Community members are being invited to dedicate one day’s income to charity to mark AFED’s Solidarity Day on 15th Sha’ban (21 April).
The funds raised will help less fortunate families with schools fees, medical costs and household needs.
Africa Federation is asking member Jamaats in Africa and the K.S.I. community in Africa and globally to raise awareness of the important night and day of 15th Sha’ban, one of the Nights of Power (Lailatul Qadr). The Holy Prophet (SAWW) has said: “During the night of 15th Sha’ban The Almighty takes decisions in the matters of sustenance, life and death and welfare of the people.”
The date has been designated AFED Solidarity Day, a definition of which is “unanimity”, and the call from AFED is for every member of the community to make a donation in the name of Imam al Mahdi (ATFS).
School fees and medical needs
Hussein Karim, AFED Honorary Secretary, said: “We humbly request all to support this worthy cause through generous contributions … This is a unique opportunity to earn Allah’s pleasure and blessings to assist the less fortunate and deserving families of our community for their basic needs, like school fees, medical and other household essential needs.”
Members can make their contributions (Zakat, Sadaqah and General Donations) to the Africa Federation either through their local Jamaat or to the AFED Secretariat head office in Dar es Salaam. Those overseas can make donations through regional federations which will collect funds on behalf of AFED.
“Contributions from members, as always, will make a great difference to the deserving beneficiaries,” Mr. Karim said.