Ramadan is the Time to End Poverty
July 29, 2010
This Ramadan, do not hold back from that which will benefit you in the Hereafter. To battle chronic poverty and promote thriving communities, charitable projects in needy areas must be applied with more depth and consideration. Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) has been on the forefront of establishing development projects that will benefit generations of people. Schools that are safe for children to learn and grow, healthcare clinics that supply care for the elderly, women and children, water wells to supply water to drought-affected areas, and mosques where the faithful can gather to worship—these projects will continue to benefit communities and those who donate to them. This is Sadaqa Jariyah (charity that continuously benefits and provides perpetual rewards).
ZF’s Sadaqa Jariyah / Development Program focuses on efforts that empower communities to lift themselves out of poverty. Sustainable development is the essence of Zakat in Islam, as the principles of Zakat affirm the essential right to a dignified life for all. Focusing on sustainable development, ZF ensures self-reliance and decreases community dependence on outside aid. ZF believes that without sustainable development that there is no progress.
An ancient Chinese proverb proclaims: “If you are planing for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” ZF builds schools and provides school supplies for needy students around the world by using your Sadaqa Jariyah. Today thousands of students can go to school in Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, China and other countries we help. Today almost 600 students from Rumi International School in Pakistan; hundreds of students from Fu-Xing School in China; 50 students from the newly opened SUSA Institute in USA; hundreds of students and orphans around the world happily thank you, because these schools are maintained by your generously paid Sadaqa Jariyah. We hope your Sadaqa Jariyah will cause thousands of student’s and orphan’s faces to smile again in this Ramadan.
The Blessed Month of Ramadan is a time to awaken compassion and solidarity with the hungry and poverty-stricken men, women, and children around the world. In the blessed Month of Ramadan inshallah ZF is going to feed thousands of needy people in 33 countries which include; Lebanon (Palestinian refugees), Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Chad, Chechnya, China, Sudan (Darfur), Syria Tajikistan, Thailand (Pattani), and USA. We are ready to deliver your generously paid Sadaqa Jariyah to needy people.
Live the spirit of Ramadan…
“The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the path of God is as the likeness of a grain that sprouts seven spikes. In every spike, there are a hundred grains. Thus does God multiply reward for whomever he so wills.” [Surah al-Baqarah: 261]
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