FAQ

1. Q: How does Indonesian Baitulmaal send funds overseas?

A: Indonesian Baitulmaal establishes partnerships in Indonesia. Through these partnerships, Indonesian Baitulmaal performs fund transfers and monitors its use to ensure that collected funds are securely received and used for their intended purposes.

2. Q: Is Indonesian Baitulmaal is trustworthy foundation?

A:   Indonesian Baitulmaal is committed to financial transparency. We are careful to use donated funds and resources as they are intended and we carefully monitor and assess programs.

3. Q: How does Indonesian Baitulmaal keeps its overhead so low?

A: Indonesian Baitulmaal ensures low overhead costs by maintaining a voluntary work to run the programs and supported by dedicated localities representatives in North America.

4. Q: How much my donation will go towards administration cost/overhead?

A:  Administrative costs are taken out of Zakat funds as according to the Quran and Sunnah.

5. Q: Are donation made to Indonesian Baitulmaal is tax deductable?

A: Yes, Indonesian Baitulmaal is registered under the umbrella of ICMI North America as a non-profit organization; therefore all donations donated to Indonesian Baitulmaal are tax exempt.  Our Federal Tax ID is 45-4059495.

6. Q: Is it safe to donate online using my credit card?

A: Yes, Indonesian Baitulmaal ’s donation site is secured by Paypal.

7. Q:  What are Indonesian Baitulmaal general assistance funds? Who do these funds benefits?

A:  Educational programThroughout history, the value of education has been universally well-recognized as a fundamental human right. Education not only opens doors of opportunity to a better living standard, it also broadens our views about world affairs and social norms around the world, helping us become more tolerant and law-abiding citizens. Illiteracy is not caused by a lack of intelligence; rather it is often a result of outside factors that can be addressed. Our educational program includes two projects: Mobile Libraries and Smart Computer Goes to Village Project

Indonesian North American Muslim Youth (INAMY) – Empowering Indonesian youth in North America to be a committed and balance muslim by building a solid understanding of Islamic principles and put it into practice.

 

Helping Hand – We accept your generous donation to actively helping our brothers and sisters in North America and Indonesia during times of natural disaster. We also provide financial assistance for Indonesian family in North America to help them pay their hospital and burial expenses.

 

Zakah Collection – Zakah purifies your wealth, is one of the five pillars of Islam, and is expected to be paid by all practicing Muslims who have the financial means (nisab). In addition to their zakah obligations, Muslims are encouraged to make voluntary contributions (sadaqat).

 

8. Q: What is Indonesian Baitulmaal ’s general sadaqa fund and whom does this fund benefit?

A: The General Sadaqa Fund is similar to the “Where Needed Most” donation option.  This allows Indonesian Baitulmaal  to have a fund reserve to establish new programs and to support and maintain some of our older projects.  The General Sadaqa Fund also serves as an emergency fund for all campaigns, including Emergency Relief, Development/Sadaqa Jariyah and Orphan/Orphange.

Stewardship

9. Q:  What is Indonesian Baitulmaal’s privacy policy?

A:  Indonesian Baitulmaal does not sell, share, or trade donor names nor contact information with any third party advertisers/commercial interests.

All donations are treated as confidential. Indonesian Baitulmaal does not keep copies of information above what is required. Only a limited number of staff have access to any donor information and must be approved by all Board members.

Transactions are processed by secure credit card processors that are identified on the site. The processor handles the approval of transactions with the credit card companies, while also protecting against fraud.