Ilhaam – Connected Networks
Welcome to Ilhaam, our goal is simple – to help Muslims become more active in doing goodness in their communities.
Our vision is to help one another to follow the practices of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon Him) and those of His inheritors; for example to-
- Help the needy
- Feed the hungry
- Care for the oppressed
- Look after our environment
- Be caring to animals
Build Strong Communities – for everyone
A fundamental aspect of Islam is that of the ‘community‘. Sometimes our friends and neighbours (whether Muslim or non-Muslim) need help. As Muslims we can help those that need support be it a lending hand, small meal or an attentive ear!
Charity and Islam
Giving charity, helping the needy and feeding the hungry are important elements in Islam. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon Him) said “giving in charity is healing against illnesses, repels accidents and curses.”
Charity comes in different forms. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon Him) reminded everyone that, “a good word is charity”, “a smile is charity” and “picking up rubbish or removing obstacles from the path is charity”. Any act of kindness can be a charity and it doesn’t always have to involve money.
Charity in the Quran
The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the Way of Allah, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains.The Holy Quran: All-Knower, (2:261)
Allah gives manifold increase to whom He pleases. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs.
In the Holy Quran there are many examples telling of the virtues of charity. Whether you are young or old, rich or poor, a student or a professor you can get involved in charitable activities and do good deeds!
Solve World Hunger
Whilst solving world hunger is a phenomenal ambition the associated practicalities, and indeed costs, are formidable. It might be fair to say that achieving this goal is beyond most of our abilities.
This is why Ilhaam favours a more practical approach. Do you what you can, with the budget and resources that you have available. There are so many things that could be done with no or minimal cost.
The Hardest Thing is Making a Start
Don’t be put off by potential difficulties. Having good intentions is not the same as implementing good actions. A little planning and preparation is required to make a success of your charitable ventures.
This is where Ilhaam can support you to make your dreams a reality. To be clear, we can’t do this for you – but we can help you feel part of a network with similar goals and aspirations