Central African Republic Appeal
As Salaam mu Alaykum
My name is Shaheen Shahid (I hope most of you know this already) and I have decided to raise money for a Humanitarian crisis
occurring in the world - that is the Crisis in the Central African Republic
The Central African Republic (CAR) has a history of military coups and infighting. Ethnic and religious conflict has escalated over the years, plunging the nation of 4.6 million into a seemingly perpetual crisis
which has had a huge impact on the stability of the government and its ability to provide essential services to the population.
The current humanitarian emergency in the Central African Republic has left 2 million people in desperate need of humanitarian aid
. The United Nations estimates that about 440,000 have been internally displaced
and nearly 430,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries.
Food and clean water are in scarce supply in many of the affected areas. Hospitals and clinics have been vandalised and looted and health care provision remains a priority for relief agencies working in the area.
Normally i'm a person that doesn't like asking for anything, rather I see my self as a giver. In fact, truth be told, I hate asking for anything. But i'm asking you, please help the people in crisis by donating whatever you can.
Now i'm not very good at doing... well doing anything but if you want to challenge me (and sponsor me) to do something for this cause then i'll try my best to do it.
Below are the benefits of giving charity:
Allah says in the Quran:
"If you give charity in public, it is worthwhile (for it will persuade others), but if you hide and deliver it to the poor in secret that is (far) better for you. And Allah will remove from you some of your sins (due to this charity).
And Allah is Aware of all that you do. (Al-Baqarah 2:271)
The prophet said:
"The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "The believer's shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity
." - Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 604