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8. This Ramadan… i will give Charity daily!

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Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: “The Prophet  was the most generous person, and he used to become more so (generous) particularly in the month of Ramadan…more generous than the fast wind in doing good” [Bukhari].

Sadaqah is a voluntary giving. And the beauty of it is that it isn’t limited only with money and so both the rich and poor can benefit from this noble act. There are many forms of sadaqah we can perform;

— Share a good word, spread some knowledge, impart beneficial advice, lend an ear.

— After iftar, help clean up and pick up leftover litter if you’re at the masjid.

— You’re fasting. Consider all the coffee/tea/snack breaks you would take on a normal basis, and donate that amount for the sake of Allah.

— Smile. Sincerely. At everyone you meet at the masjid. And greet them well.

— Prepare food for others and partake in the extra reward, not only for that of charity but for their fast as well.

— Donate your time to your loved ones, and those that you may have been neglecting throughout the year.

— Pray Salat ad-Duha. The Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wasallam said, “Each morning, there is a charity due from every bone in the body of every one of you. Each utterance of Allah’s glorification (subhan Allah) is an act of charity; every utterance of praise (ahamdulillah) is an act of charity; every utterance of affirmation of His Oneness (la ilaha illa Allah) is an act of charity; every utterance of affirmation of His Greatness (Allahu Akbar) is an act of charity; enjoining good and forbidding evil is an act of charity. And it’s enough for all of this to offer two rak’ahs of Duha.” [Sahih Muslim]

The list is endless. . .!
Look for unique ways to be charitable and make the lives of those around you even a tiny bit better. Consider sadaqah an amazing and exciting opportunity for you to draw closer to your Lord.

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Nassarawa Hospital Visit 

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Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Raheem. 
Alhamdulillah, we had a very successful Hospital Visit. With the donations we received and dues from our members, we were able to raise N150,000 for the hospital visit. We budgeted N1500 for every patient. Initially, we wanted to buy items worth the N1500, but a sister suggested that we should buy items worth N1000 and give them the remaining N500 as they might have other needs best known to them. 

Each pack contained;

A box of Tea, (N140)

500g golden penny sugar (N250)

4 satchets of peak milk (N180)

4 satchets of ovaltine (N180)

4 satchets of klin (N100) 

250g Omo (N150) &

N500 cash. 

We made 100 of such packs Alhamdulillah. The packs went round and we were able to add more wards and give more patients. We were able to go to female medical, female surgical, Gynae , paediatric, male surgical and male observation wards Masha Allah; and We even had some left to give some nurses, cleaners and security! 

While we were going round, some of our members were also giving the patients reminders simultaneously. They spoke to them on being patient as they just were being tested by Allah, on the importance of salah even while sick and the various ways it can be performed while sick and also on the importance of Dua. 

The patients were really pleased Alhamdulillah, they thanked us abundantly and made Dua for us. I was by the window of one ward that were given the items and i overheard their happy exclamations as they opened the packs; when one of them say the N500 she said ‘Laa, har da dukiya a ciki😅’ (There’s even fortune inside). 

We’re very happy with the outcome of the hospital visit. We’d like to use this medium to thank all the people who made the hospital visit a success; those that donated, those that broadcasted our message and those that attended –  this wouldn’t have been a success without all of you, Jazakumullahu Khairan Kathiran !

May it be reflected on your scales of Good deeds on the day of judgement. May Allah increase you all in goodness and grant you success in all your endeavours, Ameen ya rabbi. We look forward to working with you again on our upcoming projects insha Allah. 

Deensisters. . .together for the pleasure of Allah. 

This ramadhaan…. I will give charity daily.

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This ramadhaan,…. i will give charity daily

The Messenger of Allah, salla Allahu alayhi wasallam, was the most generous of people, and he was at his most generous during Ramadan, when Jibreel met him. Jibreel used to come to him every night and teach him the Qur’an. The Messenger, salla Allahu alayhi wasallam, was certainly the most generous person, even more generous than the strong, uncontrollable wind (in readiness and haste to do charitable deeds).” [Bukhari & Muslim]

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Outside, in the lit up parking lot of the masjid, you walk slowly towards your car, relishing in the gentle caress of the wind against your face and its playful tug at your hijab, inhaling deeply the warm, earthy scent lifting up from the ground where the rain fell fresh just moments before. “More generous than the strong, uncontrollable wind, he was,” you mouth the words to yourself lovingly, reverently. “Salla Allahu alayhi wasallam…” It is almost midnight after the third night of praying taraweeh; and as your feet carry you away from Allah’s house, you feel somehow lighter. The Imam’s recitation included ayahs from Surat al-Baqarah related to spending, and in the short talk in between, he gave a reminder about sadaqah, about the spirit of giving in Ramadan.

So on your way out of the masjid, you emptied the contents of your wallet without counting, bills and coins and a stray peppermint that fell through the slot of the donation box before you had time to catch it. You got paid at work today, so you know you had over fifty dollars in cash. It wasn’t so much your purse that felt lighter, though, it was your heart. Lighter for having given. Lighter for having heard the Words of Allah and the example of His Messenger, and rushing forward to follow them. This Ramadan, I will give sadaqah daily, you decide… But a worry settles in: How will you keep it up? If tonight you gave freely without hesitating, what will you do tomorrow? Do you empty your pockets daily for the sake of Allah? Where will you get the money? If you do what you just did tonight, you’ll be broke in no time… Your heart aches because you want so much – in your own, small way – to resemble a generous wind… Maybe you can just be a zephyr, small, gentle breeze that it is. But with so little to give, how do you compete with the generosity of the generous? How do you vie for a similar reward?

Allah tabaraka wa ta’ala is so Gracious, and so Appreciative… He doesn’t ask much of us. He doesn’t burden us with more than we can bear. He’s not in need of our charity, but He asks us to give for our own good, our own purity. And He loves that when we do something, we keep it up and do it consistently.

Your sadaqah doesn’t have to be immense. And when times are tight, remember that it doesn’t have to be just monetary. If half a date can save you from Hell-fire, then don’t be shy to give half a date. If smiling in the face of your sister can be charity, then smile once with the hope that Allah will accept it, the hope that this one act will leave you smiling eternally in the Hereafter. If you can’t spend much, then give a little, but give consistently. Give a little, but give sincerely. Give what you can now with the intention of giving more when times are easier. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala doesn’t look at our pockets, but at your hearts. All He asks us is to be sincere to Him and truly seek His Face and His Pleasure. Give of your time. Give of your skills. Give whatever you can, but give. And do it daily.

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   “If you have much, give from the bottom of your heart… and if you don’t, give of your heart.” – Sheikh Abdulbary Yahya
                                                             
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Perspective: This Ramadan, change your perspective on sadaqah. The Prophet (salla Allahu alayhi wasallam) advised: “Save yourself from Hell-fire, even by giving half a date in charity” [Bukhari]. Where can half a date take us if we were to consider it at face-value? Really, what is half a date in terms of Allah’s immeasurable wealth? So break your fast with half a date, and if you have nothing else, then – literally – give the other half to someone who hasn’t broken their fast yet. And be amazed at Allah’s generosity and mercy.

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Sadaqa list:
– Put a bit of change in the sadaqa box on your way out from taraweeh. Whenever you receive a gift of money, or your salary, or any monetary benefit, take out a portion from it out of gratefulness to Allah.

– Donate a few volunteer hours to help out at the masjid. – Help out with local projects such as food drives, volunteer at soup kitchens, etc.

– Share a good word, spread some knowledge, impart beneficial advice, lend an ear.

– After iftar, help clean up and pick up leftover litter if you’re at the masjid.

-You’re fasting. Consider all the coffee/tea/snack breaks you would take on a normal basis, and donate that amount for the sake of Allah.

– Smile. Sincerely. At everyone you meet at the masjid. And greet them well. – Set up water bottles at taraweeh prayer for the worshippers so they can quench their thirst and make du’aa for you.

– Prepare food for others and partake in the extra reward, not only for that of charity but for their fast as well.

– Donate your time to your loved ones, and those that you may have been neglecting throughout the year.

– Pray Salat ad-Duha. The Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wasallam said, “Each morning, there is a charity due from every bone in the body of every one of you. Each utterance of Allah’s glorification (subhan Allah) is an act of charity; every utterance of praise (ahamdulillah) is an act of charity; every utterance of affirmation of His Oneness (la ilaha illa Allah) is an act of charity; every utterance of affirmation of His Greatness (Allahu Akbar) is an act of charity; enjoining good and forbidding evil is an act of charity. And it’s enough for all of this to offer two rak’ahs of Duha.” [Sahih Muslim]

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This Ramadan, give charity daily… Look for unique ways to be charitable and make the lives of those around you even a tiny bit better. Consider sadaqah an amazing and exciting opportunity for you to draw closer to your Lord.
     
Taken from http://www.igotitcovered.org