Zakat in America

Zakat is arguably more important for the Muslim faith than prayer itself.
The situation facing American Muslim charities puts American Muslims in a bind. Whom to give?
American citizens have a constitutional right to give zakat, organizations don't have a constitutional right to take zakat.

Either alternative American Muslim organizations that the US government trusts should be set up to meet the religious need to give or American non- Muslim organizations should establish Zakat compliant funds that spend the money on needy Muslims in the world, just like some American banks have been offering Sharia compliant mortgages.

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