By: Shazia Yousuf
How many of us even think about such destitute? Ok yes we do remember the poor and the needy during ramzan (the Muslim month of fasting) when we are obliged to “purify” our savings by taking out zakat (the poor due). Also when in trouble, or faced with mental agony, sadqa and khairat (charity) is what we resort to in order that we may get peace of mind. Even during Eid-ul-Azha, the “ghareeb ka hissa” (the portion for the poor) is taken out with great accuracy, since this is the time when the “ghareeb” (poor) also gets a chance to taste the flavour of meat – a once in a year treat! But in my opinion, all this is not enough!
We must bring about a revolution within us, we must change the way we think on a daily basis. Change must happen in our daily routine. If every day we do not go to sleep unless we feed one poor person, we can make a huge difference!
“Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone, person to person.” (Mother Teresa)
Are you ready for this change? Eradication of hunger is just a meal away…The choice is in your hands!