By Dr. Meher Zaidi.
Ramzan comes with good news for all the Muslims to renew and re-pledge their commitment to humanity and to do good deeds. The ritual of fasting inculcates a discipline in the self to look at the rights of other fellow human beings and come out of the ego-centric self. The supreme form of worship of Allah is to give everything to fellow human beings in order to please Him.The Prophet of Islam (May peace and blessings be on him forever) made exemplary his life by showing simple deeds like charity and eating less and wearing simple things.His daily use things were simple and when he died he left a straw mat for a bed and needle and thread with which he repaired his patched clothes. The impact he made on humanity was greatest by his exemplary character of which the most outstanding aspect was his love and caring for humanity and tolerance. The Quran says of the people who are true believers that "Those who give whatever they give while their hearts are fearful because they will be returning to their Lord" (Surah Al-Muminun) and "It is those who hasten to do good deeds, and they outstrip(others) therein' (Surah Al-Muminun).
This Ramzan please donate generously to the good causes and organizations in Pakistan who are helping millions of deserving people. Some I list here:
CHIPA WELFARE ASSOCIATION :WWW.CHHIPA.ORG 021-111 111 134 EMAIL:INFO@CHHIPA.ORG
THIS ORGANIZATION HAS A LARGE NETWORK OF AMBULANCES AND OTHER HEALTH AND EMERGENCY ACTIVITIES. THEY HAVE HELPED THE VIOLENCE AND FLOOD VICTIMS ALSO. THEY ARE IN DIRE NEED OF AMBULANCES AS THEY EXPAND THEIR AREA OF COVERAGE.DONATE GENEROUSLY TO HELP THEM ACHIEVE THEIR HUMANITARIAN NEEDS GOALS.
SOCIETY FOR CHILDREN IN NEED OF SPECIAL ATTENTION (SCINOSA) 216,THE PLAZA,KHAYABANEIQBAL,CLIFTON, KARACHI-75600. PHONE: (92-21) 3583 8787
CELL# 0336-7246672 FAX: (92-21)3583 7684
MCB BANK LIMITED; PLS AC No:1984-6, CORPORATE BRANCH, SHARAHE FAISAL KARACHI.
PLS AC No: 3400-6,NORTH NAZIMABAD BRANCH, KARACHI.
BANK AL-HABIB LTD.,NATIONWIDE AC No: 1100-0081-000444-01-7 HELPING CHILDREN DISABLED BY DOWN"S SYNDROME AND MENTAL RETARDATION SINCE 1960.
BAITUL SUKOON CANCER HOSPITAL &HOSPICE : SNPA 17-J,BLOCK 3, KCHS UNION ,KARACHI,PAKISTAN. TEL: (92-21) 4553834-6, FAX: (92-21) 4553942
EMAIL: email@example.com WWW.BAITULSUKOON.ORG DONATE GENEROUSLY TO THIS MUCH NEEDED ORGANIZATION.
AL-SHIFA TRUST HOSPITALS IN RAWALPINDI,SUKKUR,KOHAT& MUZAFFARABAD FIGHTING BLINDNESS IN PAKISTAN.DONATE GENEROUSLY. AL-SHIFA TRUST EYE HOSPITAL, JHELUM ROAD,RAWALPINDI. TEL:051-5487820-4 WWW.ALSHIFA-EYE.ORG
ASKARI BANK LTD A/C NO: (0181)1650000315 HABIB BANK LTD.,A/C No:
(2301)79005569-01 MCB BANK LTD., A/C No: 0701000008-7, NBP A/C No: (1858)18-5
BINTE FATIMA OLD HOME TRUST, KARACHI,PAKISTAN. WWW.BFOLDHOME.ORG.
THESPIANZ FOUNDATION: PROVIDING FREE EDUCATION TO CHILDREN IN POOR LOCALITIES.
STANDARD CHARTERED A/C No: 01-1771945-01 EMAIL: INFO@THESFO.ORG WWW.THESFO.ORG
(Reference information account numbers etc published in DAWN newspapers (JULY 2011) , The Holy Quran(Al Muntada Al Islami), personal visit to the trust premises).