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Volunteering to Help Kids Get Prepared for School

Volunteering to Help Kids Get Prepared for School

It is true what they say, that things we take for granted could mean so much for other people. Getting ready on that morning, we didn’t realize what kind of impact we would have on those children. Our team consisted of five women from different Egyptian governorates. In a visit to the small town of …

I Want to Help the Sick & Poor: How to Get Involved?

I Want to Help the Sick & Poor: How to Get Involved?

In this counseling answer: • Write down a list of the issues in your community or elsewhere that are of high need. Chose a few that you feel you could offer the most benefit to. • Check out your local Masjid and see what charitable events are going on there. • Network with others in the mosque. …

help the poor

10 Ways to Help the Poor and Needy

Prophet Muhammad said that of the most rewarding actions in Islam is: aiding those in need, gladdening the heart of a Muslim, feeding the hungry, and helping the afflicted. He, peace and blessings be upon him, also says “Allah will aid a servant (of His) so long as the servant aids his brother.” Many Muslim …

Can Muslims Do Voluntary Work in the West?

Can Muslims Do Voluntary Work in the West?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Islam’s stance on charity and voluntary work is based on real devotion for Allah’s sake. 2- So, Muslim youth, …

Ramadan

Ramadan, Volunteering, and Spirituality

Among so many aspects of Ramadan that are noteworthy, perhaps one particular aspect always poses a challenge, especially when you are young and trying to get accustomed to fasting: achieving spiritual concentration. In this article, there are some practical ways to achieve spiritual concentration during Ramadan, through being charitable with your time, energy, skills, talents, …

Going to Temples for Voluntary Work

Going to Temples for Voluntary Work: Permissible?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: A Muslim can go to a temple if a need arises as long as he does not participate in the pagan rituals they perform. Answering …

My Parents Love My Siblings More Than Me

Answer:  Wa ‘Alaikum Salaam sister, Even though you seem to present this as two separate issues – trying to pray more and refraining from sins as well as feeling depressed that your family doesn’t care for you as much as they do for your siblings -, these issues actually seem to be very much related …

Ramadan is Not the Month of Loneliness

One reason my first Ramadan was so special was that I never broke my fast alone, and I was only at home for iftar twice. Every other night we were either invited somewhere (or I tagged along), or else we went to the masjid, where always at least a few sisters were breaking their fast.



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