During the Holy month of Ramadan, we spend a lot more time with our families and close friends. We find ourselves doing things that we so often overlook during our busy day to day lives and find ourselves appreciating those around us a lot more. Ramadan is a time to be thankful.
That said, we also visit the Mosque more often to take part in congregational prayers, and, without realising we also unite with our fellow brothers and sisters, too.
The purpose of Ramadan is not only for fasting or purifying the mind, body, soul, and restoring humility in our lives; it is a time for prayers, worship, unity and togetherness. A time to restore peace amongst the community, a time to help others and give to charity and a time to spare a thought for those less fortunate than us.
There are many ways in which we can help others during this prestigious month; we have highlighted two ways in which you can get involved this Ramadan 2017 below:
This Ramadan, when you are sitting around the table about to open or close your fast, with the delicious array of food we are blessed with on our table; let’s spare a thought for those that may not have the privilege of even the basic nourishment to open their fast with.
Our Feed the Fasting campaign ensures those who have very little or no access to food or water are provided with enough essentials to see them through this Holy month.
For just £60, you can feed a whole family during the month of Ramadan.
“He, who feeds the fasting, will have a reward the same as that of the fasting person, without any decrease in his reward.”
Zakat is an obligatory contribution for Muslims and forms one of the compulsory Five Pillars of Islam. Zakat is calculated based on your profitable income and serves as a form of charity for those who need it most. Many Muslims opt to give their zakat during the Holy month of Ramadan.
Should you choose to pay your zakat this Ramadan 2017, you can donate it with Muslim Aid, here.
Muslim Aid will ensure your zakat donation will go to those most in need and most importantly, within the regulations and laws that apply to zakat.
Should you have any queries regarding zakat, call the Muslim Aid zakat helpline on 0207 377 4200 or click here to calculate your zakat.
Brothers and sisters, remember, Ramadan is a month of unity and giving to those in need around us. Be it via monetary contribution or volunteering your time – the blessings and reward for helping others in this month are abundant, so let’s make the most of it.