Did you know Ramadan is a month of giving? Fasting is the 4th pillar of Islam and before that is Zakah, which is an Islamic system designed to help the needy and poor of our communities. But giving money is not the only way you can do charity; it is a good deed for sure but there are a hundred more ways to be good and do good.
“Allah has promised those who believe and do righteous deeds [that] for them there is forgiveness and great reward.” [5:9]
So are you ready to soar and become a real life Hero? Let’s get creative!
Smile! It’s Sunnah!
Q: Do you know what it takes for us to smile?
A: Our face muscles!
Prophet Mohammed (ﷺ) said “Smiling in the face of your brother (another) is an act of charity.”
So just exercise your muscles and spread some cheer around!
Feed the birds
Fill up some bowls with seeds and others with water. Leave them outside for the birds to hydrate themselves. Watch them gather outside your home and splash around.
Surprise a stranger
Return your library book with a small note inside saying “Enjoy!” or “Happy Reading” and surprise the next person who borrows it.
Clean and sort through your toys, creating 2 piles. The “Keep” pile and the “Donate” pile. Hit 3 good deed targets with this one!
Surprise Mom with a clean room
Donate nice toys to someone
Bring a smile on their face!
Go for a walk with your friends and take a bag along. Spot and pick up any trash or litter you see on the way and dispose of it in a bin.
There you go! 5 good deeds to do while having fun. Which one will you do first?
May Allah accept (good deeds) from us and from you. Ameen.
Sarah Pervez grew up in Karachi harbouring a love for the written word. As a recent immigrant to Canada, she spends her nights writing and occupies her days with seeking spirituality, yoga, mindful parenting, nursing a cup of chai, avoiding housework and filling her bookshelves with books by PoC. Not all in that particular order. And because she has a lot on her plate, she also blogs on IG as @thesaraheffect_