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Jumada al-Thani

November 30th, 2021

The Islamic calendar is made up of 12 months, the sixth of which is called Jumada al-Thani (also known as Jumada al-Akhir). Though not the most significant month, several important events took place during Jumada al-Thani which are important to Muslims of all sects.

Jumada Al-Awwal

November 29th, 2021

Jumada Al-Awwal is the 5th month in the Islamic calendar and signals the beginning of the summer season. “Jamad” itself means “dry or rainless”, however, since the Islamic calendar follows the lunar calendar, Jumada Al-Awwal will occur in winter this year.

Rajab

November 26th, 2021

Rajab is the seventh month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months designated by Allah (SWT), making it of special significance along with Dhul al-Qadah, Dhul Hijjah, and Muharram. There are many blessings to be sought in Rajab, but it is an incredibly religious time as several key events took place during this month, too.

What Will Happen After Death According to Islam

November 23rd, 2021

Death is often a frightening thought, but one that we should not be scared of. When you truly understand death you will no longer have to be scared of it.

Why Creating an Islamic Will is Important

November 22nd, 2021

Even though death is not a conversation that many may want to have with their families and friends, it is also an internal conversation many don’t want to have with themselves. Death is inevitable, and so we must prepare for it - Islam shows us the way.

Mental Health Awareness Week By Touch of Khayr - Volunteer campaign

October 7th, 2021

‘For indeed, with [every] hardship there is relief. Indeed, with [every] hardship there is relief’ [Qur’an, 94:5-6].   As-salaamu Alaykum.  Dear readers, this blog post wil…

Rabi al-Awwal

October 5th, 2021

Rabi al-Awwal (also known as Rabi Ul Awal) is the third month of the Islamic calendar and follows Muharram and Safar. Rabi al-Awwal literally translates to “the first spring”, despite this, the meaning has no relevance in today’s climate. This is because the Islamic calendar follows the lunar calendar as opposed to the solar seasons. As a result, Rabi al-Awwal will occur in autumn this year.

How Savings, Assets, and Possessions are Distributed Without an Islamic Will

September 28th, 2021

When a person dies, all of their savings, assets, and possessions (known as their ‘estate’) are distributed in accordance with their wishes. Most people have a will in place.

Safar

September 6th, 2021

Safar is the second month of the Islamic calendar and follows Muharram. One translation of Safar is “empty”, alluding to the emptying of houses as the month of Safar was used by Muslims to vacate their homes for the purpose of gathering food.

Virtues of the 10th of Muharram (Day of ‘Ashura)

August 10th, 2021

There are certain days in the year which are more virtuous than others. One such day is the 10th of Muharram which is known as the day of ‘Ashura. Following are 10 virtues of thi…

Muharram

August 10th, 2021

Muharram is one of the most important months in the Islamic calendar, commencing the start of a new Islamic year. This month is also known as Muharram-ul-Haram, and the Prophet Muh…

The Importance of the Day of Arafah

July 15th, 2021

There are a number of auspicious days during the Islamic year, but there is one day that is considered the holiest of them all, and that is the Day of Arafah which falls during Dhul Hijjah, just before Qurbani. Without performing Arafah the Hajj is not complete.

How to Celebrate Eid ul-Adha 2021

July 15th, 2021

Because of the pandemic, how we celebrate and mark even the most sacred of festivals has been far from normal on the account of social restrictions. Muslim families relied on video calls and other forms of communication to stay connected to mark Eid ul-Adha in 2020 and, while it was great that we could at least see our loved ones in some form at the height of a global pandemic, it just wasn’t the same.

What is Dhul Hijjah?

July 9th, 2021

In the lunar calendar, Dhul Hijjah occurs at the end, making it the last month of the Islamic year. This month is extremely important as Allah (SWT) has immensely blessed it. The believers who engage with good practices and avoid sins are eligible in obtaining these many blessings and rewards.

Dhul Hijjah

July 8th, 2021

The 12th lunar month is known in Islam as Dhul Hijjah and is the holiest of all the months. Within this month the Hajj takes place, as do Qurbani and Eid al-Adha. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) designated the 12th month as a time of worship and reflection, and it is during this time that Muslims must fulfil their religious obligation to partake in Hajj – the fifth pillar of Islam.

Sunnah Practice for Eid ul-Adha

June 28th, 2021

Eid ul-Adha is here and as well as the sacrificing of animals for Qurbani and the stitching of clothes, there are many other traditions that are carried out by Muslims. Some of these activities are extremely important, so much so that they are regarded as Sunnah; acts that prophet Muhammad (PBUH) willingly performed himself.

Dhu Al-Qadah

June 16th, 2021

There are four specifically sacred months in the religion of Islam: the first month of Muharram, the seventh month of Rajab, the 11th month of Dhu al-Qadah, and the 12th month of Dhul Hijjah. Allah (SWT) designated these months as sacred.

Gift Aid

June 4th, 2021

What is Gift Aid? Gift Aid is a government scheme which allows UK charities to claim back the basic rate tax already paid on donations by you. If you pay less income Tax and/or C…

Admin

June 4th, 2021

To operate successfully, charities need to charge an admin fee. Helping vulnerable people in challenging locations is not easy. Day in and day out, our staff are on the frontline, in the world’s most dangerous places, often at personal risk, helping to save and change lives.

The Virtues of Shawwal – Continuing the Good Habits of Ramadan

May 17th, 2021

The month of Shawwal immediately follows Ramadan, during which time Muslims around the world observe the 30-day long fast during daylight hours. Completing the Ramadan fast is equivalent to fasting for 10 months, while completing an additional six days of fasting in Shawwal is equal to a fast of two months – thus it is like completing an entire year of fasting.

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