Joobla charity foundation seeks your help to

Assist the Needy In Nigeria In This Trying Time, To Alleviate Poverty & Secure a Happy Eid.

In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Bestower of Mercy

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is His servant and Messenger.

Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said:

“The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity/sadaqah.” [At-Tirmidhi]

Dear brothers and sisters, being caring and compassionate for one’s fellow human beings is a central part of Islam, especially in a trying time like this that Allah the Almighty sent down one of His tests on different parts of His world, particularly in Gaza and on the people of Palestine (We pray that Allah may ease the affairs of all the Muslims around the world).

When reading the Qur’an, one cannot help being struck by the number of times charity or sadaqah is mentioned: Feeding the poor and needy, supporting orphans, relatives and travellers, spending in the way of Allah… All of these references emphasise the importance of charity for every Muslim.

And several Hadiths – sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) – refer to this deep affection and brotherhood. Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said:

“You will not believe until you love for your brother what you love for yourself.”

He also said:

“The believers are like one body in their mutual love and affection: if one limb is injured, the rest responds with sleeplessness and fever.”

Respected brothers and sisters, if a Muslim feels the pain of his or her fellow human being, and wishes the same comfort and good life for others which he wishes for himself, it is a natural reaction to give in charity, to ease this suffering.

In the light of this, I call on you for your support/donation in zakat or sadaqah to help us assist our brothers and sisters in need in Nigeria, particularly in my Masjid and immediate community. By Allah, food is very expensive now and so is transport and general and basic amenities. Our target is to help between 20 and 100 families alleviate poverty and equip them towards having a happy Eid. Each family with at least a total of £268 equivalent to  ₦500,000 Nigerian Naira, can be guaranteed good food, clothing and basic amenities that will sustain them through the Eid and beyond. Bi’awniLlaH.

What can this do for a family?

With our £268 we can avail each family the following for Eid and beyond:

“Those who spend their wealth in Allah’s cause are like grains of corn which produce seven ears, each bearing a hundred grains.” [Qur’an, 2:261]

Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allah have mercy upon him, said in his book Iddat As-Sabirin:

“In charity, there are numerous benefits which no one can enumerate but Allah, among which is that it protects one from misfortunes, from calamities and repels trials to the extent that it repels tribulations off an oppressor (i.e. charity repels tribulations even if it was given by an evil or an oppressive person).

Ibrahim An-Nakha’i said: ‘They (the righteous predecessors) held that charity protects the oppressed man, wipes out the sin, preserves wealth, brings forth sustenance, brings joy to the heart, and necessitates having trust in Allah and thinking well of Him in the same manner that stinginess is mistrust in Allah.

Charity repels the devil, purifies one’s soul and develops it, endears the slave to Allah and to His creation, and conceals all his defects in the same manner that stinginess conceals every good trait. Charity increases one’s life-span, incites people to supplicate for the person and to love him, repels the torment of the grave from the person, provides shade for him on the Day of Judgment, intercedes for him with Allah, eases the difficulties of this world and the Hereafter for him, and makes it easier for him to do all good deeds; indeed, its benefits are many times more.”