During this blessed month, most of us wake up for Sehri and observe fast during the day, knowing that we will eat after sunset, in fact, many of us may even know what we will be eating, many of us may not even know what we will do with the left-overs, but how many of us remember to show some gratitude to Allah before we break our fast by invoking the name of Allah? How many of us ever consider those in this world who go without food all year around?
- What about those who fast without even a morsel of food for Sehri and those who barely have the provision to even have Iftar?
- Many people in such situation die of starvation, and from the lack of clean water - things we take for granted.
"The believer's shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his Charity."
Ramadhan is a month of charity – Of all the money we save in this month from abstaining from our regular breakfast, lunch and snacks, perhaps we can contribute a portion of this towards those who can really do with it. The feeding of the fasting person is a form of charity and certainly it is a righteous act which carries with it immense rewards.
"Whoever gives someone something to break the fast with, they would accumulate the same blessings as the fasting person and this would not reduce the blessings of the fasting person in any way."
Who better to feed than those who are poor and in need?
We would never let our own brothers and sisters go without Iftar whilst we eat from a table full of food – so why should we deprived our brothers and sisters of this Ummah, especially when they are suffering from hunger in a way we’ve never suffered before?
The amount of money some of us spend on one meal is sometimes enough to feed a whole family for a whole month in certain parts of the world – Would it be too much to spare some money to provide Iftar for a few Muslims other than our own family, friends and relatives?
Please go to the link below and provide Iftar for those who are more in need of it than the likes of you and me:
As you will see, even a one-off payment of as little as £10, will make a world of a difference to these people even though it may not buy us much in this country. Please encourage others to participate in this too.
"Whoever guides (a person) to something good, will receive a reward equal to that is received by the person who does it."
NOTE: This link was listed by brother 'Abu Haneefah' in the brothers section, I thought it was an initiative which everyone in the forum (both the members and the guests) can participate in and so I decided to devote a whole thread to it. Would it be possible to have this thread pinned for the duration of Ramadhan so that the opportunity will always remain at the forefront of the Ramadhan section?
Your Brother in Islam,
Edited by Saif-ur-Rahman, 11 September 2008 - 12:43 PM.