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Rabi-ul-Awal

The month of Rabi ul Awal 2021 is expected to start on Thursday, October 7, 2021 or Friday, October 8, 2021 and 12th Rabi ul Awal 2021 or Eid Milad un Nabi 2021 will tentatively be observed on 18th or 19th of October, 2021. However, exact date of Rabi ul Awal 2021 depends on your location and sighting of the Moon of Rabi ul Awal.

“And We have sent you (O Muhammad S.A.W.) not but as a mercy for the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).” (Surah Anbiya 21:107)

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Rabi-ul-Awwal is the third month of the Islamic calendar. This is the blessed month of human history in which Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was born.  Rabi-Ul-Awwal is an important festival in Islam and the Muslim Ummah is honoured with the birth of Mohammad (May Allah bless him and grant him peace) in the third month of the Islamic calendar on this day. Almost all mosques, house and businesses display green colour pennants because it is the colour the Prophet (SAWW) liked the most. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is believed to have chosen the green colour for the Islam flag at that time.

“Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad S.A.W.) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much.” (Surah Ahzab 33:21)

The prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) taught us important traits such as tolerance, generosity, love, forgiveness, and peace through the practices he modeled. The way he lived was a true reflection of what Islam stood for. On Rabi Ul Awwal, a public holiday is declared (In Muslim Countries) every year, thus the offices are closed and marches and rallies throughout the country take place. In all Muslim countries, Eid Milad al-Nabi celebrations take place, but the celebration varies according to location.  There are three main different ways to celebrate the holy prophet SAW.

  • Fast Sunnah days
  • Increase your salutations upon the Prophet (saw)
  • Give charity

How To Celebrate The Birth Of The Prophet By Giving Charity?

We should spend our wealth for the sake of Allah as a means of expressing our gratitude towards Him and preparing for the Hereafter. It is considered great charity in Islam to give a drop of water. Our holy Prophet (saw) loved a few projects, which you can support in order to earn as many blessings as possible.

Many of us hold events at home in Rabi Ul Awal to celebrate the Birth of the Best of Creation. But imagine celebrating this blessed festive month in the best way possible by celebrating it with what was most dear to the Prophet Of Allah, Orphans! It costs KORT on average £275 to feed 400 Orphans each meal. Why not donate that to KORT and celebrate with the innocent children of Azad Kashmir and Pakistan.  

Give Orphans Funds

A wonderful and important type of charity is to provide funds for orphans. You will receive a huge reward from Allah for doing this.

The Prophet (saw) said:
‘I and the one who cares for an orphan will be together in Paradise like this, and he (saw) held his two fingers together to illustrate. [Bukhari]

Water Fund

Islam gives a great deal of importance to donating water. The Messenger of Allah (saw) was asked, ‘Which charity is best?’ He replied, ‘(Providing) water’. [Abu Dawud]

Donate A Wheelchair

Think Of a life of being limited to your room, reliant on others to move you even short distances? 

Your donation will bring the happiness and pleasure of mobility and freedom to disabled and elderly people, by providing them with a wheelchair. This will be a form of Sadqah Jaariya.

Donate Where Most Needed

Islam is not a confined religion, it is a religion of freedom, of humanity.  It gives us freedom. If there is someone more in need of help, please consider donating to them.

Final Words

Thus, the best way to celebrate the blessed Month of Rabi-ul-Awwal is by fasting Sunnah days, increasing your salutations to the Prophet (saw), and giving charity. You can build these Sunnah habits as soon as possible. Identify your strengths and weaknesses and set goals for yourself!

‘Whoever guides someone to goodness will have a reward like one who did it’. [Muslim]

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Making Invocations Upon the Prophet PBUH

“Whoever sends blessings upon me once, Allah will in turn send blessings to him Ten times” [Sahih Muslim]

The more you love a person, the more you want to mention them. Praying Durood Shareef and sending blessings onto the prophet PBUH is classified as an act of worship and it is our way of vocalising our love for him. A believer should be frequent with sending Durood upon the prophet if he wishes to befriend the prophet and have him close as an intercessor on the day of Reckoning. Allah has always instructed us to obey both Allah and his Rasul, to love both Allah and his Rasul and to follow both Allah and his Rasul. Therefore, our sending of Durood to the prophet Muhammad PBUH is most pleasing to Allah.

The exemplification of those who distribute, in the way of Allah, their assets is like a seed which grows seven thorns, in each of its thorn is a hundred grains. Allah multiplies His reward for whom He wills, for Allah is vast and knowing. [Surat Al-Baqarah]

The More the Merrier

We come to know that the prophet Muhammad PBUH had mentioned of his own Durood in which he would pray 100 times a day. With All good deeds, Allah being the most generous and most benevolent will always record more than what we had actually perform. For example, every blessing sent upon the Nabi will entail rewards in our accounts ten times greater. Now on top of that, we have narrations which mention that for every good deed we do Allah will multiply it by 10 to 70 folds or like the above Quran Ayah where it grows in the hundreds. As a result, we find ourselves with very few actions performed but due to the sincerity of it, Allah made it out like you had done a humongous thing.

Once the companion Abu Mas’ud had reported that a man came to the prophet with a bridled camel and said, “This is for the cause of Allah.” The Prophet PBUH said,” You will have for it seven hundred camels on the Day of Resurrection. Each of them shall be bridled.” [Sahih Muslim]

Here the determination was greater as the man brought a camel which was properly reigned and healthy, hence he received a compensation seventy times greater.

Final Words

Lastly our daily recitation of Durood will be a means of deterring us from sinning as when we ourselves remember him, we feel his presence and suddenly we feel shameful to turn towards evil, knowing that this desirable action of mines could cause some friction between me and the Rasul which causes greater separation between me and Allah. This is classified as Taqwa (Piety) of the heart.

This is why in life we should strive in good deeds regardless of our situation, as Allah has made it such that we can keep doing small petty deeds but with hope of immensely big rewards. Pray a simple Allahu Akbar whilst driving to work or send Durood to the Prophet during your daily jog. Raise your hands a little longer after the night prayer and give small amounts to charity.

Inshallah Allah will reward you with barakah in your life and your Rizq (Sustenance). Then see how your life changes, suddenly you have more time, more wealth, etc. then you should pray more Quran and Durood and give more in charity as a sign of gratitude to your lord most high.

 

Allahumma Salli 'Ala Sayyi-dina Muhammadin Wa 'Ala Ali Sayyi-dina Muhammadin Wa Baarik Wa Sallim
O Allah we are sending salutation on the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) and his family, and also sending mercy and blessings
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WHAT IS CONSIDERED CHARITY IN ISLAM?

Being caring and charitable for one’s fellow human beings is an essential part of Islam. When reading the Quran, one cannot help being struck by the number of times charity is mentioned.

  • Feeding the poor and needy
  • Supporting orphans
  • Supporting relatives and travellers

“When a person dies, all their deeds end except three: a continuing charity, beneficial knowledge and a child who prays for them,” (Hadith, Muslim).

Therefore, Muslims are eager to give charity which will continue to have benefits to people after their death and continue to earn the rewards.

Here question is that what types of donations Islam considers charity. There are many types of donations that Islam considered charity. Some of these are discussed below:

Sadaqa (charity) is charity given voluntarily in order to please God. Sadaqah also describes a voluntary charitable act towards others, whether through generosity, love, compassion, or faith. These acts are not necessarily physical or monetary.

Zakat is one of the five core obligations (pillars) of Islam. It requires every Muslim to give a set proportion of his or her wealth to the poor and needy in proportion to their means. Zakat can be translated to mean ‘purification’ or ‘growth’: by paying zakat a person is believed to be cleansing themselves and their remaining wealth and redistributing wealth to restore social equality and promote a more just society.

Waqf, an endowment of property or investment for a charitable purpose, whereby the assets are retained with the profits applied for charitable purposes. Although not mentioned in the Qur’an, the legal authority for waqf derives from various hadiths. Waqf is a fast-developing area of charitable giving.

Monetary Donations:

According to the teachings of Islam, we can support financially to needy and orphans. We can spend money on the education , nutrition, health, and other basic necessities of needy people.

Help orphans

Prophet Muhammed (saw) said:

‘Blessed is the wealth of the Muslim, from which he gives to the poor, the orphan, and the wayfarer.’

Guide Someone on the right path

Guiding means, if someone you see is misguided, and guiding that person to the right path.

Charity serves as a way to bring justice, balance, and kindness to every society and community. It is our hope that Muslim Community fulfils its charitable duty correctly.

It is also playing an important role in eliminating poverty in communities everywhere. About mentioned acts are considered charity in Islam. We can help the needy, poor, and orphans with our donations. According to Islamic teachings giving charity purifies our possessions. It reduces our difficulties and makes our lives peaceful.

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said; “Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity”. (Al- Tirmidhi)

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Celebrate Aqeeqah with KORT

Celebrate The Aqeeqah Of Your New-born With KORT

On the joyful occasion of childbirth, parents should praise Allah Almighty and show gratitude to him. The best possible way to perform this celebration and welcome your new born is to follow the way that is recommended by Holy Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him). Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) has recommended that you should, first of all, choose a good name for a new born, then perform Adhan and Iqamah in the ears of your baby and then insert some sweet in the baby’s mouth. The final step to welcome your baby is to shave the head of a new born and perform Sadaqah and Aqeeqah. Let’s find out how your Aqeeqah and Sadaqah can bring a smile to countless orphans and needy people of Pakistan.

What is Aqeeqah?

Aqeeqah also spelt Aqiqah, Haqiqa, Aqeeqa, Aqiqa, Akika is an Islamic ritual that is performed to welcome a new born and different authentic narration of the Holy prophet have recommended performing Aqeeqah. According to the Hadith that is narrated by Hazrat Ayesha

“Slaughter two comparable sheep for a male new born and one sheep for a female new born”.

Similarly, there is another Hadith in Abu Dawood

“Every child is in pledge with Aqeeqah and that should be slaughtered on the seventh day”.

Before performing the Aqeeqah Holy prophet has recommended to shave the head of a newborn and give Sadaqah or charity as well.

All of these aforementioned steps are the best ways to manifest your happiness while on the other hand this Sadaqah or Aqeeqah will act as the shield for your new born against mishaps. After getting the basic know-how of Aqeeqah let’s explore whether you can donate Aqeeqah to a charity organization or not?

Can You Donate Aqeeqah To Our Organization Or Not?

According to the Fatwa of Sheikh Mustafa Umar, a person can donate the money to a charitable organization that takes the responsibility of sacrificing an animal on the behalf of a donor. This fatwa has also declared that you can donate the price of an animal to charity as an Aqeeqah however you can donate to a charitable organization that takes the responsibility of slaughtering an animal. Now let’s find out how KORT is the best option for your donations?

Why KORT?

Kashmir Orphan Relief Trust or KORT is a well-known charitable organization and we have transformed thousands of lives since 2005. This organization is working not only to bring up orphans but has also played an eminent role in the welfare of society.

Since its inauguration, this organization has launched countless ventures and that’s how it has completely transformed countless lives. This organization has made the state of art training institutes for orphans and now this organization is going to launch another campaign related to Aqeeqah.

Our donors have always stepped forward to help the needy community now it’s time to join hands to feed the poor community with meat donations.

Final words:

We have always taken care of rightly investing your donations in the right places; now we want to feed meat to every poor person who is unable to afford it. Let’s join hands for this noble cause and this donation will inn sha Allah act as the shield against calamities for your new born and this will help the orphan and poor community as well.

If you wish for your Aqeeqah to be performed with KORT, please inquire with the KORT Admin team on 0300 123 7774

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Can I Give Charity On Behalf Of Someone In Islam?

You can donate on behalf of someone whether he is alive, or dead. For your loved ones, they will be rewarded in their graves and in the hereafter as It was a deed they have performed when they were alive.

“A man told the Prophet (saw) that his mother died a sudden death and did not have a chance to leave a bequest in her will, and that were she able to speak she would want to donate to charity. He then asked if the reward of charity on behalf of his deceased mother would reach her, to which the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) replied, “Yes.” [Muslim]

However, there is no difference between the opinion of the scholars concerning the charity being given on the behalf of the dead. Whoever wants to honour the deceased especially their parents must give charity on their behalf in order for them to benefit, and there is no difference of opinion among the Muslims concerning this point. This is the correct view.

Quran says about charity:
"Allah will deprive usury of all blessing but will give increase for deeds of charity. For He loves not creatures ungrateful and wicked"
"Those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity, will have their reward with their Lord.”

Some people choose to make donations to a charity on their own accord, but others make donations on someone else’s behalf. For instance, a couple who is getting married and does not want gifts may ask that guests donate to a favourite charity in the couple’s name. Each organization or charity has its own protocol for making a donation on behalf of someone else, but the basic process is the same.

“When a man dies, his acts come to an end, but three, recurring charity, or knowledge (by which people) benefit, or a pious son, who prays for him (for the deceased)” [Muslim].

Yes, charity goes a long way! If for example, you build a well in this life, you’d be rewarded for every drop of water one consumes from the well, even after your death. In the same way, if you were to buy a chair for a mosque, you’d be rewarded every time someone sits on that chair, even after you depart. Or, if you were to build a mosque, you’d be rewarded for every prayer performed within the mosque.

In the light of the Quran and Hadiths, it has been proved that we can give charity on the behalf of someone else. As you can see, giving charity is full of beautiful benefits. 

Charity Sadaqah

From the above answers you can see, giving sadaqah is full of beautiful benefits both for the self and others. Sadaqah does not decrease wealth, rather it adds blessings to our wealth, health, and lifestyle.

May Allah (SWT) grant us soft hearts that motivate us to do consistent acts of sadaqah.

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Story of Halima Sa’ddiyah

Islam holds a lot of value for humanity and has given the humankind the title of the “Ashraful Makhluqat” meaning the best and noblest of creations as mentioned in the Quran:

Indeed, Allah has created the human in the best of forms. (Surah Teen, verse 4)

Amongst the people there many who are male, female, old, young, widows and orphans.

Our Beloved Prophet Muhammed (may peace and blessings be upon him) said:

“I and the one who looks after/sponsors an orphan will be in Paradise like these two” – and he gestured with his forefinger and middle finger, holding them close together. (Bukhari)
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The Story of Halima Sa’ddiyah

In the year in which Our Beloved Prophet Muhammed (may peace and blessings be upon him) was born, the tribe of Sa’d arrived in Makkah. In which the women of that tribe would take the new born children of the Makkah back to their villages.

The reason behind this is so the child can have a good and clean upbringing due to the city pollution and habits. Among their women was Halima who in future was to be the foster mother of Prophet Mohammed (may peace and blessings be upon him), who was accompanied by her husband and baby son.

They had suffered great amount of poverty throughout their lives, but this year had been more difficult because of famine that was happening throughout the Arabian Peninsula. The donkey that carried her to Makkah was so weak from hunger that it often stumbled.

Halima’s baby cried all the time because she could not feed him properly, and their old she-camel who was weak and frail failed to produce milk.

All the women of the tribe of Sa’d found a child to take back with them, but not Halima. There was one baby left in Makkah, the orphaned Prophet Muhammad (may peace and blessings be upon him). As it was customary for the baby’s father to pay the wet-nurses, none of the women would take the orphan as the prophet never had a father to pay.

Halimah said to her husband, “I don’t like that I should be the only woman of our clan to return without a baby, I want to take that orphan”. Her husband agreed, saying, “Perhaps it will be that Allah will bless us because of him.” She said, “When I went to get him, he was wearing a woollen dress, whiter than milk. A fragrance of musk spread from him. He lay on his back sleeping, underneath him a piece of green silk. I did not like to wake him because of his beauty and grace, but I came close to him and put my hand on his chest. He smiled and opened his eyes. I kissed him between his eyes and put him to my right breast which gave him all the milk he wanted. Then I placed him on the left, but he refused. That was the way he always was. After he was satisfied, I gave my son his fill. As soon as I brought him to my home, both my breasts began pouring milk.

By Allah’s grace, Prophet Muhammad (may peace and blessings be upon him) drank until he was satisfied, as did his brother. My husband went to our old camel for milk, and lo, it was full. He milked enough for both of us to drink our fill and we had a wonderful night. Later my husband said, “Oh Halima, it looks like you have picked a blessed soul. We spent the first night in blessings and bounties, and Allah continued to give us more and more ever since we chose him”. (May peace and blessings be upon him)

From this story we learn how the most beloved human being to Allah Almighty was an orphan and the virtues and blessings the care of orphans could bring into our lives.

Alhamdulillah, KORT for nearly 16 years have provided an amazing orphanage for the orphaned children of Azad Kashmir. Many children over the years have benefited from KORT’s orphanage in excelling themselves in education as well as their upbringing and their Islamic studies too.

The purpose-built orphanage in Mirpur Azad Kashmir has been running for approximately 6 years in which the children are provided with quality education as well as madrasah and extra curriculum studies taught by qualified staff members.

KORT inshallah will continue to build many orphanages across Pakistan to provide brighter futures for many more orphaned children.

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