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What’s Your Good Deed of the Day?

Sunday 10th April marks the annual celebration of Good Deeds Day 2016, where many countries all over the world partake in carrying out good deeds. 

Although we should be accomplishing good deeds every day regardless, this could mark a distinctive time for some of us to start as we mean to go on, aiming to carry out more good deeds than we currently are.

In our day to day lives, many of our actions result in waste, without us even realising. Imagine if we were to save on this and contribute this amount to charity? It wouldn’t make any difference to us personally, apart from the fact that you will feel better knowing it has gone to some good instead. 

Nothing beats that satisfied feel-good factor you get upon committing an act of kindness, for the benefit of someone else. 

So, with this in mind, Muslim Aid has put together a list of kind acts you could pick and choose from, and start as you mean to go on! 

  • Pledge that you will donate a percentage (albeit small) of your monthly salary towards a good cause
  • If you see someone struggling, go over and help them; you’ll feel so good afterwards
  • Volunteer your time towards a good cause, charity or fundraising campaign
  • Have a clear out at home, donate all the things you haven’t utilised within the last year to charity. If there are items of value, try selling them on and donate the takings to charity
  • If you see someone living rough, it doesn’t take much to buy them a fleece blanket and a hot meal in passing. Cook a little extra on occasion at home and take it to them. There is great sawaab (blessing) in feeding the hungry.
  • Perform an act of ongoing charity on behalf of your late loved ones, with the intention of the consistent blessings to be rewarded in their favour
  • Help out a friend/relative in need
  • Visit the elderly
  • Smile. Smiling is an act of charity
  • During your regular grocery shop, pick up something for someone in need too. Alternatively, register for the prepaid Sainsbury’s everyday shopping card and Sainsbury’s will donate 4% of your spend to Muslim Aid, at no extra cost to you
  • Praise someone and make them feel good about themselves
  • Thank Allah SWT for all your blessings in life
  • Research something new to you and share this with someone else
  • Visit or donate to a local homeless shelter
  • Volunteer some of your time, however small, at your local Mosque or community centre
  • Thank your parents and elders for all they’ve done and sacrificed for you
  • If you haven’t spoken to a member of your family for a while, such as your grandparents, give them a call to cheer them up. Their Duas (prayers) are important
  • If you happen to come across something that could endanger someone else, try to eliminate it, where possible
  • If you see a dead creature being constantly driven over, move them to the side of the road when it is safe for you to do so, or call the RSPCA to remove the body
  • Organise a fundraising project to raise funds towards a good cause
  • Take or donate toys to a children’s orphanage
  • Greet a stranger or pay someone a compliment; make someone’s day
  • If you drive and know of someone who doesn’t, relieve their struggle and ask them if you could be of any help in your spare time
  • Teach your children and siblings the values of elders, the importance of humility, along with other good character attributes
  • Work out ways in which you could save money on your utilities, by comparing prices and providers – donate the difference to charity as well as reducing energy consumption
  • Save energy; switch lights off when exiting a room, unplug any unused devices, use energy efficient bulbs, turn water taps off when not in use and only use central heating when necessary. With what you save overall on these utilities, donate to Muslim Aid  
  • Give regular charity contributions
  • If you have someone new in your neighbourhood/community make them feel welcome, introduce yourself and invite them round for dinner - they may be feeling lonely
  • Do something kind for your family
  • Sponsor a child or an animal in need
  • Take part in a charitable event
  • Spend some quality time with someone who needs you
  • Remember people in your daily prayers
  • Pray for those who are of ill-health

As you may have realised, there are many countless good deeds you can carry out to please Allah SWT, so ensure you continue in the performance of your good deeds in the hope that Allah SWT will reward us with a place in Jannah (Heaven). Ameen. 

For details on current ongoing projects and campaigns, visit the Muslim Aid website here, or give us a call today on 020 7377 4200.

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