Assalamualykum, my name Iman Mahmood. I have recently joined the 99 Orphans Team. Charity is preached in every religion and it is the way of bringing equity to the society. Islam has made charity
voluntary that is binding us all in one who can embrace the faith. Charity is considered a Sunnah in Islam, which was preached and taught by our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) values those who have looked after an orphan. There is a Hadith quoted from Sahih al- Bukhari, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said,”The one who cares for an orphan and myself will be together in Paradise like this,” and he held his two fingers together to illustrate it. This gives many Muslims the opportunity to support and care, till this day many orphans around the world are being sponsored and supported by different families and individuals. Sacrificing needs no matter how small it is, for the sake of helping them in need is a tremendous amount of blessings. According to the Qur’an, (Al-Qur’an Al-Baqarah 2.110): “And establish prayer and giving charity, and whatever good you put forward for yourselves – you will find it with Allah (SWT). Indeed, Allah (SWT) of what you do is seeing.” Many people have done righteous, moral actions such as giving charity and helping people out. For example, Abdul Sattar Edhi was a famous philanthropist who runs the most extensive ambulance network and runs many homeless shelters and orphanages in Pakistan. May Allah (SWT) give us all the opportunity to follow our beloved Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) Sunnah. Alhamdulillah! I am very grateful that this organization is giving me the opportunity.