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: Keep good company
Hold to forgiveness; command what is right; But turn away from the ignorant (7:199). During Ramadan, think about which relationships are really good for you to develop and hold on to. Spend time with family and friends who encourage you and bring light and joy to your heart. Pray for those who try to lead you astray or bring negativity into your life, try to encourage them, but do not give of your precious time to them, instead build and strengthen those relationships that are life-giving.