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HOW WE RAISE FUNDS

Al-Ayn is unwavering in its commitment to the orphaned and displaced.

In an effort to ensure the success and continuity of our mission; we offer our donors multiple avenues in which they can donate. Thanks to our key partners, our administrative costs are completely reimbursed, this allows for 100% of funds donated to be allocated in service of intended recipients.

Al-ayn Social Care Foundation has the express, written permission of Grand Ayatollah Al-Sayed Ali Al-Hussaini Al-Sistani to collect religious dues to be allocated towards helping orphans. Below is an outline of all religious dues accepted by the foundation:

Zakat al-Fitrah

A religious alms paid on Eid al- Fitr which marks the end of the month of Ramadan. The amount paid is based on the cost to feed an individual which is equated to a weight of 6.6 pounds (three kilograms) on any food commodity such as wheat, barley, rice, millet, raisins or dates. This due is set aside on the eve of the Eid, the believer pays this on his behalf, his dependents, and all guests spending the night at their house on the eve of the Eid.

Zakat

One of the pillars of Islam, this means to purify and is done in the form of religious taxation to help the poor. Zakat is incumbent on farmers who grow wheat, barley, dates, and raisins above a certain threshold. Zakat differs from Khums in that Khums is on gains after exception of expenses of the year and Zakat is on cattle, crops, gold and silver.

Sadaqah

A highly recommended act in Islam that is said to bring bountiful blessings and expel misfortunes. This charity is generally given to the poor, since this is not an obligatory due, the amount given is solely up to the individual.

Kaffarah

  • Kaffarah for Oath – A penalty incurred as restitution for breaking an oath. To satisfy this penalty, one must feed ten needy persons or pay the equivalent.
  • Kaffarah for Fast – A penalty incurred for intentionally breaking fast during the month of Ramadan. The believer must feed sixty needy persons or pay that equivalent for each day he/she intentionally breaks fast.

Fidyah

Compensation for breaking fast for a valid reason such as sickness. One must feed one needy person or pay that equivalent.

Khums

Pillar of Islam and an obligatory Islamic income tax that amounts to 1/5 (20%) of a person’s yearly disposable income. This is income that is left over after all legitimate expenses have been paid. The amount of tax paid must be given to the Marja’ (jurist) through his offices or representatives for distribution.