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This Act of Giving Will Touch Your Heart

This Act of Giving Will Touch Your Heart

A young man could not stand still as he watched a poor man sitting half-naked inside a subway. He immediately took off his shirt and gave it to the poor man to help shield him from the cold weather. Another rider donated his hat in a heartwarming scene. No one has ever become poor by giving. …

Maryland Muslims Distribute Eid Meat to Locals

MARYLAND – Muslims living in Maryland, the US, are sharing the happiness and joy of their `Eid Al-Adha celebration with non-Muslims, distributing the meat of their Udhiyah [sacrifice] to the poor and needy. The video, published by Voice of America on Thursday, August 30, shows a local Muslim organization in a residential area in Silver …

Help the Needy or Perform Voluntary Hajj?

Help the Needy or Perform Voluntary Hajj?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All thanks and praise are due to Allah and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Islam cares much for maintaining the highest level of social solidarity and strength among the members of the society. 2- It goes without saying that spending …

West Island Families Assemble Ramadan Baskets for the Needy

West Island Families Assemble Ramadan Baskets for the Needy

The holy month of Ramadan is a very special time for Muslims. It’s a time for self reflection, and especially reflecting on what we are grateful for. It’s also a great reminder to give and help those in need. In this video, Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed, a Montreal Gazette columnist and mother of two,  joined friends to prepare food baskets for needy families …

Nigerian State Approves Funding for Free Ramadan Iftars

YOBE – A local governor of Nigeria’s northeast state of Yobe has approved millions of N63.5 million [around $177,000] to feed the less-privileged during the holy month of Ramadan. The development was made public in a statement released by the governor’s director general of press affairs, Abdullahi Bego, PM News reported. “N15 million will be …

Project Ramadan Brings Food Baskets to Poor Ottawan

Project Ramadan Brings Food Baskets to the Poor in Ottawa

Project Ramadan will bring its food-basket building program to the Ottawa Food Bank on April 22 and to Parliament Hill on April 23, feeding hungry families and raising awareness of food insecurity, as reported by Ottawa citizen. Project Ramadan is an initiative dedicated to supporting families in need. Operating under the umbrella of the Muslim …

Refugees in Austria Help to Feed the poor

Refugees in Austria Help Feed the Poor

On a chilly morning on an industrial estate in Vienna, Ali and Rozh are picking through boxes of donated vegetables. The two asylum-seekers, both from Iraq, are not homeless or hungry themselves. They are volunteering at a food bank that fights waste and distributes leftover food to the poor. “We are happy to use our …

Islamic Free Clinic Serves San Bernardino Poor

Giving a shining example of the teachings of Islam and compassion towards the sick, Muslim doctors at Al-Shifa clinic in San Bernardino have been offering help to the poor residents over the past 17 years.

feeding poor

Why Should We Feed Hungry People?

Allah described those who give in charity as those who will be among the “companions of the right” and those who will inherit Jannah. What is given in charity and what is being fed to the poor is what actually remains (eternally in terms of reward with Allah), as opposed to the food we consume.

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