Picture of the Day

Alhamdulillah (Praise God) for the beauty of the small things in our path. Blessed Friday to one and all!

Quote of the Day

"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.

Paid Your Zakat Yet?

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.

Ms. Hala

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

Check out this Zakat…

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What Did You Eat This Ramadan?

When your foodie family takes turns cooking iftar meals, you just got to share and inspire those also cooking up a storm this Ramadan.

A Letter To My Nephew on His Birthday

This very much still stands as this little guy turns seven today!

Ms. Hala

My Dearest Salem,

I remember coming home from Qatar to see you for the first time, holding you at the airport and having you giggle rather than cry. I just can’t even explain all the emotions that rushed through me at that moment.

I praise God every day for bringing the joy that is you into my life. As I watch you grow into the smartest, funniest and cutest human, I’m in awe. I can’t believe you are already turning five years old. Where has the time gone?

On your birthday today, I want you to know a few things…

  • You are loved beyond words.
  • Your smile is contagious, keep smiling.
  • I’m extremely proud of your awesomeness.
  • You are amazing, never doubt yourself.
  • You will achieve greatness, just put your mind to it.
  • There are no stupid questions, so ask away.
  • Kindness and respect are universal currencies to be splurged.
  • You…

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