Frequently Asked Questions
What is Fasting?
During the entire month of Ramadan, Muslims are obligated to fast every day from dawn to sunset. Fasting requires the abstinence from food and drink. Fasting the month of Ramadan was made obligatory during the month of Shaban, in the second year after the Muslims migrated from Makkah to Madinah. Let’s highlight what the Holy Quran says about fasting.
"O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous." - Surat Al-Baqarah 2:183
"...But to fast is best for you, if you only knew." - Surat Al-Baqarah 2:184
"Allah is with those who restrain themselves." - Quran 16: 128
What is Iftar?
Iftar is the evening meal which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset. They break their fast at the time of the call to prayer for the evening prayer (Maghrib)
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Our beloved Prophet SAW said “Whoever feeds a fasting person will have a reward like that of the fasting person, without any reduction in his reward.” (Tirmidhi)
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What is Zakat?
Zakat is the third pillar of Islam and is a duty that each adult Muslim of sound mind should participate in if their wealth exceeds the value of Nisab. In Sharia, Nisab is the minimum amount of wealth that a Muslim must have before being obliged to Zakat. Several hadith have formulas for calculating Nisab, the most prominent of which declares that no Zakat is due until one-year passes.
Zakat is also an important spiritual act which cleanses our hearts and protects us against selfishness and greed.
Zakat, being the third pillar of Islam, is an important act of worship as stressed by being highlighted at least 82 times in the Quran along with Salat.
To be eligible for Zakat payment, you must:
- Be of the Muslim faith
- Be above the age of puberty
- Possess the amount of Nisab
If all of the above apply, you must pay 2.5% Zakat on all of your savings and other applicable assets.
You can calculate your Zakat by using our Zakat Calculator
What is Fitrah?
Fitrah is given for thankfulness for existence and reaching the Eid by fasting in Ramadan; It is a charity given to certain people. Fitrah can be given until the first day of Ramadan, and there is no harm in giving it before the Eid.
What is Eid Al-Fitr?
Eid Al-Fitr is meaning “the festival of breaking the fast” and commemorates the end of a month-long fast throughout Ramadan. Eid Al-Fitr is a very important time in Islam and allows families, loved ones and communities to come together and celebrate following a month of abstinence and dedication to Allah (SWT).
This is important because it marks the end of Ramadan, the month in which the Holy Qur’an was first revealed to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
What is Qurbani?
Qurbani is an annual sacrifice of an animal offered to Allah during the days of Eid-ul-Adha, marking the completion of Hajj.
This sacrifice commemorates the actions of the Prophet Ibrahim (as), when he was prepared to sacrifice his beloved son Ismail (as) after seeing in a dream that Allah wanted him to do so. However, the dream was a test from Allah, and He sent down a ram from heaven to be sacrificed in Isma’il’s (as) place. By sacrificing a Qurbani each year, we are confirming that we are willing to sacrifice whatever Allah asks of us and to submit to Him completely.
Qurbani is not only for the holy month of Dhul-Hijjah, but also can be given with different intentions on any day of the year.
We process your Qurbani within 24 hours upon request, which then you will receive a video for within 48 hours. (Nafilah, Shifa, Aqiqah, Shukr)
How can I Donate water well?
Water is life and this is the right of every human being. You can donate a water well under your name or your loved ones for those who are suffering from thirst.
As Suleymaniye Aid, we have initiated the 'Water of Life' project and evaluated the countries and regions that are arid and where clean water could not be obtained. Our mission is to dig water wells with a professional team and maintain them in any case of malfunction.
The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) was asked “Which charity is best?” He replied, “(Providing) water”. (Abu Dawud)
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