ALLAH IS GIVING YOU THE CHANCE TO PURIFY YOUR SOUL AND YOUR WEALTH
The Covid-19 pandemic means that once again, even more people are at risk of hunger.
This Ramadan, one in nine people won’t have enough food for iftaar. So, more than ever, we must feel the pain and struggle of those suffering around the world and walk together to alleviate poverty.
Every Ramadan that we see is a chance to make a real difference in our lives, the lives of others and in our akhirah.
We pray for Allah (swt) to bestow His mercy and blessings upon you, your family and the whole world.
Your donation is a chance to help us deliver Iftaar Hot Meals / Ramadan food packs to the Fasting and hungry families including those in need such as impoverished families, widows, orphans, ailing and disabled persons who are struggling to find food for Suhur and iftaar.
Donate your Zakat, Sadaqah, Fidyah or Kaffarah to No To Poverty Special Ramadan Programs
Feed the impoverished / Orphans and Widows
Gift an iftaar hot meal @ only USD 5.00 (Local currency MUR 200.00)
Consists of a Non-Veg main course hot Dish, salad, fruits, dates and water including a Suhur pack (loose tea, pre-cooked Farata, cheese, dates, water and a non-Veg cooked dish)
Ramadan food pack
Help a family of 5 people to prepare for Ramadan by gifting a Ramadan food pack @ USD 50.00 (Local currency MUR 2,000.00)
Consists of 10kg rice, pasta, lentils, oil, pack of dates, tomato paste, salt, sugar, flour, canned tuna, loose tea and meat (chicken/beef/fish).
Fidyah / Kaffarah
Fidyah is made for fasts missed out of necessity, where the person is unable to make up for the fast afterwards.
Kaffarah is a donation made to help those in needs.
Your Fidyah/ Kaffarahdonation will provide someone in need with a hot meal (Suhur and iftaar)
Your Zakat and Sadaqah - Their sustenance
NTP distributes your Zakat only to those who belong in one of the eight zakat-worthy categories as specified in the Quran to uplift the poor, help those who are troubled and comfort those who are in hardship to meet its goal to ease the suffering of those in needs, to alleviate poverty and brings hope that one day the Zakat recipients will be able to give rather than receive zakat. But it starts with you paying it.
Zakat is a religious duty for all Muslims who meet the necessary criteria of wealth to help the poor, vulnerable, and deserving. Zakat embodies the inclusive beauty of Islam through programs that reach the destitute both at home and abroad. Zakat is so important that it was made the Third Pillar of Islam. Through zakat the prosperous can uplift the poor, help those who are troubled and comfort those who are in hardship. The law of zakat establishes the rights of the poor to support and help, and releases those who are held captive as slaves or as debtors. Zakat has the power to change the world, has the potential to ease the suffering of millions and end poverty. But it starts with you paying it.
“And establish prayer and give zakat, and whatever good you put forward for yourselves – you will find it with Allah.” (2:110, Qur’an)"
Zakat can be gifted to deserving individuals or groups who fall into one or more of eight zakatable categories designated by God in the Quran.
“Indeed, [prescribed] charitable offerings are only [to be given] to the poor and the indigent, and to those who work on [administering] it, and to those whose hearts are to be reconciled, and to [free] those in bondage, and to the debt-ridden, and for the cause of God, and to the wayfarer. [This is] an obligation from God. And God is all-knowing, all-wise. - Al-Tawbah, 9:60
The poor (al-fuqarâ’), meaning low-income or indigent.
The needy (al-masâkîn), meaning someone who is in difficulty.
Those whose hearts are to be reconciled, meaning new Muslims and friends of the Muslim community.
Those in bondage (slaves and captives).
In the cause of God.
The wayfarer, meaning those who are stranded or traveling with few resources.
- The recipient must not belong to your immediate family; your spouse, children, parents and grandparents cannot receive your zakat. Other relatives, however, can receive your zakat.
- To be eligible to receive zakat, the recipient must be poor and/or needy. A poor person is someone whose property, in excess of his basic requirements, does not reach the nisab threshold.
According to the Hanafi madhab, zakat is 2.5% of surplus wealth that has been in one’s possession for a lunar year. If wealth amounts to less than a threshold figure, termed the nisab, then no zakat is payable. If wealth amounts to more than the nisab, zakat becomes obligatory. In simple terms, Zakat is calculated as 2.5% percent of your savings and financial assets that are not used towards your living expenses
Click Here to workout your zakat from Dubai Islamic Bank.
Sadaqah is charity given voluntarily without seeking a substitute in return and with the intention of pleasing Allah. Sadaqah also describes a voluntary charitable act towards others, whether through generosity, love, compassion or faith. These acts are not necessarily physical or monetary. Simple good deeds such as a smile, or a helping hand, are seen as acts of Sadaqah. Compare to Zakat, Sadaqah is not at all obligatory; it is simply a kind gesture made with the intention of helping others.
There are two types of Sadaqah charity:
Sadaqah Jariyah (continuous charity) and
Sadaqah Lillah (charity for the sake of Allah (SWT)).
In Islam, Sadaqah Jariyah is a voluntary contribution that continues to benefit those who receive it long after the donor has left this world and it comes with great rewards and pleases Allah (SWT). It is something more substantial and meaningful than a simple monetary donation.
For example, a Sadaquah gifted for a water hand pump is often the difference between communities thriving and not. Not only do people living in those communities’ benefit from the presence of water supply, but so will their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren – this act of Sadaqah Jariyah will support future generations. Rather than giving a glass of water that will quench their immediate thirst, a supply of water will mean that they need not ever go thirsty and/or risk drinking contaminated, disease-ridden water.
Other examples of Sadaqah Jariyah also include providing education to impoverished children, which in turn will open more doors and present better opportunities for them to earn a stable income to support their families.
This continuing charity is one of the three things to sustain when a person dies, as outlined by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who said:
“When a person dies, all their deeds end except three: a continuing charity, beneficial knowledge and a child who prays for them.”
There is not one form of Sadaqah Jariyah that is better than the other, as they all continue to support those who are most in need. Whether it is the funding of a water well, a school or giving towards a new business venture, the benefits will continue to be felt for years and even after his death, the sponsor will continue to get the rewards from Allah.
What Happens after Ramadan?
Did you know?
Our poultry farm will create jobs and produce fresh eggs which will be used in meal preparations for distributions to the needy, sold in local markets and the profits to support our activities.
Our agriculture project to produce fruits, salads and vegetables will be used in meal preparations for distributions to the needy, sold in local markets and the profits to support our activities.
Our Food processing project and training centre to train unemployed with new skills necessary to find new jobs and create part time employment for women at home. Donate to establish a regular income for a family (… and for them to live with dignity)