Baitulmal – House of Goods: The charity arm for IFGSTL
Hours: 8 AM to 12 PM (closed Friday and Sunday)
Noticing a dire need in the community and city, two police chaplains and members of the Islamic Foundation of Saint Louis got together and started a non-profit organization called Baitulmal, which translates to House of Good or Wealth.
The basic premise was to collect items that would then be given to any person in need who walked through the door, free. Yes, free. The response was so great that several businesses donated to this cause. One business owner donated brand new shoes from her shoe business, others donated items such as rice, oil, flour. In five months, we had so many things we had to purchase a new warehouse site. At an items drive in 2015, community members came together and donated many items including house cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, new vacuum cleaners, food items, baby products including diapers, lotions and more! People outside the Muslim community also came with their children to help pack up the items. It was a cooperative effort and we continue to live in the light of Islam by helping those most in need.
If you are in need of Janaza services, please contact Br. Adil Imdad (314-324-3400) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our funeral professionals will help you every step of the way in:
Transportation of Mayeet (deceased)
Janaza Salat (prayer) site
We are currently using the following Cemeteries in St. Louis for Muslim Burials:
Lakewood Park (Imam Hasic/Serdaravic): 7330 Mackenzie Rd., St. Louis, MO. 63123
Our Redeemer Cemetery: 8300 Mackenzie Rd., St. Louis, MO. 63123
Lake Charles Park Cemetery: 7775 St. Charles Rock Rd., St. Louis, MO. 63114
Bosnian Muslim Cemetery (Imam Kunic): 9940 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO. 63125
NOTE: It is the most Economical, Closest to the Sunnah and does NOT require a Concrete box inside the grave. It is for Members ONLY.
Islamic Foundation has a social services and charity fund committees that have been serving the needy for more than 30 years.
Zakat and Sadaqa funds are distributed to the needy with the consensus of the committee, which meets on a regular basis. The assistance is provided on a case-by-case basis, and members of the committee have a daunting task of assessing and evaluating one’s financial, familial, emotional and physical status in order to determine the proper level of need. Individual needs vary from financial stresses due to extremely limited income (e.g., on FDS cash, food stamps assistance, SSI, or low paying jobs) and expenses that become overwhelming in many cases.
Assistance and services include:
A referral to a physician (for free or reduced expenses), psychiatrist, or attorney as need dictates.
Writing letters to hospitals, physicians, and clinics when medical bills are excessive and patients have no means to pay them. Our intention is to reduce or have the bills completely written off.
Sponsoring Eid parties for children and families who do not have the means to celebrate these holidays. Children receive cash gifts so they can enjoy the Eid holiday. Transportation arrangements are made for families to attend these special occasions.
Participate in outreach dinners to feed non-Muslim individuals and families to spread the goodwill of the Muslim community. Various members of the Social Services Committee handle the meat collection on Eid-ul-Adha to distribute to the needy in the community.
Other ways we help:
Payment of rent, utility bills
Training for employment (sewing, janitorial services, etc.)
Employment and job search assistance
Providing shelter and help for victims of domestic violence
Summer camps for the needy children
Eid Open House for needy families
Distribution of Fitra money on Eid-ul-Fitr; meat donations on Eid-ul-Adha
Learning of English and Quran classes
Helping immigrants in the citizenship process
Providing fans, heaters, furniture, household items, etc.
The work in the Social Services Committee is always challenging and demanding. Members must attend regular meetings and provide their input in assessing the true need of the applicants seeking financial assistance. Worthy members must have the will, pure intentions, and a deep desire to help the needy in our community. We encourage you to join us in this worthy cause.