Zakat Given by U.S. Muslims Approached $2b in 2021

Zakat Given by U.S. Muslims Approached $2b in 2021

Muslims in the U.S. gave $1.8 billion in zakat in 2021, according to a report from Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy published April 14. “Zakat and sadaqa are key Islamic philanthropic traditions. Zakat, the third of five pillars of Islam, is an...
Muslim Americans More Generous Than Non-Muslims

Muslim Americans More Generous Than Non-Muslims

Muslim Americans are more generous givers toward charitable causes than the average non-Muslim U.S. adult, according to a report published last month by Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Currently, Muslims comprise just over 1% of the U.S....
Pandemic Gave Mosque Unique Challenges

Pandemic Gave Mosque Unique Challenges

Preaching is difficult in an empty sanctuary. It’s even more difficult to get used to speaking to a screen and looking into a camera instead of faces. Seminary did not have a class on how to minister in a pandemic. Finding ways to connect to our faith communities...