Consider approaching these organizations for support:
If applying for a loan from Iana, you must confirm whether or not you have approached these or similar organizations for scholarships, interest-free loans, aid, or zakat.
(Also see International organizations below since some of them offer services to Canadians.)
Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA): icnareliefcanada.ca
Islamic Society of North America (ISNA): isna.ca
Canada Zakat: canadazakat.org
National Zakat Foundation: nzfcanada.com
Islamic Relief Canada: islamicreliefcanada.org
Edmonton: Islamic Family and Social Services Association (IFSSA) and Al-Rashid Education Foundation (AREF) (Scholarships)
Ontario: Beneficent (Interest-free Loans)
LARGE INTEREST-BASED DEBT
If caught in heavy interest-based debt, and it’s not possible to obtain other permissible forms of aid or interest-free help, you may consider approaching a credit counselling/consolidation agency to help you get completely out of debt; pray for guidance, consult a scholar regarding your obligations/limits, and then contact and evaluate these organizations based on their fees and services, and decide what’s best for you.
(Also see International organizations below since some of them offer services to Americans.)
A Continuous Charity (Interest-free Educational Loans)
Zakat Foundation of America: www.zakat.org
IMAN (Chicago): Imancentral.org
Masjid At-Taqwa (New York): https://www.facebook.com/TaqwaBrooklyn
Organizations supported by American Muslim Fund: amuslimfund.org/funded
Islamic Relief: Islamic-Relief.org
Muslim Aid: MAA International
Human Concern International: Humanconcern.org
Zakat Foundation of America: Zakat.org
Life USA: Lifeusa.org
Al-Alusi Foundation: Alalusifoundation.org
Akhuwat (Pakistan): Akhuwat.org.pk
National Zakat Foundation – United Kingdom (UK): Nzf.org.uk
Pollination Project: Thepollinationproject.org (small grants)
Nuzaki Crowd: Nuzakicrowd.org (crowdfunding)
Launchgood: Launchgood.com (crowdfunding)
Iana is not linked, directly or indirectly, to any other community organization or mosque or corporation, it is independent and welcomes collaboration and cooperation with all who share similar values and vision. Any reference to other organizations is based on the good that Iana is aware of them and the people behind them, we advise each individual to do their own independent research and to consult before making decisions related to such organizations or people.
Similarly, Iana may recommend specific books or articles or websites, we strongly recommend each person consult qualified scholarship, conduct independent research, and pray for guidance to make educated decisions regarding what knowledge to take and from whom and what actions to take based on that knowledge. Iana in no way endorses any person or idea or concepts that contradict the Sacred Teachings of Islam embodied in the Holy Qur’an, the Sunnah (Tradition) of the Prophet, peace and blessings upon him, and the unanimous teachings of the Scholars over the centuries who were and are the inheritors of this Tradition. Iana does recognize that there are healthy and normative differences within our beautiful community, and that this is a Mercy from our Lord, and that by and large these differences are to be celebrated not censured. Iana also looks to take pearls of wisdom from anyone, including people of other faith traditions.