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November 1, 2019

A Dollar A Day Keeps Shaytan Away

Mohammed Jalabi
A Dollar A Day Keeps Shaytan Away

There was this old Imam at a small Masjid near my house that would always start his speeches with his famous catchphrase "A dollar a day keeps the Shaytan away!"

As kids sitting down during Friday prayer my cousins and I would find that so funny and laugh hysterically while our grandfather handed us each a $5 to give to the donation box stating that would be enough to keep him away from you for the next week. And of-course we would answer "But there are 7 days in a week and you only gave us $5 each" to which he replied "Shaytan doesn't work weekends"

When I got older I realized the importance of the Imams constant insistence on donations, you see the Prophet of Allah once said " The parable of the believers in their affection, mercy, and compassion for each other is that of a body. When any limb aches, the whole body reacts with sleeplessness and fever.” the point being that there are millions of our brothers and sisters in the world who are suffering from varying types of life aches. some from poverty, others from war, lack of education, orphans, and many with no water or food. And as such this should create an ache in us knowing they are going through this, and our respectability is to help them. 

Many communities in Pakistan and Africa lack necessities such as clean water and availability to it, and with 3.5 million deaths every year as a result of dirty water I think it's safe to say something needs to be changed.

An organization like Muslim Hands has been on the front-line of this battle to establish clean and easily accessible water wherever it's needed. And currently, they have launched a community well campaign to provide an entire village in Pakistan and Africa the ability to drink, clean, and wash without fear and hardship.

Visit their Launchgood campaign and donate whatever you can to help give life back to the people of this Ummah, even $1 can make the biggest difference.    

https://www.launchgood.com/campaign/give_water_build_a_community_well_in_niger#!/

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Muslim Hands was established in the UK in 1993. Muslim Hands is an international aid agency and NGO working in over 50 countries worldwide to help those affected by natural disasters, conflict and poverty. Muslim Hands Canada is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (Charity Registration No. 81126 4985 RR0001).