In the name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be upon you, and Allah's mercy
Dear brothers and sisters, God willing, I'm walking 250K to raise money for 2500 meals for the people of Yemen.
You can get my daily updates here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2787097374863200
The condition of Yemen is heart breaking. The pictures of skeletal malnourished children should wake our conscience. They are people like us, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons daughters undergoing tremendous suffering.
وَيُطْعِمُونَ الطَّعَامَ عَلَىٰ حُبِّهِ مِسْكِينًا وَيَتِيمًا وَأَسِيرًا
and they feed food—for the love of Him—a needy person , orphan and captive. (Surah Insan, 76:8)
وَلَا يَحُضُّ عَلَىٰ طَعَامِ الْمِسْكِينِ
And he does not urge the (offering of) food to the poor. (Surah Ma'oon, 107:3)
Abu Huraira reported that Allah's Messenger ﷺ said that Allah the Mighty and Majestic will say on the day of resurrection:
يَا ابْنَ آدَمَ اسْتَطْعَمْتُكَ فَلَمْ تُطْعِمْنِي . قَالَ يَا رَبِّ وَكَيْفَ أُطْعِمُكَ وَأَنْتَ رَبُّ الْعَالَمِينَ . قَالَ أَمَا عَلِمْتَ أَنَّهُ اسْتَطْعَمَكَ عَبْدِي فُلاَنٌ فَلَمْ تُطْعِمْهُ أَمَا عَلِمْتَ أَنَّكَ لَوْ أَطْعَمْتَهُ لَوَجَدْتَ ذَلِكَ عِنْدِي
O son of Adam, I asked food from you but you did not feed Me.
He would say: Lord, how could I feed You while You are the Lord of the worlds?
He said: Didn't you know that such and such slave of Mine asked food from you but you did not feed him, Didn't you know that had you fed him you would have found that near Me? (Muslim, 2569)
The Prophet ﷺ said after arriving in Madinah:
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ أَفْشُوا السَّلاَمَ وَأَطْعِمُوا الطَّعَامَ وَصِلُوا الأَرْحَامَ وَصَلُّوا بِاللَّيْلِ وَالنَّاسُ نِيَامٌ تَدْخُلُوا الْجَنَّةَ بِسَلاَمٍ
O people! Spread (the greeting of) peace, feed food, connect (uphold) the family ties, and pray during the night while people are sleeping, and you will enter Paradise with peace. (Sunan Ibn Majah 3251, Sahih - Darussalam)
I urge you to help them out my donating to the cause. The money raised will be going to the World Food Program of the United Nations, through the Share the Meal Program.
Every dollar counts. The cost to provide 1 meal is $1.2.
Donate, even if a dollar (1 meal), and if you cannot afford that, then a prayer and passing on this message.
You can contribute here: https://www.mycause.com.au/p/263835/provide-25k-meals-to-yemen-sponsor-my-250k-walk
You can follow my walk progress through Strava [https://www.strava.com/athletes/86169328].
And peace be upon you, and blessings of Allah and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, and his family and companions and those who follow them in righteousness and good conduct.