Ramadan is a month of blessings and multiplying of rewards. There are many ahadith that highlight these attributes in the month. However, in terms of a characterization of the different parts of the month, the hadith below sums it up nicely,
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “This is a month, the first part of which brings Allah’s Mercy, the middle of which brings Allah’s forgiveness, and the last part of which brings emancipation from the hellfire.” [Bukhari] Read more
Feeding the fasting is an act of charity that is highly favored in the eyes of Allah, particularly in the month of fasting. It allows Muslims that are struggling to make ends meet, feel apart of the wider community and not left out as a result of being unable to break their fast.
The Prophet (pbuh) mentions the favour of those who feed the fasting in the following hadith, while speaking about the blessed month of Ramadan: Read more
Feeding a Needy Family
What Is It?
Zakat al-Fitr is a duty which is wajib (required) of every Muslim, whether male or female, minor or adult as long as he/she has the means to do so.
According to Islamic tradition (Sunnah), Ibn ‘Umar said that the Prophet Muhammad (saw) made Zakat al-Fitr compulsory on every slave, freeman, male, female, young and old among the Muslims; one Saa` of dried dates or one Saa` of barley. The saa’, is equivalent to four double handfuls and according to the majority of Sunni scholars, One Saa’ is approximately between 2.6 kg to 3 kg. Read more
For over 27 years, Human Appeal International Australia has helped the poor and needy all over the world. Throughout the process of providing, with the will of Allah, for thousands of orphans, widows, widows, poor, needy and war-stricken communities we have continuously tried to be creative about how we help those in need. Not because creativity is what is asked for, but because it gives us many channels to provide for the brothers and sisters we serve.
An unfortunate 29% of the world’s population still doesn’t have access to a safely managed supply of drinking water. This means they lack a well that is located nearby, available when they need it, and free from contaminants. Around 159 million people in the world are dependent on surface water, while more than 844 million people lack even a basic drinking water service. What’s more upsetting to hear is that around 2 billion people use a contaminated water source every year that has been breached by feces.
Living in a developed country, it can be easy to get caught up with the little things in life. It’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture and it’s even easier to forget that, right this very moment, there are children out there who don’t even have access to the fundamental parts of life that we take for granted far too often. It is well-known that access to clean drinking water and an education are basic human rights. They are something no person should be deprived of, yet so many millions of individuals are. Read more