Ramadan Day 7

The man from Islam Channel isn’t on tonight! Never mind!
I like how Islam Channel focus on a different charity each night which is a fair way to do things given there are so many people in need around the world. Which brings me to today’s thought of the day which is about charity. Charity or ‘Zakaat’ is mentioned in the Quran numerous times, and this month is especially important as every good deed you do, the reward is multiplied. Many Muslims therefore try and donate their annual zakaat in Ramadan, hence the various charity appeals happening on all the Muslim channels. Allah says ‘Those who spend (in the cause of Allah) privately or publicly, by night and day, have their reward with their Lord. And (on the Day of Resurrection) they shall neither fear nor grieve.’ 2:274. Such is the importance of charity, and of course it is an important pillar of Islam.
On a different note I just watched the Fajr Adhaan (call to prayer) on Channel 4 right now. It was nice actually, quite different visually to what you normally see. Instead of a montage of scenes of Mecca and Medina, it was a man doing the Adhaan in the streets of London with lots of normal people going about their daily business, but slowed down in an artistic kind of way.

This heatwave doesn’t seem to be going away, I’ve got a feeling it’ll stay until Eid 🙂

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