Make A Change: Ramadan With Bront
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With the blessed month of Ramadan here, all of us are welcoming and getting used to this guest into our lives. When the adhan for Maghrib is called, we will turn to a filled table and quench our thirst and satisfy our hunger. But for many this hunger doesn’t end. This year the economic condition has worsened even further due to inflation and small businesses being shut down because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Bront’s ‘Feed the World’ campaign initiative aims to feed many poor and needy families across the world including Malaysia, Yemen, Palestine, Syria, and Nigeria.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “Whoever gives Iftaar to one who is fasting will have a reward like his, without that detracting from the reward of the fasting person in the slightest.” [Tirmidhi] After hearing this Abdullah Ibn Umar used to only break his fast with orphans and the poor and needy. Imagine, if you help feed ten fasting brothers and sisters. You would get the rewards for their fasting as well.
All beneficiaries are carefully vetted and verified by the team on the ground that is connected to the local community. This strict verification procedure makes sure that your donations reaches those who really need it this Ramadan.
Malaysia is a country with a population of 32 million where as per certain surveys 900,000 of the total population lives below the poverty line. Many of the people in this situation don’t have access to adequate basic needs like food, accommodation, healthcare, hygiene, sanitation and education etc.
This unique campaign aims to provide food baskets to poor and needy families across Malaysia. Each food basket can feed a family of 5 for the whole month of Ramadan. One food basket costs RM 200 (USD 50 or SGD 68)
The food boxes will help support verified families that are from the Asnaf and B40 communities in Malaysia. The uniqueness of this campaign is that it hits two birds with one stone. The contents of the food basket are sourced from B40 businesses to empower and support them. These baskets are then distributed to B40 families in need. Read more here.
The home of blessed Masjid al-Aqsa, the city of Jerusalme was one of the worst hit cities in Palestine as they ranked among the most closely packed cities in the world. This caused a lot of people to lose their jobs, small businesses closed down and more than 90% of daily wage workers lost their means of livelihood.
Donations to this campaign will help in the following 4 ways:
1. Iftar Meals
Distribution of Iftar meals to the people living near Masjid al-Aqsa as well as those in the compound of Masjid al-Aqsa.
2. Ramadan Food Basket
Providing essential food baskets for the poor and needy around masjid al-Aqsa so that they can also have a tension free month of worship in Ramadan.
3. Eid Family Gifts
Buying new Eid clothes and brining smiles back on to the faces of the children of al-Quds.
4. Providing Clean Water
Daily distribution of water bottles in Masjid al-Aqsa. This is one of the most intensive and extensive activities that seeks to serve as many worshippers in the blessed masjid as possible.
This is a unique opportunity to directly reach out and help Masjid al-Aqsa and our brothers and sisters in Palestine. Read more here.
Yemen is going through an unprecedented level of hunger, the likes of which have not been seen in recent human history. Despite many people coming out to provide humanitarian assistance, 16.2 million Yemenis are still lacking basic food access. Many areas are facing famine-like conditions.
Since 2017, Al-I’tisam’s bakeries has helped ease the starvation, with a production of 20,000 pieces of bread daily. The entire operation is funded by donations. If the support is stronger, the bakeries have the capability to produce much more bread.
Zabid Bakery: This bakery using manual processes produces 8000 pieces of baguettes (roti) daily that feeds 800 families completely free of cost.
Sana’a Bakery: This bakery using line-machines produces 12000 pieces of bread that feeds 1200 families completely free of cost.
These bakeries aim to help extremely poor families, internally displaced people, elderly, the homeless and orphans. The bread is sent to the families who are spread out via a motorbike. Those living nearby collect the bread directly from the bakeries. Read more here.
For the past decade, millions of Syrian refugees have fled across borders searching for safety. They have to struggle on a daily basis as they have no access to financial, educational, or moral support.
Donations to this campaign will help in the following 5 ways:
1. Food Parcels and Bread Packs
2. Iftar Meals
3. New Eid Clothes: Vouchers and Children’s kits
4. Education: Schools in Jordan, Syria and Malaysia
5. Medical Aid
Many refugees and displaced families will observe the upcoming month of Ramadan separated from their loved ones and far from their homes. For some, the condition is so tough that they have reached the brink of starvation. Donations to this campaign will help feed, clothe, and empower our brothers and sisters suffering across Jordan, Syria, Turkey and Lebanon this Ramadan. Read more here.
Nigeria is a country where almost 80% of the population earn less than $2 a day and over 40% of children do not have access to primary education. In the rural communities of Northern Nigeria, roughly 60 million people live in extreme poverty and there is difficulty to attain even the basic of necessities.
Each food box lasts a family for approximately a month and costs MYR 320 (USD 75 or SGD 105). In Ramadan 2020 alone, we fed 2200 families. This Ramadan, we aim to feed 3000 families. Read more here.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “Whoever relieves a Muslim of a burden from the burdens of the world, Allah will relieve him of a burden from the burdens on the Day of Judgement. And whoever helps ease a difficulty in the world, Allah will grant him ease from a difficulty in the world and in the Hereafter. And whoever covers (the faults of) a Muslim, Allah will cover (his faults) for him in the world and the Hereafter. And Allah is engaged in helping the worshipper as long as the worshipper is engaged in helping his brother.” [Tirmidhi]