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10 Muslim Projects to Give Zakat and Sadaqah to

Ramadan is the month of fasting, worshiping, and giving sadaqah and zakat. One of the pillars of Islam, Muslims are obligated to give zakat during Ramadan. Every year, our community comes together to donate to Muslim projects and organizations that support underprivileged Muslims within the United States or across the world. And as our community…

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Here’s What You Need To Know About Charity in Islam

Charity is among the five foundations upon which Islam is formed — and its value may be assessed by this truth. Almost wherever in the Quran prayer is stated, charity is addressed as well. To really practice religion, you must aid your lesser impoverished brothers and sisters by distributing the benefits of Allah with others,…

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A Zakat Bail Fund? This Muslim Group Says It’s The Islamic Thing To Do

A Muslim organization has spent this past Ramadan asking their brothers and sisters in Islam to consider giving their zakat this year to help bail out low-income Muslims who remain in jail awaiting trial.   Believers Bail Out describes itself as a “community-led effort” that “restores the presumption of innocence before trial and enables recipients…

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How Our Zakat Ul-Fitr Helps Those Less Fortunate

Zakat (charity) is one of the five pillars of Islam; it is essential that a Muslim donate at least two percent of their earnings to the masjid. That being said, if they are unable to donate money to the masjid, then doing an act of kindness such as feeding the poor, volunteering, or even being kind is…

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Here’s Why Charity is Absolutely Vital This Ramadan

Zakat, or charity, is one of the fundamental tenets that underpins the faith of all Muslims.  It is, after all, a pillar of Islam. The giving of wealth to less fortunate Muslims, especially in the Holy month of Ramadan, has a long tradition. The companions of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, were famously generous…

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A Convert’s Starter Kit

How do I do this? So, you converted to Islam? Masha’Allah! But what now? I remember when I converted last year, I was a little overwhelmed with all the things I had to learn and I felt like I had to learn everything at once in order to become a good Muslim. I think that…