Historic Events During Ramadhan
By Ustadh Sa'id HunafaaMore...
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By Ustadh Sa'id Hunafaa
Alhamdullilah, Ramadan 2014 was truly a blessed month where many individuals, families, masjids and communities came forth to serve the Muslim community and volunteer for different projects throughout Ramadan. Different…More...
- Significant Historical Events that transpired during the Blessed month of Ramadhan.
- Zakat Frequently Asked Questions
- On The Benefits of the Blessed Month of Ramadhan
- Blessings of the Month of Ramadhan al Kareem
Thinking Healthy This Ramadhan
by Hakimah Raziya A. Mumin
May Allah be Praised we have made it to another Blessed Ramadan. We should make our intentions to have a spiritually, rewarding and uplifting month. Because we are fasting during the long and hot days of summer this can be challenging. Planning ahead is a good way to start. There are many factors to consider when fasting. Dehydration, lack of energy, queasiness, and even being lethargic. These are often symptoms that are experienced during the first few days. However if our diet isn’t adequate these symptoms could last the entire month. It is important to make good food choices, because it spares us discomfort and allows us to reap the full Baraka and spirit of Ramadan. Dehydration is something that we all want to avoid. When we lose more body fluids than we take in this cause’s dehydration. When you are fasting you cannot replace the lost water. There are many foods that are dehydrating a few are; coffee, black tea, soy sauce, fried foods, cold cuts, processed foods, soda and sugary drinks. There are also foods that zap your energy levels. Some of the best foods that do that are; bagels, white bread, energy drinks, potato chips, cereal (which many hidden sugars and salts), soda diet or regular, also not drinking water, not exercising, and low iron levels. So what is the best solution to a healthy Ramadan? Staying hydrated is number ONE, and eating easy to digest foods is very important also. When you think about it, fasting is not about the food. It is about the sacrifice and the control we acquire over ourselves.
Madinah Food Pantry & Family Services Pre-Ramadhan Food Drive 2015
Insha’Allah, in preparation for the blessed month of Ramadhan we are starting our food drive early so our pantry will be filled and better able to assist families in need. Alhamdullilah, Madinah Food Pantry delivers food year around to Muslim families in need and some items are very quickly depleted once they are donated. Please see our list of items most needed and if you are able to donate, please contact us at the link provided below. Insha’Allah, we can also accept cash donations that will go towards food purchases through PayPal on our website.
Canned food: Soups (vegetable, tomato or mushroom), tuna fish, salmon, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce.
Proteins: Peanut butter, beans (pinto, kidney, split peas, black, lima or garbanzo).
Grains: Basmati rice, pasta (spaghetti, elbow macaroni), flour (all purpose or self-rising).
Frozen foods: Vegetables, halal meats (we can only accept Hand Cut Chicken if donated), fish.
Qaala Rasulullahi Sall Allahu ‘alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim
: “Khayrun Naasi anfahum lin naas:
The Holy Last Messenger of Allah, Sall Allahu 'alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim (the Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him and his Noble Family) said;
“The best of Mankind are those who are of the most benefit to mankind”.
Alhamdullilah, each month we serve homeless groups in various locations. This month we served a group in SE Atlanta (mainly women and children). Alhamdullilah, the meal was very much appreciated by all the residents.
Our next homeless event is scheduled for Saturday, March 28th Insha Allahu ta ‘ala. In the midst of all the negative anti-Islamic propaganda, with Allah’s permission we will continue to share the true positive message of Islam by serving our needy homeless neignbors.
One of the best methods of giving dawah, in these trying times we think, is sharing the message of compassion and mercy with our Muslim and non-Muslims neighbors in their time of need. Anyone wishing further information, Please contact us.
Madinah Food Pantry & Family Services Wish List Winter 2015
Anyone willing to donate any of the following, please contact us and we can arrange a pickup.
$20-$30 gift cards Wal-Mart
$20-$30 gift cards Target
$10-$20 gas cards QuikTrip
$20-$30 gift cards Payless Shoes or Rack Room shoes
Personal care bags/packages for families in need that can include any of the following items:
First Aid Cream
Baby wipes/diapers sizes 2-5
***We also have families who are in need of sadaqah. We can accept donations thru PayPal on our website: www.madinahfoodpantry.org.
Jazak Allah Khairan.