Take care of the Poor this Rabi al-Awwal

Allah, may He be exalted, says:

“And We have sent you (O Muhammad ﷺ) not but as a Mercy for the Aalameen (mankind, jinns and all that exists)” [al-Anbiya’ 21:107].

Dear brothers and sisters, the month of Rabi al-Awwal is upon us. We thank Allah سبحانه و تعالى for sending Prophet ﷺ as our Prophet and as a final Messenger after who there is no Prophet nor a Messenger. We also thank Allah سبحانه و تعالى for choosing us to be one of his Ummati.

To show shukr and gratitude to Allah سبحانه و تعالى let’s join together and take care of the poor this Rabi al-Awwal.

Allah sent Prophet Muhammad ﷺ  so people have a perfect role model to follow. We know we have shortcomings, no one from us is perfect. However, one thing is clear, whether it is Muharram, Rabi al-Awwal, Sha’ban, Ramadan or Dhul Hijjah, our love and desire to follow his footsteps increases with each passing day. We praise and follow our beloved Prophet throughout the year and he ﷺ is the most deserving of being praised and followed.

Help Syed Families this Rabi al-Awwal

One day the Messenger of Allah ﷺ stood and addressed us at a watering place called Khumm, between Makkah and Madinah. He praised and glorified Allah, and he exhorted and reminded us, then he said:

“To proceed: O people, I am only human, and soon the messenger of my Lord will come to me and I will respond. I am leaving among you two weighty things, the first of which is the Book of Allah in which is guidance and light. Follow the Book of Allah and hold fast to it.”

And he encouraged us to adhere to the Book of Allah, then he said:

“And the people of my household (Ahlul Bayt), I remind you of Allah with regard to the people of my household, I remind you of Allah with regard to the people of my household, I remind you of Allah with regard to the people of my household.” [Muslim]

Rabi al-Awwal is a great time to start donating towards our ‘Sponsor a Holy Family’ appeal.

Please note that you cannot donate your Sadaqah and Zakat for this appeal. It can only be a gift!

Gift a food pack, water pump or a sewing machine to help a Syed family live a dignified life.

Donate to help Syed Families this Rabi al-Awwal

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By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like Dabbagh Welfare Trust (Mercy for All) to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Dabbagh Welfare Trust (Mercy for All) will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When Dabbagh Welfare Trust (Mercy for All) receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Donation Total: £50.00

Sponsor an Orphan this Rabi al-Awwal

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:

“The one who sponsors an orphan, whether it is a relative of his or not, he and I will be like these two in Paradise,” and Maalik pointed with his forefinger and middle finger. [Muslim]

Sponsor an Orphan or donate towards our orphan fund appeal and help us provide life-saving food, clean drinking water, free education and free health care for orphans in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Gaza, Syria, Yemen & Africa.

Zakat applicable project!

Donate for Orphans this Rabi al-Awwal

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Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows Dabbagh Welfare Trust (Mercy for All) to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to Dabbagh Welfare Trust (Mercy for All) we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like Dabbagh Welfare Trust (Mercy for All) to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Dabbagh Welfare Trust (Mercy for All) will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When Dabbagh Welfare Trust (Mercy for All) receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Sponsor a Widow this Rabi al-Awwal

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ, said,

“One who lends effort to the widows and the poor is like one waging Jihad in the way of Allah, or one who regularly prays at night and fasts during the day”. [Sahih al-Bukhari]

Prophet ﷺ was the kindest and generous towards the widows. Help us take care of widows this Rabi al-Awwal. Sponsor a widow or donate towards our widow fund.

Zakat applicable project!

Help Widows this Rabi al-Awwal

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Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows Dabbagh Welfare Trust (Mercy for All) to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to Dabbagh Welfare Trust (Mercy for All) we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like Dabbagh Welfare Trust (Mercy for All) to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Dabbagh Welfare Trust (Mercy for All) will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When Dabbagh Welfare Trust (Mercy for All) receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Poverty, Prophet ﷺ and his family

Aisha (Radhi Allah Anha) narrated:

“The family of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ did not eat their fill for three successive days till he ﷺ died.” [al-Bukhari]

Have you ever wondered why? 

Because he ﷺ always put other people interests before his. He treated the poor with compassion, mercy and kindness. Prophet ﷺ never said no to anyone who asked for help, he gave the poor and the needy whatever he could, although he, himself, was poor. He ﷺ also taught his companions to have mercy upon the poor as well.

He ﷺ said:

“O son of Adam! It is better for you if you spend your surplus (wealth), but if you withhold it, it is evil for you. There is (however) no reproach for you (if you withhold the essentials) for a living. And begin (charity) with your dependents; and the upper hand is better than the lower hand.” [Muslim]

He ﷺ also said:

“If anyone gives as sadaqah (charity) the equivalent of a date from that (earning) earned honestly, for Allah accepts that which is lawful, the Lord would accept it with His Right Hand, and even if it is a date, it would foster in the Hand of the lord, as one of you fosters his colt, till it becomes bigger than a mountain.” (Muslim)

When is Rabi al-Awwal 2021?

Rabi al-Awwal 2021 will begin on 7th October 2021. Rabi al-Awwal is the third month of the Islamic calendar.

What does Rabi al-Awwal mean?

Rabi means Spring
al-Awwal means The First

Therefore Rabi al-Awwal means ‘The First Spring’. This meaning does not have any significance in terms of the calendar as Islamic Calendar is a lunar calendar and it is usually 10 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar. This is why Ramadan like any other month moves back 10 days in terms of the Gregorian year.

What is the importance of Rabi al-Awwal in Islam?

There is no particular significance of Rabi al-Awwal mentioned in the Qur’an and the Sunnah. Following are key events that happened during the month of Rabi al-Awwal

  • The Holy Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was born on the 12th day of Rabi al-Awwal
  • Prophet ﷺ migrated from Makkah to Madinah in Rabi al-Awwal
  • Prophet ﷺ started the construction of Masjid Quba (first mosque in Islam) in Rabi al-Awwal
  • Abu Bakr (Radhi Allah Anhu) was appointed the first caliph of Islam

Make the most of Rabi al-Awwal

“Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so it was ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the earth; of them, four are sacred. That is the right religion, so wrong not yourselves therein…” [al-Tawbah 9:36]

Even though there are no particular actions mentioned in the Quran and the Sunnah for Rabi al-Awwal, however like any other month a Muslim should strive hard to do as many good deeds as he/she can. Following are some of the actions we should do all the time…

  • Spread Salam! – The Prophet ﷺ made spreading salaam a part of faith. Al-Bukhaari (12, 28 and 6236)
  • Smile – Speaking to your brother while smiling at him is a good deed (Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān)
  • Do an act of Sadaqah Jariyah – if Allah has blessed you with wealth then spend some of that wealth on His creation.
  • Donate to a charity on a daily basis – The acts most beloved to Allah, are those which are done regularly, even if they are small. (Muslim)
  • Try your best to pray all five daily prayers in congregation in Masjid
  • Seek even more forgiveness – “Seek forgiveness for your sins and for the believing men and women as well.” (47:19)
  • Fast on Mondays and Thursdays – it’s Sunnah
  • Increase Dhikr – try your best not to miss morning & evening adhkaar
  • Try not to miss your daily portion of nafil prayers (12 Rak’ahs)
    The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever prays twelve rak‘ahs in a day and night, a house will be built for him in Paradise: four before Zuhr and two after it, two rak‘ahs after Maghrib, two rak‘ahs after ‘Isha’, and two rak‘ahs before Fajr prayer.” [Sunan at-Tirmidhi] 
  • Increase your Qur’an recitation – a true believer never gets bored of reading the Book of Allah (again and again)

Take care of the poor this Rabi al-Awwal

Prophet ﷺ was sent as a Mercy for Mankind. He ﷺ always advised his companions to take of the weak and oppressed.

Abu Darda reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ, said:

“Seek out the vulnerable among you. Verily, you are only given provision and support due to your support of the weak.” [al-Tirmidhī]

Prophet’s sayings about taking care of others

“He who sleeps on a full stomach whilst his neighbour goes hungry is not one of us.”

“O People, regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord and that He will indeed reckon your deeds.”

“All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black, nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action.”

“The best of you is he (or she) who is of most benefit to others.”

“A true believer is one who does not hurt others with his thoughts, words or actions.”

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