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Ramadan 2017 Day #29


Assalamu Alaykum,

This Ramadan I would like to share a brief post with you every day asking you to do three things in the day as part of our 30 Day Ramadan challenge.

  1. The first will be a ‘Deed of the Day’ highlighting a different deed that you can do each day.
  2. The second will highlight a specific Prophetic Food that you can eat to incorporate a Sunnah Food item in your diet.
  3. The final will be a charity spotlight recommending a specific charity for you to donate a small sum to in order to support their work.

Let us begin below the actions for Day #29 bi’iznillah

Deed of the Day: Do Something Nice for your Neighbours

“Jibril kept on recommending that I treat my neighbours well until I thought that he would order me to treat them as my heirs.” [Bukhari – Adab Al Mufrad] 

Prophetic Food of the Day: The Fig 

‘By the fig and the olive,’  [Qur’an 95:1]

Charity Spotlight: SKT Welfare

SKT Welfare is a UK-registered charity, founded in 2008, dedicated to the delivery of humanitarian aid and solutions regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief. Its aim is to help relieve the suffering of the world’s poorest communities.

Since its inception, the charity has accomplished several projects in the UK, Pakistan, India, Morocco, Somalia and more recently, Palestine. However, since 2011 and the onset of the crisis in Syria, SKT Welfare has re-oriented most of its efforts addressing the humanitarian fallout from this conflict, and has become instrumental in delivering aid to Syrians in need, both inside Syria and within refugee camps in neighbouring countries. The charity has evolved and adapted itself successfully to what is an extremely difficult conflict zone to function within, operationally and logistically.

The charity operates a 100% donation policy, and all of its work is carried out by experienced and committed volunteers, overseen by trustees, who are primarily from professional backgrounds. SKT does not outsource any aspect of its relief efforts whatsoever, and takes complete ownership for delivering projects itself, end-to-end. Currently, SKT Welfare has offices in the UK, USA, Sweden, Turkey, Palestine and Jordan.

You can support the cause by using the link below:

https://sktwelfare.org/donate/

Lessons from the Qur’an: Juz 29

 

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Ramadan 2017 Day #28


Assalamu Alaykum,

This Ramadan I would like to share a brief post with you every day asking you to do three things in the day as part of our 30 Day Ramadan challenge.

  1. The first will be a ‘Deed of the Day’ highlighting a different deed that you can do each day.
  2. The second will highlight a specific Prophetic Food that you can eat to incorporate a Sunnah Food item in your diet.
  3. The final will be a charity spotlight recommending a specific charity for you to donate a small sum to in order to support their work.

Let us begin below the actions for Day #28 bi’iznillah

Deed of the Day: Avoid Doing Bad Deeds Whilst Fasting

“Perhaps a fasting person will get nothing from his fast except hunger and thirst, and perhaps a person who prays during the night will get nothing from his prayer except sleeplessness.” [Related by Imam Ahmad and Ibn Majah]

Prophetic Food of the Day: Watermelon

A’isha (RA) reports that, “The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) ate watermelon with fresh dates.” [Related by Al-Tirmidhi]

Charity Spotlight: Muslim Aid

Working in over 70 countries across Africa, Asia and Europe, Muslim Aid is striving to help the poor overcome the suffering endured due to natural disasters and lack of life’s basic necessities.

We work with all in need, regardless of their race, religion, gender, nationality or political opinion.

Whilst responding to emergencies is one of our major priorities, we also work on strategic programmes to eliminate poverty that focus upon:

  • Education
  • Skills training
  • Provision of clean water
  • Healthcare
  • Income generation projects

These projects ensure that individuals can have access to basic necessities and the skills necessary to generate an income so that they are not permanently dependent on aid agencies for food and shelter.

You can support their work by donating using the link below:

https://www.muslimaid.org/donate/

Lessons from the Qur’an: Juz 28

Ramadan 2017 Day #27


Assalamu Alaykum,

This Ramadan I would like to share a brief post with you every day asking you to do three things in the day as part of our 30 Day Ramadan challenge.

  1. The first will be a ‘Deed of the Day’ highlighting a different deed that you can do each day.
  2. The second will highlight a specific Prophetic Food that you can eat to incorporate a Sunnah Food item in your diet.
  3. The final will be a charity spotlight recommending a specific charity for you to donate a small sum to in order to support their work.

Let us begin below the actions for Day #27 bi’iznillah.

Deed of the Day: Visit a Sick Person

“The person who is strong is not strong because he can knock people down. The person who is strong is the one who controls himself when he is angry.” [Bukhari – Adab Al Mufrad] 

Prophetic Food of the Day: Vinegar

It was narrated that Jabir (r.a) said: “I entered the house of the Prophet with him and there was some bread and vinegar. The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Eat; what a good condiment is vinegar.’” [Sunan an-Nasa’i]

Charity Spotlight: Walou

Walou is a British registered charity (No. 1128951) and a member of the Consortium for Street children. We are dedicated to helping protect and care for children living in precarious situations in North Africa, through rehabilitation, reintegration and outreach programmes. Our current projects are in Morocco.

You can support the project by donating using the link below:

http://www.walou4us.com/page-donate-5.html

Lessons from the Qur’an: Juz 27

Ramadan 2017 Day #26


Assalamu Alaykum,

This Ramadan I would like to share a brief post with you every day asking you to do three things in the day as part of our 30 Day Ramadan challenge.

  1. The first will be a ‘Deed of the Day’ highlighting a different deed that you can do each day.
  2. The second will highlight a specific Prophetic Food that you can eat to incorporate a Sunnah Food item in your diet.
  3. The final will be a charity spotlight recommending a specific charity for you to donate a small sum to in order to support their work.

Let us begin below the actions for Day #26 bi’iznillah

Deed of the Day: Be Good to Your Parents

Ibn ‘Abbas (RA) said, “If any Muslim obeys Allah regarding his parents, Allah will open two gates of the Garden for him. If there is only one parent, then one gate will be opened. If one of them is angry, then Allah will not be pleased with him until that parent is pleased with him.” He was asked, “Even if they wrong him?” “Even if they wrong him” he replied. [Bukhari – Adab Al-Mufrad] 

Prophetic Food of the Day: Dates

“Break your fast with a date, or with water because it is pure.” [Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi]

Charity Spotlight: National Zakat Foundation

Every Muslim community in the world needs a mechanism to uphold the pillar of Zakat, just as our mosques uphold the pillar of Salat. This is what we tasked ourselves with in 2011, when we launched the National Zakat Foundation (NZF) in the UK.

NZF is now the premier Zakat institution for the UK Muslim community, serving Zakat payers and recipients nationwide. By providing a complete Zakat service within the UK, NZF aims to achieve its vision of a faithful, confident, selfless and self-sufficient Muslim community in the United Kingdom.

It is the only organisation providing an end-to-end Zakat service, encompassing Education, Calculation, Collection and Distribution of Zakat funds for the benefit of local, deserving recipients. This group includes some of the most vulnerable members of the community, including the homeless, refugees, asylum seekers, single parents and the elderly.

You can support their work by donating using the link below:

https://www.nzf.org.uk/Donate

Lessons from the Qu’ran: Juz 26

Ramadan 2017 Day #25


Assalamu Alaykum,

This Ramadan I would like to share a brief post with you every day asking you to do three things in the day as part of our 30 Day Ramadan challenge.

  1. The first will be a ‘Deed of the Day’ highlighting a different deed that you can do each day.
  2. The second will highlight a specific Prophetic Food that you can eat to incorporate a Sunnah Food item in your diet.
  3. The final will be a charity spotlight recommending a specific charity for you to donate a small sum to in order to support their work.

Let us begin below the actions for Day #25 bi’iznillah.

Deed of the Day: Read!

‘Read with the name of your Lord who created (every thing), He created man from a clot of blood. Read, and your Lord is the most gracious, who imparted knowledge by means of the pen. He taught man what he did not know.’ [Qur’an 96:1-5]

Prophetic Food of the Day: Grapes

‘He is the One who sent down water from the heavens, of which you have your drink; and with it (you grow) plants on which you pasture your cattle. He causes the crops therewith to grow for you, and olives, and date palms, and grape vines, and all the fruits. Surely, in that, there is a sign for a people who ponder.’ [Qur’an 16:10-11]

Charity Spotlight: Muslim Hands

In 1993, a community in Nottingham, moved by the devastation of the Bosnian war, sprang into action. A small group of volunteers began collecting money, clothes and medicine for the people of Bosnia.

Muslim Hands, an international aid agency and NGO, grew from this grass roots movement and since these first efforts, we have responded to countless more emergencies, as well as establishing long term projects such as schools, healthcare clinics and livelihood programmes worldwide.

We are working in over 50 countries and have field offices in over 30 of these. By working closely with our partners and offices on the ground, we are able to distribute aid in an effective, efficient, transparent and wholly accountable manner and to make a lasting difference to the communities we work with.

Dedicated to tackling the root causes of poverty around the world, Muslim Hands is passionate about working beyond the provision of immediate relief, towards supporting communities over the long-term. – See more at: https://muslimhands.org.uk/about-us#sthash.ifjRNTFc.dpuf

You can support their work by donating using the link below:

https://muslimhands.org.uk/donate

Lessons from the Qur’an: Juz 25

Ramadan 2017 Day #24


Assalamu Alaykum,

This Ramadan I would like to share a brief post with you every day asking you to do three things in the day as part of our 30 Day Ramadan challenge.

  1. The first will be a ‘Deed of the Day’ highlighting a different deed that you can do each day.
  2. The second will highlight a specific Prophetic Food that you can eat to incorporate a Sunnah Food item in your diet.
  3. The final will be a charity spotlight recommending a specific charity for you to donate a small sum to in order to support their work.

Let us begin below the actions for Day #24 bi’iznillah

Deed of the Day: Make Abundant Dhikr of Allah

‘the ones who believe and their hearts are peaceful with the remembrance of Allah. Listen, the hearts find peace only in the remembrance of Allah.’ [Qur’an 13:28]

 

Prophetic Food of the Day: The Fig 

‘By the fig and the olive,’  [Qur’an 95:1]

Charity Spotlight: Children of Jannah

At Children of Jannah, we started with a mission and despite our rapid growth, that mission is still the same as it was the day we began.

Our mission is to meet the needs of grieving families in the UK and beyond by providing practical, emotional and spiritual support.

We believe that by educating families, friends and professionals we can raise awareness of loss and grief to better support those who have suffered the devastation of losing a child.

We continue to fulfil our mission from that very first phone call, to the amazing support network, resources and training that we offer today.

You can support the cause by donating using the link below:

https://childrenofjannah.com/donate/

Lessons from the Qur’an: Juz 24

 

Ramadan 2017 Day #23


Assalamu Alaykum,

This Ramadan I would like to share a brief post with you every day asking you to do three things in the day as part of our 30 Day Ramadan challenge.

  1. The first will be a ‘Deed of the Day’ highlighting a different deed that you can do each day.
  2. The second will highlight a specific Prophetic Food that you can eat to incorporate a Sunnah Food item in your diet.
  3. The final will be a charity spotlight recommending a specific charity for you to donate a small sum to in order to support their work.

Let us begin below the actions for Day #23 bi’iznillah

Deed of the Day: Visit friends and relatives and honour the guests that visit you

“Anyone who believes in Allah and the Last Day should honour his guest. Anyone who believes in Allah and the Last Day, should maintain ties of kinship. Anyone who believes in Allah and the Last Day, should speak well or be silent.” [Agreed upon – Riyadh As-Salihin]

Prophetic Food of the Day: Olives

God is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The likeness of His Light is as a niche wherein is a lamp. The lamp is in a glass, the glass as it were a glittering star kindled from a Blessed Tree, an olive neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow forth [of itself], though no fire touched it. Light upon light. God guides to His Light whom He will. And God strikes similitudes for men; and God is Knower of all things.‘ [Qur’an 24:35]

Charity Spotlight: Charity Right

Charity Right is an international food programme providing regular meals to children and families in the most neglected parts of the world.

We focus on providing school meals to existing schools to encourage children to come to school and to stay there.

We promise to provide regular meals to ensure that we remove the hunger from their stomachs and the fear of hunger from their minds and hearts. This allows families to stop worrying about where their next meal will come from and start focusing on the things that matter.

We actively seek out vulnerable and isolated communities where other charities don’t operate. From refugee camps in Eastern Sudan to deserts in Pakistan, we ensure regular food is made available to schools in some of the world’s hardest to reach areas.

You can support their work by donating using the link below:

https://charityright.org.uk/donate/

Lessons from the Qur’an: Juz 23

Ramadan 2017 Day #22


Assalamu Alaykum,

This Ramadan I would like to share a brief post with you every day asking you to do three things in the day as part of our 30 Day Ramadan challenge.

  1. The first will be a ‘Deed of the Day’ highlighting a different deed that you can do each day.
  2. The second will highlight a specific Prophetic Food that you can eat to incorporate a Sunnah Food item in your diet.
  3. The final will be a charity spotlight recommending a specific charity for you to donate a small sum to in order to support their work.

Let us begin below the actions for Day #22 bi’iznillah

Deed of the Day: Visit the Masjid Frequently

“Whosoever goes to the Masjid and returns back from it, purely for the sake of Allah, Allah the Almighty will prepare an abode in Jannah for every time he goes and comes back.” [Muslim] 

Prophetic Food of the Day: Lamb Shoulder Meat

Abu Ubayd reports: “I cooked something for the Prophet in a saucepan. Since he liked the shoulder, I handed it to him. He then said to me: ‘Give me the shoulder.’ I said: ‘Messenger of God, how many shoulders does a lamb have?’ He said: ‘By Him who holds my soul in His hand, had you complied, you would have given me as many shoulders as I would have asked for.’” [Related by Ahmad, Al-Tirmidhi and Ibn Saad]

Charity Spotlight: Muntada Aid

Muntada Aid has a Vision of a world where everyone is free to live without the reliance on aid or injustice and where everyone can lead healthy and secure lives.
Our Mission is to work with our partners to ensure that poverty is eradicated from the lives of the most vulnerable, whilst empowering them to create their own future.
Through our Values, we work to have a lasting impact on the lives of those we serve. Muntada Aid consistently works to become a more efficient, effective and collaborative organisation.

You can support their work by donating using the link below:

http://www.muntadaaid.org/donate/#/

Lessons from the Qur’an: Juz 22

Ramadan 2017 Day #21


Assalamu Alaykum,

This Ramadan I would like to share a brief post with you every day asking you to do three things in the day as part of our 30 Day Ramadan challenge.

  1. The first will be a ‘Deed of the Day’ highlighting a different deed that you can do each day.
  2. The second will highlight a specific Prophetic Food that you can eat to incorporate a Sunnah Food item in your diet.
  3. The final will be a charity spotlight recommending a specific charity for you to donate a small sum to in order to support their work.

Let us begin below the actions for Day #21 bi’iznillah.

Deed of the Day: Seek Paradise and Seek Refuge from Hellfire

‘He who asks Allah for Paradise three times, Paradise says: “O Allah! Admit him into Paradise.” He who seeks refuge from the Hell-Fire three times, the Hell-Fire says: “O Allah! Give him refuge from the Hell-Fire.”’ [Al-Tirmidhi] 

Prophetic Food of the Day: Honey

Healing is in three things: A gulp of honey, cupping, and branding with fire (cauterizing).” But I forbid my followers to use (cauterization) branding with fire.” [Bukhari]

Charity Spotlight: Restless Beings

Restless Beings is an international human rights organisation which aims to support marginalised communities that are deprived of media or public attention.

Its projects are holistic in operation and work towards self sufficiency.

The organisation is free of prejudice of any kind as to race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status

We believe in egalitarianism for all and as such our team and projects are familial in operation, organisation and structure.

You can support their work by donating using the link below:

http://www.restlessbeings.org/donate

Lessons from the Qur’an: Juz 21

Ramadan 2017 Day #20


Assalamu Alaykum,

This Ramadan I would like to share a brief post with you every day asking you to do three things in the day as part of our 30 Day Ramadan challenge.

  1. The first will be a ‘Deed of the Day’ highlighting a different deed that you can do each day.
  2. The second will highlight a specific Prophetic Food that you can eat to incorporate a Sunnah Food item in your diet.
  3. The final will be a charity spotlight recommending a specific charity for you to donate a small sum to in order to support their work.

Let us begin below the actions for Day #20 bi’iznillah.

Deed of the Day: Give Gifts to Loved Ones

“Give each other gifts and you will love each other.” [al-Adab al-Mufrad] 

Prophetic Food of the Day: Cucumber

‘The Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam) used to eat qiththa (cucumber) with rutab (fresh dates)’. [Tirmidhi]

Charity Spotlight: A-Z of Islamic Sign Langauge

Alhamdulillah we brother & sister  ‘Amin & Yasmin’ many years ago both embarked on the pursuit of learning British Sign Language (BSL). During our journey we interacted and professionally supported members of the deaf community in various capacities.

Through such encounters we had countless individuals, families and practitioners raise concerns about the limited access globally for deaf and/or autism friendly Islamic educational resources.

Thus we invite YOU to join us to HELP empower deaf children and adults by supporting our exciting portfolio of interactive Islamic Sign Language products.

You can support the project by donating using the link below:

https://www.launchgood.com/project/az#/

Lessons from the Qur’an: Juz 20