Its five days into the Holy Month of Ramadhan, a period devoted to dawn to dusk fasting, prayers and good deeds. As Muslims we consider this month as a blessing, marked by prayer and charity.
Every Ramadhan I consider myself blessed; blessed to be able to go grocery shopping and fill my trolley with a variety of food stuffs, beverages and a my list can on and on. Blessed to be able to cook and serve 3 – 4 different kinds of meals which we endlessly don’t finish. Blessed to have my loved ones around me and share the precious moments of meals, prayers, conversations and laughters. I thank Allah everyday for showering me and my family with endless blessings because these are the blessings that bring happiness into our lives.
Then comes the time where we reflect and take a look around us, I usually ask myself if I’ve been a good person, a good daughter, granddaughter and sister. Have I made my parents proud and given them the love they deserve, have I set a good example to my younger sister and have I been there for her as an older sister. Have I been good to my extended family and friends? But the one thing that I usually reflect back to is, Do I do enough to give back to the people who are less privileged and to some who can’t even access the basic necessities of an ideal Iftar (meal).
Ramadhan is a month of giving and spreading LOVE, wanting to give back and help make a difference in someone’s life, we thought of Adopt - A – Camp, an initiative which endlessly help the lives of the humble men who work on building the wonderful cities we live in here the UAE. Every Ramadhan, Adopt – A – Camp with the Dubai Chamber run an exclusively wonderful night called “Ramadhan Care Packages” where they distribute hefty cartoons designed to make a long lasting, sustainable impact on the quality of these men lives.
We have created a “DONATION” button on our website www.petalsfe.com to help raise funds for Ramadhan Care Packages’12 where all received funds will be sent directly to Adopt – A – Camp.
Help Us Make a Difference This Ramadhan by donating on our website.