Dar Al Ber Society launches Ramadan campaign

DUBAI: The Dubai government-run Dar Al Ber Society, DABS has launched its Ramadan campaign for the Hijri year 1435, themed: Make a difference this Ramadan , to meet the needs of all segments of the society.

“The annual drive encompasses a variety of projects for free fast-breaking meals, fund charity, Eid or feast clothing, fast-breaking Zakat or alms, as well as a number of Dawa or preaching programmes,” according to Khalfan Khalifa Al Mazrouie, Chairman of the society.

Mazrouie and members of the DABS board council extended sincere congratulations to the U.A.E. prudent leadership, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Their Highnesses the Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates, the people of the U.A.E. and all Muslim nations on the close advent of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Abdullah Ali bin Zayed, the Executive Director of Dar Al Ber Society explained, that a big budget has been allocated for this Ramadan campaign, spanning mass Iftar meals in the U.A.E. and other 34 countries in collaboration with 56 accredited associations and Emirati embassies.

“The seasonal campaign involves a number of lectures on the virtues of Ramadan as well as the activities of the new Muslims, giving Zakat to the poor and needy, and the distribution of thousands copies of the Holy Quran, brochures, books, CDs on fasting and the month of Ramadan.” Bin Zayed said they will also launch a number of charity programmes through the weekly live radio programme Heavens Gates , an inspiring milestone in the thriving history of Dar Al Ber Society with over 420 episodes so far.

“The seven-year-old interactive programme, being broadcast every Friday and on a daily basis in Ramadan, has relieved, treated and assisted hundreds of people, printed thousands of copies of the Holy Quran and books, and run scores of Haj and Umrah tours for the benefit of the low-income people and new Muslims.”

He stated that they have earlier launched a drive to promote the seasonal projects of the Society affirming the public that no matter what they give makes a difference, make the poor happy, and ease their sufferings. “Dar Al Ber Society has distributed Dh66 million to the poor and low-income people in the U.A.E.” Urging cooperation, he said a donation for an Iftar meal costs Dh15 while Al Fitr or Fast-breaking charity and the Eid or Feast clothing have been set at Dh20 and Dh40, and Dh10 is the minimum amount fixed for general endowment.

“The donation set for sponsoring orphans abroad is Dh150 against Dh300 for local cases. Sponsoring a poor family in a foreign country costs Dh350 whereas the sponsorship of a handicapped person in the U.A.E. is Dh600 compared to Dh400 overseas.” Bi Zayed said the donation for sponsoring poor students and Quran teachers has no maximum limit, yet starts from Dh200, based on the different amount of education fees from one grade and place to another.

“The donation accepted for printing the Holy Quran is Dh6 for a pocket-size edition, Dh15 for medium size, Dh25 for big size, and Dh150 for oversized copy assigned for Tahajud or late night prayer,” he said, and pointed out that contributions are accepted for scientific and introductory publications on Islam which are specially translated for new Muslims.