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Don't Know Where to Volunteer? Her's a Long List

Don't Know Where to Volunteer? Here's a Long List

Volunteering is the cornerstone to the greatness that enables many charitable and other organizations to be able to do their work, both in epicness and complexity. Feeding thousands of people across the globe takes a lot of hands, but volunteering whether locally or abroad should never be thought of as free labor – it’s a …

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 …

Can I Pay Zakah to Fund Collective Iftars?

Can I Pay Zakah to Fund Collective Iftars?

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: It is not permissible to pay the Zakah or Zakat al-Fitr to organize collective iftars. Answering your question, Dr Khaled Hanafi, Head of the Fatwa Committee …

Ramadan Around the World with the Muslims of Instagram

It is during Ramadan when we may best notice how seamlessly the veins of our life come together. Work, chores, food, shopping, being with family, serving others, increasing worship – there truly is no separation between deen and dunya. What does Ramadan look like for you? Here are some of our favorite images shared on Instagram …

Feeling Blessed - This App Will Track Your Charity Habits

How much sadaqah did you donate after the khutbah last week? Wait, did you remember to donate? Or do you have a different system in place for tracking your charitable contributions? You need one. The Feeling Blessed app is one. Instead of remembering to drop money in your mosques donations box next time you go, …

UK Muslims, Jews Volunteer Together on Sadaqa Day

Hundreds of Muslim and Jewish volunteers came together for a day of friendship at the new Golders Green Islamic center in the London Borough of Barnet as part of fifteen interfaith events that took place for the Muslim community’s annual Sadaqa day, Jewish News reported. Julie Siddiqi, who founded Sadaqa Day in 2015, praised the support …

Donating Interest Money

Can Charity Be Given From Earned Interest on My Bank Account?

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- Interest is forbidden in Islam. Scholars have given many fatwas that interest money paid by banks should be withdrawn and given to some charitable purposes. One should …

Pay Deferred Dowry or Give in Charity

Can I Use Savings for Charity Before Paying a Dowry Debt?

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: You should give priority to paying off your debts over optional charities. So, you may pay your wife deferred dowry …



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