Applying for Zakat
“As-Sadaqat (here it means Zakat) are only for the Fuqara’ (poor), and Al-Masakeen (the needy) and those employed to collect (the funds); and to attract the hearts of those who have been inclined (towards Islam); and to free the captives; and for those in debt; and for Allah’s Cause, and for the wayfarer ( a traveler who is cut off from everything; a duty imposed by Allah. And Allah is All Knower, All-Wise.” – Sarah At-Tauba [9:60]
The Zakat application is used to apply for Zakat at Muslim Community Center – East Bay (MCC East Bay). The application must be completed thoroughly and submitted with the appropriate documentation. Utilize the checklist to complete the application in ENGLISH ONLY.
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All applications should comply with the following:
Complete all sections of the application accurately.
Ensure the section requesting an explanation of the applicants need for financial support is documented thoroughly. Use additional sheets if needed.
Provide a copy of the applicants’ tax return for the current year (Form 1040).
Attach a copy of the applicants Social Security Card.
Provide additional documentation as required to provide proof to support your request. This could include:
Disability Check Stub(s)
Unemployment Check Stub(s)
Proof of social security benefits
Proof of Food Stamp benefits
Copy of unpaid bill
SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION
You can submit the application in the following ways:
Mail: MCC East Bay
5724 W. Las Positas Blvd. #300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Allow up to 1-2 weeks to process your application. Please note that sending an incomplete application or omitting supporting documentation is likely cause rejection or delay the process considerably.
Once MCC East Bay receives your application, it will be reviewed by a Zakat representative and, if complete, will be sent to the MCC Zakat Committee. You may be contacted via phone or email to request further information or clarification.
If you would like to inquire about the status of your application, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925-485-1786 and press option 3. If you submitted a complete application, you will receive a response to your request within 1-3 business days. Due to the volume of applications received each week, incomplete applications are not processed. Thank you for your cooperation in submitting and inquiring ONLY about complete Zakat applications with supporting documents.
MCC East Bay collaborates with other masajids in the Bay Area to review Zakat Applicant Information. If you have any concerns, please note them on your application. The Zakat Application includes personal and confidential information intended only for restricted, internal use by authorized personnel exclusively for evaluation of Zakat requests. Unauthorized use, copying, distribution or dissemination of the information provided in this application is strictly prohibited.