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Meaning of the Islamic Months

December 7th, 2021

There are 12 months in the Islamic calendar, each one with its own unique meaning and significance. Learn more about the meanings here.

What is Education Like in the Middle East?

December 6th, 2021

Learn what the education system is like in the Middle East, and how you can help a Middle Eastern child in need gain access to schooling with Muslim Aid.

Pakistan Homeless Statistics

December 5th, 2021

There are more than 20 million homeless people in Pakistan, and that number is rising. Learn more about homelessness in Pakistan and how you can help.

UK Homeless Statistics

December 3rd, 2021

There are more than 200,000 homeless people in the UK, and one in three have experienced violent abuse on the streets. Learn more about homelessness.

What is Tuberculosis?

December 1st, 2021

You've probably heard of tuberculosis, but do you know what it actually is? Learn more about the illness and what you can do to help those suffering.

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.

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…

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…

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 2022

July 15th, 2021

Because of the pandemic, how we celebrate and mark even the most sacred of festivals has been far from normal by account of social restrictions. Muslim families relied on video calls and other forms of communication to stay connected to mark Eid ul-Adha in 2020/21 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.

How Muslims Celebrate Eid ul-Adha

July 15th, 2021

Eid ul-Adha is just around the corner. Why not celebrate with Muslim Aid by making your Qurbani donation to our appeal? Learn more here.

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.

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