Zakat and Student Financial Aid


The poor-due (zakat) is one of the pillars of Islam, and one of the most important financial mechanisms for assisting needy persons. Among the 8 designated Zakat recipients listed in the Qur’an are the poor and debtors.

Northstar School prides itself on providing quality Islamic education and aspires to present every opportunity to as many children as possible to benefit from our educational offerings.  Many Muslim families correctly regard Islamic education as a necessity, but accessing it is nonetheless extremely difficult for some families due to financial hardship. For this reason, Northstar decided to establish a zakat fund for student financial aid which helps to mitigate the tuition costs borne by needy families.

All zakat donations to Northstar are allocated exclusively to tuition assistance credits for students and their families.  We take great care to properly fulfill the trust (amana) of this important pillar of Islam, and our zakat collection, allocation, and disbursement processes have been reviewed and approved by scholars with expertise in the area.

At Northstar, zakat-funded student financial aid makes a huge difference in allowing more children and families to access the education they desperately need in our age.  Please donate and give generously today!

If you have any questions please contact us

(Note: Due to its nature and strict legal requirements, Northstar does not accept zakat al-fitr as a valid donation toward its student zakat fund).

Northstar School is a non-profit organization that is tax exempt under Section 501(C)(3) of the IRS code (federal tax ID # 71-0946078).  All donations are tax deductible per U.S. tax code.

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