لَّيْسَ الْبِرَّ أَن تُوَلُّوا وُجُوهَكُمْ قِبَلَ الْمَشْرِقِ وَالْمَغْرِبِ وَلَٰكِنَّ الْبِرَّ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَالْمَلَائِكَةِ وَالْكِتَابِ وَالنَّبِيِّينَ وَآتَى الْمَالَ عَلَىٰ حُبِّهِ ذَوِي الْقُرْبَىٰ وَالْيَتَامَىٰ وَالْمَسَاكِينَ وَابْنَ السَّبِيلِ وَالسَّائِلِينَ وَفِي الرِّقَابِ وَأَقَامَ الصَّلَاةَ وَآتَى الزَّكَاةَ وَالْمُوفُونَ بِعَهْدِهِمْ إِذَا عَاهَدُوا ۖ وَالصَّابِرِينَ فِي الْبَأْسَاءِ وَالضَّرَّاءِ وَحِينَ الْبَأْسِ ۗ أُولَٰئِكَ الَّذِينَ صَدَقُوا ۖ وَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْمُتَّقُونَ
It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces Towards east or West; but it is righteousness- to believe in Allah and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer, and practice regular charity; to fulfill the contracts which ye have made; and to be firm and patient, in pain (or suffering) and adversity, and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the Allah-fearing, (Qur'an 2:177)
What is this for? Who can apply?
This is a need-based service IMAN provides people from the Greater Seattle region for humanitarian reasons. If you live in the Greater Seattle region and you have financial or in-kind needs, you can apply for this assistance. IMAN does not discriminate against anyone wishing to apply. We are limited by the donations we receive for this purpose.
What will the assistance cover?
We provide a maximum financial assistance of $500 per family per application. Actual amounts are based on the needs of the family applying. No payments are made to individuals applying. Instead we make payments to offset bills, rent, mortgage payments, etc. We also do not pay credit card bills. In-kind assistance is based on the needs of the family applying. Often we arrange to provide a gift certificate of up to $500 per family for a local area store so as to offset grocery bills.
What is the application process?
Download and print the form from here, sign it and hand it over or post it to us. Include any supporting documents such as, copies of bills you want us to pay, academic records, etc.
Verification of need – someone will call you from IMAN to speak to you regarding your application
Disbursement of funds or in-kind assistance – once you are approved we will arrange a means to pay your bills or provide in-kind assistance
For urgent requests you can meet someone at the IMAN Center during Dhuhr or Isha prayer times.