130 requests for zakat, and countingNovember 20, 2012
Money Jihad has just added a new page to the website cataloging about 45 previously unpublished requests we’ve received from Muslims around the world asking us to give them money through zakat donations.
Some of the requests claim to be for personal reasons—such as helping somebody with their education or helping them get out of debt—but some have a broader Islamic agenda such as “helping us to raise Muslim power” or “making Islam gain ground.” Most of the messages don’t request a specific amount. The smallest amount sought is $200; the largest request hints at $1 million.
Take a look! Some of them, like one requesting help with “skull fees,” are unintentionally humorous.
There are about 85 separate requests on this old post, too, including a comment that “-Jihad -zakaat, I hope it will go a long way in achieving all predetermined goals.”