The Zahra Trust is recognized and given permission to collect and disburse Khums/Zakaat by the Marajah of Najaf.
The Zahra Trust Orphans and Needy Village is underway in between the 2 holy lands of Najaf and Karbala. The village is looking not to just provide housing but build a future for those who have lost everything. We are building 30 fully furnished houses to give to the most destitute families. Along with the housing, we are looking to create the infrastructure to provide them with all the resources they will need including a school, playground, skills and technical training facilities, mental health and medical services amongst other necessities.
The heart of the village is the skills and development centre that will provide training and education to children and adults. Through the power of education, self development and empowerment we will ensure growth for these vulnerable families and provide them the tools to stamp out poverty with their own determination and skills. The facility located centrally between the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala is intended to cater to the needy from both cities and give them a place to receive services and training while being a haven away from the daily difficulties.
You can sponsor a brick in the village for $200
The Zahra Trust is responsive to needs of people around the world as emergencies arise.
Recently with the urgent need of people in Myanmar, your donations helped us be able to react quickly and efficiently to send support to people displaced and without resources. While we continue to strive to give you the freedom to select projects you would like to support. Providing us the ability to move funds quickly to projects that are ready to proceed keeps us from having delays in executing necessary projects.
Some projects become more urgently seasonally:
- Feeding people in the month of Ramadhan
- Digging wells in the summer months in mountainous territories
- Water Aid in drought stricken lands
- Assisting refugees as strife begins
- Providing emergency medical care in conflict areas
Millions of people around the world struggle every day to get access to clean water.
Drinking water gives health and toilets reduce the spread of disease. Not only does it improve biological standards, it gives people dignity to have access to proper sanitation.
We all have religious obligations that need to be disbursed and for that the Zahra Foundation has created infrastructure to help along the way.
Fidya – If a person is unable to fast because of health concerns, or other legitimate reasons, they can make up the fast within one year. If they cannot make up the fast within the year, or for health reasons they cannot fast at all, then a person is obligated to pay Fidya. That means giving 750 grams of food to a poor person per day in addition to making up the fast when it is possible.
Kaffarah – A tax that is levied on a person who has intentionally missed or broken a fast of Ramadhan without a legitimate reason. There are 3 options to pay Kaffarah: fasting for 60 days, feeding 60 poor people or freeing a slave in lieu of each missed fast.
Zakaat al Fitra – At the time of sunset on Eid ul fitr night (i.e. the night preceding Eid day), whoever is adult and sane and is neither unconscious, nor poor, nor the slave of another, he should give on his own behalf as well as on behalf of all those who are his dependents, about three kilos per head of food.
- Fidya is $2 per day
- Kaffarah is $120 per day
- Zakaat al Fitra is $10 per person