Friday 22 May 2020

Ramadan 2020/1441: Ramadan Giving Day 29 – Muslim Charity Helping the Needy

Our Ramadan Giving series highlights the amazing work charities are doing and showcases their special Ramadan campaigns, giving us all the opportunity to support, donate and do a little good insh’Allah

Ramadan Giving Day 29: Muslim Charity Helping the Needy
Muslim Charity provides emergency relief during and after a disaster has struck, but also focuses on addressing underlying causes of poverty, such as health, education and economic development. For almost two decades, they have delivered aid and development programmes to transform the lives of the world’s most vulnerable communities.

Their mission is carried out by developing health and educational infrastructures along with providing access to safe water and creating opportunities for livelihoods. They are currently running a campaign called Children of the Brothel, which aims to open a Day and Night Centre. This is a cause that is close to my heart, I have been following the stories of Bangladeshi photojournalist MB Akash, and have been moved by his stories of the most vulnerable people, including the girls that end up in brothels. They are devastating and leave you with a sense of deep sadness and wanting to do something.

The Children of the Brothel campaign is raising funds for a new centre Muslim Charity have created in Daulatdia, the biggest brothel in Bangladesh and fourth biggest in the world. It houses over 2,000 sex workers and 800+ children. It ‘serves’ over 3,000 clients each day and exposes these children to an environment where they are groomed at a very early age.

The safe home is somewhere children can leave the brothel and stay during the day and night. They will receive love, care, and support from dedicated members of staff who understand their complex situation and needs. 

You can find out more about their work here, donate to their Children of the Brothel campaign here and see their other projects here.

O you who have believed, spend from that which We have provided for you ~ Quran 2:254

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: “The Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) was the most generous person, and he used to become more so (generous) particularly in the month of Ramadan…more generous than the fast wind in doing good” (Bukhari).

The Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said: “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” (Al-Tirmidhi)

"Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him many times over? And it is Allah who withholds and grants abundance, and to Him you will be returned." ~ Quran 2:245

Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said: "The best of people are those that bring most benefit to the rest of mankind." (Daraqutni)

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