Financial assistance to the needy in our community is our sacred duty that we all must feel responsible for. The Masjid has several programs that are in place just for that purpose, and a dedicated team of volunteers to manage these programs. Please take a look at the various programs listed below and participate in as many of these as possible, either financially, or with your time.
If you have any questions and the primary contact person for a program has not responded to your email, please email [email protected] and we will follow up on your behalf.
Sadaqah is generally meant to be a one-time assistance for items not covered under Zakah, or for those who are not eligible for Zakah. Zakah, on the other hand, is designed to provide recurring basic assistance such as rent, utility and food card for a duration of 3 to 6 months or longer when appropriate, and is for those who come under the seven categories mentioned in the Quran.
How to Apply:Members of the Zakah and Sadaqah Committee are available from 12 noon to 1:45 pm on every Saturday of the month, except the 2nd Saturday, to receive applications and conduct interviews. Upon approval by the Committee, applicants will be notified and assistance request will be forwarded to the ISGH main office for processing payment.
Please download and print the application and try to complete as much of it as possible before coming in to meet the Zakah and Sadaqah Committee members.
The Zakah application can be opened and printed from here.
The Sadaqh application can be opened and printed from here.
What to Bring:Please bring as many of the following documents as you can when you come to submit the application:
- Photo ID
- Social Security Card
- One Month's pay stubs
- Most recent income tax return
- Most recent bank statements
- Rent Receipt
- Any bills, eviction notices, etc.
Contact:If you have any questions, please contact us at one of the following emails:
Who are we?We are a team of dedicated volunteers providing financial assistance to members of the community. We step in when an individual or family requires more assistance than zakat or sadaqah can provide.
What we do:We collect money and distribute it to needy individuals. We conduct interviews in conjunction with the other financial teams of Masjid Al Salam and provide assistance as needed. We assist with rent, utilities, car payments, etc.
How you can help:
Become A Monthly Donor-The main idea behind the Save A Dime Program is to save a dime ($0.10) a day, by the end of the month you would have save $3. If every person did that and then donated it, there would always be enough funds to support any needed person who came to us.
Give Us Your Change-Pick up one of the Save-A-Dime coin jars and fill it with your change and return it to us at the masjid.
You can also write us a check. If using a check, please make it payable to ISGH, and in the memo field please mention Save-A-Dime.
- Ameer Bacchus – Committee Chair
- Ebrahim Dadabhoy – Vice Committee Chair
- [email protected]
To Apply for Save a Dime AssistancePlease print and fill out this form and email it to the email mentioned above.
Terms and conditionsWe usually loan around $1000.00 to $2000 to our community members as per the following terms and conditions:
- The loan must be repaid back in a 10-month term at a $100.00 to $200 a month
- We also require a cosigner in the event the borrower cannot pay
- The Co-Signer will be required to fulfill his obligation on the loan. The Co-Signer Must be somebody who we know at our Masjid
- The Co-Signer & Borrower Must be employed
- If the borrower is unable to pay, then the Co-Signer must start making payments
- This is a very STRICT PROGRAM and we require payments to be made on time
- Ebrahim Dadabhoy – Committee Chair
- Yaser El-Samman – Vice Committee Chair
- Saad Jilani – Committee Member
- [email protected]
All proceeds go towards the Sadaqah fund at the Masjid.