As salaam alaykum (Peace be upon you)

The Memphis Islamic Center project is now in its final stage by the Grace of Allah and through generous support from the Memphis Muslim community and generous supporters from every corner of the globe. As you can see from the video, we are now down to the final stretch of this amazing project. We appeal to you this blessed month Ramadan to help us raise USD $250,000 so we can continue to deliver authentic message of Islam across the world under the exceptional scholarly leadership of Shaykh Yasir Qadhi. Your donation will go towards the installation of a first-grade multimedia audio visual system necessary to reach every human (Muslim or not) through the power of modern communication media.Please donate generously on this page or by clicking here to go our our PayPal page.

May Allah give us tawfeeq to reap maximum benefits from Ramadan 1439/2018, make us better Muslims and improve the conditions of Muslims everywhere in the world.

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Charity (Sadaqa)


Charity can take many forms, including providing a well for clean water, or building a hospital, mosque, or “establishing a school”. This continual type of giving to individuals or institutions was widespread among the Muslims during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad (saw). The Prophet himself was the most generous of men. He used to give with his own hand. When asked for anything, he never refused. If he had nothing to give, he would borrow from one of his companions and pay them later.. The Prophet’s wives were also known for their alms giving. Of them Zaynab bint Jahsh was the most generous and was called by the Prophet “the longest of hand.” She was also known as the “mother of the poor” for her almsgiving. Aisha (ra), the youngest wife of the Prophet too was known as “the mother of the poor.” Whenever anyone uttered words of blessing for her, she used to return the same with some alms.

Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger (may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him) as saying, “Among the actions and good deads for which a believer will continue to receive reward after his death are knowledge which he taught and spread, a good son whom he left behind, or a copy of the Qur’an which he left as a legacy, or a mosque he built, or a house which he built for the traveller, or a stream which he caused to flow, or a sadaqa which he gave from his property when he was alive and well, for which he will continue to receive reward after his death.” (Ibn Majah and Baihaqi)