On March 31st, 2012, SeekersHub Toronto invites you to an interactive session dealing with the issue of poverty, hunger and homelessness in our communities. Have you ever asked yourself how you can help the needy, beyond handing out loose change? Are we as a community fulfilling the legacy of our Prophet (peace be upon him)? Do you want be part of a grassroots community based initiative to help those less fortunate in your city?
Join us for tea, coffee and good conversation on:
-Prophetic teachings & guidance in serving the poor and his challenge to his community
-Root causes of poverty in our local communities
-Local vs. global, Muslims or non-Muslims - who should we serve?
-What can we do to help besides making a donation? Tangible solutions for dealing with poverty
Guest Panelists: Emily - Peel Poverty Action Group (a homelessness survivor), Sawitri - Project Downtown (preparing and delivering food to those in need) and Nader Khan, SeekersWorks Director
Reader for the session: http://www.relief-works.org/civic-involvement-an-islamic-imperative/
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "O Allah, grant me life as a poor man, cause me to die as a poor man, and resurrect me in the company of the poor." Aisha asked him why he had said this, and he replied, "Because they will enter Paradise forty years before the rich. Do not turn away a poor man, Aisha, even if all you can give is half a date. If you love the poor and bring them near you, Aisha, Allah will bring you near Him on the Day of Resurrection." Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 1376