Charity Dinners

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

It’s Tuesday 19th March 2024 / 8 Ramaḍān 1445H

Charity Dinners

As we come to the end of the first ‘Asharah of Ramaḍān, I would like to bring to the attention of all our brothers and sisters that do not fall in the trap of some ‘Charity Dinners’.

Charity is part of our faith, and giving Zakāt is compulsory. However, similar to rules and regulations regarding Ṣalāh and Fasting, there are rules and regulations that govern giving charity.

It is a shame that some charities have stooped so low that they have started to organise mixed gatherings at charity dinners, where there is free mixing of the sexes or very minimal segregation.

These types of gatherings should be avoided at all costs. Such charity dinners may raise a lot of money, but there will not be any Barakah in it due to breaking the fundamental laws of Sharī’ah.

It is becoming a habit and a norm, up and down the country, where a number of charities (not all) are taking advantage of the emotions of the Muslims in this blessed month. Beware of such charities and avoid attending their functions.

Also, check with the charity who is paying for the function? How much? Are celebrities or guest speakers being paid? How much? If the programme is being carried out keeping all the etiquettes of Sharī’ah in mind, then there is no harm in attending such programmes.

However, things are getting out of control and the biggest fear is that we may be engaging in sin, thinking we are getting rewards for helping the poor.

May The Almighty give us all the correct understanding of His Dīn and safeguard us from acts which earn His displeasure, Āmeen.

جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا
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وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala