Giving in the month of Ramadan is a great way to get reward. There are many ways to give. Some are listed below.
- Huffaz Gift Fund
Alhumdulillah, this year we have two huffaz leading taraweeh each night during Ramadan until the completion of the Quran on June 9. If you would like to donate gift money to them, please use the link below.
- Children Gifts
There are weekly competitions for children. Al-Huda Islamic Center is accepting donations for prizes. Click on the link below to donate for prizes.
- AIC general fund
Donations to the Al-Huda Islamic Center general fund will go towards operating essential community services including Moosalla Noor, children Islamic school, and other outreach activities.
- AIC building fund
Please consider donating one of the items needed for the future masjid. Wudu rooms, prayer carpets, sound and security systems are examples.
- Help setup and cleanup
Help setup and cleanup during the daily iftaars and after taraweeh prayers.
Join other community members in different community service opportunities. The Ithaca Festival is an example.
- Help someone
Help other people, whether Muslim or non-Muslim, fulfill their needs.
A Muslim is a brother of (another) Muslim, he neither wrongs him nor does hand him over to one who does him wrong. If anyone fulfills his brother’s needs, Allah will fulfill his needs; if one relieves a Muslim of his troubles, Allah will relieve his troubles on the Day of Resurrection; and if anyone covers up a Muslim (his sins), Allah will cover him up (his sins) on the Resurrection Day. (Bukhari and Muslim)
- Feed a fasting person
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. (Tirmidhi)
- Give left over food
Many times, we may have left over food from iftaar or suhoor. Consider giving it to those in need or even your neighbors.
Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) said: Abu Dharr, when you prepare the broth, add water to that and give that (as a present) to your neighbour. (Muslim)
- For the community
Ask Allah (SWT) to strengthen and unite this community and grant a permanent place to worship Him.
- For others
The supplication of a Muslim for his brother in his absence will certainly be answered. Everytime he makes a supplication for good for his brother, the angel appointed for this particular task says: `Ameen! May it be for you, too’. (Muslim)
Smiling is Charity
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, “Charity is prescribed for each descendant of Adam every day the sun rises.”
He was then asked, “From what do we give charity every day?”
The Prophet (SAW) answered, The doors of goodness are many…enjoining good, forbidding evil, removing harm from the road, listening to the deaf, leading the blind, guiding one to the object of his need, hurrying with the strength of one’s legs to one in sorrow who is asking for help, and supporting the feeble with the strength of one’s arms -all of these are charity prescribed for you.
He also said, “Your smile for your brother is charity.” (Tirmidhi)