One of the great reforms that the Prophet Muhammad (peace & blessings of Allah be upon him) brought was the rights and treatment of the poor. Prior to the advent of Islam, the pagan Arabs used to disregard the poor, they would look down on them, and could care less about them; the poor people were basically an insignificant portion of society that did not matter.
However so, with the Prophet Muhammad (peace & blessings of Allah be upon him) that all changed, the Muslims were now obliged to look after the poor, and were required to spend of their wealth to help the poor out.
For instance the Prophet Muhammad (peace & blessings of Allah be upon him) taught the following:
Narrated Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him):
Allah's Apostle (peace & blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "Allah said, 'O son of Adam! Spend, and I shall spend on you." [Sahih Al-Bukhari] Volume 7, Book 64, Number 264
Alms are for the poor and the needy and those employed to administer the funds and for those whose hearts have been recently reconciled to truth and those in servitude and debt in the cause of Allah and for the wayfarer. Thus it is ordained by Allah and Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom”
Quran 9: 60
Financial assistance is available for persons in need. Verification of income is required for assistance and must be submitted with an Idriss Mosque application for financial assistance form, in addition, to the following information.
1.Prior years Federal Tax Return or W4 Statement 1040
2.Current bank statement for last two month
3.Current print out from State unemployment
4.Current Check Stub or income proof for any of the following
Charity/Financial Assistance Request Form