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Zakat - (Obligatory Charity)
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Hidaya Foundation collects and distributes Zakat donations per Islamic guidelines as mentioned in Al-Quran, Surah At-Tawbah, Chapter 9, Verse 60.

How Hidaya Distributes Zakat:

Zakat funds are mostly distributed directly by Hidaya’s own team, however, it sometimes becomes necessary to engage other reliable organizations and partners in order to extend Hidaya’s reach. Zakat funds are used to support orphans, widows, poor elderly, families in extreme poverty, poor women for marriage, deserving students, poor medical patients, and people affected by disaster.


Hidaya utilizes Zakat donations under the following projects:

The proper distribution of Zakat is a personal responsibility. Preferably, you are encouraged to give Zakat yourself to the deserving.  However, if you are not able to do so, you may give it to a reliable person or organization capable of distributing Zakat per Islamic guidelines.

Note: For any Zakat related questions, kindly visit Detailed Information About Zakat, Zakat FAQs, or email us at: zakat@hidaya.org


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Sitara-e-Isaar Awarded to Hidaya Foundation

Hidaya Foundation was awarded Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) by the Government of Pakistan, in recognition of the results-oriented relief efforts during the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan.

Combined Federal Campaign

Hidaya Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) with FEIN 77-0502583. All cash and in-kind donations are tax deductible. Hidaya puts it’s best effort to utilize the funds donated for a specific project, sometimes circumstances dictate we use funds otherwise.