Who can receive funds from the Trans Zakat Project?

Zakat-eligible trans and non-binary Muslims.

Who is eligible to receive zakat?

Islamic principles determine who is eligible to receive zakat. Trans and non-binary 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 non-binary 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 non-binary Muslims.

How can trans and non-binary Muslims sign up to receive zakat funds?

We share the form to register as a recipient in a number of places where trans and non-binary Muslims will have access to it. If you are a trans or non-binary 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 21, 2023. At that time, recipient registration will close until 2024.

When can recipients expect to receive funds?

Funds collected during Ramadan will be disbursed starting after Eid al-Fitr (April 21, 2023). We expect to begin the process on Monday, April 24, 2023, and aim to disburse all funds within 30 days, at the latest.

If we receive additional funds by the end of the Muslim calendar year (Dhul-Hijjah 30, 1444, which is expected to fall on July 18, 2023), we may make an additional disbursement at that time.

If we receive funds between July 19, 2023 and December 31, 2023, we may make a third disbursement in January 2024.

Any funds collected between January 1, 2024 and Eid al-Fitr 1445 (April 10, 2024), will be distributed after April 10, 2024.