Al-Imran Islamic Foundation has fed over 1,200 fasting Muslim Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, during the first 15 days of the month of Ramadan at Bama, Gwoza IDPs camps in Durumi District, Abuja.
Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja, the Co-founder of the organisation, Yusuf A. Yusuf, called on fellow Muslims to donate to their cause, saying that “Ramadan is a month filled with immense blessings, where every single act of kindness is rewarded.”
He added: “We are using this medium to call out to our fellow Muslims for donations either in cash or kind, to help champion this righteous course as Allah (S.W.T) has enjoined on us.
“As Muslims, it is imperative for us to remember that the month of Ramadan is a month filled with immense blessings, a month where every single act of kindness is rewarded.
“Our prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) has also said that, whatever one spends with a good heart either to ones’ parents, relatives, orphans, the helpless or travellers in need, whatever good one does, Allah is surely aware of it.
“Let’s build a mindset that “charity is not a sacrifice but an investment.
“As we show our solidarity to our Muslim brothers and sisters in their time of peril, we pray that Allah (S.W.T) guide and protect us from any impending danger, and accept our act as an act of ibadah, the founder said,” he added.
The foundation gave out the bank account details for support as Account Name: Al Imran Islamic Foundation. Account Number: 0003651841, BANK: JAIZ Bank.
Mr Yusuf added that this year’s outreach was dedicated to the remembrance of the Co-founder of the foundation, Kafayat Abdul, who passed on earlier this year after a brief illness.
According to him, the project would strive to keep her dreams and projects alive which includes the Ramadan feeding project.
“Al-Imran Islamic Foundation is a non- governmental Islamic organisation established in 2015 with the goal to eradicate poverty, illiteracy and alleviate problems faced by Nigerian Muslim Ummah in the world.
“Our foundation focuses mainly on the provision of relief materials and developmental aid to the less privileged and needy in Nigeria but hopefully by God’s grace hope to extend our helping hands to the world at large over time.
“Insha Allah, since established, Al-Imran Islamic foundation has successfully embarked on a number of projects in the last four years of which one amongst such projects is the “Feed the Muslim ( IDPs) internally displaced persons” which was first carried out in 2015, and subsequently in 2016 and 2017 with the campaign hashtag #iftarandsahurforall# where over 200 Muslims were catered for during the Ramadan period.
“For our 2018 Ramadan outreach to Internally displaced persons (IDPs), Insha Allah, the Foundation catered for about 1,500 Muslims for the Iftar and Sahur feast,” Mr Yusuf added.