United Submitters International of Singapore [U.S.I.S] organized
a charity luncheon, by God’s blessing and grace, on
the Sunday of 7th December 1997 for a very special group of
people. All praise be to God for the amount S$850 gathered
from our cheerful family of submitters [And we also received
a special donation of 5 pounds worth from England too. Thank
God]. This God-given provisions was spend earnestly and evenly
distributed by our community members to over 200 children
in two different “Children’s Homes” on the
same day. May God be pleased with all of our tireless efforts
and the careful planning, which turn out to be very fulfilling
and successful indeed. Thank God! (and well done guys! Let’s
keep this up!).
For as they give their charities, their hearts
are fully reverent. For they recognize that they will be summoned
before their Lord, and they are eager to do righteous works;
they compete in doing them (23: 60-61).
MaashaAllah, upon our arrival, these special children, ages
between 2-16 years old, sincerely opened up their very own
“joyful world” to welcome us submitters in. Indeed,
a beautiful “innocent world.” Being appreciative
of God’s provisions for that day, everyone feasted on
it delightfully! We were assured that, “NO FOOD WAS
EVER LEFT OVER HERE!” Imagine that. The pictures of
everyone’s faces clearly showed that all was very much
contented, and while we were happily-busy. God be glorified!
Everyone of us was eager to work righteousness to please
our Lord God! While our sisters were serving and getting to
know these special children,
others were with the brothers
excitedly designing and constructing on their first ever “Mini-Zoo”
which will be occupied by 3 hamsters and 4 rabbits! So excited
they were, that even the rain did not dampen their spirit
but instead uplifted them!! (Recall: 8 v 10-11). Only what
God wills takes place. For no one possesses power except God.
By the end of ‘Asr time (afternoon), this blissful
event had motivated every submitters to reflect further for
future striving in God’s cause. Praise God. All of us
have gained many interesting personal and group experiences
from this striving and also learnt about an outstanding insight
of other people’s world, here especially from these
special children; their clear cut “unheard voices”
has been heard by us all! Everyone was joyfully happy.
Indeed, we all learnt that, “And being one of those
who believe, and exhorting one another to be steadfast, and
exhorting one another to be kind. For these have deserved
happiness.” says the Glorious Quran (See 90 v 17-18).
How true. And MaashaAllah, surely God has spoken the truth.
We thank God for making it a success. So let’s all strive
on in the cause of God and have a joyous fulfilling Ramadan!
May God Bless us All!
You cannot attain righteousness until you give
to charity from the possessions you love. Whatever you give
to charity, God is fully aware thereof. (3:92)