A SHORT STORY ABOUT US
In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful.
My name is Adebimpe Saudat Adedoyin. I am a native of Ibadan, Oyo State. I grew up in a large household of 7 siblings and extended family members many of whom made very impressionable impact on my upbringing as a child.
My dearest and beloved late father, Layiwola Abdulganiyu Adedoyin AKA Wadoyin, (may Allah grant him Jannahtul Firdaus in the hereafter Allahumma – ameen) made the greatest impression on me from my youth. Even though, my father was a middle-income entrepreneur, yet his acts of philanthropy in our neighborhood would eclispe that of a billionaire.
I recall fondly how my father would meet and subsequently help mere strangers in need. He would occasionally accost an indigent child hawking during school time and would ask them where their parents were and why they were not in school. My father paid school fees for numerous indigent children in this manner.
When I and my siblings became older and quite independent, my father would often promise to help some of his own neighbors on behalf of we his children. He would not even first seek our consent before creating the obligation for us. My father’s driving principle was that one must always help those in need regardless of the circumstance or situation! He was indeed an admirable role model.
YUSRAA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Let us have fun together by putting a smile on the faces of Allah’s creation.
Sacrificing some of your hard earned money might feel like a difficult thing to do for some people, but for those that do this constantly, they can attest to the fact that the benefits are monumental. Charity does not decrease one’s wealth, rather, it increases the baraqah (blessing) Allah has placed on what he has chosen to give you out of his bounty, not necessarily because you are better than others, but just because Allah subhana wa ta’ala has ordained it so. In the eyes of Allah, Charity is his servant offering him a heart wrapped with devotion and sincerity.
I cannot help everyone and I surely cannot do it all alone, however, I intend to help as much as Almighty Allah has blessed me, one person at a time, one household at a time!
Together, we can make a gradual noticeable difference!!!
Prophet Mohammed (SAW) said:
“Go from people being secured from you to people being supported by you…. He also went further to say “No one will realize the reality of faith until they love for people what they love for themselves of good”.
Book of Hadith
And the example of those who spend their wealth seeking means to the approval of Allah and assuring (reward for) themselves is like a garden on high ground, which is hit by a downpour- so it yields its fruits in double. If it is not hit by a downpour, then a drizzle is sufficient, and Allah, of what you do, is Seeing.
Whatever you lend out in usury to gain value through other people’s wealth will not increase with Allah, but whatever you give in charity, in your desire for Allah’s pleasure, will earn a manifold increase