Posts Tagged ‘charity’
Ramadan is the month where Allah revealed the Holy Quran to Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) so that he could convey the message to mankind. It falls on the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is the Holy month when Muslims fast from dawn until sunset. Ramadan begins by the sighting of the new moon which is announced by the Ramadan Crescent sighting committee. During the month every Muslim should practice “saum” – or abstinence – which means they refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, cursing, arguing, lying, fighting and any sexual activity from sunrise to sunset. Fasting is a test of a Muslim’s sincerity to his or her belief and is intended to develop piety or consciousness of Allah. Read more
There’s no doubt that for non-Muslim expats life in Dubai changes during Ramadan, but it’s equally true that this annual observance provides a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the traditional culture and cuisine of our fair Emirate. Tolerant though it is, Ramadan serves as healthy reminder that Dubai remains a predominantly Muslim city. As such, it is vital to understand the rules of public conduct during the Holy Month. Here are some essential do’s and don’ts to steer you in the right direction. But remember, Muslim or not, all can appreciate the overarching themes this month, that of of tolerance, compassion, gratitude and above all charity. Read more
Kit Out Kids is a Dubai-based volunteer group dedicated to providing new and used sporting equipment and apparel to underprivileged children around the world affected by poverty and disease.
Move One will be donating shoes, uniforms, and a collection of football and baseball equipment to outfit a number of schools in the Kampala region of Uganda.
Many children in Uganda walk to school in bare feet and are without access to many of the sports we take for granted, due to the simple fact they lack the necessary equipment. Read more
Islam is a religion, and Muslims are the people who follow this religion through the Koran, the word of Allah (God). An estimated one in every five people from all races, nationalities and cultures across the globe are Muslim. Unlike popular belief, around only 20% of all Muslims are Arabs and 33% of all Muslims actually live in the Middle East. Islam is founded on five principles: Declaring there is no God but Allah, praying five times a day, charity, making a pilgrimage to Mecca and fasting during Ramadan. Read more
One UAE Expat turns her lucky win around to help others.
It all began with a lucky AED5 note! On her way to work one June morning in 2011, Dubai expat Marie found a five-dirham note on the road. She kept it as her lucky note, using it several months later as a contribution to a Dubai Duty Free raffle ticket. She completely forgot about it until she was contacted a month later to learn she had won a Ducatti Super Bike worth over 65,000 dirhams! Read more