Al-Marsad Newspaper: The Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance, Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh issued today, Wednesday, a circular to mosque preachers in all regions of the Kingdom dedicating the Friday sermon 8/25/1444 AH to explaining the virtue of charity and the great rewards resulting from it, and the importance of giving charity to those who are most in need and necessity. And disbursing it through the official platforms and raising awareness by directing it to those who have accumulated debts and not to the breakfast projects that are frequented by those who are in less need than the prisoners who were deprived of the participation of their families in this blessed month to arrest and imprison them because of the debts that they owe to others and were unable to pay them.
The circular stipulated that the sermon should include the following axes: a statement of the virtue of charity and the great rewards resulting from it, and the importance of giving alms to those who are most in need and necessity, and investigating those who are most in distress and chastity.
The circular stressed the importance of raising awareness of not being extravagant in the iftar meals of fasting people in mosques, which are exploited by those who do not need them and are not worthy of them, and not to direct people’s donations to them, because of the consequences of exaggerating them in depriving poor and chaste families in homes and those who are burdened with debts and imprisoned because of them from alms of benefactors.
Donate to poor families
And he stressed the need to urge benefactors to donate to poor families with food baskets, in order to obtain the reward for the secret alms, in addition to clarifying the existence of those who are most in need of alms and zakat, and they are those who have accumulated debts, and they have been deprived of the participation of their families in this blessed month to stop and imprison them because of the debts they owe to others and they are unable. About paying it, and showing that this category is more deserving of disbursing these alms, which are estimated at hundreds of millions, and are spent every year on food in Iftar projects that benefit those who are less in need of them or who do not need them.
The circular urged that the sermon include urging worshipers not to make donations except through approved and reliable official platforms, such as the Farajat platform, which contributes to the release of those arrested and imprisoned because of debts.