If you saw a poor person on the street who is genuinely desperate, would you say: “You know what, I’m not going to help you now, come back in Ramadan and I’m going to help you.” Of course you wouldn’t!
If you saw someone hungry and you had food you wouldn’t say: “You know what, I’m not going to feed you now, I’m going to feed you three months from now in Ramadan.”
If you had a friend who had some urgent need and you could help them, you wouldn’t say: “You know what, I’m not going to help you now. Come back to me in three months and I’ll help you then.” Of course you wouldn’t do that!
We need your help to raise $250,000 in Zakat and charity for the Islamic Scholars Fund
Similarly we shouldn’t delay our zakat. We shouldn’t delay our charity till Ramadan. At the Seekers Guidance Islamic Scholars Fund we support scholars and students who are in need; who are deserving; and who are inheritors of the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him. These scholars and students are benefiting communities because we are able to support them so that they may dedicate themselves to teaching and to studying.
However, with the growth of the Islamic Scholars Fund last year (we raised over a million dollars in supporting scholars and students), we have begun 2019 with the Islamic Scholars Fund repleted. There are so many cases that we cannot turn away, that our fund right now is repleted. We support scholars and students who are needy and deserving at $75,000 a month, but we need your help. We at present funding level will not be able to make it till Ramadan supporting those whom we are supporting, let alone addressing new cases that are coming up.
The best of good deeds are those that are hastened; that address a need; and that have the greatest benefit.
So we need your help to raise $250,000 in Zakat and charity for the Islamic Scholars Fund to support these scholars who are in need now.
The best of good deeds are those that are hastened; that address a need; and that have the greatest benefit. The Islamic Scholars Fund addresses a genuine need.
It is shameful for us as an Umma to have inheritors of the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, and future inheritors (students of knowledge) who are not able to support themselves and dedicate themselves to knowledge and guidance (its spreading and its acquisition).
This is how we preserve our Deen. It is our responsibility to support them, so give generously to the Islamic Scholars Fund.
Don’t wait till Ramadan, hasten to the good now. Be of those whom Allah describes as those drawn close to him, al-Sabiqoon al-Sabiqoon .Those who rush to the good before others because they are drawn close by Allah. So give now, and give generously. Give to the Islamic Scholars Fund and make a tremendous impact by supporting true inheritors of the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him.
Barak Allah Feekum