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May 17th, 2022

Do You Need to Pay Charity Before Eid al-Fitr Prayer?

There is one type of charity all Muslims should pay, and it’s due before Eid al Fitr prayer. Zakat al-Fitr, sometimes referred to as sadaqat al-fitr, or fitrah, can be paid as food or as money.

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May 16th, 2022

How Much Do You Donate for Qurbani?

Your qurbani donation can be male or female livestock. A sheep or goat counts as a sacrifice for one person. Cows and camels equal a sacrifice for seven.

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May 12th, 2022

When Are the Last Ten Days of Ramadan 2023?

How will we know when the last ten days of Ramadan 2023* are? And what are the traditions behind what makes them so special?

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May 9th, 2022

How Do You Prepare for Dhul Hijjah 2022?

Dhul Hijjah, the Islamic lunar “Month that Holds the Hajj-Pilgrimage” (as its name means) – is exceedingly blessed for at least five major reasons

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May 3rd, 2022

Who Must Do a Qurbani Donation?

Who Must Do a Qurbani Donation? Scholars are divided about whether qurbani, also known as udhiyah sacrifice is a “must,” that is, an obligation.

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April 27th, 2022

How Much Is Fidya for Ramadan 2022?

How much is fidya for Ramadan 2022? Here’s the simplified calculation for your reference.

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April 26th, 2022

How Your Ramadan Donation Makes An Impact

Every dollar of your Ramadan donation makes an impact. Your sadaqah and zakat — and all the generosity that comes with them — feeds people in Islam’s holiest month.

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April 21st, 2022

What Is The Difference Between Fidya and Kaffarah?

Sometimes, we are compelled to break our 30-day fast for various reasons, such as illness, travel or even forgetfulness. Learn about exemptions from fasting and how fidya and kaffarah tie in with them.

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April 19th, 2022

What Types of Riba Are There?

Most Muslim scholars of transactional law in Islam (fiqh al-mu‘ammalat) single out two kinds of riba that Allah in the Quran and the Prophet, on him be peace, specify as riba.

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April 8th, 2022

Photo Essay: Executive Director Khalil Demir visits Pakistan, Afghanistan

Meets with government officials, doctors and other dignitaries to discuss upcoming projects

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April 8th, 2022

What Is Riba and Why Is It Forbidden in Islam?

Riba is the Arabic term to any increase of a debt or a loan until its repayment. It is equal to the financial terms ‘interest’ or ‘usury’ in English, with no distinction between these two words and riba.

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April 5th, 2022

Why Should We Donate To Palestine in Ramadan?

It is critical for us to donate to Palestine during Ramadan. Why? Ramadan is a time when we get to reflect on what it means to truly care for our Muslim brothers and sisters.