About Zakat Fund

۞ إِنَّمَا ٱلصَّدَقَٰتُ لِلْفُقَرَآءِ وَٱلْمَسَٰكِينِ وَٱلْعَٰمِلِينَ عَلَيْهَا وَٱلْمُؤَلَّفَةِ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَفِى ٱلرِّقَابِ وَٱلْغَٰرِمِينَ وَفِى سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ وَٱبْنِ ٱلسَّبِيلِ ۖ فَرِيضَةً مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ حَكِيمٌ

Indeed, [prescribed] charitable offerings are only [to be given] to the poor and the indigent, and to those who work on [administering] it, and to those whose hearts are to be reconciled, and to [free] those in bondage, and to the debt-ridden, and for the cause of God, and to the wayfarer. [This is] an obligation from God. And God is all-knowing, all-wise. - Al-Tawbah, 9:60

Yaseen Foundation policy is to honor donor fund choices. Each donor is free to follow the Fiqh opinion of their choice. Yaseen's Zakat fund is restricted to people going through financial hardships, students not able to pay tuitions and a small percentage goes to similar organizations where their use of funds is deemed compatible with our policy.
If you follow the Fiqh opinion that allows use of Zakat funds for real property purchase and development, or other programs then donate your Zakat to corresponding cause(s).

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Applying for Zakat

  • Please check your eligibility per the Zakat Guidelines (link is at the end of this page).
  • Download the application for "individual and families" or "organization" to request Zakat.
  • Mail your completed application along with required documents to:

    Yaseen Foundation
    Attn: Zakat Committee
    621 Masonic Way
    Belmont, CA 94002


  • Applications are reviewed and processed once a month. All applications submitted by the 15th of every month are reviewed in the same month.  Any application submitted after the 15th will be reviewed in the following month.
  • You will receive a call after your application is reviewed with further questions and to set up an interview.
  • If you have any questions, please call the Zakat Committee at (650) 517-3603.
  • Please check with your County for available assistance programs.

Guidelines and Application Download

Zakat application for individuals and familiesZakat application for organizationsZakat Guidelines