A Month of Good Deeds
By time, Verily Man is in loss. Except such as have Faith, and do good deeds, and (join together) in the mutual enjoining of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy. (Sura Al Asr 103:1-3)
One of the seven pillars of Islam is Zakat, an act of financial charity, which is obligatory for those who have excess wealth. However, giving Zakat is not the only way to bless those around you during the Holy Month, and here we highlight other charitable acts that can be performed in the name of Allah and as a blessing on both the giver and the recipient.
Good deed of the day: Write a letter or email of gratitude
Write a note of thanks to the teacher who inspired you to follow your dreams, to the football coach who taught you about life and sporting, to your first boss, to your big sister, to your local imam, or anyone else who has made a difference in your life. Allah loves a grateful heart, and these words of thanks are an encouragement to those who receive them.