The Islamic Center of Worcester (ISGW) is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity and support of the community at large to sustain itself. As a center, we try giving back to the community by providing various invaluable services for Muslim and non-Muslim community members alike. We are very much in need of your support to sustain, grow and improve upon the services we provide.
Please remember – when a person donates seeking the pleasure of Allah, their Lord will return their donation many times over.
“The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the Way of Allah, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He pleases. and Allah is All-Sufficient for his creatures’ needs, All-Knower.” Qur’an 2:261
No amount is too large or too small!
General Donation to the Masjid
Zakāt or alms-giving is the practice of charitable giving by Muslims based on accumulated wealth, and is obligatory for all who are able to do so. It is considered to be a personal responsibility for Muslims to ease economic hardship for others and eliminate inequality. Zakat consists of spending 2.5% of one’s wealth for the benefit of the poor or needy, including slaves, debtors and travelers. A Muslim may also donate more as an act of voluntary charity (sadaqah), rather than to achieve additional divine reward.
Zakat is paid on wealth, which covers money made in business, savings, income, and so on. In current usage Zakat is treated as a 2.5% collection on most valuables and savings held for a full lunar year, as long as the total value is more than a basic minimum known as nisab (3 ounces (85.05 g)).
Giving Sadaqah will not diminish a Muslim’s wealth. It serves as expiation for sins and yields rewards in the next life.
“For those who give in charity, men and women, and loan to Allah a Beautiful Loan, it shall be increased manifold (to their credit), and they shall have (besides) a liberal reward.” (Qur’an 57:18).
And spend something (in charity) out of the substance which We have bestowed on you, before Death should come to any of you and he should say:
“O my Lord! Why didst Thou not give me respite for a little while? I should then have given (largely) in charity, and I should have been one of the doers of good.”(Qur’an 63:10-11)
But to no soul will Allah grant respite when the time appointed (for it) has come; and Allah is well-acquainted with (all) that ye do.
Sadaqah should be given solely out of love for God, out of the desire to do good to His creation, as the Quran says about the righteous:
“They give food, out of love for Him (Allah), to the poor, the orphan, and the slave, saying: We feed you only for Allah’s pleasure – we desire from you neither reward nor thanks.” (Qur’an 76:8,9)
Pay Your Zakat here or Donate Sadaqa
Zakat Ul Fitr (Eid Ulfitr)
Fitra is a small amount of charity given before the eid prayer. it can be given either directly before the prayer or a few days in advance but it must be given. it is so that it can be sent to poor people in third world countries so that they can buy themselves something nice for eid day like new clothes or some special food etc.
Pay your Zakat Ul Fitr Now
You can sponsor one or more needy fasting persons for the entire month of Ramadan or for a weekend locally,
“Whoever feeds a fasting person will have their reward without decreasing from the fasting person’s reward.”
Send your Iftar Meals Sadaqa Now
How to donate to The Islamic Center of Worcester
To donate by mail, please send a cheque to:
Payable to ISGW, include your full name, donation type (Zakat, Iftar, Sadaqah or Donation), your mailing address and phone number on the back of check to get your tax deductible receipt:
Attention: ISGW – President
57 Laurel Street, Worcester, MA 01605-2075, USA
The ISGW is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and all donations are tax deductible.
To donate online, we accept all major credit cards through Paypal:
Those who spend (in the cause of Allah) privately or publicly, by night and day, have their reward with their Lord. And (on the Day of Resurrection) they shall neither fear nor grieve. Surah Al-Baqarah (274)