Our vision is centered around our guiding principle of “local collection, local distribution.” in accordance with a Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (S). By focusing on the most immediate and pressing needs found in our great city and surrounding suburbs, Zakat Chicago is able to ensure that the funds collected have an immediate and noticeable impact on our community
Qadri Abdallah is the current chair of Zakat Chicago and has served the Chicagoland Muslim community in various leadership capacities including as President of Islamic Foundation North (IFN) and Trustee and Chair of its Zakat Committee. Br. Qadri has also served other organizations, such as MCC, ISNS and ICCD. Br. Qadri is a food scientist and is currently the Vice President of Operations at a lubricants/oils company in Franklin Park.
Dr. Kaiseruddin has served the Chicago Muslim community in various leadership capacities for over 40 years, including as the Chairman of the CIOGC and the President of the Muslim Community Center. Professionally, he has a PhD in Nuclear Engineering and is currently retired.
Dr. Chehade has nearly three decades of extensive experience in developing nonprofit organizations. He has served in different capacities as board member, director, manager, and consultant at various American Muslim nonprofit organizations. His multichannel fundraising approach has helped nonprofits raise millions of dollars through a variety of mediums.
Mustaque Ali has been with Zakat Chicago since 2008. He has served as a board member for the Islamic Center of Wheaton and his condominium association. In addition to Ali’s career as a project manager and independent contractor, he has worked as a Sunday school teacher for over 20 years.
Irshad Khan has served as President of Islamic Foundation North and has been the CIOGC Chairman since 2019. He is a school board member for District 24 and serves as a board member for Advocate Health Hospital Committee. Professionally, he is Vice President of Engineering & Strategy Deployment at a private equity company in Evanston, Illinois.
Maqsood Quadri has worked with Zakat Chicago for more than 20 years. Additionally, he is President of the Downtown Islamic Center, President of Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC), and is the Chief Operating Officer of CIOGC.
Salman Mohiuddin is a business consultant focusing on IT strategy and digital transformation. He has been active in the development of the Muslim community since the year of 2002 in the greater Chicago community as well as the UAE. He has served as a board member for ISNS and has also worked with the Zakat Chicago in the past. He is also an active student of knowledge learning traditional sciences for over 10 years.
Quadir Khan was the first Chairman of Zakat Chicago and served for 15 years. Now a committee member, he has been on the board of MCC and at ISNS, where he was the President for several years. Quadir has also helped translate a book on Tajwid called "Easy Tajwid".
Mulham Katayah has a Master’s in Management Information Systems and helps multiple masajid with their technical systems. In addition to serving as a committee member for ZC, he founded ISAVE Audio/Visual Productions, owns Mocha Café, and works in international exports. Molham is happily married and has two sons.
Sahira Sadiq has had the honor of serving multiple nonprofits in her 35 years of community work. Respected as a credible voice who offers both traditional and innovative solutions, she has earned a seat at the table wherever she has served.
Sheikh Hassan Mostafa Aly is the Imam and Director of Religious affairs at The Mecca Center in Willowbrook, Illinois. He is a graduate of prestigious Al-Azhar University of Cairo, Egypt in Islamic Studies and Sharia. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in Theology and Adjunct Professor at Lewis University and University of Chicago.
Aymen Abdel Halim brings 20 years of diverse experience in marketing, communications, and public relations experience to his role as Development Director for Zakat Chicago. He has served as a communications and marketing consultant for a wide-range of corporate, non-profit, and educational institutions including the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), The Mecca Center, Universal Music Group, City Colleges of Chicago, Chicago History Museum, and DePaul University.
In 2022, one of our largest projects was the Winter Kits distribution. To make the most effective use of the Zakat dollars we purchased jackets, blankets and other accessories directly from the manufacturers in China. Muslim Aid USA provided a significant help by picking up the cost of shipping and customs fees for the entire shipment of 6,000 kits from China to Chicago. Thank you Muslim Aid USA!
Zakat Chicago is pleased to receive Funding support from the Orland Park Prayer Center every year for several years now.
Zakat Chicago is pleased to receive Funding support from the Mecca Center every year for several years now.
2011- Raised for local needies $250,000 in Zakat
2016- Raised for local needies $500,000
2019- Raised for local needies $750,0002021- Raised for local needies over $1M
Sheikh Rizwan Ali
Islamic Center of Naperville
Sheikh Hassan Aly
The Mecca Center
Professor Inamul Haq
Sheikh Kifah Mustapha
The Prayer Center