Alhamdulillah, Ramadhan is nearly here once again. As we prepare for its blessed days once more, we mustn’t forget the millions across the Ummah who will welcome the month in poverty and hunger.
In this virtuous month of Sha’ban, Ummah Welfare Trust has launched an emergency appeal to provide needy families in the Ummah with food for Ramadhan’s blessed days.
Donors can provide one family with a Iftaar pack for Ramadhan for just £50. This small amount can provide family with the enough food staples to enjoy Suhoor and Iftaar every day.
A larger pack meanwhile, distributed in emergency hit parts of the Ummah, can be given for £100. Or just £3.33 for each day of Ramadhan. Larger packs will be given to families facing more desperate situations in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and other areas.
Donors can provide one family with an Iftar pack for Ramadhan for just £50. This small amount can provide family with the enough food staples to enjoy Suhur and Iftar every day.
A larger pack, distributed in disaster hit parts of the Ummah, can be given for £100. Or just £3.33 for each day of Ramadhan. Larger packs will be given to families facing more desperate situations in Yemen, Syria and elsewhere.
The Month of Sha’ban
We are now in the virtuous month of Sha’ban – a prelude to the greatest month. Let us use this month to increase our supererogatory worship and fasting so that we can enter Ramadhan in perfect stride.
Usamah bin Zayd RadhyAllahu ‘anhu asked:
‘O Messenger of Allah, I do not see you fasting any month as much as Sha’ban.’
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ replied,
‘This is a month (Sha’ban) to which people do not pay much attention, between Rajab and Ramadhan. It is a month in which deeds are taken up the Lord of the Worlds, and I like my deeds to be taken up while I’m fasting.’
Iftar packs given last year!
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:
‘Whoever feeds a fasting person will have a reward like that of the fasting person, without any reduction in his own reward.’