Charity benefits the giver more than the receiver. This is a well-known fact in Islam. In fact, it is even stated in the Holy Quran:
“Indeed, those who practice charity have loaned Allah SWT a goodly loan; it will be multiplied for them and they will have a noble reward” - Holy Qur’an (57:18)
Above all else, these rewards are multiplied during the blessed month of Ramadan. It is a month where we can cleanse and purify our soul and get even closer to our Creator.
See below for three campaigns you can get involved in this Ramadan, to help make a difference and reap those rewards in the hereafter. May Allah SWT bless us all in this world and the hereafter, Insha’Allah.
Feed the Fasting
There are thousands of people around the world who observe Ramadan yet have little or no iftar (evening meal) to open their fast with.
It can be pretty difficult to grasp and digest this hard fact from our position as it is quite disconcerting, but it is a harsh reality for so many people out there. It doesn’t have to be though! Together, we can reach out to these people, help them and contribute whatever we can to help. However big or small the contribution, it all helps with the best of intentions and let’s not forget, the reward for feeding a fasting person is incredible.
Last year you helped Muslim Aid reach 227,000 people through the feed the fasting campaign. There are many families out there who will face Ramadan again this year, with no nourishment. Just £60 can provide a whole family with a Ramadan Food Pack, which contains enough essentials to see them through a month. Click here to find out more.
You can choose to give a gift for life by sponsoring a child this Ramadan. At Muslim Aid, we firmly believe that children are the future. Your contribution not only goes towards supporting the nourishment and health of the child, but it also goes towards their wellbeing and education. This enables them to pick up skills in order to make a future for themselves. You can give a child the opportunity to be independent and the ability to make a difference within their own community. For further information on how you can sponsor a child today, click here.
Charity doesn’t just come in the form of money; it can also come in the form of time. In this day and age, we have so much planned, and we get so busy that we lose track of time. But money isn’t the only way to make a difference, along with donations; there is also the necessity for volunteers to actively reach out to those people in need of our help. Nothing beats that sense of purpose and satisfaction you feel from physically being able to help and make a difference. Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. To join Muslim Aid’s mission in helping others, sign up here to volunteer today.
So there we have it, just three out of the many options and ways you can fulfil the act of charity this Ramadan, and beyond. Let’s unite and aim to make that difference this Ramadan. Browse www.muslimaid.org today and find a way you can help.