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Charity Begins at Home

Many people believe that charity begins at home, but do we actually know the meaning of this saying?

While many believe it means that you should help your family before helping anyone else, this is not entirely accurate. In fact, it means that if you are a loving person in the home, then you should be able to extend that love out to the world – it starts at home, but it doesn’t end there.

What does charity mean to you? With so many of us leading hectic lives along with family to take care of, it can often be difficult to find a spare hour or two to devote to volunteering or supporting a cause close to your heart. However, charity can also be in the form of a donation.

Donate to Muslim Aid and your love will be shared with the world this Holy month of Ramadan. There are so many people in this world that are in desperate need of the essentials that we take for granted; such as food, shelter, protection, medicine and education.

We all have good intentions when it comes to giving to charity; however, with so many different causes and conflicts on our doorsteps and around the world, it can be difficult to choose one that you want to support.

Consider charity as you do love; you love your family, your children, your siblings, your parents, and of course, you love Allah SWT above everything else. Share this love you feel for your closest family and project that love out into the world.

Every human being in this world deserves to be loved, so be generous with your love. Give your love, give your time, give your donations open-heartedly and your goodwill shall be returned insh’Allah (God willing).

Remember, good deeds enlarge the soul and stay with us, in this life and the hereafter.

Not only will your kindness and your charity make you feel humble on the inside, but it will also project a belief that you can help others around you with ease.

Say no to poverty; say no to famine and say no to diseases that can be controlled. Say no to the pain and suffering of innocent men, women and children around the world.

Say yes to love, to charity.

Donate to Muslim Aid this Ramadan, with your money, your time or your love and see how you can help those around the world in their hour of need.

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