The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “Verily, Allah is generous, and He loves generosity and exalted character.”
Is this donation tax deductible?
Yes. Yaqeen Research Institute (DBA Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research) is a registered, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with EIN 81-2822877. Yaqeen Endowment is a separate, registered, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with EIN 83-4372176. Its public charity (PC) status is 509(A)(3) Type I, meaning it is a supporting organization. It was founded to benefit and support the purposes of Yaqeen Research Institute. Your donation to both entities is tax-deductible. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt from Yaqeen as your official record.
Is this donation zakat-eligible?
Yes. “Since the purpose of Yaqeen Institute is 'establishing conviction in the hearts and minds of Muslims, and battling the false notions that underlie Islamophobia and extremism,' it is a legitimate recipient of zakat. This position is adopted by a number of contemporary scholars, including the Islamic Fiqh Council. They consider dawah to be included in the category of 'fi sabeel-illah' mentioned in the verse of Surat at-Tawbah detailing the deserving recipients of zakat." -Dr. Hatem al-Haj.