Written by Theresa Corbin
We have fasted long hours in hot days here in the Northern Hemisphere. And the time will come when the Southern Hemisphere will have to do the same (lunar months and earth’s tilted rotation, ain’t it fun?!). During this time we have gone hungry and thirsty for good cause and we become better people for it. But what about people who go hungry and thirsty for no cause?
Ramadan should teach us many things. One of those things should be empathy and compassion for those who go without. It’s simple. Many of us have more than enough. And many of us can help lighten someone else’s burden. So why not go for it when their is so much reward in it?
“(The righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan and the captive for the love of God, saying: ‘We feed you for the sake of God Alone; we seek from you neither reward nor thanks.'” – The Holy Quran, 76:8-9
And so I introduce to you the next in our Ramadan giving series …
Ramadan Giving: Stop Hunger Now
What do they do?
Stop Hunger Now is a global humanitarian aid organization that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger since 1998. Every year, Stop Hunger Now provides millions of nutritious meals and other life-saving aid to children and families all over the world. Stop Hunger Now collaborates with existing development efforts in vulnerable communities to provide meals to places such as schools, orphanages, nurseries and medical clinics.
Why is this important?
Because when people get involved- things change.
Recommendation: Watch on mute. The song is pretty terrible.
How can we help?
Follow us (upper right of the page). Email us (email@example.com). Like our face with your face on Facebook (facebook.com/islamwich). Tumble with us on Tumblr (islamwich.tumblr.com). Pin with us (pinterest.com/islamwich). Follow us on twitter (@islamwich).
Like the post, share it, pin it, comment on it, and/or do whatever social media magic it is that you prefer. Find out more about us in the understandably named “About” page and browse other posts in “Table of Contents”.