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The FYI Prepare to Pair Participants Agreement​


  1. The Course fee is non-refundable once the site has been accessed.
  2. Participants may not share account logins with anyone else. Each registration and login is for a single participant use only. 
  3. Data and feedback collected through the Course are the intellectual property of The FYI and may be used for research and community awareness purposes. 
  4. For research purposes, no identifying information will be used 
  5. Testimonials provided may be used by The FYI for marketing purposes.

Risk and Liability

  1. While the Course is designed to help couples, it is an educational program provided to participants “as is” with no guarantees of any kind. 
  2. In case of a dispute, the maximum liability for The FYI is refunding the Course fee for participants.
  3. Course participants shall hold harmless The FYI from any other claim, demand, loss, liability, damage or expense arising in any way from the Course.


  1. The Course and all its components are the Intellectual Property of The FYI. 
  2. No part of the Course may be copied, recorded, stored or shared, in any manner whatsoever by participants. 
  3. No part of the coaching session may be recorded to ensure confidentiality.


  1. The Course fee is non-refundable once the site has been accessed. 
  2. The FYI reserves the right to cease operating this program and cancel the Course at any time, for any reason.
  3. Should The FYI cease operating this program and cancel the Course, the only remedy due to participants is refunding the Course fees to participants.

Term of Agreement

Course participants will have access to Course materials for a period of 2 years from their start date, provided all other aspects of this agreement have been satisfied and the Course is still being offered by The FYI.

Law and Venue

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Michigan law.  All claims and disputes arising under or relating to this Agreement are to be settled by binding arbitration in the state of Michigan or another location mutually agreeable to the parties. The arbitration shall be conducted on a confidential basis pursuant to the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any decision or award as a result of any such arbitration proceeding shall be in writing and shall provide an explanation for all conclusions of law and fact and shall include the assessment of costs, expenses, and reasonable attorneys’ fees. Any such arbitration shall be conducted by an experienced arbitrator and shall include a written record of the arbitration hearing. The parties reserve the right to object to any individual who shall be employed by or affiliated with a competing organization or entity. An award of arbitration may be confirmed in a court of competent jurisdiction.

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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).