Today marks the start of #Ramadan2018, which is a deeply spiritual time for all #Muslims and one in which they commemorate the revelation of the Qur’an to the Prophet Mohammed. During Ramadan, from Dawn to Dusk, Muslims should refrain from various things like eating, drinking and smoking and they should also spend more time in prayer, seeking forgiveness and humility.
In The Sreepur Village, more than 350 of our beneficiaries fast during Ramadan. For the pre-dawn meal, called #Sheheri, we prepare rice, home-grown vegetables, egg/fish curry, a cup of milk and lentils etc. For the fast breaking meal, called #Iftar, we prepare fried chops and puffed rice, a glass of lemonade and some fruit.
To provide these essential ingredients it costs The Sreepur Village £325 per day, which over the 30- day Ramadan period amounts to a staggering £9,750.
Another important aspect of Ramadan is helping those in need and Zakat https://www.islamichelp.org.uk/zakat/, one of the five pillars of Islam, is the giving of alms to the poor and needy.
The Sreepur Village is a UK-based charity that provides shelter, food, education, training and a health clinic for over 200 vulnerable women and 500 disadvantaged children in rural Bangladesh. These women and children have fled poverty, fear, torture and loss in order to seek a better future, shelter, food and security all of which supporting The Sreepur Village will provide.
If, as part of your Zakat, you would like to donate to The Sreepur Village or for a regular monthly donation then please kindly click here.
When life took a difficult turn with her husband falling ill and struggling to support the family, Kulsum faced challenges that seemed insurmountable. Despite seeking help from her family, the situation remained incredibly tough. However, the introduction to Sreepur Village and the assistance provided by the organisation marked a turning point in Kulsum's life.
Life can sometimes throw unimaginable challenges at us, but it's the human spirit's resilience and determination that can lead to remarkable stories of triumph.
Lia's life is a testament to this spirit, marked by adversity, courage, and ultimate success. Lia's story draws parallels to other stories of perseverance, and highlights the crucial role of organisations like Sreepur Village in transforming lives.