It is better for us to donate to the Islamic Relief Malaysia (IRM) to help our Muslim brothers and sisters in the Middle East whose country are now in chaos.
That is a million times better than donating to PAS who will be whom they usually are. PAS leaders will surely make the donation funds they collected disappear at the blink of the eye.
Islamic Relief launches aid fundKUALA LUMPUR: Islamic Relief Malaysia (IRM) launched its Middle East and North Africa (Mena) emergency appeal at its office in Seri Kembangan near here, yesterday.
Recent events in the Middle East and North Africa have spurred IRM to secure humanitarian aid for civilians in strife-torn countries such as Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt.
"We have deployed a team at the border between Egypt and Libya to assess the situation there and coordinate our efforts," said IRM director Zairulshahfuddin Zainal Abidin.
He added that despite its name, the organisation does not help Muslims only, but provides aid to all who need it, regardless of race, gender or religion.
Mena's funds will be channeled to provide medical services, food packs and emergency shelters. The organisation also plans to set up transit camps at the border, offering refugees a place to rest and make emergency phone calls.
"In Libya alone there are at least 100,000 civilians who require humanitarian aid, so we hope generous Malaysians will lend a helping hand."
Those who wish to donate can bank in their contributions to "Islamic Relief Malaysia" at account no: 5621 4270 8704 (Maybank) or 1259 0000 804 058 (CIMB).
For further information, visit www.irm.org.my or call 03-894 86334.
Donating to help our brothers and sisters in need, even though with a small amount will be good for us since Islam also asked its followers to donate and contribute alms for the needy.Narrated Abu Huraira Allah's Apostle said, "If one give in charity what equals one date-fruit fro the honestly-earned money and Allah accepts only the honestly earned money --Allah takes it in His right (hand) ar then enlarges its reward for that person (who has given it), as anyone of you brings up his baby horse, so much s that it becomes as big as a mountain.