Islam recognises the fact that man is a social being whose interaction with those around him is inevitable since human beings live in communities. Allah Ta’ala has placed certain rights and responsibilities over us to enable us to live in peace and harmony. It is common cause that people enjoy certain rights by virtue of blood relations like parents, spouses and children. Others, like relatives, family members, and neighbours, enjoy similar rights and we are acutely aware of our social responsibility to them.
Being indifferent to one’s family, relatives and other members of the community, and being inconsiderate about their welfare, has been cited as a sign of deficiency of ones Imaan.
Nabi Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam has said that “He does not believe in me, the one who eats to his fill, while his neighbour is hungry and he knows about it”. (Tabarani).
From these teachings it is evident that Islam teaches us to be sensitive to the needs of those around us, to be aware of their hardships and difficulties and to be receptive to their cries for help.
Many such cries for help are often silent. It is our duty to identify such people in our community and to be receptive to their needs. Due to the present economic climate, more and more people are in some distress and in need of assistance.
We regard it as our duty to assist people in need and to improve their quality of life. It is responsibility which we have to society at large. The principle of social responsibility dictates that we should contribute towards the general wellbeing of humanity.
True satisfaction and meaning in life comes from being able to effect a positive change in the lives of others, be it the welfare of a group of people, or the well-being of orphans and the aged, and generally those who are less fortunate than us.
With this in mind, we assist those families in need with monthly grants.