BISMILLAH AR-RAHMAN AR-RAHEEM,
As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum wa-Rahmatullah wa-Barakaatu,
In our last newsletter we presented you Part 1 of our Iftar program covering the first 15 days of Ramadhan – this was met with positive feedback and a wave of donations Alhamdulilah! In this issue we continue with the same theme covering the last 15 days of Ramadhan.
We are constantly reminded in the Qur’an and hadith that Islam always advises its followers to give plenty of charity especially during the holy month. And indeed generosity is one of the best mannerisms of a true believer and also one of the attributes of Allah the Exalted, as revealed in the hadith below:
“Indeed, Allah the Exalted is the Giver, He love generosity and noble manners, He detest bad manners.” (Narrated by Al Baihaqi, classed Sahih by Al Albani in ‘Shahihul Jami’, 1744)
In the hadith above, we learn that stinginess is not the characteristic of a true believer just as begging for alms is also not encouraged. For those who have been blessed with an opportunity for generosity via Al Noor or through any other channels, we extend our hands in congratulations as the Qur’an tells us the following:
“Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded: that is the supreme achievement.” (Quran 9;111)