Monday, August 6, 2012

Ramadan oh Ramadan: Zakat, Sadaqah, and Charity

While I was eating this sweet during iftar, my kid asked me.

Kid: "Ibu, i saw a sister throwing the good foods in the garbage bag. Why?"
Me: "I don't know why, honey. She should bring it home instead of throwing to garbage."
Kid: "It's so sad now a day. I think it's right that some people said that, in Ramadan, Muslim are fasting during the day but they are having party/feast during the night. While other miskin/poor people have no food almost everyday. That's not what Ramadan is about."
Me (with my big hug to her): "You are right, my honey honey and sugar."

How many favors of Allah we enjoy, we don’t admit or recognize until Allah takes them away from us? We probably enjoy air-conditioning and have a fridge in our house. There are people who refuse taking meat as charity because they don’t have a fridge to store it in. There are people who do have anything to eat and drink. There are people who don't have place to sleep.
Be grateful before Allah takes it all away from you.

“Truly, those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, and perform salah and give zakah, they will have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.”
(Al-Qur’an, surah 2, ayah 277)

Please do not forget to give your sadaqah, Zakat, and other charity during this Ramadan.
May Allah accept all our ibadah. Aameen.

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