May 23, 2019
Dear brothers and sisters,
Dear brothers and sisters,
What does it mean to help the oppressor? It is to stop him/her from committing aggression.
Our beloved Prophet, Muhammad ﷺ, taught a great lesson when he reminded his followers to help
the oppressed and also the oppressor.
This is what advocacy is. When you and I stand up for the rights of low wage workers to demand
better wages, when together we campaign for immigration reform, when we fight to end torture –
you and I are doing what the Prophet ﷺ asked of us.
This is what you can do for justice. Stand with me and support social justice initiatives that seek to make a difference. With your generous support, ICNA is currently:
A member of the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations and ICNA’s Secretary General serves as secretary of this umbrella group
A representation of the Muslim voice in the Catholic-Muslim Mid-Atlantic Dialogue
An Executive Member of Religions for Peace – USA and participates in its Faiths for Action program
Providing assistance to the Kashmir American Council.
Working closely with American Muslims for Palestine
A member of:
There is much more to be done, the struggle for social justice continues. Generously donate in this blessed month of limitless reward, and let your donation become a means of establishing a just
society for you, me, and our children.
- National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms
- National Religious
Campaign against Torture
- National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
- Interfaith Workers Justice
- Faith Advocates for Jobs
- Fighting Poverty with Faith
- American Muslim Taskforce
Your brother in Islam,
Dr. Zahid Bukhari
Zahid Bukhari currently serves as executive director at the Center for Islam and Public Policy and a member of the Governor of Maryland Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs. He
is a former president of ICNA and has served in numerous other positions including, director of the American Muslim Studies Program, and Project, MAPS: Muslims in American Public Square at Georgetown University, Washington DC. Dr. Bukhari completed
his Ph.D. in political science from University of Connecticut. His research focuses on religion and politics in the U.S. and South Asia and he has worked as executive director of the Pakistan Institute of Public Opinion, a member of Gallup International.
Do ICNA activities qualify for Zakaat?
Click here for the answer by Shaykh Abdool Rahman Khan
ICNA activities include Youth, Sisters, Social Services, Dawah, Education, Organization, Community, IT, Publications, Social Justice,
Relief work etc.
This question has been asked by many people over the years whether ICNA or other such like organizations can be recipient of Zakaah. There has been lots of discussion on this issue and stemming out of those discussions are several other
issues that we should address.
All donations made to ICNA are tax-deductible. Click here to see how your donations to ICNA are Zakat elligible.