The worst season for struggling families is now here.
Winter’s biting winds and rains have arrived, bringing with them even more poverty and hardship.
Higher fuel costs, poor nutrition and a lack warmth will stretch poor families across Ummah to breaking point. The outcome, especially for the young and old, could be devastating.
Despite not being seen as an emergency, tens of thousands of extra deaths occur during winter every year.
‘Whoever wants his supplications answered and difficulties removed, then let him bring relief to the one in hardship.’ [Ahmad]
Though we cannot stop the cold, we can help needy families and their children to fend off the cold and stay warm.
Just £50 can provide blankets, clothing or other supplies. A £100 package will meanwhile be given to displaced families such as those in Syria.
Let us be generous, and use the sustenance Allah has given to bring warmth and save lives this winter.