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Elderly Canadian Provides Education for Syrian Refugee Children

Six years of civil war in Syria have devastated millions of lives, including those of children. Moved by their plight, 79-year-old Canadian Martine Stilwell went to Jordan to work with refugee children. Among the challenges faced by the millions of children affected by the conflict is a lack of education. Retired psychiatrist Martine Stilwell decided …

Ali Banat, gifted with cancer

"Gifted With Cancer," One Muslim Works to Help Less Fortunate

Ali Banat, a wealthy man from Australia, had everything most young men could desire, from fast cars to designer clothes. But his life took a dramatic turn when doctors diagnosed him with cancer and gave him only 7 months to live. In an interview with the Living Muslim TV programme, he described his cancer as a …

11-Year-Old Brings Lego to Ugandan Children

Lego Africa, a charity created by a six-year-old California boy named Micah Slentz, collected Lego blocks from families who no longer wanted them in the U.S. before sending them to Uganda. The charity sent 50 pounds of Lego to a school in rural Uganda, where neither the students nor the teachers had ever seen the toy …

Manners Prophet

The Manners of Prophet Muhammad – A Brief Account

Asalam Alaikum Muhammad,  Thank you for trusting About Islam with your very important question.  Allah Almighty sent His Prophet (PBUH) to mankind and taught him to be the best in ethics and manners so that we would find the most complete and best example in him.  Here are a few of what I conclude to be the …

Street children

This Young Lady Changed the Lives of Two Street Children

Sarah Yusuf, a Nigerian young lady shared this heartwarming story on her Facebook page last week. Whenever I drove pass the junction at the Ministry of Health, Lokoja, Kogi State, I would always see these two children at the traffic point begging: “Aunty please help us, we wan chop please help us”… And I would give …


Adam, the Abandoned Baby Who Changed My Life

A Malaysian young woman adopts an abandoned baby and speaks to the world. The disadvantaged in society holds a special place in Islam. The Prophet (PBUH) set innumerable examples of how to treat the less fortunate. While Islamic teachings encourage productivity and self-reliance, they also lay a strong emphasis on the concept of charity and …


Don't Judge People.. You Don't Know (Heartwarming Video)

A simple act of caring creates an endless ripple. Watch this heartwarming video to know what this message means 🙂 Related Links: Entire Neighborhood Learns Sign language to Surprise a Deaf Guy 35 Acts of Kindness in 5 Minutes or Less Muslims Donate for a Giveaway at Jami’ Masjid (Watch)

Effortless Acts with Great Rewards during Ramadan

Effortless Acts with Great Rewards During Ramadan

Salam Dear Reader, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Not all acts of worship have to be exhaustive and/or take up hours of our time. Allah Almighty has facilitated for us His remembrance and the communication with Him and the means to earn rewards. So, for some recommendations, the below …

sign language

Entire Neighborhood Learns Sign language to Surprise a Deaf Guy

Those little acts of kindness are the essence of humanity. You can never predict how a small gesture , a smile or a kind word would impact a person who really needed it. In this emotional experiment, an entire neighborhood in Turkey secretly learned sign language to surprise a deaf neighbor. This was an initiative of Samsung …

Is Animal Testing Ethical?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: So, Dr. Shabir, the question that we have today is: what does Islam say about testing drugs on animals? Dr. Shabir Ally: And it is a new question in that, you know, in …

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