Once again, Takaaful T&T Friendly Society has embarked on welfare activities aimed at its membership and the wider Muslim Community. In collaboration with Happi Products and Celectricon Enterprises Limited, the Society continues to distribute food hampers to needy families during the month of Ramadaan. Hampers comprising a wide range of Happi products such as rice, powdered, evaporated and condensed milk, oil, macaroni, sugar, corned beef, canned fish, peas and carrots, green peas and split peas have reached families in Biche, Mayaro, Rio Claro, Carapichaima, Freeport and Sangre Grande.
Allah is the Creator of everything and He has blessed us in many ways out of His bounties. One of His bounties with which He has blessed us is Ramadan. It is a special month and a special time.
Allah says in the Qur’an: “The month of Ramadan is that in which was sent down the Qur’an, as a guide to mankind, with clear signs for guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting, but if any one is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed period (should be made up) by days later. Allah intends every facility for you; He does not want to put you to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period, and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.”(H.Q. 2:185-186)
President of Takaaful T & T Friendly Society (TTTFS) Manwar Ali welcomed Imam Aazam Piprawala of Debe who recently became the 1600th member of the Society and presented him with a gift certificate in the amount of $550 and a Takaaful T-shirt. Imam Aazam and family, were also invited to have dinner with the President of the Society on June 16, 2015 at the Society’s offices in Valsayn.
“One hundred and nineteen (119) new members have already joined this year. This year, the Society aims at achieving the largest annual increase since the inception of the Society in 1999,” said Manwar Ali at the brief function. There are, however, 1287 active members as a result of deaths (52), resignations (47) and non-payment of fees by members (247).
Approximately 2000 worshippers are expected to gather on the grounds of the Centre of Excellence at Macoya at 6.30 am on July 18 (to be confirmed) to participate in this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr services and celebrations. The Board of Management of Takaaful T&T Friendly Society, at the beginning of Ramadan, appointed an organizing committee to execute the event which incorporates the congregational prayer and sermon, live and delayed radio and television broadcasts, refreshments, trade booths, displays and entertainment and gifts for the children.