Media Spotlight on Muslim Charities Accreditation Program and American Muslims Right to Zakat

With the release of a report by the American Civil Liberties Union about American Muslim’s frustrated attempts to fulfill their religious obligation of zakat (alms-giving), media attention is now turning to the complex maze of federal regulations governing international giving and to Muslim Advocates’ Muslim Charities Accreditation Program.

Read Muslim Advocates Executive Director Farhana Khera’s guest blog entryBreaking down barriers to charity from the Washington Post-Newsweek blog “The Faith Divide.”

Read the New York Times articleA.C.L.U. Report Says Antiterror Fight Undercuts Liberty of Muslim Donors

Read the Los Angeles Times articleACLU condems U.S. crackdown on Muslim charities.

Watch Muslim Advocates’ Executive Director Farhana Khera discuss Muslim charities from CNN’s The Situation Room

The Situation Room

Read the June 12 Chicago Tribune article Muslim charities, mosques get lessons on fundraising

Read the transcript for / listen to the National Public Radio pieceMuslims Face Risks in Giving to Charity

Listen to the Free Speech Radio News Interview Muslim charities ‘targeted’ by US authorities