Ramadan is regarded as a catalyst for internal cleansing and receiving the mercy and blessings of 'The One' who created us and all that there is. Charity is one of the key pillars of Islam and it's an axiom how 'giving' brings out the best in people.
2. Collect and donate leftovers: Unfortunately, a lot of food goes to waste; that too during the holy month of Ramadan. Get your friends and family members along and collect the leftover food so that it can be donated to a fasting person or someone in need.
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3. Offer Zakat as whole: Zakat literally means "that which purifies". Whereas in general, Zakat is charity. It's one of the five pillars of Islam. It is customarily 2.5% of a earning Muslim's total savings and wealth above a minimum amount known as Nisab. After prayers, Zakat is the most important activity in Islam.
Zakat Courtesy – allahsword.com[/caption]
4. Offer a job to someone who needs it: This, in itself is one of the best practise to help someone. If you are in a position to help a person get a job; that, by far, is the best way to go.
5. AdoptaCamp: Not many know about it, but AdoptaCamp is an organization that believes in helping the labourers who have made UAE into what it is today. They encourage you to donate anything you think might help these people.
Helping others is the best charity done ever. What better example than the recent Surf Excel Ramadan campaign #madadekibadat!
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “The best charity is that given in Ramadhan.” [At-Tirmithi]