Reflections

The 10 best days of the year

“There are no days during which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these days (first ten days of Dhul- Hijjah).” [Ibn Majah] Even better than Ramadan?Yes. The first ten days of Dhul Hijjah are even better than the days of Ramadan. Just as we make sure to...

Everything you need to know about Qurbani/ Udhiya

What is Qurbani/Udhiya? The word “qurbani” means sacrifice in many languages, and the word “udhiya,” in Arabic, refers to the specific animal that is sacrificed on Eid ul-Adha. This sacrifice is made by the head of the household on behalf of the family. It can either...

The Importance of Zakat ul Fitr

Of all the acts and rituals that Muslims perform in Ramadan, perhaps none is less understood or appreciated than the giving of Zakat-ul Fitr. While it is rightly understood as a prescribed part of Ramadan to be paid by the devout, it is easy to approach it as one...

Water is about more than just thirst

Access to fresh water means so much more to vulnerable communities than having something to drink. Clean water has the power to transform how people live their lives. In Tharparkar, Pakistan, one of the most drought-impacted regions of the world – IDRF has brought...