26 Jul 2010

Ramadan Message from the National Coordinator of the Al-Imdaad Foundation

Assalaamualaikum Wr Wb RAMADAAN MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL COORDINATOR OF THE AL IMDAAD FOUNDATION The Holy month of Ramadan has once again dawned upon us. Let us use this opportunity to re-vitalize our Imaan and adopt the blessed way of our Noble Master, Nabi Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him). The month of Ramadan is indeed a month of opportunity not only for our physical being, but also for our spiritual rehabilitation. This is an excellent chance wherein we can reign in our Nafs (lowly desires) and bring it in accordance with the Shariah through the act of fasting. The virtues of fasting are numerous, and even though they have been known to Muslims for ages, some 1400 years later, scientists go on to uncover its hidden benefits. We thank ALLAH TA’ALA for the blessings of Ramadan and Saum. From a humanitarian perspective, Ramadan is also an important milestone on the calendar. It is a time when Muslims around the globe choose to discharge their obligation of Zakaat thus making it a busy time for most humanitarian agencies. To many, it may seem that by discharging ones’ hard earned wealth, one is at a loss. Let us discharge this notion from our mindset for ALLAH TA’ALA mentions in the Holy Quran “Those who spend their wealth for Allah’s sake maybe compared to a grain which sprouts into seven ears with a hundred grains in each ear. Allah multiplies things for anyone He wishes. Allah is boundless, Aware. “ Keeping this in mind, we urge you to support the cries of the ummah and humanity generously as you have in the past. At the Al-Imdaad Foundation, we always strive to serve the ummah in a professional, efficient and effective manner always giving prominence to the Shariah. We also advise you to increase your recitation of Durood in this Holy month. To facilitate this Ibadah, the Al-Imdaad Foundation has embarked on a campaign wherein we are distributing 40 Durood and 100 Sunnat Kitaabs. To obtain your free copy, please feel free to contact our offices on 0861 786 243(AID). Let us seize the graciousness of Ramadan to become Allah bearing and Allah fearing followers of Nabi Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him). We are also grateful to Allah Ta'ala for having given us the opportunity in working and serving mankind in 32 countries since our inception. In our global expansion programme, we are thankful to Allah Ta'ala for allowing us to open our 3rd international office in Australia, the first 2 being in Jordan and Indonesia. We are at an advanced stage of opening further offices in different countries, some of them as fund raising offices and most of them being international field offices where your ZAKAAT and other contributions will be distributed from. This network of offices will allow fund raising offices to respond to any global crisis, within 24 hours, to answer the cries of refugees, widows, orphans and destitute members of our Ummah. In conclusion, we ask of you to remember our trustees, donors and more especially, our beneficiaries during these auspicious days and always pray to our Allah Ta'ala that He removes the sufffering from the Ummah of our Beloved Master, Nabi Muhammed (Peace be Upon Him) - Ameen. Humble request for duas. Was Salaam. Your Brother in serving Humanity Yacoob Vahed National Coordinator & Trustee Al Imdaad Foundation P.O. Box 481 Estcourt, KZN, 3310 South Africa +27-36-3521553 direct office line +27-36-3521557 switchboard +27-36-3524114 fax +27-36-3524383 home +27-83-7085826 mobile
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