Healthcare Facility Appeal
UKIM also has an appeal specifically for providing healthcare and medication to those in need in Pakistan. The funds raised in this appeal can greatly benefit those affected by the floods.
It only costs £250 for an emergency medical camp in Pakistan, which can provide care for those who are unable to make it to the hospital.
You can donate here. Donations to this appeal are Zakat applicable.
Pakistan Water Pump Appeal
Another UKIM appeal is to help provide clean water in Pakistan in areas that need it most. The floods have left many water sources contaminated with waterborne illnesses and dirt. One pump costs just £200, and it can be a means of Sadaqah Jariyah.
You can even split the £200 between a group of your friends so that you all gain in goodness, Insha’Allah. Donate a water pump here.
Why Give Charity?
There are so many reasons to help others and benefits of giving charity.
There are several hadiths about charity and helping others; Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Whoever relieves a believer’s distress of the distressful aspects of this world, Allah will rescue him from a difficulty of the difficulties of the Hereafter. Whoever alleviates [the situation of] one in dire straits who cannot repay his debt, Allah will alleviate his lot in both this world and in the Hereafter. Whoever conceals [the faults of] a Muslim, Allah will conceal [his faults] in this life and the Hereafter. (Muslim)"
He also said: “A charity is due for every joint in each person on every day the sun comes up: to act justly between two people is a charity; to help a man with his mount, lifting him onto it or hoisting up his belongings onto it, is a charity; a good word is a charity; and removing a harmful thing from the road is a charity.” (Al-Bukhari, Muslim)
In another hadith, the Prophet(peace be upon) him, said: “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” (Al-Tirmidhi)
In the Qur’an, Allah (SWT) says: “Help one another in acts of piety and righteousness. And do not assist each other in acts of sinfulness and transgression. And be aware of Allah. Verily, Allah is severe in punishment” (Qur’an 5:2).
"Be steadfast in prayer and regular in charity." (Qur’an 2:110)"
"Indeed, the men practising charity and the women practising charity, i.e., those who have loaned Allah a goodly loan – it will be multiplied for them, and they will have a generous reward." (Qur’an 57:18)
DONATE now to follow the teachings and practices of our Prophet (PBUH) and follow the commandments of Allah (SWT). May it weigh heavy on our scales and help those in need. Ameen.