In the name of the poor and needy…

May 13, 2011 at 2:16 pm Leave a comment

By Mohammad Shakir

Zakat House work for the poor, whoever they are, wherever they are. There is a culture amongst Muslims to donate their money to projects abroad, mainly in developing countries. We sometimes forget that there are people living in countries such as the UK that are as much in need of your donation and support.

The past few months has seen countries such as Japan, New Zealand, USA and Spain affected by natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes. These disasters have left many dead and many more homeless and have lost their lives. Are they less important than people living in developing countries?

In England, there are currently just over 97,000 people who are homeless and 1.6 million children live in poverty requiring support and help. For us as an organisation, this is taking place directly on our doorstep.

Donating or supporting doesn’t mean just opening your wallet or purse; you can donate your time, send messages of support to people affected by a disaster engaging other to raise awareness of different people’s plight.

We need to look at the bigger picture and see who is suffering all around us as well as those abroad. They are as in need of our help, support, and compassion which can lead to them rebuilding their lives or starting new ones.

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