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05 May 2020

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Here at Muslim Hands we’re committed to fighting food poverty and supporting individuals, families and communities in need. As well as providing food aid throughout the year, we make sure that deprived families in Ramadan have the food they need to help combat poverty and nutritional deficiency. This Ramadan we are committed to providing 2.5 million meals to over 700,000 beneficiaries.

The Prophet (saw) said, ’Blessed is the wealth of the Muslim, from which he gives to the poor, the orphan and the wayfarer’. [Muslim] 

The Coronavirus Pandemic means families now, more than ever, desperately need food as enforced lockdowns has stopped family incomes and thus made food more difficult to access. We will be working in over 20 locations, including war-torn areas such as Syria, Yemen, Rohingya and Kashmir.

The Prophet (saw) tells us, ‘Don’t delay in giving charity, for it pushes away calamity’. [Tirmidhi]

We are also delivering food parcels in areas such as Pakistan, Banlgladesh, Mali, Sri Lanka, Mauritania, Palestine and many more locations Alhamdulilah, all thanks to your donations and support.
During Ramadan, orphans, widows and needy people without any source of income struggle to buy the food they need. This means many families go hungry long into the night as they search for scraps of food to break their fast. Sadly it may not be the virus but the hunger that kills these people.

The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, ’Whoever gives iftar to one who is fasting will have a reward like his, without that detracting from the reward of the fasting person in the slightest’. [Tirmidhi]
Our Ramadan family food parcels will feed an entire family for a month, and will provide 200 meals, comfortably feeding a family of six. These food parcels contain essential food items such as rice, sugar, oil, lentils, beans, tea, spaghetti and so much more.

You have the opportunity to double, or even multiply the reward of your fast. Allah tells us that, ‘Every deed of the son of Adam is for him except fasting; it is for Me and I shall reward for it.’ [Bukhari]
Your donations will save ultimately lives this Ramadan.

Allah says in the Qur’an, ‘And whoever saves one [a life] - it is as if he had saved all of mankind’. [Qur’an, 5:32]

And in this blessed month, your rewards are multiplied. For every life you save you will get the reward of so much more. Our teams are working tirelessly on the ground to deliver your donations this Ramadan, to ensure no-one goes hungry.

Our teams are ensuring the health and safety of everyone during these distributions, as our staff with be wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and social distancing will be observed as we follow government and hygiene guidelines.

The Prophet (saw) was the most generous of all the people, and he used to become more generous in Ramadan when Jibril met him. [Bukhari]

Let us follow the Prophetic example of providing food to the needy in this blessed month. Let us be the answer to the Du’as of the needy and extend a helping hand when they need it the most.


Muslim Hands UK

Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.