.

For us, it's simple math. Every dollar you give in Zakat will go directly to zakat-eligible programs. So why wait?

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100% of your Zakat goes to programs 100% of the time.

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This Ramadan, you can help support an orphan for only $30 per month.

Orphans deserve the best in life. With your support, we can make sure that more orphans are able to live better, happier lives.

Calculate Your Zakat

Your assets:

Balance in bank accounts.
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Value of cash at home.
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Resale value of shares.
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Value of gold & silver you own.
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Business assets (merchandise, etc.).
$
Value of investment property.
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Your liabilities:

Value of the debt you owe.
$
Employee salaries you owe.
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Bills and payments due this year.
$

Nisab Rates for Today

Nisab rates for today.

$296.00

How much you owe in zakat.

$0

This is what 100% Zakat does.

Simple math. Exponential rewards.

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Our team has put together a Zakat guidebook to help you with all your Zakat questions.

Have questions about our Campaign?

Below you'll find some FAQs about our campaign. If you have any more questions, please feel free to chat with our team.

What is Zakat?
Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam, and also an act of worship. It literally means 'to purify'. By donating a small part of one's assets to those in need, a Muslim purifies his/her wealth and makes the wealth gained pleasing to Allah.
What is the meaning and purpose of Zakat?
Zakat is not only a means to purify one’s wealth but it is also a spiritual purification which serves as a means to draw an individual closer to God. As one of the scholars said, “the soul of one who gives zakat is blessed and so is his wealth”. It is quite clear from the above narration that in addition to being a moral obligation, Zakat is also a spiritual one which is why millions of Muslims every year give Zakat to the poor.

'In their wealth there is a known share for the beggars and the destitute.’ (70:24-25)
Who pays Zakat?
All Muslim adults who are sane of mind and possess the nisab (i.e. the minimum amount of wealth held for a year) should pay Zakat.
What is the nisab and how is it calculated?
The nisab is determined by the current value of gold or silver. While we encourage everyone to use the silver nisab value because it is the safest opinion and increases charity for those in need, it is ultimately up to the Zakat giver to determine which value they prefer to use. Our nisab values are updated daily making our calculator one of the safest ways to calculate your Zakat online.
How much is Zakat?
Your Zakat is calculated based off the net assets you have at the end of a one-year period. To calculate how much Zakat you owe, please use the calculator form found above.
How does Penny Appeal USA use Zakat funds?
Penny Appeal USA uses Zakat funds to help poor communities both in the USA and in isolated and remote corners of the world. We assist them when emergencies and natural disasters befall them through providing water, food and shelter. We also use Zakat funds for development projects such as providing communities with a source of income and providing them the skills and tools needed to get back on their feet.