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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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What Is Islamic Charity?

Islamic Charity

We must have heard this term many times amongst people. The actual meaning to Islamic charity has a very open meaning. It doesn’t always mean giving money when we hear that it is an Islamic charity.  The Arabic word for charity/Sadaqah comes from the root word ‘SIDIQ’ which means sincerity, meaning any acts according to Islam and shariah which are done with sincerity can also be classified as Islamic charity. Giving Sadaqah is seen as a sign of sincere faith and belief in Allah Almighty.

The Quran and the hadeeth of the Prophet Muhammad (may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) have many times given the meaning of charity.

Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Every joint of a person must perform a charity each day that the sun rises: to judge justly between two people is a charity. To help a man with his mount, lifting him onto it or hoisting up his belongings onto it, is a charity. And the good word is a charity. And every step that you take towards the prayer is a charity and removing a harmful object from the road is a charity.” [Al-Bukhari] [Muslim]

We understand from this hadeeth the Prophet Muhammed (may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was not referring to money, but he was mentioning acts that are also classified as worship e.g.
  • A good word is charity, saying kind words to someone or making someone motivated again is also classified as Islamic charity.
  • Removing an obstacle from someone’s pathway is also classified as charity. Meaning if you see someone walking and you know he or she is unaware of the broken glass on the floor, and you go and move and clean up the glass before he or she gets there, the Prophet Muhammed (may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) mentions that as Islamic charity too.
Allah says in Quran: “And whoever volunteers good then indeed, Allah is appreciative and Knowing.”- [2:158]

The Prophet Muhammad (may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) has mentioned in a hadeeth “smiling is charity”. In this case the term Islamic charity was smiling meaning making someone happy or lightening up their mood is also classified as charity

So, understanding from the above hadeeth the term Islamic charity has many meanings to it and that things such as removing an obstacle from a path is also classified as Islamic charity. So next time we decide to do something good, think, rectify our intentions, and whatever you do in life, do it for the sake of Allah Almighty. Inshallah Allah Almighty will reward us one; for doing the good act, and two; for the sincerity we had in doing the good act.

May Allah (SAW) accept our charity, and may he accept all the good things we do and may he also give us the ability to give charity with sincerity. Ameen.
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The Aqeeqah Service

The birth of a new-born is a happy event for every parent. It is a sunnah of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ that when a baby is born the parents ought to perform Aqeeqah for the baby by slaughtering two goats or sheep for a male and one sheep or goat for a female.

It is mustahab to carry out the sacrifice on the seventh day after the child is born although there is no harm in performing it earlier or soon after.

What is Aqeeqah?

This sacrifice which is done for the new-born is called Aqeeqah.

Aqeeqah is a Sunnah to do after your giving birth by sacrificing an Animal. This is among the must-do Sunnahs after the birth of a child.

In other words, Aqeeqa resembles a sadaqah you give.

Based on a hadith from Jafar al-Sadiq (RA) doing Aqeeqah removes many of the difficulties and calamities from the child’s life.

For the baby there must be Aqeeqah, on behalf of the child make sacrifice and get rid of the hair. Hadith (Bukhari).

When Should Aqeeqah Be Performed?

The preferable approach for Aqeeqah is that it should be performed on the seventh day if not then the 14th or 21st and so on. Some scholars have said that this can be continued till the child has become fully grown and state Aqeeqah can be performed then. After this duration carrying out Aqeeqah is unimportant. Some scholars given the Fatwa that Aqeeqah stands till the day of one’s death. If somebody after becoming an adult performs his own Aqeeqah, according to some scholars it is not valid however according to some scholars it’s permissible.

What Is The Function Of Aqeeqah?

The practice of Aqeeqah is extremely encouraged. It is to be performed by the elders of them family or the guardians of the baby. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his companions utilized to perform Aqeeqa when they were bestowed with a new-born. There are lots of benefits in the performance of Aqeeqah. One is the revealing the birth of the infant. Being bestowed a child is a terrific true blessing from the Creator. Another function is inviting family members, friends, and neighbours to commemorate the blessed occasion. The needy must be consisted of in the celebration by providing them with food and meat served on this occasion.

Types Of Animals To Be Sacrificed

The following is a hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) where he recommended Aqeeqah a goat/sheep.

Narrated Umm Kurz: The Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him) stated: Two sheep which resemble each other are to be sacrificed for a young boy and one for a girl. (Sunan Abu Dawood Book 15, No. 2830).

The Condition Of The Animal For Aqeeqah

The condition of the animals in Aqeeqah is the same as the conditions for the animals in Qurbani. The animals to be sacrificed need to be a goat, cow, or camel. For camels, it must be older than 6 years, for cows the age need to be older than 3 years and for goats, it must be older than 2 years. They must be healthy and have no form of handicap such as blind, sick, limp and undernourished. The animals must be sacrificed and slaughtered in the suitable humane way.

Commemorate the birth of your new-born and share the joy with your needy and poor brothers and sisters through the KORT Aqeeqah Service.

The Aqeeqah Service

The KORT Aqeeqah Service involves all these aspects and consists of: The sacrifice of 1 or 2 animals (depending on sex “young male or a female”) distributed to the needy and poor, including orphans and the elderly.

KORT performs the Aqeeqah service in Pakistan and Azad Kashmir, where ₤65 (price may vary depending on exchange rate or time of year) offers a goat.

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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Islamic Charity

In theory KORT is a Pakistan orphanage or an Islamic Charity but, we are a Family of numerous people having a set of shared values: honesty, community fairness, sympathy, and custodianship.

In Pakistan and Azad Kashmir there are countless kids without any place to call home. They live in despair, worry, and hopelessness. KORT (Kashmir orphanage) rescue, take care of and prepare these children for their future. Our mission is to help prepare them for their future by providing them with every resource possible.  To make sure an productive, healthy, and bright life where they will learn the abilities they require to be successful.

There is not a day upon which a person awakens but that two angels descend.

One of them says: O Allah, repay one who spends in charity! The other says: O Allah, destroy the wealth of one who withholds!

This narrative highlights one benefit of Sadaqah. Providing Sadaqah draws in the supplications of the angels. This, in and of itself, attracts more gain as the angels are sinless developments and there is no reason that Allah would decline the prayers of the angels. By offering Sadaqah, one not just acquires the direct advantages of giving Sadaqah, they likewise get the advantages of the supplications of the angels.

Mission

KORT Islamic Charity provides support and progression in an honourable and dignified way no matter faith, race, or gender, and works to encourage, inspire, and empower people in their communities and provide a voice in the world.

Vision

Working with you, for Pakistan and Azad Kashmir to be free of poverty.

Raising awareness and money through Zakat and Sadaqah to help numerous Orphans in Pakistan & Disadvantaged Kid across Pakistan and Azad Kashmir is just one outcome.

Whatever the issue, no matter how complicated or how longstanding, we will always find it simpler to solve when we all work together.

Values

These characteristics reveal the belief and specify the ethos of the Islamic Charity organization. We remain driven by the timeless values and teachings supplied by the discoveries included within the Qur’an and prophetic model.

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Projects

Through our projects, we bring hope to our community, by helping them break free from hardship:
Zakat in Pakistan

Your donation integrates with contributions from others who donate zakat to help equip people of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir with clean water, nutritious food, health care, education, and ways to earn money, providing all the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty.

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Sadaqah in Pakistan

Sadaqah is a kind of voluntary charity, extremely advised in Islam as it carries great prize and brings many gains such as reducing illness, cleansing sins and guarding of catastrophes.

You get enormous true blessings that are showered upon your life when you donate to orphans and the underprivileged. By contributing Sadaqah to KORT, you’re saving orphans from famine, disease, dispute and alleviating their lives by providing access to safe water, healthy food packs, access to medical care and much more.

Your compassion and voluntary contributions will be utilized towards benefitting numerous suffering kids and their communities.

Orphan Sponsor

When you change somebody’s world for the better and bring about positive change, that is a feeling of joy and delight that nothing can beat, and nobody can remove.

Support orphans out of hardship by providing them with regular meals, access to healthcare, new clothes, and proper education. We help supply a safe environment for each child while equipping them with the tools required to attain safety and security while developing a better life for themselves.

Sadaqah Jariyah

When you or an adored one leaves this temporary world, Sadaqah Jariyah is a kind of ongoing charity that ensures that the blessings continue for them in the hereafter.

By donating Sadaqah Jariyah to KORT, you’re saving orphans, widows and needy people from scarcity, illness, conflict and relieving their battles, gaining reward from their future character and excellent deeds. You can provide access to safe water, a wheelchair or a sewing machine and acquire reward for each time they are used.

With Sadaqah Jariyah, you can give a gift that is constantly giving to a loved one by contributing in their name, so they can acquire benefits even when they have passed. Your generosity and voluntary contributions will be utilized towards benefitting hundreds of suffering people in Pakistan and Azad Kashmir.

Water Filtration Plant

Water is crucial to survive yet, millions of individuals on the planet live without access to clean water. A child passes away every 20 seconds due to poor sanitation and contamination. Water-related diseases consistently kill millions of people in the world every year, however you can assist.

You can donate towards a Water Filtration Plant that provides a number of households and their children with enough healthy and clean water to consume, wash, prepare and grow their own crops with.

Muslim Orphanages

Muslim Orphanages cannot create earnings on their own and consequently they will stay to depend upon donors, well-wishers and people of good will or other external projects.

We are a charity helping widows, poor and orphans with a focus on sustainability, our programmes help the neediest around the Pakistan and Azad Kashmir. KORT believe that every kid, all over, deserves to a healthy and good life. This implies we work hard to find solutions that are sustainable.

You can select from one of more than 10 projects we have here at KORT, We are an Islamic Charity and we assure you the money goes directly to your chosen project.
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Maximise your Rewards in Muharam

When Is Muharam?

Muharram 2021 starts on the night of Monday, August 9th and ends at sundown on Tuesday, September 7th.

What Is Muharam?

Muharram is the start of a brand-new Islamic year! It is among the most spiritual months of Islam, a day where your true blessings are increased and significantly rewarded. Muharram likewise marks the anniversary of the fight of Karbala, where prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussain was eliminated. It’s a day of grief however also a tip of remembrance, sacrifice and faith.

The word Muharram literally means forbidden. Thus, During the month of Muharram, certain acts become forbidden as they would violate the sacredness of the occasion. During this month, warfare is prohibited.

What Happened In Muharram?

On the 10th day of Muharram, Imam Hussain Ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW), was killed at the Karbala battle. The soldiers of Yazid killed him in 680 A.D., during the battle of Karbala (present-day Iraq). Muslims mourn Imam Hussein’s death and those of his relatives since then. Ashura marks the anniversary of the massacre, and some people fast on this day. Prophet Muhammad said that fasting on Ashura will wipe away all sins committed during the previous year. Therefore, many Muslims fast on the ninth and tenth days of this month.

Numerous Muslims still think Muharram is a unfortunate month due to the occurrence of Karbala. We know that it was an unfortunate occasion but remember one thing that according to Sahih Muslim: 1163 (a) and Tirmidhi: 438, this is Allah’s month. How can Allah’s month be unfortunate for His servants? On the contrary, it is one of the accomplishments of Husain (R.A.) that his martyrdom occurred on the day of Ahsura.

“Allah’s messenger ordered (the Muslims) to fast on the day of ‘Ashura, and when fasting in the month of Ramadan was prescribed, it became optional for one to fast on that day (Ashura) or not.” (Sahih Al Bukhari)

Things To Do In Muharram

Muharram is the month when fasting is strongly recommended (though fasting the entire month is only recommended in Ramadan).

Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram and is the most spiritual day amongst all its days. When the Prophet (S.A.W.) came to Madinah, he fasted on the day of Ashura and directed the Muslims to keep fast on this day. When the fasts of Ramadan were made obligatory, the fasting on this day was made optional. However, according to lots of genuine Hadiths, fasting on the day of Ashura is a verified Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.).

Muslims consider the 9th and 10th of Muharram as significant days in the Islamic calendar and observe fast on these days.

The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, ‘The best fasting after Ramadan is the Sacred Month of Allah (Muharram)…’ (Muslim)

Give Charity

Muharram and the Day of Ashura especially is an excellent time to provide charity. Not just will your benefit be increased, however giving Sadaqah removes your sins and stands in the way of calamity.

If you’re looking for Allah’s (swt) grace this month, among the best methods to attain it is by being merciful to others.

At KORT, we make this simple we have many large and small projects always accessible.

Give the gift of a sewing machine to a vulnerable poor lady in Pakistan for £35.

Simply contributing ₤65 towards a wheelchair, you can give a disabled person the power to be mobile.

Donate towards our Urgent Housing Appeal. Help us put a roof over the heads of our brothers and sisters in Azad Kashmir.

During Muharram, you can provide someone with the gift of water. This gift will save many lives and provide water to entire villages.

The Prophet SAW said: “The best charity is giving water to drink” [Ahmad], so honor this special time by giving the precious gift of water to those in need.”
Through KORT Islamic Charity, you can help people stay healthy, grow their own food, and be able to spend valuable time with their children or starting their own businesses. Keep the spirit of Muharram 2021 alive by providing charity in the name of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), Imam Hussain (RA), and his companions. This month counts for blessings and remembrance.

Final Words

Muharram is an important month in Islam. During this sacred month, all bad things are forbidden. If you fast during this month, you will receive huge rewards. During this month, remember Allah, fast as much as you can and Give Charity.

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KORT QURBANI 2021 UPDATE:

“So pray to your Lord and sacrifice [to Him alone].” ( Al-Kawthar 108/2)

Alhamdolilah with the help of Allah swt, KORT managed to do Qurbani in 36 different cities and locations in AZAD KASHMIR and PUNJAB. Over 60,000 people benefited. We thank all our Donors and especially all the KORT team, management and Muskorteers for managing this huge project . May Allah swt accept everyone’s support and

We make it easy for you, by asking for a donation to purchase such animals, that animal then being blessed and sacrificed in the fast and gentle method of our faith, and its meat divided and handed down to the needy and hungry, who too rarely enjoy these foods.

As you can all imagine that Qurbani Project is probably one of the hardest projects to run. This is why KORT always caps the project at a realistic number which we know we can deliver.

We Must Arrange:

  • Heaps of planning months before Qurbani
  • The animals,
  • The logistics of bringing the cattle to us,
  • The logistics to take live cattle to other cities,
  • Organize many butchers in various areas,
  • Refrigerated trucks to distribute and store meat,
  • And many volunteers to help over the 3 days of Eid.
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So please before you give Qurbani next time ask yourself a question. The Charities that take on unlimited Qurbani’s how do they do it? As a Muslim it is your duty to check where your donation is being spent. The donation you give to KORT is YOUR Amanat with us. We are answerable to you, and we are answerable to Allah. We carry out all our work with this fear and thought in our mind.

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To safeguard that the meat for Qurbani is acquired according to Sharia, we ensure the following:
  • That the animal is in good physical shape.
  • The animal is at the minimum age required (at least one year of age).
  • The animal was not stunned during the slaughter process and the meat is of good quality for eating.
  • The Qurbani is held after Eid prayer. (not before)

Every 2kg portion of Qurbani meat is provided safely, and properly, under supervision by our KORT Muskorteers.

Your Qurbani contribution simply surpasses the families who receive meat. Our volunteers ensure that the sacrifice and distribution of meat are done to the greatest requirement, and all meat is sourced locally. In this method, we can create jobs and promote the local economy.

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COST Update of KORT QURBANI 2021:

As always KORT is 100% transparent, Alhamdulillah the average cost of each Qurbani animal including logistics etc is £368. This means we have £57 left over from the £425 that was given for each Qurbani. We will be contacting all our Qurbani donors to inform of above and they have an option, either we can refund the £57 or they can donate back to KORT, which we will put towards next year’s Qurbani project.

In 2020 we had money left over and we informed all our donors. All our donors asked us to keep the money and use it in 2021 Qurbani project. Allhamdullilah we purchased 9 animals (this year) with this money and gave Qurbani in the name of the Prophet and his blessed family. 

This is Amanat and it’s our obligatory duty to inform our donors.

Thank you to everyone for your support and generosity for KORT.

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