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Boy Seen Studying Under Streetlight, Here's How a Muslim Millionaire Reacted

It sounds like a fairytale or a fiction; but it’s actually a true hope-inspiring story  A Muslim millionaire from Bahrain offered a much-needed help to an 11-year-old student in Peru who was caught on security cameras sitting and lying down in the road under a streetlamp to do his homework, Aleteia reported. It all started when …

Mesut Özil Celebrates Marriage by Funding Surgery for 1000 Children

On his big day, Arsenal Muslim player Mesut Özil has revealed a big plan for children in need. He will pay for 1,000 children to have life-changing surgery, asking friends and family attending his wedding to follow suit. “Many fans have asked me, my close relatives and friends about our wishes for our wedding,” he …

Post-Ramadan Challenges – 10 Ideas to Keep on Track

Post-Ramadan Challenges - 10 Ideas to Keep on Track

Ramadan inspires us to be better people and better human beings in various ways. Charity, kindness and self-restraint are focused on during Ramadan and it is only logical to take it forward through your Eid resolutions. After all, it is not about one month, but who we become after it that counts. Here are ten …

UK Christmas Charity Celebrates `Eid with Muslim Kids

British charity group, Secret Santa, which gives Christmas presents to disadvantaged children, announced it would be presenting toys to hundreds of sick Muslim youngsters to celebrate `Eid Al-Fitr, BBC reports. “The unbelievable generosity of the local British Muslim community had inspired a similar campaign – Secret Sheikh,” said Phil Boulding, who organizes the campaign. Secret …

Muslim Runner Completes Peterborough Marathon While Fasting

Marathon is tough for everybody under all conditions, but if you’re an amateur runner and observing fasting,  you’d be taking grueling to a whole new level. This is exactly the case of Tariq Mahmood as he raced 41.8 km across Peterborough on June 2, while fasting, Peterborough Today reports. “I like to train during Ramadan. I go …

With Dearborn Volunteers' Gifts, 'All Kids Will Have `Eid Joy'

A group of volunteers in Dearborn, Detroit, are making sure no kid is left without an `Eid this year, donating and collecting toy drive to give them the Muslim holiday joy, The Detroit News reported. “Our volunteers come together for one good cause and to see firsthand that poverty does exist in our community,” said …

`Eid Al-Fitr: A Day of Joy and Thanksgiving

`Eid Al-Fitr: A Day of Joy and Thanksgiving

`Eid Al-Fitr is the day of thanksgiving and joy. It marks the end of the month of fasting, and it is when we feel happy and give thanks to Allah that He enabled us to obey His commands. We all fasted during the month of Ramadan, and by the end of the month, we realize …

Is Zakat Al-Fitr Obligatory on a Poor Person and His Family?

Is Zakat Al-Fitr Obligatory on a Poor Person and His Family?

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: Zakat Al-Fitr is obligatory on every Muslim, whether male or female, minor or adult as long as he/she has the means to do so. With regard …

Can I Give Zakat al-Fitr in Cash?

Can I Give Zakat al-Fitr in Cash?

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: 1- The majority of scholars said that we should give Zakat al-Fitr in the form of food. 2- Imam Abu Hanifa and some other scholars …



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