Faith­ful gear up for char­i­ta­ble ac­tiv­i­ties

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

IS­LAM­ABAD—The faith­ful across the coun­try are gear­ing up for char­i­ta­ble ac­tiv­i­ties with each pass­ing day of the holy month of Ramzan. The holy month pro­motes the cul­ture of char­ity among the fast­ing Mus­lims, im­pelling them to think of the needy and or­phans and give them some as­sis­tance in cash or food.

A large num­ber of phi­lan­thropists, civil so­ci­ety or­ga­ni­za­tions and in­di­vid­u­als, who have re­sources, come for­ward to help the needy.

“It is the month of Ramzan when we can earn a lot of bless- ings of the Almighty through giv­ing char­ity to the less for­tu­nate peo­ple and do­ing char­i­ta­ble deeds,” Tahir Sid­diqui, a lec­turer, said.

“We can pu­rify our souls by of­fer­ing prayers dur­ing fast­ing and can also pu­rify our wealth by shar­ing it with the de­serv­ing,” he said.

Giv­ing char­ity and alms to the poor, or­phans and needy wid­ows have be­come part of tra­di­tions for the Mus­lims as they keep on ren­der­ing such deeds on the events of hap­pi­ness, sad­ness as well as on nor­mal oc­ca­sions.

But the month of Ramzan specif­i­cally strength­ens this cul­ture fur­ther and in­voke the spirit of help­ing oth­ers among the peo­ple in dif­fer­ent ways to ac­quire the bless­ings of Al­lah Almighty.

Phi­lan­thropists, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of civil so­ci­ety or­ga­ni­za­tions and com­mon peo­ple, dur­ing the Ramzan, are ob­served busy in ar­rang­ing ‘If­tars’ out­side the hospi­tals and other places on daily ba­sis.

“The good deeds like feed­ing hun­gry, fi­nanc­ing ed­u­ca­tion of un­der-priv­i­leged peo­ple and help­ing the or­phan chil­dren pay great re­ward es­pe­cially dur­ing this month so we must in­cul­cate such val­ues of sac­ri­fice and char­ity among chil­dren from the very be­gin­ning”, Shahroz Khan, a phi­lan­thropist said.

“Char­ity is deep-rooted in our re­li­gious teach­ings and com­pul­sory char­ity is (Zakat) is the third pil­lar of Is­lam so ev­ery mus­lim should fol­low this obli­ga­tion”, he said.

Ramzan is the best time to do­nate in the way of Al­lah Almighty and Is­lamic teach­ings en­cour­age one to sow his farm only to reap the har­vest in the Hereafter.—APP

View of a crowded mar­ket­place as peo­ple are busy shop­ping for Eid.—Agency

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