There is an English adage which says, “Out of sight, out of mind” and this proverb is very true for the importance of giving Sadaqah and Zakat to support poor and needy Muslims around the world once Ramadan is over.
As Ramadan ends, many of us yearn to hold on to the spirit of Ramadan for as long as possible but often we get distracted and return to our normal routines and forget the good habits we developed over Ramadan.
Likewise, the poor around the world who benefitted from your generous donations during Ramadan eventually go back to a state of struggling to find the basic necessities to survive. Many of our brothers and sisters around the world don’t have enough food except during Ramadan and the two Eids. They suffer throughout the year until the next Ramadan and sadly many don’t survive.
This doesn’t need to be the case. Join us to make a commitment to keep giving throughout the year. The Messenger of Allah (saw) said “Take up good deeds only as much as you are able, for the best deeds are those done regularly even if they are few.” [Sunan Ibn Maajah]
Keep the spirit of Ramadan alive in your hearts and in you homes by giving Sadaqah regularly, encourage your household to do the same. There are numerous very powerful benefits to giving Sadaqah as evidenced by numerous Ahadeeth.
‘Give the sadaqah without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.’ [Tirmidhi]
‘Charity extinguishes the sins like water extinguishes a fire’. [Ibn Majah]
‘The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.’ [Tirmidhi]
‘Whoever brought his (Muslim) brother out of a discomfort, Allah will bring him out of the discomforts of the Day of Resurrection.’ [Bukhari]
‘When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (continuous charity), knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him’. [Muslim]
Don’t delay, make the intention to give Sadaqah today and continue this throughout the year and into next Ramadan and witness the immense benefits it will make to your lives. Your donation will, with the will of Allah (swt) protect you from harm and increase your barakah and rizq for you and your family.
To make it even easier, set up a regular monthly donation to give Sadaqah now.
Our work will continue all year and we will continue to provide support to the poor and needy throughout the year. Be part of this effort.