Zakat Opinion

Zakat Eligibility – In 2017, the Pillars Fund was recognized as a zakat eligible charity by Dr. Mohammad Fadel, Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair for the Law and Economics of Islamic Law at the University of Toronto.

The opinion states “It is appropriate for a Muslim to believe that paying money to Pillars, provided that it is coupled with the proper religious intention, satisfies his/her religious obligation to pay zakat, given the reasonable basis such a donor would have for concluding that money entrusted to Pillars is used exclusively to further goals that serve the American Muslim community, and God knows best.” We are happy to share Dr. Fadel’s full opinion.