One Kindness, Thousand Hopes

Who would have thought a random act kindness can relieve the pain and suffering of others? Often times, the laymen used to say in our rizqi regarded by Allah SWT, there’s a fair share that we should allocate for those people in need. This is further explained and extended in the Holy Quran, Surah As-Saba’, verse 39:


قُلْ إِنَّ رَبِّي يَبْسُطُ الرِّزْقَ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ وَيَقْدِرُ لَهُ ۚ وَمَا أَنْفَقْتُمْ مِنْ شَيْءٍ فَهُوَ يُخْلِفُهُ ۖ وَهُوَ خَيْرُ الرَّازِقِينَ

Say, “Indeed, my Lord extends provision for whom He wills of His servants and restricts [it] for him. But whatever thing you spend [in His cause] – He will compensate it; and He is the best of providers.” (As-Saba’: 39)


That’s the grace of Sadaqah. Do you know Sadaqah can make impactful change in the life of person and as Muslim, we are advised to help the marginalised people. As an international humanitarian organisation, Islamic Relief Malaysia (IRM) believes that every random act of kindness done can result in the happiness of individuals, regardless of the skin colours and ethnicity.


IRM which actively serves as a driving force in humanitarian activities does not only offer help to local communities, but has been recently successfully improved the sustainability of individuals especially children outside the country through general orphan fund. Sonia, one of the beneficiaries from Yemen has shown positive self-development results.


Sonia’s life is different as compared with other children around her age whose life is completely showered in luxury. Her dad passed away over a decade ago without leaving any necessary resources to sustain their life. To date, it is her mother who takes absolute responsibility over the family.


Sonia and her family live in a rented house made up of brick. Yet, the condition of that house is not as comfortable and spacious enough for them to move around. In fact, the absence of water supplies and electricity further worsened her family’s life condition. What’s more to say the journey to hospital could take up to approximately one hour.


Despite her shy character, it does not indicate she never has a dream to become somebody. Sonia wants to grow and fulfill her goal as a teacher in an effort to educate young children in the future. As a kid, she loves being present at school because her passion towards learning and gaining knowledge. On top of that, she appears to be one those successful students at school. Who knows this young girl has deep interest in Islamic education and also receives supplementary religious outside the school to improve her religious knowledge.


A report by IRM shows that Sonia had to wait for a total of eight months to be back at school due to wars and conflicts in her area. The incidents had made her family feel unsafe and insecure with airstrike as well as the sound of planes in the air.


Through General Orphan Fund, Sonia’s educational cost has been lifted up and it makes things easier for her mother to bear other responsibilities. Almost all members in Sonia’s family is completely healthy except for her mother who suffers cyst in the productive system. Indirectly, the fund has helped this family in so many life aspects as they are now able to cater their daily needs.