In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate


A hidden gem of charity in Ramadan

By: MuslimVillage Source: MuslimVillage It is well known that the Messenger of Allah (Allah’s peace be upon him) said that the best charity is that which is given in Ramadan: On the authority of Thabit bin Anas: “…it was asked, ‘Which is the best charity?’ (The Prophet – Allah’s peace be upon him) said, ‘Charity in Ramadan.’” (Tirmidhi) In this month of abundant blessings, the types of charity that can be given are many but we would like to focus on one type of charity for which there is a great need, yet many are unaware of it. That hidden gem of charity is the giving or providing of water. Indeed, many of the great collections of hadith such as Bukhari and Ibn Majah have chapters or...

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Are you in need? Just ask Allah!

By: Jinan Bastaki Source: VirtualMosque “Is He [not best] who responds to the desperate one when he calls upon Him…” (Qur’an, 27:62) For whatever problem we have, whatever difficulty we find ourselves in, we have the most powerful weapon to ward off the pain that plagues us. It is the weapon of du`a’. We know with certainty that Allah is Al-Mujeeb (The Responsive). We have read many articles telling us about the importance of du`a’, but in order for our du`a’ to be truly meaningful, we must accompany that du`a’ with a certain brokenness in the heart. This brokenness is the feeling of utter need, submission and surrender to Allah, and realizing that truly it is only He who can get us out of...

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Gaza man wounded by Israeli forces dies

By: AP Source: VOA News GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP –Authorities in Gaza say that a Palestinian man has died from his wounds after being injured by Israeli gunfire last week.Police say the man had a farm near where the clashes occurred on Friday but was not involved in the violence. Police said he was shot in the chest. Gaza’s Health Ministry identified the victim as 48-year-old Yousif Abu Sbaikhah. A three month-long wave of violence has gripped the region, with Palestinian attacks and clashes showing no signs of relenting. Monday’s death brings the Palestinian death toll during the outburst of violence to 129. Israel says 88 of those were carrying out attacks. On the Israeli...

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