Zakah is one of the five pillars of Islam and is a duty performed on a regular basis. Zakah is not an option it is a compulsory act for all Muslims. It is a contribution paid once a year on savings of two and a half percent. This giving is to “cleanse” your money and possessions from excessive desire for them or greed. The idea is, that by giving this money you learn not to place too much importance on material wealth (cash and possessions).
“And establish prayer and give zakat, and whatever good you put forward for yourselves – you will find it with Allah.” (2:110, Qur’an)
To apply for Zakat from the Islamic Center of Maryland, please complete the application at the below link.
The completed application must be submitted via mail, or in-person at ICM office along with supporting documentation during business hours. Please provide contact information including email and phone number.
The ICM Zakat and Social Services team are available via appointment only.
An appointment can be made via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 240-912-4976 (Extension 6)
Applications may take up to 4 weeks to be processed.
All information and required documentation must be included before the application can be processed. Please refer to the first page of the application for the required documentation.
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We no longer accept online Zakat application due to poor quality of images that applicants are submitting. Please download the form, fill-out it out clearly and completely and then either mail it or drop it off at ICM office with all supporting documents. Processing of application not completely filled out or lacking supporting documents will be delayed.