The practice of giving food or preparing a banquet is part of the sunnah Prophet SAW and it is highly recommended in many hadiths narrated from Baginda SAW, among them from Abdullah ibn Salam ra where Prophet SAW arrived in Medina from Mecca, once said: "O mankind! Distribute greetings, give food, connect friendship and increase night prayers when people are asleep. If you are going to go to heaven safely. (HR Imam Ahmad and Tirmidzi).
The practice is also not a novelty in the culture of the Muslim community in Malaysia. Activities such as preparing meals during the month of Ramadan for breaking and more, giving food to neighboring neighbors, serving visiting guests, hosting mosques during Friday prayers, feeding meals when visiting sick people, organizing groceries at home in conjunction with gratitude, etc. colleagues and all kinds of such kind of politeness have long been entrenched as part of the nobility of our society.
All such practices are included in the infaq category or the sincere contribution of Allah SWT without expecting any human reply and without any conditions, in the sense of sharing our livelihood and our happiness with others.
FREEMEALS IN UPM
In the context of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), the practice of donating meals or preparing free meals has been implemented at UPM ever since, such as #sedekahjumaat, #suspendedmeals and so on, long before emerging issues are being discussed at various media on time this is (such as a student not eating enough, bridging or the like).
Likewise, the Freemeals organized and implemented by Freeshop UPM volunteers as a support service for UPM's Center for Management of Waqf, Zakat and Endowment (WAZAN) to provide free meals to the needy students as well as the travelers and travelers who are in a hurry.
FREEMEALS RESOURCE FUND
The funding source for Freemeals activities is entirely dependent on their generous and sincere donation donations. This means that the practice is solely based on the organizer's intentions and donors who clearly do not impose any stringent or detailed terms or criteria on the Freemeals recipients. This is in contrast to the distribution and use of money from zakat collection resources, waqf properties, fidyah fines or kaffarah and so on which are bound by the principles and policies set by the syarak.
OBJECTIVES AND TARGETS
In the organization and implementation of Freemeals, we have only one objective to nurture the culture of giving and worship through the concept of charity and volunteerism, in line with the advice and prompting of the Prophet Muhammad SAW.
Updated:: 29/09/2018 [m.jazmi]
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