Sierra Leone Charity Distribution – May 2021

  • Fitr distribution
  • Food distribution
  • Orphan clothes distribution
  • Slipper distribution to orphans
video

 

 

Hadith #1

According to Hadrat Abu Said al-Khudhri رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ‎ :

“The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: ‘If a believer feeds another believer in hunger, Allah will feed him from the fruits of Paradise on the Day of Resurrection. If a believer quenches the thirst of another believer, Allah will give him a pure drink (which is sealed to drink) on the Day of Resurrection. And if a believer clothes another believer when he is unclothed, then Allah will clothe him with green garments of Paradise.’

{Set forth by •Abu Dawud in al-Sunan, 2:130 Hadith #1682. •al-Tirmidhi in al-Sunan,Ch.: (8), 4:633 Hadith #2449.}

 

Hadith #2

Hadrat Abd Allah b. Abbas رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ‎ heard the Messenger of Allah ﷺ saying: “If a Muslim clothes another Muslim, he will remain in the protection of Allah until a shred of that cloth is left on him.” 

{Set forth by •al-TirmidhÏ in al-Sunan, Ch.: (41), 4:651 Hadith #2484. •al-Tabarani in al-Mu’jam al-KabÏr, 12:97 Hadith #12591}

 

Hadith #3

According to Hadrat Umar b. al-Khattab رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ‎ :

“The Messenger of Allah ﷺ was asked: ‘Which deeds are the best?’

He said: ‘(The most excellent deed is) your provision of contentment to a believer by warding off his hunger or clothing him to cover his nakedness or meeting any of his needs.’”

{Set forth by •al-Tabarani in al-Mujam al-Awsat, 5:202 Hadith #5081}

 

Hadith #4

Hadrat Bilal رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ‎  was asked, “How did the Messenger of God  spend his money?”

He said, 

“Whenever he had anything, I was the one to whom it was entrusted –from the time he was raised up by God until he departed this world-. He was such that, if an individual came to him, submissively, and he saw that he was lacking clothing, he would give me the command, and I would borrow money with which to purchase a cloak and clothe him in it, and feed him…”

{Abu Dawud, Sunan (The Book of Tribute, Ruling, Spoils (Kitab Al-Kharaj Wa Al-Imara Wa Al-Fai’), chapter on ‘The Ruler accepts the gifts of Polytheists’), vol. 3, p. 498, Hadith #3050.}

 

Hadith #5

Hadrat Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ‎ said, “The Prophet ﷺ advised that slaves should be well-treated. He said, ‘Feed them from what you eat and clothe them from what you wear. Do not punish what Allah has created.’

{Related by Imam Bukhari in Al-Adab Al-Mufrad , Hadith #188}

 

 

Poverty in Sierra Leone

  1. In Sierra Leone, the life expectancy is 39 years for men and 42 for women. These premature deaths are due to limited access to safe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and hygiene and food insecurity. Malnutrition also remains an important contributor to infant morbidity and mortality with 34.1 percent of children under the age of five stunted and 18.7 percent underweight due to food insecurity.
  2. Approximately 60 percent of Sierra Leoneans live below the national poverty line. Remaining among the world’s poorest nations, ranking 180 out of 187 countries in the Human Development Index, more than 60 percent of Sierra Leoneans live on less than $1.25 a day
  3. Sierra Leone holds only a 41 percent adult literacy rate. Many of the schools in Sierra Leone were built shortly after gaining independence and have had little expansion since, leading to inadequate facilities. Government funding for education is extremely limited, making improvements difficult. A lack of education not only diminishes the availability of contemporarily trained skilled laborers and professionals but also negatively affects the agriculture industry where poor farming practices compound with climate change in a cycle of degradation.
  4. Sierra Leone was ravaged from 1991 to 2002 by civil war. Civil war erupted in 1991 after a rebel group called the Revolutionary United Front attempted to overthrow the country’s Joseph Momoh Government. The war lasted until 2002, by which time over 50,000 people had died and over two million had been displaced.But, even in the face of these facts about poverty in Sierra Leone, peace has been fostered within the nation. Since the enactment of a U.N. Peacekeeping intervention on January 18, 2002, Sierra Leone remains firmly on the path toward further consolidation of peace, democracy and long-term sustainable development.
  5. Sierra Leone remains heavily dependent on foreign aid. Although positive economic growth has steadily occurred over the past decade since the end of the civil war, Sierra Leone continues to rely on foreign aid. About 50 percent of public investment programs are financed by external resources.