In 2020, the Ummah Relief project provided financial support and relief for the Minnesota community that had been economically impacted by Covid-19.
Dr. Shabaz Charity Group provided a helping hand to those who were in need. It is one of the principles of our faith to help our fellow human beings. Any one of us could be at point in our lives where we could experience some type of hardship that makes it challenging to push forward in life. It is therefore, important to explore the importance of helping others from an Islamic context. Helping each other is a way to overcome grief that we may experience, and it can empower us in our worship to Allah. One of the greatest human beings to walk the earth and who was also the best example of compassion and kindness in human form, was the Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu alayhi wa sallam). He said:
“Whoever relieves a believer’s distress of the distressful aspects of this world, Allah will rescue him from a difficulty of the difficulties of the Hereafter. Whoever alleviates [the situation of] one in dire straits who cannot repay his debt, Allah will alleviate his lot in both this world and in the Hereafter. Whoever conceals [the faults of] a Muslim, Allah will conceal [his faults] in this life and the Hereafter." (Muslim)