I am Harun Rashid, entrepreneur and an investor. This year i vowed to make it the best Ramadan ever both spiritually and financially.
Allah has given me just the opportunity Alhamdulliah when i was made aware of Shamsul Chowdhury who was diagnosed with cancer just one week before the start of Ramadan.
He is from rural village in Bangladesh. He is a dad of three young boys. As a father he is loved by his family and his community. He spends his waking days helping people with all sorts of needs including injustice and corruption.
He is in need of emergency cancer treatment which is beyond his means to afford. The family reached out to me to help and support financially towards his cancer treatment.
The funds are needed urgently. If he is treated immediately then he has a very big chance of survival and a full recovery.
I have pledged to cover the entire cost of his treatment. But i want to share in this opportunity to earn as much reward and blessings from Allah this Ramadan with my friends and family.
Join me by contributing what every you can. I want to hit the target of £20k within the next week so the money can get to the family to pay for the treatment. I have personally sent several thousands already so the treatment may begin.
Mankind has evolved tremendously over the years, not just in technology, medicine and how we live but also in how we treat each other. As human beings, we have an inbuilt desire to help others if we can. This attribute is greatly endorsed in Islam which gives immense importance to charity and helping others. Muslims are advised and encouraged to share what they have been blessed with and distribute it to those who are not so fortunate. Charity is not only beneficial for those who receive it, there also lays a great reward for the ones who give. It is essentially food for the soul and serves as a means of salvation as well.
It is designated by Allah (SWT) himself as it is said:
“Ramadan is the month of giving and mercy, and in it Allah blesses the believers with forgiveness and being saved from Hellfire. Therefore, whoever is merciful and giving in Ramadan, Allah will be even more Merciful and Giving, and will bestow upon him countless bounties and blessings.”
An act of goodwill that is prescribed by Allah himself should be carried out throughout the year with the sole intention of pleasing Him. However, when the Holy Month of Ramadan arrives every type of worship and act of pleasing our Lord should be increased, including the noble act of charity.
The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) is reported to have said:
“Ramadan is an honorable and blessed month, and the rewards for generosity are multiplied in it”.
- Ayesha T