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WMO – Serving Mankind, the Ramadan Edition

by on 27 March 2021
 

Dear Brothers and Sisters

Assalam Alaikum and Ramadan Kareem

I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank our compassionate brothers and sisters for their magnanimous generosity and steadfast support towards the World Memon Organization.

The World Memon Organization completes another Year in the Service of Humanity and over two decades of Serving Mankind.

As the Holy Month of Ramadan is once again upon us, we request your generous contributions towards the Upliftment of our Ummah.

Be it through Humanitarian Aid, Education, Housing, Health Care or Empowerment of our less fortunate brothers and sisters from across the globe – you can make a difference…

The COVID-19 pandemic marks an unprecedented time in modern history that will require the best of humanity to overcome. The coronavirus crisis has upended the lives of millions, with no clear end in sight. We appeal to you, our esteemed members to donate towards our Muslim brethren who are reeling under the onslaught of this fatal outbreak. The prevailing pandemic has thrust the poor deeper into poverty. Today, the World needs your generosity and compassion like never before. Time to step up to the plate for Humanity.

Charity begins at Home hence as members of the WMO family, it is our moral duty and responsibility to ensure that we contribute a majority of our Zakat to our beloved organization.

Helping those in need is one of the key aspects of this pious month of mercy. And Zakat (that which purifies) is a religious obligation for all Muslims who meet the necessary criteria of wealth. As one of the Five Pillars of Islam, Zakat can lead us to a more productive and successful existence, both as an individual and a community. Giving charity is not just crucial for the well being of the needy but could be the greatest boon bestowed upon the wealthy.

As Allah (swt) states in the Holy Quran (At-Tawbah 9:103):

Take from their wealth, alms so that you may cleanse them, thereby and cause them to grow in purity and supplicate for them

This verse clearly informs us that charity purifies a person in a number of ways:

  1. It purifies one’s property in a SPIRITUAL sense by making it more blessed and legitimate;
  2. It purifies the heart of the GIVER from selfishness, greed, materialism and lack of concern for fellow human beings;
  3. It purifies the heart of the RECIPIENT from jealousy and hatred towards those who possess more than them;
  4. And lastly, it purifies SOCIETY from social injustices and class struggles.

May Allah (Exalted be He) make us amongst those who give. May He enable us to understand and fulfil our obligation of Zakat, thereby incurring His mercy and pleasure.

I wish each and everyone of you Ramadan Kareem and a very blessed Eid. May the rest of the year be a healthy, happy, peaceful and prosperous one.

Yours sincerely

Salman Iqbal
President – World Memon Organization

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