Distribution of a Container of Rice

As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum wa-Rahmatullah wa-Barakaatu.

We praise Allah and we thank him for all the blessings bestowed on us. We would also like to thank all our supporters for their overwhelming trust and support on all our projects.

Alhamdulillah, during the month of Hajj (Dhul Al Hijja), Al Noor Charitable Agency for the Needy of Zanzibar was entrusted to distribute one full 20 feet container of premium Indian Basmati Rice and another quarter container of noodles and high protein black eye beans. The rice contained 4,200 bags of 5 kg each with a market value of US$ 40,000.

Al Noor in cooperation with the sponsor of this project planned, organized and executed a detailed course of action that ensured a smooth and successful operation. Please watch the video clip above to get a glimpse of the hard work done on the ground.

Great efforts were taken to reach the intended and deserving needy people living in isolated villages. Distribution was also made to Al Noor’s 524 orphaned families and to other orphanage centers, senior citizens nursing homes, drug rehabilitation centers, and public boarding colleges where students study in a challenging atmosphere; to name a few. We certainly didn’t overlook families of poor Islamic school teachers whose honesty and selfless dedication is remarkable.

One would argue that US$ 40,000 would have been better utilized; for instance establishing self-sustaining projects. That may be true, but this is the wish of the sponsor of the project and he has his reasons.

We implore Allah Almighty to help us serve his cause and render our work for his sake. May Allah reward all those who keep his divine command and may we never see his requirements for us as burdens; they are a blessing wrapped in endurance.

Jazakum Allah Khairan.