Aiding those without shelter prepare for the coming winter
No figure in history is a greater unifier of the world’s prophetic traditions than Prophet Abraham, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. Jews, Christians and Muslims alike view him as the patriarch of their respective faiths.
To honor the tradition of the great prophet, ICNA Relief annually celebrates Abraham’s Day post Eid Al-Adha festival. It is a day for hundreds of volunteers to exemplify that prophetic characteristic of goodwill by providing hot meals and other necessities to the downtrodden.
On Abraham’s Day, men and women, young and old come together across national, racial, ethnic and religious divides, to pack and distribute:
- warm meals
- winter clothes
- and hygiene packs
It’s the tradition at ICNA to kick start the event first by reminding everyone the ultimate purpose, which is to please God alone without expecting anything in return.
On this day, the volunteers, from different teams, distribute these very necessity items to the neediest at following locations across the Bay Area
Another highlight of this event is the enthusiastic young volunteers who are accompanied by their parents. They come in big numbers and actively participate in food and hygiene kit packing along with the adults. They are ready to be the next generation of Muslims leadership. At the end of the event, all of them get rewarded with gift bags and participation certificate.
Prophet Mohamed (PBUH) was asked: “What actions are most excellent?” He replied: “To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the sufferings of the injured.” (Tabarani)