Friday sermon hails ‘Dress
 1 million children’ drive

It is no surprise that the “Dress One Million Needy Children Campaign” has come from the UAE leadership and people, who have been educated on the basis of noble Islamic values, according to the Friday sermon.

By (Wam)

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Published: Sun 21 Jul 2013, 1:41 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 9:17 AM

“Indeed it is a generous move that reveals sincere faith and noble sentiments.

“We are in a blessing month, whose reward is great, and is rightly appreciated by those who have anticipated goodness and responded to the call of piety. So the generous amongst the people will respond to the call and extend a helping hand to the needy. This is because they cannot enjoy food while others somewhere else are distraught, not able to afford enough food or dress to protect them from heat and chill,” Friday preachers added.

Businessman donates Dh1.5m

DUBAI— A Kuwaiti businessman, Talal Jassim Al Bahr, has donated Dh1.5 million to clothe 37,500 poor children in support to the campaign launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to dress one million needy children worldwide.

Al Bahr lauded the charity and humanitarian initiative of Shaikh Mohammed and its impact on strengthening the role of the UAE at the world charity level.

He noted that he was keen to contribute to the campaign given its nature and geographic extension, adding that the Shaikh Mohammed’s initiative would ease the burden on the needy children not only in the UAE but also around the world. - Wam

In the spirit of the holy month, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the campaign to dress one million poor children around the world in Ramadan.

“Our Prophet (peace be upon him) praised those who share others’ concerns as in this Hadith: “Any Muslim who clothes another Muslim who is naked, Allah will clothe him from the green garments of Paradise. Any Muslim who feeds a Muslim who is hungry, Allah will feed him from the fruit of Paradise, and any Muslim who gives a drink to a Muslim who is thirsty, Allah will give him a drink from the Sealed Nectar.”

The campaign, the sermon added, was dedicated to children because they were the most vulnerable group of society that needed special care.

“From this perspective, caring for children is crucial to their good education, so they eventually can benefit themselves, their families and nation. Failing to do so may lead them to acquire unhealthy character, which will in return harm them, their families and nation. For this reason, children’s care is a serious matter to consider for whoever aspires to the future.”

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