Time flies, doesn't it?
Ramadan has passed, Eid-ul-Fitr has passed, the pilgrimage of Hajj for 2015 has been completed, followed by the festivities of Eid-ul-Adha…
In all this time, did we once forget to eat? Did we forget to sleep, dress ourselves and our families, or send our children to school to learn? Did we forget to clothe ourselves according to the weather or switch the heaters on as the cold season crept in?
In the same way that we, during Ramadan or Eid, Muharram or Hajj, feel hungry and tired, cold and thirsty; so do those who are in constant need our help. It is not only during these particular times that we should donate, though; regular giving to those who need it the most still needs to be continued. Those people's needs haven’t ended, and neither has their hope, so their struggle still continues.
Feed someone today, for a day, but they will still need nourishment tomorrow. As the saying goes: “Give a man a fish, he will eat for a day, give a man a fishing rod, he will eat for the rest of his life.”
Regular giving is essential. The sawaab (reward and blessing) from giving isn’t just rewarded during the month of Ramadan or the period of Qurbani; it is the very act of generosity that our Creator, Allah SWT loves the most.
Muslim Aid has so many campaigns you could be a part of and contribute to, in an attempt to make the world a better place today. With events such as the Sahara Challenge coming closer, why not join us for eight days trekking and touring the desert in Morocco, to raise money for the less fortunate?
If that doesn’t suit, how about contributing towards a Muslim Aid campaign that resonates with you? Or even volunteer your time. Whatever you do, do it soon. There are millions of people out there who are less privileged than us and deserve the very best we can give because every little helps, and when we unite, we can change the world.
If you have a better idea, start your very own fundraising campaign, but let’s get together and do our bit for serving humanity today.
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