All Praise is for Allah alone, without His Mercy and Guidance this would not be possible.
As we all know, Ramadhan is only a few weeks away Subhan'Allah. Are we preparing ourselves, are we striving to please our creator and to show gratitude to Him.
This year I have decided to set up a page with Just Giving in aid of Ummah Welfare Trust. One of their latest projects is 'Feed a Million this Ramadhan'. What better way to purify our wealth than to feed a fasting person. Please note that I am doing this independent of Ummah Welfare Trust, purely for Allah's sake as they guarantee 100% donation policy.
By donating via my just giving page you can be assured that the money will go straight to them and also should you be a tax payer they can claim gift aid on top.
Iftaar packs will be distributed to families in Albania, Pakistan, Burma, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Gambia, Gaza, Jordan (to Iraqi, Palestinian and Syrian refugees), Haiti, India, Niger, Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Malawi and the Philippines.
Some of us spend so much money and time concentrating on which nice foods to buy, what yummy cakes we can eat after iftaar, these people may not even have a date to break their fast, let alone go to the supermarket and choose.
One iftar pack will cost £50 and will feed a family for the entire month. All I am asking, is that you give whatever is within your means, no matter how small, Allah will look at your intention, not the amount.
There is also a choice to put your donation as anonymous so no one need know how much or little that you give
Some simple ways to save and donate is to think before you buy certain foods. Will the food be a moment of pleasure for yourself, eaten then forgotten or will the food you provide for a family benefit you in this life and, even more so in the next.
Providing for those who are breaking the fast
Zaid ibn Khalid Juhni related that the Prophet said: He who provides for the breaking of the Siyam of another person earns the same merit as the one who was observing Siyam diminishing in any way the reward of the latter (Tirmidhi).
Please visit my page at http://www.justgiving.com/Al-Huriyah2 to donate
Abu Huraira related that the Prophet said: Allah the Majestic and Exalted said: "Every deed of man will receive ten to 700 times reward, except Siyam (fasting), for it is for Me and I shall reward it (as I like). There are two occasions of joy for one who fasts: one when he breaks the fast and the other when he will meet his Lord" (Muslim).
The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey - then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful. 2:185
Jazak'Allahu khairan for taking time to read my blog, please help those who are unable to help themselves, who knows but Allah that, that stomach which you help to nourish with water, dates and food may be your salvation from a fire hotter than any heat we could ever imagine.
I have pledged to lose weight to support my just giving page so please remember me in your sincere duas as I need to honour that pledge
Some beautiful naseeha on how to spend your ramadhan
May Allah accept the little that we do for His sake, and may this be a purification for us, a way to Jannah firdous and may Allah bless our ramadhan with much forgiveness and reward
And to finish with my favourite video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MawV61av7DM
Any good is from Allah The Most High and any mistakes are from myself.