Give Back with Gobaza
Let us celebrate the spirit of giving in the month of Ramadan by giving back to the community in any way we can. GOBAZA strives to not only provide a convenient digital platform for bazaar goers and sellers, but also to highlight the multiple avenues through which we can all play a helping hand and contribute back to the organisations that have empowered us as a community.
Two most important charity in Islam, being zakat (obligatory charity) and sadaqa (voluntary charity). Zakat is a specific, standardized percentage of one’s extra wealth (over and above the necessities of life) that must be given to the poor and those in need. In these trying times, let’s celebrate the festivities of this month while remembering our duties to give back and uplift the community!
Through our CHARITY section, there is a list of charitable organisations, campaigns and efforts for us to consider and give back wherever possible. Let’s take a look at some of such charitable efforts!
In the Quran, Allah (swt) often mentions charity alongside other acts of worship like salah, which shows just how crucial it is.
Few of Community Projects and Initiatives available in GOBAZA:
First, we have our national effort and is a joint effort organised by Muis, Mosques, Rahmatan Lil Alamin Foundation (RLAF), Roses of Peace (ROP), Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SMCCI) and People's Association (PA) supported by MCCY, SGUnited, M3 and SGTeguhBersatu to provide daily Buka Puasa meals to healthcare workers, their families and those in need as they toil and sacrifice through this very difficult time in keeping Singapore safe from the scourge of COVID-19 pandemic.
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Our community could no longer come to the mosques, our officers adapted and brought mosque programmes to the community via online channels, so that their needs could still be met. Work goes on for the mosques and we need your support. Your donations will keep our mosques alive, and reap you the benefits of giving to charity and strengthening our beloved institution and the ummah.
Unlike normal charity (sadaqah), the recipients of Zakat have been specified by Allah (S.W.T) in the Holy Al-Quran, Surah Al-Taubah, verse 60.
"Zakat is for the poor and the needy, and amil (those employed to administer the funds), for the muallaf (those who have embraced Islam), for those in bondage and in debt, those who strive in the cause of Allah and for the wayfarer; (thus it is) ordained by Allah and Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom."
Your pledges will go to low-income families who are hit the hardest by COVID-19. Some of us are blessed with extra resources. As we stock up our supplies, let's not forget those who are less fortunate. MENDAKI invites you to donate Arnold's chicken meals to gift to families-in-need for iftar (break fast) while supporting the Education Trust Fund!
The Ramadan Charity Campaign 2020 by TAA Trust Fund (Tabung Amal Aidilfitri Trust Fund) is another campaign that Gobaza has highlighted as is seeks to provide financial assistance to their beneficiaries from vulnerable low-income families.
More campagins, initiatives & efforts such as:
- DONATION to Persatuan Pemudi Islam Singapura (PPIS)
- Bubur Go Where?
- DONATION to PERGAS | Singapore Islamic Scholars and Religious Teachers Association
- DONATION to Jamiyah Singapore | Muslim Missionary Society Singapore
- Ramadhan Com-Passion 2020 #SgUnited by Free Food for All (FFFA)
- RAMADAN ON WHEELS by Persatuan Persuratan Pemuda Pemudi Melayu (4PM) | Malay Youth Literary Association
- Ramadan Compassion Box for Kidney Patients by Muslim Kidney Action Association
- DONATION to Ain Society
- DONATION to The Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP)
- DONATION to Darul Arqam Singapore | Muslim Converts' Association of Singapore
- DONATE and ZAKAT to PERTAPIS
The campaigns listed above are just some of the many campaigns and efforts highlighted by Gobaza in the CHARITY section of the portal. We hope you can spare some time to browse through these avenues and consider making contributions to empower our community!
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