The impoverished families who feel ashamed to ask are those you might perceive as wealthy, yet their members are in need of support. This aligns with the noble definition in prophetic tradition: 'The poor person is not the one who asks people for a mouthful or two, but the poor is that who has nothing to eat and wears ragged clothes, and one who has no means of fare and none to give him a lift. So go and find out the conditions of such people.' This group lacks the minimum necessary resources to ensure a decent life. They suffer from a shortage of essential financial and economic resources to meet the needs of their members.
The impoverished families face various challenges:
1. Malnutrition:These families suffer from insufficient food, and even when available, it may not be nutritionally sound. Some households only consume meat once a year during Eid al-Adha.
2. Deteriorating Health Conditions:They often struggle to afford medical care, purchase necessary medications, or cover the costs of surgical procedures for their family members.
3. Homelessness: Some families, especially those in conflict zones, cannot secure housing. As a result, they live in tents or on the streets.
4. Inability to Meet Living Expenses:This includes challenges like paying rent, utility bills for water and electricity.
5. Accumulation of Debt: These families resort to borrowing to meet their basic needs, leading to a buildup of debts with uncertain repayment timelines.
Why do we support poor families?
We support impoverished families because a significant portion of this society consists of households led by women, families in need struggling to make ends meet, and families where most members face disabilities or chronic illnesses. It is our collective responsibility to support and assist them to ensure they can live at a decent standard, according to our capabilities.
The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: "Whoever fulfills the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill his needs; whoever relieves a Muslim of distress, Allah will relieve him of distress on the Day of Judgment; and whoever covers up a Muslim, Allah will cover him up on the Day of Judgment." [Agreed upon]
There are several ways in which you can contribute to helping needy families, including:
1. Financial Contributions:Contribute financially to charity campaigns dedicated to supporting these families.
2. Participate in Food Aid Campaigns: Contribute to campaigns providing cooked meals or monthly food baskets.
3. Monthly Sponsorship: Contribute through monthly donations, allocating a specific amount to support a needy family, which you can do through our platform.
Ensany platform has been providing ongoing food and financial support to impoverished families worldwide, including support in Malaysia, Northern Syria, Palestine, Somalia, Yemen, and other countries in Asia and Africa.
Many families in need are relying on your generosity, so don't forget to contribute through your charitable donations.