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WLIC Congregation Raise Money for Japan

On Friday 18th March 2011, the WLIC and Ealing Muslim community raised over £950 for the Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami victims.

The Imam explained that we are obliged to show compassion and mercy to those inflicted by hardship, regardless of their colour, their nationality or their language. It is our duty to serve mankind through charity and relief, because Allah (swt) informs us:

“You are the best people raised for the good/benefit of mankind; you enjoin good and forbid evil and believe in Allah.” (Surah Al Imran:110)

Also the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

“Those who are merciful will be shown mercy by the Most Merciful. Have mercy on those who are on earth, and the One Who is in heaven will show mercy to you.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi).

It was reported that when an earthquake struck, ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Azeez (may Allah have mercy on him) the great grandson of the companion of the Prophet (pbuh) and second rightly guided Caliph Umar Ibn Al-Khattab (ra), during his own illustrius Caliphate whose domain stretched from the Atlantic to Cenral Asia, would write to his governors telling them to give in charity and provide assistance to the needy.

When our brothers and sisters in humanity call on us, then as Muslims we should be the first to respond, this not only alleviates their pain and suffering, but pleases Allah (swt) and personifies the true meaning of Islam.

If you would like to donate to the UKIM Japan Earthquake Appeal online, please visit the UKIM Head Office website at www.ukim.org


The Prophet (pbuh) said 'Verily the creation of each one of you is brought together in his mother's belly for forty days in the form of seed, then he is a clot of blood for a like period, then a morsel of flesh for a like period, then there is sent to him the angel who blows the breath of life into him and who is commanded about four matters: to write down his means of livelihood, his life span, his actions, and whether happy or unhappy. By Allah, other than Whom there is no god, verily one of you behaves like the people of Paradise until there is but an arm's length between him and it, and that which has been written over takes him and so he behaves like the people of Hell-fire and thus he enters it; and one of you behaves like the people of Hell-fire until there is but an arm's length between him and it, and that which has been written over takes him and so he behaves like the people of Paradise and thus he enters it.' [Related in Bukhari]
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