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10 Things Every Muslim Can Do to Make a Difference

Doesn’t it seem like there’s just too much that needs to be done, and it is beyond us to do anything about this?

There is extreme poverty and hunger all around the world. There are about 1 billion people who live on less than $1 per day and about 2.8 billion people who live on less than $2 per day.

Have you ever felt like the problems were just too huge to solve? Have you ever blocked it out of your mind because if you really thought about it, you would become depressed? If so, then you’re not alone.

Of course, there are some people who will make one specific issue their focus, and they’ll work to help in that direction. For example, someone might get the support of the local Islamic Center his or her cause.

Someone may make it their lifetime objective to share the message of Islam with humanity.

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Another person may adopt the mission to support and establish Islamic schools, and yet someone else may take on the task of providing relief to war and disaster victims.

But most of us don’t have time to do justice to those types of goals like we should.

But the alternative of sitting at home and watching TV is hardly worth our time when there are real people out there who need us and a cause that we must support.

As Muslims, we constantly need to understand the real meaning of submitting ourselves to the will of God and practice the essence of humanity taught to us by the one who was sent to us as a mercy to the world, our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

So in view of all the variables that affect most of our lives in the modern world, the following is a list of ten easy things that every Muslim family can do so that we can contribute to the advancement of ourselves, the Muslim community, and humanity at large.

Once you go through the list, you can add your own things to do to it.

1. Sponsor an Orphan

Before anything else, there are hungry children everywhere who have needs right now. There are several reputable programmes that offer orphan sponsorship at a very low monthly cost.

We know that we can afford to do it. Supporting an orphan can bring us closer to the Prophet (PBUH) in Paradise.

2. Go to The Mosque at Least Once a Week For Prayer

Even if someone can’t go to the local Mosque for the Friday prayers because of their job, we can at least go for one Maghrib (evening prayer) once a week or for Zuhr (noon prayer) on the weekend.

Whatever time is suitable, we can at least take time out for this once a week with our family. This will help us and our family make the Mosque a center for activity, and our children will develop ties to the community.

If we don’t like the way the Mosque is operated, we have an opportunity to make it better by getting involved. If someone lives in a remote area that does not have a Mosque, then pray together at home with all the family members.

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3. Send Your Children to an Islamic School

If your children go to public school and there is no Islamic school nearby, then make sure they either get into some Sunday school programme.

Or, if the local Islamic Center doesn’t run it right, pool together with some like-minded families and run your own programme at somebody’s house every Saturday or Sunday and conduct it the way you think it should be done.

This is the minimum requirement for not losing our children to materialism and other social ills.

4. Buy at Least One Book, Audiobook, or Video Per Month

Have you ever wished that there were better items for you and your family’s pleasure? Unfortunately, there is not enough support for writers and artists.

People who write or produce for the Muslim market have a very difficult time sustaining themselves.

That must change if we want to see wonderful products for ourselves and our children. Just buy one product per month. Collectively, this can encourage our creative and talented brothers and sisters to do more.

5. Become a Host Family For New Muslims

The conversion experience is basically one of isolation and loneliness. You’d be surprised to know that most converts are often ignored by the people in the Islamic Centers.

Beyond a few pleasantries and handshakes, they are usually never made to feel welcome or accepted. They are often cut off from their non-Muslim friends and relatives, so they are doubly vulnerable.

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A new convert should be invited into various people’s homes for dinner as often as possible, especially on Islamic holidays. Get together with others and make sure you all put the new convert on your guest list for any sort of gathering.

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