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Contemplating Divorce

Contemplating Divorce

Home Toolkits Divorce Support Toolkit What’s on This Page Assess Your Marriage Leaning Towards Divorce Reconciling Your Relationship Abuse in Your Relationship Children If you are experiencing stress in your marriage, you may find yourself thinking about separation or even divorce. This pages provides guidance and resources about how to navigate these questions and areas […]

The Marriage Prep Toolkit

The Marriage Prep Toolkit

Research shows that marriage education increases marital satisfaction and spousal commitment, and reduces conflict and odds of divorce…

Ramadan Toolkit

Ramadan Toolkit

The Family and Youth Institute has prepared this toolkit with practical tips to nourish your spirituality and well-being this Ramadan. Home Toolkits What’s on This Page Personal Development Bonding With Family Worshiping At Home Community Bonding Coping With Anxiety And Mental Illness Experiencing Ramadan As A Convert/Revert Ramadan For Youth Ramadan While Working Fitness And […]

The FYI’s Elder Care Toolkit

The FYI's Elder Care Toolkit

This toolkit provides resources to help you meet the needs of elders, manage caregiving responsibilities, and avoid caregiver burnout. Home Toolkits What’s on This Page Understanding the Needs Of Elders Webinar: An Aging Loved One Talking To Your Family About Elder Care Sharing Caregiving Responsibilities Avoiding Caregiver Burnout Additional Resources The Needs Of Elders A […]

Porn Addiction Toolkit

Porn Addiction Toolkit

This toolkit includes resources to support someone with recovery from porn addiction. Home Toolkits What’s on This Page What is porn addiction? Are you struggling with porn? Is your partner struggling with porn?​ Is your child struggling with porn?​ Preliminary Findings on Pornography Among American Muslim Youth On Stigma, Shame, and Seeking Support To provide […]

Grief Support Toolkit

Grief Support Toolkit

This toolkit provides resources about the grieving process, coping with different kinds of loss, and age-specific grief support for children and young adults. Home Toolkits What’s on This Page How to Cope with Loss and Grief Leaning on Faith When Grieving Coping Over Time: Long Term Grief Helping Others Through Grief Survivors Guilt Additional Resources […]

The FYI’s Suicide Prevention Toolkit

The FYI's Suicide Prevention Toolkit

This toolkit is a curation of culturally attuned resources addressing suicide risks, intervention, assessment, and prevention. Home Toolkits What’s on This Page Are You Having Suicidal Thoughts? Community Action Guide for Suicide Prevention How to Respond to Suicide in the Muslim Community Infographics: Suicide Prevention and Intervention Suicide Prevention Khutba Guide Resources for Parents, Community […]

Divorce Support Toolkit

Divorce Support Toolkit

This toolkit provides resources and practical tips on maneuvering through a divorce, regardless of what stage of the process you are in. Home Toolkits What’s on This Page Contemplating Divorce In the Midst of Divorce After a Divorce Stigma, Trends, and Latest Research Infographic: Marital Conflict and Road to Success American Muslim communities are experiencing […]

Uplifting Black Muslim Youth Toolkit

Uplifting Black Muslim Youth Toolkit

Our American Muslim communities are varied and the issues and needs we have are unique. This toolkit provides resources for individuals, families, mosques, and organizations looking to uplift Black Muslim youth. Home Toolkits What’s on This Page Book: Uplifting Black Muslim Youth Empowering Black Muslim Families Resources for Black Muslim Youth Resources for Black Mosques […]

Tragic Events Toolkit

Tragic Events Toolkit

The toolkit provides guidance on how to process a tragic event with your family. Home Toolkits What’s on This Page Process Your Own Fears and Anxiety First Listen to and Reassure Your Children Lean on Faith Advocate for Your Child at School Additional Resources for Community Organizers and Religious Leaders After a Tragic Event “Mama, […]

Infant Mental Health Toolkit

Infant Mental Health Toolkit

This toolkit addresses Infant Mental Health, an integral component of raising a healthy child, and provides readings and practical tips for you to better understand your child, foster a positive parent-child relationship, and exercise personal self-care. Home Toolkits What’s on This Page Why Infant Mental Health Matters Social and Emotional Development Cognitive Development Maternal Postpartum […]

Digital Parenting Toolkit

Digital Parenting Toolkit

The Family and Youth Institute has prepared this Digital Parenting Toolkit to give you practical tips on how to have a more proactive role in directing your child’s social media presence and use. Home Toolkits What’s on This Page Discuss and Explore Digital Media Utilize Digital Safety Tools Be Digital Mentor to Your Child Teens […]

Zakat eligibility of The FYI

The Family & Youth Institute, or The FYI, is a well-known Muslim organization in the United States. It works to promote mental health and wellness by strengthening and empowering individuals, families, and communities through research and education. It has been working for many years to bring Islamic perspectives to understanding and promoting mental health in our communities.

It is dedicated to serving and supporting Muslims – safeguarding our deen, our families, and our future generations. Therefore, the work of The FYI comes in the category of ‘fi sabeelillah’ or the Path of Allah, within the eight categories where Zakat money can be used.

Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed for it and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the cause of Allah, and for the [stranded] traveler – an obligation [imposed] by Allah, And Allah, is Knowing and Wise.”
(Al-Tawbah 9:60)

According to scholars who widen the meaning of fee sabeelillah to include any activities that promote Islamic growth, The FYI is indeed eligible to receive part of the Zakat funds for its programs and services. I urge Muslims in America to support this organization through their donations, general charity, and through their Zakat. I ask Allah swt to strengthen and guide The FYI to continue its good work in supporting Muslims.

Shaikh Ali Suleiman Ali, PhD

About Shaikh Ali

Sh. Ali Suleiman Ali was born in Ghana where he spent his childhood studying with various Muslim scholars. He then moved to Saudi Arabia and enrolled in the Islamic University of Madina.  He graduated with a degree in both Arabic and Islamic Studies. Dr. Ali went on to complete his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Sh. Ali serves on the Advisory Council of The Family & Youth Institute. He is the Senior Imam and Director of the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs in Canton, Michigan. Additionally, he serves as the Director of Muslim Family Services in Detroit and is a council member of the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA). He is also a member of the North American Imams Federation (NAIF) and the Association of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA).