Remember the poor this Ramadan

October 6, 2006

Malnourished african childIt is reported by the master of traditions, Al-Shaykh Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Ya’qub ibn Ishaq al-Kulayni ar-Razi (may Allah make his grave fragrant) that the sixth Imam from the Prophet’s immaculate household, Ja’far ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq (peace be upon them) said:

“Whoever satiates a hungry believer so that he is satisfied fully, neither a human being among people, nor a near-stationed angel, nor a divine Messenger knows how great his reward is in the Hereafter, except Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.”

Then he added: “Feeding a hungry Muslim is one of the means of obtaining forgiveness.” After that he recited the word of Allah, Almighty and Glorious: “Or the feeding on a day of hunger, of an orphan near of kin, or to the indigent (down) in the dust.” (Qur’an 90:14-16)

— al-Kafi, vol 2, p. 201

Islamic Relief Ramadan Feed the Needy Project


One comment

  1. Shahr Ramadhan Mubarak! May Allah (swt) increase our awareness, our understanding of reality and bless us with the strength and conviction to act on what we know to be true.

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