In this sweltering heat, one hour before iftar time insha’Allah, it’s time to sit back and reflect on a lot of things – besides what we’re going to have for iftar. Let’s reflect on the blessings bestowed upon us. Let’s reflect on the poor and needy who would not have that many colorful dishes on their tables when the muezzin calls for prayers.
Imagine if it were you (God forbid but imagine nontheless), sleeping under a tent, the place you once called home flooded with water; gone forever. Imagine if it were your child crying out from the pain of hunger, but there’s nothing to feed him, the well-stocked fridge you once owned; gone forever. Imagine if it were your grandfather, hunched over a walking stick, standing in a long line with an empty silver dish in hand; the lavish dishes on iftar tables gone forever
But these scenes are happening to our people; our Muslim brothers and sisters in different countries; Palestine, Iraq and now Pakistan. How many times do we remember them in our duaas or are we so busy overfilling biryani plates until 500 tonnes of food gets thrown in the garbage as per this gulf news report; 500 tonnes of food wasted in Abu Dhabi during Ramadan/ ?
Extend a helping hand. In your eyes, the help you extend might be small, but you don’t know what it might meanto them.
Join Pakistan Flood Relief Dubai’s facebook group on (These are the ones who normally operate from The Shelter); http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=99993131096
Additionally, the Pakistan Association Dubai has also set up its own relief efforts, and they are accepting donations through the following;
1. Online Donations; You can make donations online securely via our web site: www.pakassociationdubai.com. Online donations are done via PayPal to ensure all transactions are secure.
2. Cash donations; Cash can be deposited at Pakistan Association Dubai (close to Rashid Hospital, Our Metha). For more information call 04-3373632, or Mr. Inayat or Rehman on 050-6317131.
3. Cheque colletion from your home. TCS will collect cheques from wherever you are. Simply address the cheque in the name of Pakistan Association Dubai and call 04-285-8556 and a TCS agent will collect it from you.
Items immediately needed
Food (nonperishable, canned food items, rice, sugar, salt, wheat), Blankets, Clothes, Tents and Medicine.