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This Pakistani Woman Feeds Hundreds of Needy Every Day

LAHORE – Supporting the needy in her village, a Pakistani woman has been feeding hundreds of hungry people daily at home.

The woman, Rukhsana Izhar, inspired younger Pakistanis who started Rizq, a social entrepreneur project of young Pakistanis to feed the needy, Spotlight Humanity Facebook page cited Voice of America.

Rizq was started in April 2015 by a group of friends, one of them is Izhar’s son Huzaifa Ahmad.

As step one, the Rizq team identifies an area within Lahore, usually slums and villages, and maps the community.

On average, Rizq serves 200 to 250 meals every day, and the team aims to bring this up to 2,000 meals per day.

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In Islam, catering for the needs of those underprivileged is a duty and obligation.

Allah Almighty says:

{And they give food in spite of love for it (or for the love of Him, i.e. Allah) to the needy, the orphan, and the captive. [Saying], “We feed you only for the countenance of Allah . We wish not from you reward or gratitude. Indeed, We fear from our Lord a Day austere and distressful.”} (Al-Insan 76:8-10) 

A man asked the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him): “Which act in Islam is the best?” He (PBUH) replied, “To give food, and to greet everyone, whether you know or you do not.”

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