UK: Charity Week

Charity Week is a grass-roots projects started in 2004 by a small team of London University students. Organized by the University of London Union Islamic Society (ULU ISoc) and in partnership with Islamic Relief, it remains one of the most successful and powerful projects ULU ISoc organizes to date. The initial aim was to raise awareness amongst the youth and communities about the tragic state of orphans around the world.

Countless Universities take part in Charity Week all over Britain, and over 5 years have raised a magnificent total of £931,000! 100% has been donated to Islamic Relief’s Orphans Campaign with ZERO admin fees. Therefore every penny is delivered directly to orphans and, amongst many things, is what makes Charity Week so special and loved across the nation!

People from the UK find very random and strange things funny, but then again they probably look at us as idiots. Good cause though, mashaAllah.

Read more here.

US Treasury Dept. – “Donate this Ramadan, but we’re watching!”

Yeah the title is an exaggeration, but you know it’s true!

Treasury Department Statement Marking the Beginning of Ramadan

As Ramadan begins, the U.S. Department of the Treasury recognizes the particular importance of charitable giving throughout the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims in America and around the world. Charitable giving is a fundamental characteristic of many faiths, and zakat, one of the five pillars of Islam, is a sacred obligation for Muslims.

Treasury underscores its support for the important work of the charitable sector in providing essential services to those in need, both at home and abroad. Treasury remains committed to strengthening its engagement with the donor community and the charitable sector to support their efforts while at the same time, safeguarding charities from abuse by terrorist organizations. In recent years, the charitable sector has taken significant steps to promote transparency and to guard against such abuse.

We look forward to strengthening our partnership with the charitable sector and the donor community to further advance our shared objective of protecting legitimate charitable activity.

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Let the haters hate

One thing I learned over the years of blogging and posting on forums is that there are always going to be haters. There is not a single thing anyone can do to please everyone. Why do we even have to please everyone? We have to please Allah and that’s it. By pleasing Allah we’ll be pleasing all those who matter to us the most (parents, spouse, family, friends, etc.). So why bother with the haters?

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Brothers with Six-packs

I use to work out frequently in my high school years and my last three semesters in college.  I lost all my muslces now due to the work life.

I know there are some brothers who stay fit and do it on a weekly basis.  If you do, post up some basic beginner exercises that you recommend one can do at home in the morning or evening without any devices or weights.  Basically push ups, sit ups, etc.  Any variation of these and other uses of the typical “household item” like a chair or something. I don’t have the time or money to dedicate a monthly fee for a gym so I just need some basic schedules and exercise instructions.

JazakAllah khair.

$3.95 for Fajr for 1 month?

This has to be the most hilarious and haram thing I have ever seen:

All Muslim prayers are voiced in English, with the computer speakers facing Mecca.

Special Deal Only $3.95/Month, Save $2.05 each Month

You can “buy prayers” for other religions too.

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Salah gone wrong…

This is hilarious. I have no idea what is going on but I have a theory. The beggar is non-Muslim, because if he was a Muslim, he’d be praying (at least I’d hope so). The beggar is trying to benefit from the generosity of Muslims, especially the ones who come to the Masjid for prayer. They would be the most generous. The first brother who comes late to the salah gives the beggar some money. The second brother does not and faces the punishment of being tripped by the beggar, which causes a domino effect to completely obliterate the entire line of brothers in prayer.

Is this staged? Possibly. Is this for real? Allah knows best.

I just think it’s funny. Hahaha!

Source: Abu Zawjatul-MR

Indian Politician Converts to Islam, Marries 2nd Wife, Loses Job, Disappears

I was reading this, thinking it was a Bollywood film:

Holy Matrimony: Indian Politician Converts, Takes Second Wife, Vanishes

Mr. Mohan, a Hindu, Became a Muslim to Marry His Mistress; Then Things Got Messy

CHANDIGARH, India — As India was reeling from the Mumbai terrorist attacks in December, Chander Mohan, deputy chief minister of the northern state of Haryana, made a shocking announcement.

Mr. Mohan, whose overwhelmingly Hindu state of 23 million people is among India’s most prosperous, declared that he had converted to Islam. The 43-year-old father of two added that he had also just wed a second wife, another Muslim convert.

What’s happened since has all the trappings of a Bollywood plot, replete with an alleged kidnapping and mysterious disappearances. The drama’s serious subtext shows how crucial religious identity remains in a country that bills itself as the world’s largest secular democracy.

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