HELPING THE POOR AND NEEDY
Ustaz Syed and his friends from his Al-Furqan Welfare Society distributed rice to the poor and needy in Pangkor Island on 28th August, 2009. Besides fasting, Ramadan is also a time of reflecting and worshipping Allah. Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam and to avoid obscene and irreligious sights and sounds.
Ramadan is also a time when Muslims are to slow down from worldly affairs and focus on self-reformation, spiritual cleansing and enlightenment, establishing a link between themselves and God through prayer, supplication, charity, good deeds, kindness and helping others. Since it is a festival of giving and sharing, Muslims prepare special foods and buy gifts for their family and friends and for giving to the poor and needy who cannot afford it; this can involve buying new clothes, shoes and other items of need.
Picture source: Ustaz Syed's blog