The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to have a detrimental impact on low-income urban families in Kuala Lumpur. In 2020, the number of impoverished households rose to 639.8 thousand households, up from 405.4 thousand in 2019. Many households barely have income to provide basic needs including food.
Since then we have extended our support to many vulnerable across Malaysia and during last Ramadan 2021, we have distributed 1,950 iftar meals to orphans, homeless and poor families.
Giving iftar is one of the preferred acts during Ramadan as many rewards awaits for those who breaks a person fast.
In one of the narrations of Abu’sh-Shayh, Ibn-i Hıbban, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
Whoever offers iftar to a fasting person out of one’s halal (lawful) income in the month of Ramadan, on all the nights of Ramadan, the angels pray for him/her and at Laylat al-Qadr (the Night of Power) the Archangel Gabriel, peace be upon him, performs ‘musafaha’ (shaking hands) with him/her. With whomever Gabriel performs musafaha, his/her heart becomes tender and tears in his/her eyes increase.