Monday, September 6, 2010

Zakat-ul-Fitr: Last few days of Ramadan....

Assalaamu Alykum,

Zakat-ul-Fitr is a special charity of the month of Ramadan. On a spiritual level, charity during Ramadan is meant to expiate oneself. On a social level it’s a balancing act between the rich and poor. It is incumbent upon Muslims to pay Zakat-ul-Fitr before the end of Ramadan, to the less fortunate so they can provide for their families on Eid, the celebration after the month of fasting, in a befitting manner. The head of the household must pay this amount on behalf of all the members or the dependant, males or females, adults or children.

Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) has started a first of its kind Zakat-ul-Fitr campaign to help the victims of Pakistan flood victims. All proceeds will be delivered to the victims before the end of Ramadan.

HHRD has already delivered 1.1 Million meals to the victims in heavily flooded areas. This week 672,000 more meals are going to be distributed.

On September 3, 2010 HHRD distributed food ration amongst the earthquake victims of Haiti as well.

Currently HHRD is running medical clinics for the flood victims in 13 locations across Pakistan. Some clinics, in the most affected areas are running 24 hours a day. Doctors at the HHRD clinics are seeing cases like chest infections, suspected cholera, malaria, typhoid, yellow fever, scabies and skin infections.

HHRD has arranged In-Kind donation containers from Florida, Texas, New Jersey, Illinois, California and Michigan. All boxed items will reach Pakistan by end of September.

“Every dollar counts. Every effort counts. If you have already extended help, please forward this message to your friends, family, co-workers and communities. We have to come out in great numbers to help the affected of Pakistan,” said Fazal-ur-Rahman; Country Director of Pakistan – HHRD.

Helping Hand for Relief and Development is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization. Tax ID# 31-1628040.

You can visit HHRD’s dedicated website for Pakistan flood relief; for latest updates.

To donate please visit or call 1-888-808-4357(HELP).

In these last blessed days of Ramadan, please keep the people suffering around the world in your prayers.


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