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Dr. Hamada Hamid Altalib

Dr. Hamada Hamid Altalib

Our Team Back to Team Dr. Altalib is the Director of the Veteran Administration (VA) Epilepsy Center of Excellence in West Haven, CT, where he oversees and provides direct care for Veterans with epilepsy throughout the greater New England region. He helped established a VA Neurobehavioral clinic, which provides clinical care for Veterans who suffer […]

Habeeb Quadri

Habeeb Quadri

Our Team Back to Team Habeeb Quadri is an Educator, Author, and Youth Activist. He has a Bachelor’s in Teaching of History and a Master’s in School Administration. He is an Elementary School Principal and part-time staff at Harvard Graduate School of Education professional development programs. Habeeb has served a four-year term at the Harvard […]

Imam Mika’il Stewart Saadiq

Imam Mika'il Stewart Saadiq

Our Team Back to Team Imam Mika’il taught and administrated at the historic Al-Ikhlas Training Academy in Detroit from 1999 to 2020. He is a former Police Chaplain, an Associate Imam at the Muslim Center (Detroit), and the Chairperson of the Imams Council of Michigan. From 2016 to 2021, as a Detroit City Council liaison, […]

Shaykh AbdulNasir Jangda

Shaykh AbdulNasir Jangda

Our Team Back to Team Shaykh AbdulNasir Jangda is the founder, director, and an instructor at Qalam. He is a faculty member at the Qalam Seminary where he teaches Sahih Bukhari, advanced Tafseer, Usul, Fiqh, and Balagha. He has completed an extensive study of the life of the Prophet ﷺ in the Seerah Podcast. He […]

Dr. Altaf Husain

Dr. Altaf Husain

Our Team Back to Team Dr. Altaf Husain serves as an Associate Professor and Chair of the Community, Administration and Policy Practice concentration in the Howard University School of Social Work, in Washington DC. He also serves as the Chair of the Curriculum Committee, with oversight for the Masters of Social Work (MSW) program. He […]

Khadija Gurnah

Khadija Gurnah

Our Team Back to Team Khadija Gurnah is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Immigration Hub. She leads the Hub’s engagement of federal advocacy partners, as well as the leadership program for rising leaders in the immigrant rights movement. Khadija brings over 10 years of policy, field, and organizing experience, including working on immigration […]

Imam Tahir Anwar

Imam Tahir Anwar

Our Team Back to Team Imam Tahir Anwar is an American Muslim scholar and preacher. Born in London, England, he has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1983. After completing his religious studies, Imam Tahir has served the Bay Area Muslim community since 2000. He also teaches Islamic Law at the renowned Zaytuna […]

Imam Ali Suleiman Ali

Imam Ali Suleiman Ali

Our Team Back to Team Ali Suleiman Ali is the Muslim Community of Western Suburbs imam and the director of Muslim Family Services, ICNA USA Relief in Detroit. Ali S Ali obtained his BA in Arabic and Islamic Studies from the Islamic University of Al-Madinah al-Munawwarah, Saudi Arabia, and his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies […]

The Prophet (SAS) said, “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days”
(Bukhari).

Guarantee your blessings!

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).