Semerbak Kasturi

"Sesungguhnya orang-orang berbakti benar-benar berada di dalam (syurga yang penuh) kenikmatan, mereka (duduk) di atas dipan-dipan melepas pandangan. Kamu dapat mengetahui dari wajah mereka kesenangan hidup yang penuh kenikmatan. Mereka diberi minum dari khamar murni(tidak memabukkan)yang tempatnya masih dilak (disegel), laknya dari KASTURI. Dan yang demikian itu hendaknya orang berlomba-lomba.
(Al-Mutaffifin: 22 - 27)


Thursday, 6 June 2013


There are about 550 refugee families residing in and around Kuala Lumpur. They come from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Pakistan, Eritrea and more recently, Syria. Fleeing from war torn lives and political persecution, they have chosen to seek refuge here in Malaysia.

Upon arrival, these refugees wait to be interviewed and processed by UNHCR before they are resettled in a third country, a process that takes between 5 to 10 years. In the meantime, they are unable to hold jobs due to their refugee status.

The loss of income has led to a host of problems. Families struggle to put food on the table. Some children have been found to be undernourished, the women suffer from hair loss due to protein deficiency. Often the children are not able to focus at school due to hunger pangs.

“Feed a Family” is a campaign by Muslim Professionals Forum (MPF) and Young Muslims Project (YMP), in partnership with Malaysia Social Research Institute (MSRI) and Hero Market. Launched on 1st June 2013, the campaign aims to raise RM200 worth of basic food necessities per family. Each family will be given a month’s supply of rice, cooking oil, flour, milk powder, tea, sugar, lentils, pasta and more. The campaign ends on 30th June.

We would be very grateful and appreciative of your kind contribution in making this campaign a success. No amount is too small and every little bit will help put food on the table. This food aid will be directly delivered to the families on the weekend of 7th July and we will be happy to furnish you with a report of the campaign upon completion.

All contributions can be made to Muslim Professionals Forum Berhad Maybank Account 5644-2710-0073 by 30th June.

Azra Banu
Muslim Professionals Forum (MPF)

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