The Prophet (SAW) said,
“He does not have faith in me who spends the night satiated while he knows that the neighbour to his side is hungry.”
The national lockdown has severely affected South African communities and vulnerable communities have been most affected by income loss.
As the pandemic continues, the loss income is likely to result in reduced ability to access healthcare and a nutritious diet which will negatively impact on people’s health.
Islamic Relief spent almost R 11 million distributing essential food hampers and hot meals around South Africa when the call to action was made at the beginning of the national lockdown. Thus far, 44 625 essential food hampers and 20 458 hot meals were shared with vulnerable communities and a total of R 2 349 302 was spent on maize meal alone, maize meal or “pap”, as it is known to the locals, is a staple in every household and versatile in its use.