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Ramadhan

Ramadan

 

During the Holy month of Ramadan Muslims refrain from eating or drinking between dawn and sunset.  Fasting is important during Ramadan as it allows Muslims to devote themselves to their faith and come closer to Allah (swt).

 

Fasting is one of the 5 Pillars of Islam, which form the basis of how Muslims live their lives. The other pillars are Faith, Prayer, Charity and Hajj.

 

Maidenhead Mosque continuously strives to meet the needs of its worshippers.  During Ramadan, Muslims fast and make extra efforts to pray at the Mosque to gain more reward and connect with the wider community.  Every evening people from all around the community arrive at the Mosque before sunset to open their fast and partake in food.

 

Every Ramadhan Maidenhead Mosque also holds an annual Community Iftar in which people of the wider community from all faiths and backgrounds are invited to the Mosque to learn about Ramadhan and partake in opening the fast. Ramadan is also a time for spiritual reflection and prayer.  Special evening prayers are conducted at Maidenhead Mosque, during which the holy Quran is recited, known as Taraweeh.

 

During Ramadan, Muslims pay special attention to charity and helping others. More effort is made to renew intentions to give more time and energy to support communities.  During this special time, Muslims will make a special effort to reach out to people who need help.

Working with the vulnerable and needy is a core part of faith and in Ramadan this emphasis is even greater. Maidenhead Mosque has been working continuously for the past 7 years to provide food to the homeless and vulnerable in the community, collecting funds to support people suffering in third world countries as well as setting up a local foodbank.

What is Zakat?

Zakat is the compulsory giving of a set proportion of one's wealth to charity. It is regarded as a type of worship and of self-purification. Zakat is the third pillar of Islam.  Zakat does not refer to charitable gifts given out of kindness or generosity, but to the systematic giving of 2.5% of one's wealth each year to benefit the poor.  The benefits of Zakat, apart from helping the poor, are as follows:

Obeying God

Helping a person acknowledge that everything comes from Allah on loan and that we do not really own anything ourselves

And since we cannot take anything with us when we die we need not cling to it

Learning self-discipline

Freeing oneself from the love of possessions and greed

Freeing oneself from the love of money

Freeing oneself from love of oneself

 

The 2.5% rate only applies to cash, gold and silver, and commercial items.

 

Please donate generously during this Ramadan.

 

Account Name: Islamic Trust Maidenhead,

Bank: Lloyds Bank

Sort Code: 30 95 36

Account No: 0211944

What is Sadaqah/Sadaqah Jariyah?

Jariyah is the act of voluntary ongoing charity and is one of the easiest ways to help those in need around the world. We rely on the kindness and generosity of our donors to ensure that these individuals are supported on both a short-term and long-term basis.

Sadaqah can be broken down into 2 categories:

1)      Sadaqah

Sadaqah describes a voluntary charitable act towards another being, whether through generosity, love, compassion or faith. These acts are not always physical or monetary; simple things like a good deed, a helping hand, a smile, guiding others towards the right path and preventing evil are all seen as acts of Sadaqah.

These acts are carried out with Allah (swt) in mind.

2)      Sadaqah Jariya

Sadaqah jariya describes charitable acts that are both voluntary and ongoing; to benefits others today and for the future. These acts hold more benefit for the recipients, and as such can benefit the donor too.

The Benefits of Sadaqah in Islam

There are many Sadaqah Jariyah hadith that describe the benefits of these acts, It is believed by many that the reward for these acts is so great that it continues long after an individual has passed, so long as the benefits of the act continues to be felt by others. Some examples of Sadaqah Jariyah actions are helping/support the building Masjid / Islamic Centres or creating facilities or resources which benefit the community.

In fact, many choose to perform acts of Sadaqah Jariyah on behalf of their deceased loved ones in order for the ongoing rewards to benefit the deceased in their Hereafter.

Fitrana

The payment of Fitrana becomes obligatory after the sunset on the evening of the last fast of Ramadan. Once the moon of Shawwal is sighted, each person who is obliged to pay Fitrana, must pay it forward, before the Eid Salah.  The Islamic Trust Maidenhead has set the Fitrana for this year at £4 per person which can be paid at the Mosque before performing the Eid prayer.

 

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Jama’ah
Fajr5:136:00
Zuhr1:001:30
Asr5:025:15
Magrib7:027:02
Isha8:288:45
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