Distribution of Ramadhan Food Program 2016

For more than a decade Al Noor Charitable Agency for the Needy of Zanzibar has been distributing food for Iftaar during the holy month of Ramadhan to the poorest of Muslims, JAZAKUM ALLAH KHAIRAA for your continued kindness and generosity. Today we share with you a heart wrenching experience of Ramadhan Charity Food distribution in Pemba Island.

In the month of Shabaan, Alhamdullilah, the people of Oman showered their generosity with three 20 feet containers of Rice, Flour, Sugar, Cooking Oil and Dates for distribution in Pemba Island. We would also like to thank all the brothers and sisters from around the world who POSITIVELY responded to our call and generously contributed to the logistics costs in full. BARAKAH ALLAHU FEEKUM.

We pay tribute to our partners – the young Omani volunteers and their leaders under the Oman “WHITE HANDS” group who have worked hard to solicit financial support and ensured arrival of shipment well in advance. We further thank them for travelling to Zanzibar to worked hand-in-hand with the Al Noor Team.

Today, we honor the true meaning of JIHAD in facing the everyday challenges on soliciting funds, purchasing food items, loading containers in Oman and clearing shipments from Zanzibar and forwarding a fresh shipment to our warehouse in Pemba.

The labor intensive task of distribution work in Pemba Island took us through a perilous journey of overcoming rough mountainous terrains. Re-loading goods in small fishing boats for distribution to reach tiny islands and archipelagos which are inaccessible from the main island. But what drove us to complete anguish and tears was the plight of people living in villages beyond the famous unforgiving Ngezi forest. After crossing the treacherous forest we discovered most of the people were old and suffering from Leprosy and therefore remained isolated.

As Muslims, we are taught to express our gratitude through our deeds. It is Allah’s greatest blessings to be given the means and a caring heart to help the needy. On behalf of the people of Pemba Island and everyone who has benefitted from this sadaqa, Al Noor Charitable Agency for the Needy of Zanzibar would again like to thank our brothers and sisters of Oman and everyone else around the globe who have contributed in big and small ways this Ramadhan sadaqa and all our other projects. JAZAKUM ALLAH KHAIRAA.

We leave you with a quote from the Holy Qur’an Chapter 2, Verses 272

And whatever you spend in good, it is for yourselves, when you spend not except seeking Allah’s Countenance. And whatever you spend in good, it will be repaid to you in full, and you shall not be wronged.

Nadir M. Mahfoudh,
Director General.