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Membership/Donation Form -2007

Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy

 

Membership/Donation Form -2007

 

NEW   ***     NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD   ****   NEW

 

Name:_____________________________________________________

 

Institution:__________________________________________________

 

Address: ­­­___________________________________________________

 

City_________________State______________Zip _________________

 

Tel.:______________________________________________________

 

Fax.:______________________________________________________

 

E-Mail:____________________________________________________

 

I would like to join CSID as:

 

Student Member           $20      Newsletter Subscription           $20

 

Institutional Member     $200    CSID 500 Club                        $500

 

Associate Member       $50      Founding Member                    $1000

 

Member                       $100    Lifetime Member                      $2500

 

National Advisory Board                      $1,000 

 

International Advisory Board                $5,000

 

I also would like to volunteer for the following positions:

 

A Director                    Local seminars

 

Book reviews               Program Volunteer

 

Newsletter Editor         Fund raising

 

Membership drive         Other________________

 

I would like to make a tax-deductible donation of $______________

 

Comments and/or suggestions:

 

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_____________________________________________________________

 

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Please mail, along with payment, to: CSID,

1625 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 601, Washington DC 20036

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Fatwa on Zakat for CSID

 

“Alms are for the poor and the needy, and those employed to administer the (funds); for those whose hearts have been reconciled (to Truth); for those in bondage and in debt; in the cause of Allah. and for the wayfarer: (thus is it) ordained by Allah, and Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom”. [al-Tawba, verse 60]

 

It is clear from the above verse from the Holy Qur’an that Zakat money can be given to one of these well-defined categories.  The efforts and activities of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID) fall under the category of “in the cause of Allah” (fi sabeel Allah), since the Center was created for, and is working towards, resisting the negative effects of oppression and dictatorship which dehumanize people and control their lives and destiny.  Working toward these objectives requires educating people about the dangers and negative aspects of oppression, the necessity of eliminating all manifestations and root causes of oppression, dictatorship, and injustice, and raising the awareness of the Muslim Ummah about how to get rid of oppression and oppressors.  This kind of activity can be counted as a way of getting close to Allah swt (Qurba) and can be categorized as an activity “in the cause of Allah”.  Therefore, it is permissible for those who need to give their Zakat money to spend some of it to support CSID and its noble cause.

 

Dr. Taha Jabir Alalwani

 

Former President, Fiqh Council of North America

 

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