Champions Task: Week 9
Asalaamu Alaikum dear NZF Champion.
Alhamdulillah we have now reached the ninth
week of our Summer campaign. We hope that you have enjoyed the tasks so far and
are fully up to date with them by now insha'Allah. If you are still a few tasks
behind, you can catch up on them here.
Your task for this week is:
Encourage your friends and family to pay
Zakatul-Fitr to the National Zakat Foundation.
TEXT FITR41 £5 to 70070 for each person.
A man should pay for himself and on behalf
of anyone for whose maintenance he is responsible, e.g. wife, children, elderly
parents, at the rate of £5 per head.
Donations can also be made online using the
'Other' category. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your Zakatul-Fitr
The Power of Du'a
As we enter the last ten days of this
blessed month, it's time to take a break from our wordly affairs and focus on
our spiritual goals. Making du'a is a beautiful and simple act of worship which
brings one closer to Allah:
"And when My servants ask you
concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near to them. I respond to the
supplications of the supplicant when he calls on Me!" Surah al-Baqarah,
As a Champion, we recognise the hard work
you have undertaken as part of the campaign alhamdulillah. Here are three key
du'as to make over the next ten days in order to further strengthen your
Make du'a for yourself: Ask Allah to accept
all your efforts as an NZF Champion and pray that everything you have done has
been sincerely for His sake alone
Make du'a for those in need: Pray for all
those Muslims in our neighbourhoods going through difficulty, namely the
homeless, the hungry, those crushed by debt, those living in broken homes and
lonely new Muslims.
Make du'a for our community: Ask Allah to
help the National Zakat Foundation make an integral contribution to the
development of a pious, confident, selfless and self-sufficient UK Muslim
community, in which no individual in need is left abandoned.
Did You Know?
In addition to Zakat, Zakatul-Fitr is
another obligatory charity that is paid at the end of Ramadan prior to the Eid
prayer for the benefit of the poor on the day of Eid itself.
About its significance, Imam an-Nawawi
reports that Waki’ ibn al-Jarrah said, "Zakatul-Fitr for the month of
Ramadaan is like two sajdahs of sahw (prostrations of forgetfulness) for the
prayer. It makes up for any shortcomings in the fast as the prostrations make
up for any shortcomings in the prayer."