MAHE RAMADHAN 1440A.H

WITH THE GENEROUS DONATIONS FROM VARIOUS DONORS AND ORGANISATIONS, BILAL MUSLIM MISSION OF KENYA WAS ABLE HOST A FULL IFTAR EVERYDAY AND ALSO TO DELIVER FOOD PARCELS DURING THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADHAN TO 15 CENTRES BENEFITTING A TOTAL OF 3,406 NUMBER OF FAMILIES. 

“Those who spend in charity will richly be rewarded” –Al Quran 57:10

CENTRES

COUNTY

DISTRICT

FAMILIES

MADRASAH

 

SOUTH COAST REGIONS

   

SHIMONI

KWALE

MSAMBWENI

186

AHLUL BAYT

KICHAKA

KWALE

MSAMBWENI

149

AHLUL KISA

MIAMBA

KWALE

KWALE

198

AL MUJTABA

BAHAKANDA

KWALE

KWALE

437

HUSAYNI

BURANI

KWALE

KWALE

456

AL MAHDY

MOYENI

KWALE

KINANGO

296

AHLUL BAYT

MTONGWE

MOMBASA

MOMBASA

196

MUJAHIDIN

SUB   TOTAL

       
 

MOMBASA-NAIROBI HIGHWAY REGIONS

CHENGONI

KWALE

KINANGO

429

AL HUJJAH

SAMBURU

KWALE

KINANGO

445

AL MAHDY

MACKINNON ROAD

KWALE

KINANGO

331

JAFFERY

DEMBWA

TAITA TAVE

WUNDANYI

72

AMANI

MWASAFU

TAITA TAVE

WUNDANYI

56

AL BAQIR

MASONGALENI

MAKUENI

KIBWEZI

39

JAFFERY

KILUNGU

MAKUENI

KIBWEZI

48

RAHMA

NZAVONI

MAKUENI

KIBWEZI

68

AN NABBI

GRAND   TOTAL

   

3406

 

 

 

Project summary

Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims Worldwide as a month of fasting (saum), prayer, reflection and community.

Spiritual rewards for fasting are believed to be multiplied during the month of Ramadhan, when believers devote themselves to salat (prayers), recitation of the Holy Quran and the performance of charitable deeds.

Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam.

Ramadan also teaches Muslims how to better practice self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice, and empathy for those who are less fortunate; thus encouraging actions of generosity andcharity. 

According to the 2018 report of the World food program, access to adequate quantities of food remains a challenge for many especially in arid and semi-arid regions of Kenya which make up for 80% of the country’s land area.Food insecure families typically live in rural areas, are poor and depend on daily agriculture labour for income

Inefficiencies in food systems is a drawback where the networks that are needed to produce and transform food, and ensure it reaches to customers lead to high prices and insufficient market supplies limiting the availability and access to food. In the World Vision article it is stated that poor climate and instability are the main causes of East Africa’s hunger. Droughts are extremely common and affect food-production, which leads to malnutrition.

Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya extends its aid through the following activities:

  • Establishing Centers consisting of Mosque, Madrassah and Nursery School in the rural areas
  • Providing temporal care to the needy in the rural areas.
  • Supporting skill development courses like tailoring and computer literacy training in the rural areas.
  • Providing assistance to students who meet the criteria for primary and secondary education
  • Holding Community Development Programs for centre staff
  • Holding Seminars for university students and the general public
  • Arranging Drought Relief Aid in the affected areas.
  • Holding health camp such as: Eye camp, Dental Camp and Jiggers camp in the rural areas
  • Engaging Women from rural centres  in empowerment programs so as to boost their confidence and enhance skills thus making them independent. 

ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED IN THE CENTRES DURING THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADHAN 1440AH:

  • Daily Prayers in Jamaat
  • Daily Ramadhan dua recitations
  • Lectures on Aqeeda including  question and answer sessions
  • Juma’a prayers and Khutbas
  • Night vigilance during layaltulQadr, Ammals on the 19th,21st and 23rd night.
  • Vetting of students memorizing the Qur’an
  • Lecture on the night of Dharba
  • ITIKAF; darsa on fiqh, aqidah(irtibat with Imam Mahdiy), qiyamullayl, duas.
  • Tafsir of Qur’anic verses
  • Tafsir of important Ramadhan Duas and passages
  • Lecture on Imam Hassan a.s, life and attributes ( on the 15th of Ramadhan)
  • Anti Jiggers campaign and donation of shoes to Burani and Bahakanda children and others from nearby centres
  • Mubalighs from Qum & Kibaha & students from hawza were sent for various tabligh activities in the centres.

OUTREACH

This year with the generous support and contribution from our donors, Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya extended its support and provided iftar to 15 masjids, secondary schools, prisons, 13 upcountry Shia Centres and 21 Shia Independent Centres which are not managed by the Mission.Iftar ration for individual families was provided to 3,406 families from the rural centers and an additional 500 Shia families in Mombasa.The iftar distributed enabled mu’minin to carry on with their fasting and other ibadat with ease.

Contents of the family food parcels:

  • 15 Kgs Maize flour
  • 15 Kgs wheat flour
  • 3 lires cooking oil.

The total tonnage of the family food parcels distributed was:

  1. Maize flour: 51.1 tonnes
  2. Wheat flour: 51.1 tonnes
  3. Gallons of cooking oil: 10.2 tonnes

TOTAL = 112.4 TONNES

The total tonnage of daily Iftar & Niyaz distributed was:

  1. Maize flour: 23 tonnes
  2. Wheat flour: 28 tonnes
  3. Gallons of cooking oil: 9 tonnes
  4. Bags of Rice: 5 tonnes
  5. Sugar: 11 tonnes
  6. Beans: 16 tonnes
  7. Tea: 0.5 tonnes
  8. Dates: 2.5 tonnes

TOTAL = 95 TONNES

Total tonnage of Family Food Parcels and Daily Iftar & Niyaz distributed was:  207.4 TONNES

  

 COMMENTS OF BENEFICIARY OF FOOD PARCELS

 

“Salamun Alaykum,

I am Hassan Kengo, a father to a family of six children. Two among them are in high school. My main source of income is selling charcoal. It is a low and seasonal income and that makes it challenging for me to cater for my kid’s school fees and basic needs. My sincere gratitude goes to the person who has donated and brought for us this Iftar. I pray to Allah may He the Almighty bless him abundantly and enable him to continue with this noble deed”.

 

Mackinnon Centre

“Salamun Alaykum,

 

I am a resident of Burani centre. My name is Mwanasiti Kolo.

 

I am married and have 3 children to look after. I work as a farmer and sustain on a daily minimal wage.

 

I am grateful for the iftar that I have gotten. The ration given will sustain my family for the whole month of Ramadhan.

 

Alhamdulillah, may Allah keep blessing all those who thought of us in this holy month of Ramadan.”

Burani Centre

 

 

The Mission appreciates the assistance it has received from you in the past and looks forward to your continued support in all our activities.

We pray through the Wasila of the Ahlul Bayt(as) that the Almighty provide you with goodhealth, long life and Tawfiq so that you can continue to serve in His way. Ameen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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