By Remitbee - Mar 22, 2022
Ramadan is a special month of the year when Muslims worldwide focus on prayer, fasting, and giving charity. This 2022 Ramadan will take place from April 2 to May 2. During this month, Muslims will fast from sunrise to sunset, come together as a family, reflect, pray, and focus on their spiritual life. Instead of focusing on leisure and self-indulgence, Muslims during Ramadan focus on Allah, the giver and sustainer of life. Indeed, it is a time for self-discipline and spiritual growth.
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims also do good to others either by offering practical help or donating money to those in need, even those who live far away from them. They donate money to help make a difference in their community and extend it to other countries, regardless of how big or small their donation is. What matters is their right motivation: to show gratitude and a genuine desire to help.
According to the Times, Muslims are among the top charity givers in Britain. The same is also true for Muslims living in Canada because regardless of their residence, all Muslims follow the Five Pillars of Islam: belief in Allah as the one true God, praying five times a day, fasting during Ramadan, pilgrimage in Mecca at least once in a lifetime, and give charitable donations known as Zakat.
The Zakat is an act of worship by giving welfare contributions to the poor and deprived individuals. Paying this is obligatory for all financially able Muslims. The Zakat is equivalent to 2.5 percent of a Muslim’s wealth after a full lunar year. It may be a huge percentage of their earnings, but Muslims, pay this loyally to show not only their love for Allah but also toward others too.
Zakat is an essential aspect of Islamic faith because it purifies the giver, its property, and the receiver against greed, selfishness, jealousy, and envy. Instead, it fosters goodwill, warm wishes, gratitude, and promise between the giver and receiver. When you share Zakat with those in need, they too can focus more on meditation, the Qur’an, and Allah instead of being too anxious about their daily needs.
In these trying times where economic hardships, wars, and natural disasters are rampant, paying it forward is an ideal way to help others. Sharing what we have with others also allows them to pay it forward to those they know are in dire need of help.
Since these things happen worldwide, generous givers, including Muslims, do not constrict themselves from doing charity work only to the needy residing in their home country. Instead, to foster the true meaning of gratitude and trust in Allah, especially this Ramadan, Muslims worldwide are looking for other ways to extend help to those in need back in their hometown or other parts of the world.
Muslims in Canada number about 1,053,945. These people come to Canada from different parts of the world for different reasons. Some went to Canada to study, seek greener pastures, live the Canadian life, or help their families back home. This Ramadan, aside from giving financial help to people in Canada, these Muslims will undoubtedly want also to give financial aid to others outside the country.
To support the Zakat spirit of Muslims, money remittance service providers such as RemitBee, help Muslims in Canada to quickly, safely and affordably share their hard-earned money with their fellow Muslim brothers, sisters, friends, and family living abroad. With RemitBee, you can send money to over 40 countries worldwide, including United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Ethiopia, and more! Wherever and whenever you want to help, you can send money with just a few taps on your smartphone using RemitBee.
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Ramadan is a time of giving and charity. What better way to celebrate this holy occasion than using RemitBee to send money quickly and easily to your loved ones and others in need? Sign up now and download the RemitBee app on your Android or iOS smartphone for free so you can start transferring money in no time. This Ramadan, choose RemitBee to make your Zakat donations, help those in need, and make your money go a long way.