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Muslim Charity

Charity's Pleasure of Participation

Kari Ansari | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion
Kari Ansari

We're helping when we send our gently used things to folks in need, right? Not always, because the greater the distance between the crisis and us, the less effective these tangible gifts become.

Let’s Make Ramadan More Than An Exercise In Empathy

Soha Yassine | Posted 09.18.2012 | Religion
Soha Yassine

Abstaining from food and water from the break of dawn until sunset gives those of us living in the world's most obese country a figurative taste of extreme poverty. But how can we be more than actors playing the part of the hungry?

Ramadan Lessons From My Kids

Kari Ansari | Posted 10.20.2011 | Religion
Kari Ansari

Every year as I prepare for Ramadan, I try to set goals for our family. But the kids feel most connected when they are helping others for God's sake. They don't need my list of spiritual goals.

Ramadan Reflection Day 19: Know People Deeply

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.19.2011 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Knowing one another means beyond simple acquaintanceship -- you need to know people deeply. People go through some real tough things and even if it doesn't seem like it's that serious to us, pain is very subjective.

Zakat: The Wealth Of Charity

Daliah Merzaban | Posted 10.12.2011 | Religion
Daliah Merzaban

Giving generously and with the right intention in no way diminishes your wealth. Your money has greater baraka, blessing, in it.

Why Muslims Should Get In The Holiday Spirit And End Hunger

Nurah-Rosalie Amat'ullah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Nurah-Rosalie Amat'ullah

The Muslim populations across the US are in no way exempt from the social and economic challenges impacting residents. Because we live here and are a part of this society, we have an obligation to take action to end hunger.