About the Fund
The Ibrahim ONour Charitable Fund
The Ibrahim ONour Charitable Fund is a non-profit (501-c tax exempt) , ”apolitical” , benevolent institution dedicated to attempting to meet the needs of the poor and less fortunate in the Muslim, and Non-Muslim community in the United States of America. The fund is not connected to any Mosque or organization, Islamic or otherwise, even though we may work in conjunction with other charitable organizations while maintaining our autonomy.
The primary criterion use to distribute funds entrusted to the fund will be the eight categories mentioned in the Quran regarding Zakat.
Surah At Tawbah 9:60
Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [zakah] 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.
Any funds collected by the Fund will be used solely within the United States of America. At no time will any fund be transferred or moved outside the borders of the United States of America’s 50 states. There will be two levels that one may donate to (1) Zakat (religious obligation on Muslim) (2) Sadaqa (general charity) both categories will be administered according to the rules for distribution according the Islamic Law on distribution of Zakat and Sadaqa.
The Fund is name in honor and memory of my late friend and Brother in Islam Ibrahim ONour. Brother Ibrahim came to America from Sudan to pursue a higher education in the Engineering field, little did he know that he would become very much involved in the initial steps of establishing Islamic institutions here in America. Ibrahim ONour was the first Imam of the Al-Farooq Masjid of Atlanta, Ga. , as the Imam he was very active in the propagation of Islam, but took a very special interest in the assisting those less fortunate in the society by initiating a zakat distribution program in the Masjid. Upon his leaving America for his homeland he entrusted that responsibility to me. In the initial stages I did not full understand the gravity of this work. As time has passed (nearly 30 years) I have come to realize the need and the necessity to establish a fund to take this work to the next level, which is the establishing the Ibrahim ONour Charitable Fund /Zakat U.S.A., to attempt to keep this legacy alive.
Ibrahim ONour Charitable
P.O. Box 1241
Conley, Ga. 30288-7018