With the rising cost of living many households are feeling the pressures and with the expected increases this winter we know that families may face great difficulties in providing for the basic needs especially in terms of food and energy.
Looking after others in the community is a responsibility that is given to all as explained by the prophet (ﷺ)
Ibn Umar reported: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The most beloved people to Allah are those who are most beneficial to people….” [Tabarani, al-Muʻjam al-Awsat, Hadith 6.139
Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “He is not a believer whose stomach is filled while the neighbour to his side goes hungry.” [Baihaqi, Al-Sunan al-Kubra, Hadith 19049]
The context of neighbour is not just those on either side, but the neighbourhood as a whole.
Al-Hasan was asked about the neighbour and said, “The term ‘neighbour’ includes the forty houses in front a person, the forty houses behind him, the forty houses on his right and the forty houses on his left.” [Al-Adab Al-Mufrad, Hadith 109]
Islamic Centre Edgware will continue to operate a food bank every other Wednesday for those in desperate need.
If you are able to donate financially for this worthy case, where it is as a business or individual, please let us know using our contact us form.
Items that can be donated should be non-perishables or those that have a long best before date including the following:
- Long-Life Milk
- Lentils & other pulses
- Pasta / Rice / Flour
- Tinned foods
- Sugar & Jam
- Pasta Sauce
- Instant Noodles
- Rice Pudding/Custard
- Baby foods
- Hand-Wash & Washing Up Liquid
May Allah reward those who donate their time and wealth.
Umar ibn al-Khattab reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) was asked, “Which deeds are best?” The Prophet said, “To bring happiness to a believer, to satisfy his hunger, to clothe his nakedness, or to fulfill his needs.” [Tabarani, al-Mu’jam al-Awsat, Hadith 5081]
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “O Muslim women! None of you should look down upon the gift sent by her female neighbour even if it were the trotters of the sheep (fleshless part of legs). [Sahih al-Bukhari 2566]