Who can receive funds from the Trans Zakat Project?

Zakat-eligible trans and nonbinary Muslims.

Who is eligible to receive zakat?

Islamic principles determine who is eligible to receive zakat. Trans and nonbinary Muslims who aren’t sure if they are eligible to receive zakat should read the information we have compiled on our Zakat Eligibility and Zakat Obligation page.

How is eligibility determined?

The Trans Zakat Project does not verify eligibility, trusting that individuals know their own circumstances and that trans and nonbinary Muslims recognize and honor the sacred responsibility of zakat. However, we do limit where we share the recipient registration form in order to avoid having it be filled out by spambots or unscrupulous people who are not trans or nonbinary Muslims.

How can trans and nonbinary Muslims sign up to receive zakat funds?

We share the form to register as a recipient in a number of places where trans and nonbinary Muslims will have access to it. If you are a trans or nonbinary Muslim and believe you are zakat-eligible, please contact us to request access to the form.

What is the deadline to register?

We will accept recipient registrations through April 8, 2024. At that time, recipient registration will close until 2025.

When can recipients expect to receive funds?

Funds collected during Ramadan will be disbursed starting after Eid al-Fitr (April 10, 2024). We expect to begin the process on April 10, 2024, and aim to disburse all funds within 30 days. We begin the disbursement process immediately, however it can take some time for recipients to be verified and for all of the payments to be processed. For people outside of the U.S., there may also be a delay, because Paypal and other services may process the payment as an eCheck which can take 5-7 days to be deposited.

If we receive significant additional funds by the end of the Muslim calendar year (Dhul-Hijjah 30, 1445, which is expected to fall on July 6, 2024), we may make an additional disbursement at that time.

If we receive significant funds between July 7, 2024 and December 31, 2024, we may make a third disbursement in January 2025.

Any funds received after January 1, 2025 will be consolidated with Ramadan donations for 2025.