*Feed The Poor In Makkah* 🕋
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) was asked,
*”Which act in Islam is the best?” He replied, “To feed the poor and the needy.”* (Bukhari and Muslim)
Living in Makkah, we have seen numerous families afflicted with poverty and hunger. On a daily basis, hundreds of people beg for just 1 Saudi Riyal (equivalent to .33 cents) in order to buy food for themselves and their families.
As an Ummah, it is our duty to assist – to the best of our ability – our fellow Muslims whenever they are in need.
With Allah’s success, and then your generous donations, we hope that this small initiative will aid us in feeding these poor Muslims for His Sake.
You can donate for:
1. Expiation (Fidya) for missed fasts in Ramadan (for those who fall under that category). Or any other circumstances when Fidya can made by feeding the poor.
2. ‘Aqeeqah (Newborns)
Once a baby is born, it is highly recommended to slaughter a sheep (one for a girl and two for a boy) as a means of gratitude towards Allah for bestowing the tremendous bounty of having a child. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
“Every child is in pledge for his ‘Aqeeqah.” (Nisaa’ee)
Ibn Qayyim mentioned in “Zaad al-Ma’aad” (2/325) that some scholars said this hadith means if the ‘Aqeeqah is not done for a child, then the child will be prevented from interceding for his parents.
3. Regular Charity
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
“Save yourself from Hell-fire even if it is by giving half a date-fruit in charity” (Bukhari)
Giving charity and feeding the poor is among the greatest means of saving oneself from the Hell-fire. In fact, there is a door in Jannah which is specifically for those who spend in Allah’s cause – may Allah make us from them!
This is an opportunity to spend and save yourself from the torments of the Fire before it is too late. Or you can donate on behalf of your deceased or alive beloved ones. Either way – with a sincere intention – you will be rewarded.
Each slaughtering will be attended by Student(s) of Knowledge in Makkah who will ensure that the process is performed correctly according to the Islamic legislation.
This service includes: buying the sheep, payment to slaughterhouse, payment to butcher, packaging, distribution, and payment to those on the ground carrying out the service. This is an initiative we created to help support our fellow classmates in need from poorer countries.
🤲🏼 Your payment is also a form of charity for the student, as it will assist them in their daily needs while seeking Islamic knowledge.
#DoubletheReward – Actions are by *intentions* – Multiple intentions for 1 good deed
وَأَنفِقُوا مِن مَّا رَزَقْنَاكُم مِّن قَبْلِ أَن يَأْتِيَ أَحَدَكُمُ الْمَوْتُ فَيَقُولَ رَبِّ لَوْلَا أَخَّرْتَنِي إِلَىٰ أَجَلٍ قَرِيبٍ فَأَصَّدَّقَ وَأَكُن مِّنَ الصَّالِحِينَ (10)
“And donate from what We have provided for you before death comes to one of you, and you cry, “My Lord! If only You delayed me for a short while, I would give in charity and be one of the righteous.”
وَلَن يُؤَخِّرَ اللَّهُ نَفْسًا إِذَا جَاءَ أَجَلُهَا ۚ وَاللَّهُ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ (11)
“But Allah never delays a soul when its appointed time comes. And Allah is All-Aware of what you do.” (Munaafiqun: 10-11)
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May Allah aid you all in your affairs!