Prophet Muhammad said: “To give something to a poor man brings one reward, while giving the same to a needy relation brings two: one for charity and the other for respecting the family ties.” (Al-Tirmidhi)
As one way of showing commitment in assisting people in the country, Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) distributed bags of maize to over 400 families who were affected by the hailstorms in Nkhotakota district.
In December last year the heavy hailstorms demolished houses, school blocks and other infrastructures in the areas of Traditional Authority Malenga Chanzi and Mwadzama in the district.
Following the incident, the community members have been appealing to the different individuals and organizations for assistance since most of their properties such as clothes, domestic utensils and foods were damaged.
During the presentation of the relief items, MAM’s Treasurer General Bujadi Kalera said this is part of the social work Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) prioritizes in order to serve people in the country regardless of their religion backgrounds.
“Muslim Association of Malawi is trying to assist people in the country who have been affected by different uncertainties. MAM understands that you lost a lot which we cannot manage to replace but we are here today just to assist you with maize so that you should at least have food for some days,” said MAM’s Treasurer General who presents MAM’s National Chairman Sheikh Muhammad Idrissah.
Kalera also asked other well wishers who to practice sharing the little they have with other who are in need.
“It is a core teachings of Islam that we should assist one another in times of bad situations. There are other people who can also do something to the incidents like this but they don’t do that for their own reasons and let me ask them that this is the time to start practicing the heart of sharing with others.”
In his remarks MAM chairman in Nkhotakota district Sheikh Ibrahim Msadala commended MAM for the relief items saying.
“I am very grateful for this relief items and this really shows that Islam teaches about love others and care to those in needy and do the same to others who are also facing the same challenges wherever in the country,” he said.