Written by Sara Taqiuddin
The holy month of Ramadan is a time for spiritual awareness, generosity, and giving. It's a month like no other, as you fast in the days and stand for prayer and remembrance in the nights. It's a gift from our Creator to renew our faith, and it allows Muslims to not only be closer to Him but also His creations.
Through fasting, Islam teaches us what the impoverished in our society face regularly. This action raises our awareness and allows us to be kinder and more considerate towards the suffering and misfortunes of others.
Charity is a pillar of our faith, and it is greatly encouraged in Ramadan. The beauty of doing so is that it benefits both those who receive and those who give. Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) is reported to have said: "Ramadan is an honourable and blessed month, and the rewards for generosity are multiplied in it."
In keeping with the spirit of increased generosity, The MuslimMoon has adopted this pillar as one of our core values. Through our Impact — Empower — Uplift Initiative, we are committed to supporting charitable causes in our community that contribute to the betterment of the neediest and the most vulnerable.
Together with your support, here's how we can change lives.
| IMPACT |
North America has a long history of racism and racial injustice. The countless cases of police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement have strongly affirmed that we're polarized as a society, and systemic racism exists.
The MuslimMoon is dedicated to making a lasting impact, and we are honoured to present the 'From the Eyes of X' collection, inspired by Malcolm X Shabazz's spiritual journey to the two holy mosques.
This collection of prayer mats features the Kaaba and Masjid Al-Nabawi from the 1960s. A gold 'X' reflects equality and enhances the overall monochromatic look. When laid together, both prayer mats impactfully conjoin to complete an 'X.'
- The first charity partnership is with The Pilgrimage Foundation Inc., which is helping to provide a better future for underprivileged children at The Malcolm X Shabazz High School. With special attention given to providing a STEM program, these children receive access to skills and education they otherwise
- The second charity partnership is with Black Men Heal, whose mission is to provide mental health treatment and counseling access to men of colour. Suicide is the third leading cause of death in black men ages 15-24 in America. Black Men Heal strives to reduce the stigma of mental health, match clients with providers, and eliminates associated costs that allows for greater access.
$75 (for single mat collection) / $150 (for 2-mat collection) goes to The Pilgrimage Foundation Inc. and
$10 (for single mat collection) / $20 (for 2-mat collection) will go to Black Men Heal.
Your purchase can change lives!
| EMPOWER |
Pandemic-related lockdowns this past year have lit up domestic violence crisis lines all across North America as the stress of life in lockdown continues to put victims at risk. One organization facing this surge is Nisa Homes. Nisa Homes is a charitable organization that provides refuge and support services to women, children, and families experiencing homelessness and domestic and family violence, poverty, or seeking asylum.
The MuslimMoon aims to support Nisa Homes in empowering these families to rebuild their lives. One of our goals is to furnish a prayer corner in every Nisa Home location.
Through your generous donations, we can continue to provide residents access to a safe space to heal and practice their faith. You can help by purchasing a prayer mat as a gift to Nisa Homes at a 20% discount. The MuslimMoon will also donate 3% of each purchase to this not-for-profit institution.
| UPLIFT |
As Muslim communities carry out a month of fasting, we are reminded of the suffering of 820 million people worldwide who do not have enough to eat, with the majority on the brink of starvation. That’s why we have chosen to support Penny Appeal's ‘Feed Our World’ program. Feed Our World provides millions of life-saving, nutritious meals to impoverished families around the globe. These meals help combat hunger and malnutrition in crisis-hit countries across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Together we can uplift the neediest in society. With the purchase of a 'Cube,' 'Sanctuary' or 'Farthest Mosque' adult prayer mat along with a matching tin of Medjoul Palestinian dates, you provide a meal for those facing chronic food insecurity and malnutrition across the globe.
This bundle is specially priced, and The MuslimMoon will donate 3% of every purchase from this collection to Penny Appeal.
The MuslimMoon thanks all our customers for your continued support. Let's make the most of every moment of this precious month to earn Allah's pleasure and forgiveness by being compassionate contributors to the well-being of our communities.
May Allah accept all our sadaqah and good deeds this Ramadan and multiply our rewards without measure!