The Importance of Daily Iftar Meals
Ramadhan is a time where Allah S.W.T. blesses us with his infinite mercy, a month when all of us will strive to draw closer to Him, seek our forgiveness and maximise our rewards.
And one of the best ways for us to multiply our rewards in the blessed month and give back to our community is through providing Iftar Meals to the less fortunate.
It was narrated from Zaid bin Khalid Al-Juhani that the Messenger of Allah S.A.W. said: “Whoever gives food for a fasting person to break his fast, he will have a reward like theirs, without that detracting from their reward in the slightest.” (Al-Tirmidhi & Ibn Maajah)
Last year, you helped us provide 11,100 Iftar Meals to our beneficiaries all over Singapore!
We also had the pleasure of interacting with the beneficiaries during our daily distributions and understood their predicaments and challenges more.
We met Mdm Khadijah who turned 62 last July. She is currently living with her husband who had been hospitalised at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) due to critical illnesses like leukaemia and kidney failure. Mdm Khadijah was also unfortunately suspected to have breast cancer based on her previous medical check-ups. As a result of her limited mobility, she was unable to visit her husband frequently at the hospital.
When asked about the Daily Iftar Meals provided by GERSG, she was thankful that our collection point was situated near her residence, enabling her to collect it and save her food expenses.
For Mdm Ros, 57, she had been living with her spouse and four children. The couple were unemployed and both suffered from diabetes.
Despite the fact that three of their children are working, the family is still struggling with the couple’s medical bills. The family sought for government subsidies for their monthly medication as it can be very costly for the family.
Mdm Ros shared how grateful she was for the Daily Iftar Meals by GERSG and made a small prayer for our team’s well-being.
For Mdm Saratha, 59, she is the sole caregiver for her husband who had suffered a stroke recently. She expressed her gratitude for the Daily Iftar Meals and shared how the meals have helped them a lot.
Giving Iftar and feeding those fasting is a beautiful deed that our Messenger S.A.W. practised and encouraged his Ummah to carry out.
We invite you to give generously this Ramadhan by sponsoring Daily Iftar Meals to our beneficiaries islandwide.