In Conversation With Resala
by Wanda Waterman
The Voice, Volume 22 Issue 40 2014-10-10
“Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.”
– the Prophet Mohamed, quoted by Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 589
The Resala Charity Organization is an Egyptian charity that recruits volunteers to serve the needy. Some of its actions include caring for the elderly, orphans, the blind, the deaf, financially strapped families, and children with special needs, as well as conducting blood drives and secondhand clothing drives, recycling, medical care, tutoring, and literacy training. Recently Abdulazeez Al-saeed, the manager of the Tanta branch of Resala, took the time to answer some of Wanda Waterman’s questions about the organisation’s mission and motivation.
A Popular Misconception
So often in the West you hear people say things like “Why aren’t the Muslims doing anything about this?” or “Why are all the charity organisations from the West?” But it doesn’t take a long immersion in the cultures of the Middle East to see . . . (Read the rest here.)