Distribution of Ramadhan Food Program

BISMILLAH AR-RAHMAN AR-RAHEEM, As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum wa-Rahmatullah wa-Barakaatu,

It is indeed one of Allah’s greatest blessings to be given the means and a caring heart and to be able to help those in need. As Muslims, we are taught to express our gratitude through our deeds, and not only through our hearts and tongues.

As we are a month away from welcoming the blessed month of Ramadhan, we are humbled to let you know that for yet another year AL Noor Charitable Agency for the Needy of Zanzibar is receiving from the people of the Sultanate of Oman five 20 feet containers (Masha’Allah) of Ramadhan sadaqa which includes food items, clothing, wheel chairs, copies of Qur’an, dates and many other items.

For the last 2 years International Istiqaama Muslim Foundation of Oman has sent to the people of Zanzibar four 20 feet containers. Also, for the first time last year, Al Noor has received from the people of Sultanate of Oman through “WHITE HANDS” group a full 20 feet container of food items which included Rice, Flour, Sugar, Cooking Oil and DATES and this container was fully distributed in Pemba Island.

Alhamdulillah, this year International Istiqaama Muslim Foundation are shipping three 20 feet container of Ramadhan food items and WHITE HANDS group have already shipped two 20 feet containers.  In addition, every year Al Noor is receiving from another three 20 feet containers with more than 60,000 kilos of DATES.

All the EIGHT food containers are full paid by our patrons.  However, the donors expect AL Noor to bear the cost of shipment to Zanzibar and also manage all the local logistic costs. As such, Al Noor needs to raise at least US$ 16,000 to cover the shipping, customs clearing and local logistics costs of the EIGHT containers of Ramadhan SADAQA.

Please lend a helping hand and Insha’Allah your contribution will enable us to cross difficult terrains, reaching poverty-stricken villages which are completely isolated and cut-off from the main Islands.

Depositing our money with Allah i.e. giving in charity is the best investment we can ever make. Jazakum Allah Khairan and we leave you with the words of Allah, the Most Bountiful:

“So fear Allah as much as you can. Listen and obey; and spend in charity for the benefit of your own souls.  And those saved from the covetousness of their own souls, they are the ones that achieve prosperity.  If you loan to Allah a beautiful loan, he will double it to your (credit) and he will grant you Forgiveness: For Allah is All-Thankful, Most Forbearing.”(64;16)

Nadir Mohammed Mahfoudh,
Director General