Questions and Answers
"In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful."
How do you actually do the run?
We buy food, and walk around the city distributing it among the Homeless, and the needy.
Who's behind the project?
Local Muslims in Melbourne interested in helping out.
Can I join the project?
Absolutely inshaAllah! You can join us by taking part in the run, buying food, spreading the word, and importantly praying for us. Truly pray for us brothers and sisters.
Is this only for brothers?
Only brothers have taken part in this project so far, but sisters are more than welcome to join in and we hope we can accommodate suitable roles for the male and female servants of Allah. Allah says in the Quran (interpretation): Indeed, the Muslim men and Muslim women, the believing men and believing women, the obedient men and obedient women, the truthful men and truthful women, the patient men and patient women, the humble men and humble women, the charitable men and charitable women, the fasting men and fasting women, the men who guard their private parts and the women who do so, and the men who remember Allah often and the women who do so - for them Allah has prepared forgiveness and a great reward.
Who funds this project?
Allah provides for us, and we buy food with our own money. People may donate if they wish.
How may I donate?
You can buy the food for the run if you wish. Contact us for more details.
Are you a registered charity, and are donations tax deductible?
We are not a registered charity organization and donations are not tax deducatble. This is a community initiative by local Muslims of Melbourne and we are not an official charity organization.
Shouldn’t we prioritize the money in helping the starving of the Ummah?
Alhamdulillah you are right, and almost all charity works are indeed dedicated to this. But we should also have something to help the needy of the local community.
Aren’t some Homeless lazy and alcoholics?
This may be true for certain individuals, but Alhamdulillah this is a work where we help everyone, not judging people, and may Allah accept our efforts and forgive our own faults.