The difference between Zakat and Sadaqah al-Fitr

The difference between Zakāt and Ṣadaqah al-Fiṭr

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What is the difference between Zakāt and Ṣadaqah al-Fiṭr?

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Fasting for breastfeeding mother

Fasting for breastfeeding mother

Question

I have a four month old baby who I breastfeed but I also give him formula milk. I have been able to fast so far but now I feel weak and thirsty all the time. It has not come to a stage where I have to break my fast yet but as the days here in London are getting warmer I am worried about how I will cope. I also have a four year old and I walk two hours to her nursery and back. What is your advice regarding this?

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UWT Delegation on the ground in Sierra Leone

UWT Delegation on the ground in Sierra Leone

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The following is a daily account from a delegation of Ummah Welfare Trust currently in Sierra Leone delivering and overlooking the charity’s £100,000 Iftar programme as well as other projects. The account and further details are available on this link.

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Performing Ghusl after Maghrib in the final ten nights of Ramadan

Performing Ghusl after Maghrib in the final ten nights of Ramaḍān

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Is it Sunnah to perform Ghusl (bath) after Maghrib Ṣalāh during the final ten nights of Ramaḍān?

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Where should Sadaqah al-Fitr be donated

Where should Ṣadaqah al-Fiṭr be donated?

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It is the general custom of Muslims in the UK to donate their Ṣadaqah al-Fiṭr to poor Muslims abroad. However, there are also poor Muslims in the UK who are eligible to receive Zakāh and Ṣadaqah al-Fiṭr. Please advise where we should send our Ṣadaqah al-Fiṭr.

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