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Being a Muslim Volunteer: Why & How

Being a Muslim Volunteer: Why & How

Done with the right intention and the appropriate manner, volunteerism and altruism brings about tremendous pleasure from our Creator. As Muslims we should see ourselves as world citizens. Our compassion and help are not limited to Muslims or even humans only; we should care about all God’s creation. What does Islam say about volunteering? And why it is …

Your Cheque Has Been Taken Care of But I Can’t Tell You By Who

Your Cheque Has Been Taken Care of, But I Can’t Tell by Who

When it was time to pay my waitress said: “Your cheque has been taken care of but I can’t tell you by who.” This was new to me. In a world filled by consumerism, most people want to have rather than give. Apparently, someone had payed the cheque for us…

The Best Explanation of What Zakah is

The Best Explanation of What Zakah is

What are the benefits of giving? We always hear that “when you give you receive.” Zakah is actually referred to as alms to the poor and needy, or charity. Generally, it is a small percentage, perhaps two and a half percent. Allah calls it “habbah” (a seed).

10 Blessed Days: An Amazing Time for Giving

The first ten days of Dhul Hijjah are often referred to as the best ten days of the year, and a second chance after Ramadan. For those of us not performing the Hajj pilgrimage this year, this is still a great time of blessing and an immense reward. These 10 blessed days are an amazing …

Manchester Muslims Feed the Homeless in Ramadan

Highlighting the merits of Ramadan, a group of Muslims in the city of Manchester are feeding homeless people during the fasting month. Muslims Charity in Ramadan As Muslims around the world observe fasting in the month of Ramadan, many increase their charitable giving and caring for those struggling with poverty and those facing dire living conditions. Check this post and …

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Well Known Organizations Where You Can Make Udhiyah

The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said,”For every hair of the Qurbani you will receive a reward from Allah, and for every strand of its wool you will receive a reward.” (Tirmidhi) Udhiya or Qurbani is a reminder of Prophet Ibrahim’s (as) obedience and devotion to Allah (swt). It is a religious obligation that …

The Less You Have, The More You Give?

Sometimes, those who have less, give more….   “We make a living by what we get, But we make a life by what we give”   Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” – Al-Tirmidhi The Prophet also said: “Give charity without delay, for …

charitable Muslims

Are Muslims More Charitable Than Others?

Muslims donate more on average than non-Muslims, giving between 20 billion and 1 trillion US dollars annually in alms. While there is some concern about whether or not these alms are properly managed and distributed, another recent study finds that many Muslims find other ways to effectively give of themselves via their time.

Searching for Comfort of the Heart?

It was the little actions I did that brought me joy in a time of much sorrow and hardship. But it was the big acts I did that brought miracles into my life. Every time I would give something, do something for someone for the sake of Allah, I always saw a return of that kindness in ways I never expected.

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