The last time I wrote for SF Sundays rant series was right before the local and state-wide shut down due to a surge in covid cases. Now as we approach the winter season, we are once again seeing a surge in cases. California alone has reached over one million cases but still persisting to flatten…
I'm disheartened as I find myself writing another version of a similarly titled rant. The wildfires burning across not just the state of California, but the entire western US region is alarming and heartbreaking. Mainly caused by the effects of climate change and a few dumb human mistakes, these fires have now become one of…
Alhamdulillah (Praise God) for the beauty of the small things in our path. Blessed Friday to one and all!
"I can't breathe" - George Floyd Please tag or note the artist for credit. This piece is located on Upper Great Highway and Rivera Avenue in San Francisco, CA.
It’s that time of year! Reblogging as this information is still relevant and these organizations are doing amazing work during these uncertain times in our world.
May God accept your fasts, your prayers and your zakat, ameen.
If the answer is no, now is the time to do so!
First, what is “zakat”?
Zakat (or Zakah) is an Arabic word now used universally to mean “obligatory charity“. As prescribed to Muslims with means, it’s obligatory to make an annual contribution of 2.5% against all assets one holds for a minimum of one year towards charitable use.
A good example might be one has, after expenses, a $1,000 in the bank, gold or silver worth $5,000 and a car worth $10,000. Their total assets are at $16,000 and they’d pay a minimum of $400 against that.
Have you feared to present before your consultation charities? Then when you do not and Allah has forgiven you, then [at least] establish prayer and give zakah and obey Allah and His Messenger. And Allah is Acquainted with what you do.
The Holy Quran, 58:13
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