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Qatar: Family feeds 300 people a day in Ramadan

By: Reem Saad Source: Two summers ago, a local family put a refrigerator outside their house stocked with free cold water, laban and juice. The fridge had a note that said, “Take anything you need,” giving many workers access to refreshments during the hottest months of the year. Now, the Qatari family is distributing iftar meals to hundreds of workers in the same spot alongside the fridge, by the Chamber of Commerce at Muntazah signal off of C-Ring Road. Over the past week, blue-collar men have been lining up there an hour before sunset to grab a plate of food, refreshments and bread before heading back to their homes. Workers could be seen exchanging smiles and greetings...

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Dining etiquette from the Sunnah for Ramadan

  By: Khadeejah Islam Source: Ramadan is ironically a month in which we are more eager to dine with others than usual. The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Whoever gives iftaar to one who is fasting will have a reward like his, without that detracting from the reward of the fasting person in the slightest.” [1]. Undoubtedly, many of us will be hosting an iftaar party and sharing food with others. Whether you are the guest or the host, being aware of certain table-manners can help to make that iftaar an productive one and avoid offending anyone by upholding the following Islamic values: General Rules: • Remember Allah before and after...

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They Are Your Garments and You Are Theirs: a word on marriage

By: Mawlana Dr. M Mansur Ali Source: IlmGate Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful. And though you seek in garments the freedom of privacy you may find in them a harness and a chain. (Khalil Gibran, The Prophet) Marriage is the oldest traditions known to mankind. It is a continuation of that holy communion that took place between our first parents Adam and Hawwa (May Allah’s peace be on both of them) in the garden of al-Firdaws. Adam (as) enjoyed the bounties of his Lord in paradise. He knew no needs. However, as time passed by he yearned for human company. For love and warmth, for someone to share his thoughts with, to be intimate with, someone who...

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