Xoom Makes It Easier to Focus on What’s Most Important during Ramadan


During the sacred month of Ramadan, Muslims make a special effort to reaffirm their commitment to self-reflection, compassion and reconnecting with God. Occurring each year, during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims are encouraged to be even more selfless and charitable in an effort to realize the best version of themselves. In fact, many Muslims choose to submit their “zakat” or donation of 2.5% of one year’s cumulative wealth to the poor, during Ramadan.

Fulfilling all of these duties, especially for the first time, can seem daunting. Families typically point to tradition and time-tested methods as the blueprint for how to properly fast, pray, give money to charity and even buy gifts for Eid al-Fitr. But how are younger generations of Muslims approaching Ramadan differently than their parents? One trend is that younger Muslims are embracing new technology to help them save time and energy so that they can focus on what matters most during this season of spiritual reflection.

Muhammad Masood, a young professional and Xoom customer in Torrance, California, spoke to us about the benefits of using the service for him and his family. “During Ramadan, Muslims are focused on praying. So obviously, a typical day is going straight home or to a mosque to pray.” He later added, “Being able to send money straight to my Dad’s bank account in Pakistan without me having to leave the house was great. Xoom made the transfer simple and safe. This is a great benefit especially when sending money for Eid al-Fitr.”

Xoom , a leading digital money transfer provider and PayPal service, is available in both Pakistan and Bangladesh. Xoom makes it easier and more secure for families in the United States to send money back home to loved ones with just a few clicks or swipes on a desktop computer or on a mobile phone. For many digitally savvy Muslims, using a service like Xoom allows them to send a charitable gift to family and friends via a direct bank deposit. For loved ones receiving the money, this service cuts out the hassle of waiting in a long line outside a cash pick-up location should they prefer to receive the money directly in their accounts.

“Xoom believes that Ramadan should be a time focused on faith and family rather than concerns about wasting time and energy standing in long lines to send and receive money,” said Nasar Agboatwala, Xoom Territory Manager for South Asia. “During this time of strict observance, Xoom can be a helpful time-saving tool that benefits all generations, wherever they are, to ensure that as much time as possible is spent together as a family or in personal reflection.”

Visit Xoom.com and discover for yourself how Xoom’s quest to deliver fast, secure and easy-to-use services to Pakistan and Bangladesh is providing Muslims observing Ramadan peace of mind when fulfilling their charitable obligations and more time for reflection, family and celebration.


Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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