You may donate to the following causes or projects:
Expansion: Our last phase of the expansion project is to add roughly 12,000 square feet West of masjid toward Ryan Rd. We are working with the Architect to develop the plans to be submitted to the city for approval. The current social hall will be added to the main men’s prayer area and the extended area will be our social hall with larger space than we currently have for the sisters on the second floor. The new addition will feature a basement for multi-purpose use. The cost of this project will exceed $1,000,000.00 and your financial support for the final phase of the expansion is greatly appreciated and will be considered Sadaqah Jariyah, a perpetual, continuous charity. You may donate any amount. No amount is too small to give. We have done well by the grace of Allah and your support and expanded much since we opened up IONA in 2007, Alhamdulillah. With God's help, together we will struggle for a better future and expand our Center to accommodate the needs of our community and our next generations.
IONA Cafe/Soup Kitchen: The aim of the cafeteria is to operate a soup kitchen for the homeless, poor and needy and also to serve our community good and wholesome, halal, food. Al-Hamdulillah, we are making progress and much work has been done to the IONA Cafeteria. We need to buy the equipment (oven, grill, stove, fryers, etc.) and will be applying for certification from the health department once the cafeteria is complete. The cost to complete the project is estimated at $50,000.00. this project is zakat eligible. Thank you for your care and support
Zakatul Mal: Zakatul Mal is strictly distributed to the poor, needy, and any zakat eligible person or cause in our local community.
Zakah for Dawah: A portion of Zakatul Mal may be spent on dawah purposes as it falls in “In the Cause of Allah” category and scholars of Islam have approved this type of zakah. IONA separates the zakah due to the poor and zakah spent on printing brochures and other materials and other related dawah programs.
Masjid Donation: The donations are spent on utilities, maintenance, salaries, dawah, insurance, etc. IONA’s 2021/2022 budget exceeds $300,000. Helping us meet the demands of the community is greatly appreciated.
Zakatul Fitr or Fitra: Fitra is $12.00 per person per household. Fitra money has to be paid before the day of Eid ul Fitr. The money collected goes to poor and needy people in our local community.