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Holy month of Ramzan : Merger of Allah’s benevolence and believer’s piety through self-restraints

Ramzan, appeals Momins (believers) to bridge the gap between doing and saying in one’s personality through righteousness, enabling the inculcation of Almighty’s presence in the body and soul. Indeed, Allah’s Aura could be felt while one shares pains and needs of others without any religious demarcations. Islamic world ‘Analahak’ is …

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A Zakat Bail Fund? This Muslim Group Says It’s The Islamic Thing To Do

A Muslim organization has spent this past Ramadan asking their brothers and sisters in Islam to consider giving their zakat this year to help bail out low-income Muslims who remain in jail awaiting trial. Believers Bail Out describes itself as a “community-led effort” that “restores the presumption of innocence before …

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Affluent Muslims reach out to poor with ‘Ramzan Ration’

Half a dozen ceiling fans hum at the ground floor Maahoor Bai Community Hall at a crowded street in Dongri, giving respite from the blistering sun outside. Dozens of women who have gathered here queue up once the volunteers from the All India Memon Jamat Federation have finished registering them. Then Razia …

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Mumbai: Civic body lends a helping hand to ensure a ‘cleaner’ and ‘smoother’ Ramzan

Muslims across the city are celebrating the holy month of Ramzan and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is lending a helping hand, like every year, to ensure that there are no problems to the smooth flow of festivities in the community strongholds. Corporators, from the civic body, have sought more water and …

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The Fundamental Beliefs and Components of Faith in Islam

Every religion has some fundamentals that lay down the framework of that particular religion. The followers then ensure that the fundamentals are maintained and observed on regular bases to ensure that the religion stays true to its original form and that the people have a single path to follow. Like …

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Zakat requires Muslims to donate 2.5% of their wealth: could this end poverty?

Usman, a fisherman, used to have a rickety fishing boat that could only take him as far as the mouth of the river, just before it meets the sea. He could not catch enough to feed his family of five but last month, he was able to buy a new …

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