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Saturday, 26 August 2023

Food Distribution sponsored by the Hassen Family at the Muslim Hands School of Excellence

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One of the actions which is most emphasized in Islam is feeding other people. We can see this clearly in the way the Prophet (saw) encouraged us to provide iftar to Muslims in Ramadan and commanded us to give Zakat al-Fitr to feed the poor on Eid al-Fitr. Sharing food is a way of taking care of the vulnerable and bringing the community together.

The Hassen Family sponsored a distribution of 125 food packs at the Muslim Hands School of Excellence in Sri Lanka. The food packs contained items such as rice, flour, and cooking oil. The beneficiaries of the food packs are all orphans sponsored by Muslim Hands' donors.

Sri Lanka Programmes Manager, Ilmudeen, hands over a food pack to a beneficiary at the school.
Our team member, Suleiman, handing over a food pack to the youngest beneficiary at the school.
Sri Lanka Orphan Care Officer, Mohammed Harris, handing over a food pack to a very delighted student!
Student Councilor, Rameez, was also a part of the distribution at the Muslim Hands School of Excellence.
'The best of you are those who feed others'. - [Ahmed]
Learners were arranged from youngest to eldest
The Prophet (saw) used to show generosity towards those who are vulnerable. From giving comfort to orphans to supporting the elderly, he (saw) was the epitome of expressing his love and mercy to others.
Giving food is an important part of being a Muslim.
The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, ’Worship Ar-Rahman, feed others, spread the (greeting of) peace, then you will enter Paradise with security (salam)’. [Tirmidhi]

When we think of giving food, we often associate it with ‘one-off’ charity, such as donating a food parcel or sharing a meal. But you can also gain the rewards of continuous charity by providing a sustainable food source to someone in need - such as giving them livestockpoultry or planting a tree for them.

May Allah SWT reward you immensely for following the Sunnah and feeding others, Ameen!

Muslim Hands ZA

Established in 1996, Muslim Hands South Africa is an aid agency and NGO aiming to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. It is a branch of Muslim Hands UK established in 1993 in Nottingham.