Friday, August 20, 2010

Half of Khums May Be Applied to Pakistan Flood Relief


In The Name of God, The Beneficent, the Merciful
Feeding a Fasting Needy Person

I.M.A.M. & I.M.I.

In the Name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent

To all concerned believers in North America
Peace and blessings of Allah upon you

As you may have seen and heard in the news recently, Pakistan is experiencing unusual floods that are causing unimaginable devastation to its people, properties and crops.

Due to the dire and urgent needs, and in response to the inquiries of many believers, His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani has authorized paying half of the Khums to the relief efforts in Pakistan, with the condition that the second half of paying the other half to the Marja'e.

I.M.A.M. is happy to contribute to these relief efforts and calls on all believers in North America to contribute in helping their believer and needy brothers in Pakistan. If you would like to help, please visit and register at our website ( Please indicate that your payment is for the Pakistan Relief Efforts.

I.M.AM. is partnering with the Imamia Medics International (I.M.I.) in these relief efforts to deliver aid directly to the needy in Pakistan.

May Allah grant you His Blessings by increasing your bounty and keeping misfortune away. May He also accept your rituals during the holy month of Ramadan.

I.M.A.M. & I.M.I.

Imamia Medics International responded immediately to this disaster and opened the first emergency medical relief clinic on August 2, 2010. Within days, they expanded to operate eight medical clinics across Punjab-including Shahpur, Haji Shah, Naushera, Qasimabad/Sahiwal, Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Chuk #1160-DDA Layyah.

Each of these clinics is operating 24 hours a day, with 2-3 medical doctors and 2-3 volunteers on hand, and averages between 300-500 patients daily. Additional clinics are being planned in Sindh: Khairpur, Dadu, and Sukkur.

With their robust network of local staff and partners already on the ground -- and years of experience responding to emergencies in Pakistan-IMI is well positioned to help families in dire need.


Feeding a Fasting Needy Person

As narrated by the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.h.):
"Whoever provides Iftar (breaking fast food) for one fasting believer,
gains the reward of freeing a person"

Dear believers,

You are invited to provide Iftar for an indigent person fasting this month.
Providing food to break the fast by paying only US$ 10.00 gains the same reward as freeing a person!

Make your contribution - Feed a fasting needy person
You will receive your receipt within seconds electronically!
Please make sure to register first if you are not already registered on the site.

Please Remember:
You live in safety, peace, and lead a life full of numerous bounties.
You are in a place in which most likely you can afford at least a sandwich every day.
You have brothers and sisters in humanity whose condition is critical, and they accept aid and help from you.
By providing Iftar, it is a practical gratitude to Allah, and without a doubt it is the reason for the continuation of blessings.
For those interested in the affairs of the poor and needy, responding to calls from our brothers and sisters opens the gates of help in accordance with the call of our Prophet (p.b.u.h.) to feed one fasting believer at the very least.
The price of one complete Iftar covers expenses associated with it.
If your donation arrives after the 25th of Ramadan, then the money will be spent feeding the poor in general.
Please inform all those you love and wish well in life about this project.

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