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Why should you donate

Assalamu Alykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Baraktuh

All masjid services are suspended until further notice. On-site access to the school is no longer available.  All students should have access to Zoom and attend classes online.

Please stay tuned for school updates as well as registration for the 2020-2021 school year.  We will be rolling out our new cloud-based software, EduBlooms.  EduBlooms is where parents will register their child along with having access to child’s grades, lesson plans, homework, etc.  Very exciting news! El hamduillah!

Please help cover our masjid and school expenses by donating a one-time donation here or if you would like to make a pledge/reoccuring donation, click here AMA Pledge-Donation Form.

Why should you donate in times of panic and despair?

Charity is desirable when someone fears something in order to repel the misfortune that he fears.The hadeeth reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim about the solar eclipse reads, “The Prophet said, ‘When you see that [i.e. the eclipse], supplicate Allah, say Allahu Akbar, pray, and give charity.’”  Ibn Daqeeq Al-‘Eed, when interpreting this hadeeth, said, “This hadeeth is evidence that charity is desirable when someone fears something in order to repel the misfortune that he fears.”Imaam Ibn Al-Qayyim said in ‘Iddat As-Saabireen, “In charity, there are numerous benefits which no one can enumerate but Allah, among which is that: it protects one from misfortunes and repels trials to the extent that it repels tribulations off an oppressor (i.e. charity repels tribulations even if it was given by an evil or an oppressive person).Ibraaheem An-Nakha’i said: ‘They (the righteous predecessors) held that charity protects the oppressed man, wipes out the sin, preserves wealth, brings forth sustenance, brings joy to the heart, and necessitates having trust in Allah and thinking well of Him in the same manner that stinginess is mistrust in Allah.

يقول ابن القيم رحمه الله:” فإن للصدقة تأثيرا عجيبا في دفع أنواع البلاء ولو كانت من فاجر أو من ظالم بل من كافر فإن الله تعالى يدفع بها عنه أنواعا من البلاء وهذا أمر معلوم عند الناس خاصتهم وعامتهم وأهل الأرض كلهم مقرون به لأنهم جربوه”[2] وهذا العلاج الروحي يحتاج إليه كل مريض وصحيح، لأنه أبلغ في النفع من العلاج الحسي، يستشفى به المريض ويقى الصحيح من المكروه، ولكن الجمع بين العلاجين –الروحي والحسي- أقوى في العلاج للمريض. الصدقة تدفع عن الناس الخوف والبلايا.

الصدقة سلاح فعال يتسلح به في معترك الحياة والمواطن العظام، تحمى الناس من المصائب، والشدائد، وترفع عنهم البلايا والآفات، وتعيد العافية والصحة بعون الله تعالى، ولقد فزع الناس في عهد النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم لخسوف الشمس، فأرشدهم عليه الصلاة والسلام إلى الدعاء والصدقة فقال:” فإذا رأيتم ذلك فادعوا الله وكبروا وصلوا وتصدقوا”[3] . وقال ابن دقيق العيد معلقا على الحديث: “وفي الحديث دليل على استحباب الصدقة عند المخاوف لاستدفاع البلاء.

Charity repels the devil, purifies one’s soul and develops it, endears the slave to Allah and to His creation, and conceals all his defects in the same manner that stinginess conceals every good trait. Charity increases one’s life-span, incites people to supplicate for the person and to love him, repels the torment of the grave from the person, provides shade for him on the Day of Judgment, intercedes for him with Allah, eases the difficulties of this world and the Hereafter for him, and makes it easier for him to do all good deeds; indeed, its benefits are many times more.’”

Please donate generously and stay safe!Jazakum Allahu khairun

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