Muslims from different cities across the United States are planning a run for three miles in Metro Detroit and other cities on Saturday, June 25, while fasting the holy month of Ramadan, to raise funds for children’s cancer charity.
Imam Zaid Shakir talks about the importance of charity in Ramadan
“The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the Way of Allah, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He pleases. And Allah is All- Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knower” (Holy Qur’an,chapter2, Verse 261 …
We must examine ourselves during Ramadan and ask: What is my role – and each of us has a role – in helping this precious Ummah to regain its honor, and return to the Ummah its comprehensive unity and strength, and victory that has been promised to it?
Charity is an obligation, but it is also an opportunity given to each of us. Whether we are giving or receiving, Allah has put us in these positions because He is trying to refine us and make us better people, to perfect our manners, to gain empathy, to gain humility, to soften our hearts.
CAIRO (AA) – In an effort to provide a helping hand to the needy, the Turkish Red Crescent is distributing food packages to poor families during the holy fasting month of Ramadan. The charity’s president, Kerem Kınık, said that they would distribute food aid worth TL 2.5 million ($860,000) during the fasting month. The Turkish …
The chief objective of fasting in Islam is to develop God-consciousness, leading to the blossoming forth of goodness and virtue in life because the kind of self-restraint learnt from fasting is capable of strengthening the will to lead a better and purer life in this world, which in turn will lead to an eternal life of happiness in the next.
American Muslims will distribute 50 tons of food to the needy during Ramadan, expanding their charity efforts across southeastern Michigan during the holy fasting month which starts Sunday night.
Though still struggling to accommodate in their new countries, Syrian refugees are raising money to send food items for besieged people back home in Syria, offering them urged help during the holy month of Ramadan.
Muslims from across east London have raised thousands of pounds to help vulnerable refugee children, donating the money to a children’s charity.