The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Do not turn away a poor man even if all you can give is half a date. If you love the poor and bring them near you. . .God will bring you near Him on the Day of Resurrection."
One of the greatest human acts of kindness is looking after for the poor, the needy, and the weak. In Islam, helping those in need is especially important and is something that is stressed over and over again in our tradition. Our Homeless Help project makes it as easy as possible for everyone to get involved and gives you all the tools you will need to start your own local project, whether you do it with your family and friends or decide to get your whole community involved.
Step One: Contact Us and we will assist you with ideas, contacts and help you plan your project.
Step Two: Decide whether you will do it with your family and friends or want to go bigger and get the wider community involved.
Step Three: Decide the date and what kind of distribution you want to do. Work with a shelter, soup kitchen, street mission or food bank.
Step Four: Get the items you plan to give out by either purchasing them or getting donations from family and friends.
Step Five: Go Make a Difference! Remember to take a few pics to share on your social media using #HomelessHelp and email us on firstname.lastname@example.org so we can can inspire others to get involved.
Community – We can help some of the most needy and vulnerable in our community and bring a little easy to them.
Ummah – It will increase ties and create greater unity within our own Muslim community.
Yourself – Earn some good deeds by helping the poor and fulfilling the prophetic tradition.
“Wanted to do this for a while and having the company and support of the lovely group was great. Look forward to doing it again in future Insha'Allah”
“It was really good to get together and really help people. This wasn't something that I would ever have thought of doing on my own, which probably goes for most people, so it was great.”
“It was a real eye opener going onto the streets and getting to know the real challenges these people face day in and day out. We are so blessed mashaallah with our lives and shows us and makes us realise how blessed we actually are. I really hope to continue to help and to make a difference.”