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Islamic Charities Prepare for Giving Tuesday

Honoring the Prophetic tradition of charity, several Islamic charities are preparing for an event themed GivingTuesday as an opportunity to help the less fortunate and make the world a more just and generous place.

LaunchGood, a global Muslim crowdfunding platform, has announced it would be giving away $100K in prizes on the occasion of #GivingTuesday, slated for November 30, 2021.

The prizes will go to live campaigns on www.launchgood.com with the highest raised amounts and highest number of supporters.

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“You’ll have the potential to win and raise more on LaunchGood than any other platform. LaunchGood is the #1 platform that connects Muslims to causes and projects all around the world,” Launchgood posted on its website.

“Join hundreds of individuals and organizations fundraising for great causes they believe in.”

This is not the first time for the leading platform to hold #GivingTuesday challenge.

Last year, the crowdfunding platform encouraged more than $1 million in donations in a single day compared to more than $755,000 in the earlier year.

Started in October of 2013, LaunchGood has grown to facilitate more than 9,105 campaigns in more than 130 countries. To date, $96,408,884 has been funded.

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Islamic Relief USA is also leading its own Giving Tuesday campaign to raise funds for families in need.

“Our team at IRUSA will be working from now and all winter long to aid communities braving the cold. But we need your help,” IRUSA wrote on its website.

Sharing your warmth helps our sisters and brothers get through the winter. Your donation provides vital items like food, medical aid, water, blankets, mattresses, plastic sheeting, plastic mats, shoes, jackets, hats, sweatshirts, gloves, waterproof coats, socks, and more.”

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Islamic Networks Group (ING), Zakat.org, and others have also launched their campaigns to raise funds.

“Charity is an important part of our faith. It is a chance for us to create a lasting legacy for our soul by helping others,” Zakat.org wrote.

The Prophet Muhammad (on him be peace) said: “When a person dies, his works end, except for three: ongoing charity, knowledge that is benefited from, and a righteous child who prays for him.” (Muslim, Al-Tirmidhi, others).

Giving Tuesday, often stylized as #GivingTuesday for the purposes of hashtag activism, refers to the Tuesday after US Thanksgiving in the United States.

It is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season.