The Wisdom Of Giving

Wealth is something that is desired by humans. In attaining wealth, at times friends become foes. Because of wealth, siblings would turn against each other. Due to the greed for wealth, one forgets about halal and haram. While engrossed in attaining wealth, the ibadah (worship) unto Allah gets neglected. These are among the challenges pertaining to wealth.......

Charity Project Gave Me The Best Gift

Looking For The Light

As a teacher in a Title I elementary school I serve students with a low socioeconomic status. My students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am aiming to increase Social/Emotional intelligence, the understanding of feelings, and using them to inform actions. Children who exhibit healthy social, emotional, and behavioral adjustment are more likely to have good academic performance in elementary school.

The sharp distinction between cognition and emotion that has historically been made may be more of an artifact of scholarship than it is representative of the way these processes occur in the brain (Barrett and others 2007). From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, but I can certainly guide/influence their experiences during…

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Can Rich People Receive Zakat?

Abu Daud and Nasai 'narrated that two men came to the Messenger of Allah while performing Hajj wida' when he was distributing the zakat. Both then asked for their share from the Messenger of Allah. They said, he looked at our face and observed from top to bottom. He saw us both as a strong man then told him, "if you wanted me to give you zakat I will give it, but no zakat for the rich and those who are still strong for work."

Voluntary Charity

Voluntary charity is anything given as a means of getting closer to Allah, the Most High, in ways other than what is obligatory. From this definition, gifts and other things given with the intention of fostering love are excluded; they are not classified as alms which are specially defined by some rulings of the Shari’ah. Voluntary charity is recommended at all times, especially when needed..

Empowering Cash Waqf (Endowment)

Waqf (endowment) plays a significant role in developing human beings, and it falls within the category of infaq (spending) and sadaqah jariyah (continuous charity). A person who gives waqf from his wealth that he loves will nurture his soul unto becoming one that is successful in scraping off stinginess and miserliness. Then, such deed will nurture compassion, strengthen the brotherhood, inculcate the understanding of utilizing wealth as the bridge that leads one to the pleasure of Allah....