Educational institutes

Following is the list of institutes which are involved in teaching various islamic courses.
The Prophet Sallaahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallaam said:
“When a man dies, his good deeds come to an end except for three — an ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge or a righteous child who will pray for him.”

This way by sponsoring students or supporting these institutes you can earn your reward

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March 16, 2009 at 7:46 pm 1 comment

Supporting needy and other charitable work

  • Foodbank, disaster relief, orphan sponsorship, educational programs
  • Disaster relief especially for Palestinians, zabeeha project. You can donate using CanadaHelps so you get the tax receipt right away
  • Disaster relief, global food crisis, children in need… Their main organization is in USA. Since their Canadian one is relatively new, you wouldn’t see many projects listed. However you can go to their US page http://www.irw.org/campaigns and if you like a particular project, you can fill out the donations form on the Canadian website and in the comments section, mention the project name. They have also received 4-star rating by Charity Navigator.
  • Food bank, women shelter, water exploration
  • They deliver halal chickens to local food banks with the message “Gift From Canadian Muslims.” A good daawa initiative. Watch out for their campaigns especially in Ramadhan and Eids
  • Global projects in education, healthcare, livelihood, water and sanitation
  • Provides orphans and abandoned children a home, good nurturing and a fair chance in life.  Unfortunately there is no online donation
  • This is American organization but mashallah they have really good projects in the areas of social welfare, healthcare and education
  • Global deaf muslim
  • Al Amaanah is refugee service organization based in Houston, USA. They provide English classes, homework help for children, and physical and emotional support for many widows, injured,  and disabled refugees.
  • The Al Ma’oon fund was established by Allaah’s permission to assist those in need by helping in some small way, by giving a portion of funds for rental help, utility turn-offs, supplying emergency food,clothing, gift khimars, baby needs, household goods….Any small unexpected expenses, or necessary needs….
  • Human Concern International: Provides immediate relief assistance to many poor and strife torn countries and to local causes in Canada. HCI’s development projects have helped communities become more self-sufficient and the emergency assistance provided has helped communities during dire need. They have provided financial assistance Health Care, Agriculture, Human Resources Development, Relief and Public Education.
  • Relief Works has campaign going on to raise 1 million dollars to support the 3 million refugees (80% are women and children), suffering from hunger and cold. They plan to support the project through the Edhi Foundation
  • PEARL – Project for Educational Advancement, Relief and Literacy in Afghanistan
  • AccessGta: Oragnization that helps Children with Special Needs and their families to overcome certain basic everyday challenges, and help connect them with available resources.

March 3, 2009 at 3:25 am Leave a comment

Mosque in Construction phase

“Whoever builds for Allah a mosque (in this world), Allah will build for him a palace in paradise”

March 3, 2009 at 3:24 am Leave a comment

How to manage your charity

  1. Niyah Check:
  2. Make sure that you are only doing it for Allah, not to please anyone else or get praised! Remember “The deeds are considered by the intentions, and a person will get the reward according to his intention”  [Bhukari and Muslim]

  3. Plan plan and plan:
  4. You need to plan how much you are going to spend in charity. How frequent would your contributions be? For example you may decide that you will spend 5% of your income every month. Remember the Prophet(صلي الله عليه وسلم) was asked: “Which deed is most beloved to Allaah?” He said, “The one that is continuous, even if it is little.” [Bukhari]

  5. Where will you spend:
  6. Write down the categories of organizations that you want to donate to. For example: masajid, educational institutes, orphans, poor and needy etc.

  7. Plan out the proportion:
  8. How much are you going to donate for each category. For example, you might decide that I will donate 20% to masajids, 50% to support poor and needy and the rest 30% to support educational institutes.

  9. Research:
  10. Its time to research the organizations. To make it easy, I have compiled a list in this blog.

  11. Automatic Payments:
  12. Look into setting up automatic monthly payments. This way you will not have to worry about donations every now and then. A great way to give Shaytan a black eye!

March 2, 2009 at 1:34 am Leave a comment

What is the purpose of this blog?

Inshallah in this blog i hope to bring together and categorize all the charity organizations, masajids, institutes and services in one place. This will inshallah make it easy for us to diversify our charity. My main focus would be canadian charities and mostly the ones which allow for online donation. I will Inshallah post the links for these categories:mosque under construction, organizations involved in supporting needy and the likes, organizations involved in teaching and spreading the knowledge, mosque that need our support for maintenance, orphan sponsorship etc.

For this work to be complete, I need YOUR help.

1. If you know of other charity websites, that belong to a given category and has good features, please post it in the comments and I will update my post

2. Tell your friends about this blog so that they benefit from it as well.

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (صلي الله عليه وسلم) as saying: He who called (people) to righteousness, there would be reward (assured) for him like the rewards of those who adhered to it, without their rewards being diminished in any respect

3. Suscribe to the feed so that you can be notified of the new posts

Jazakallah

March 2, 2009 at 1:29 am Leave a comment


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