On October 31, the activists of the ICC mosque paid a regular visit to the residents of the hospice for elderly care in the village of Skybyn in Brovary rayon. The volunteers from Maryam social organisation, together with activists of An-Nur social organisation, came not empty-handed there. They bought necessary goods: oil, cereals, flour, vegetables, fruits on the money supportive co-religionists gave. They also brought bedding sets, sanitary and hygienic items, personal hygiene items and other things, including diapers for those who can’t get up...
Lonely old women from the occupied territories of Ukraine and seriously ill persons live in this hospice. They need a help so much, because this place is operating only due to the donations of good people. So the announcements on gathering things and funds posted on social networks and in the Islamic centre are still relevant, because this visit, is not the last one, if it’s God will.
— Unfortunately, the state is not able to put up funds for such institutions where reside people who do not have money for private hospices, at the same time they will not be taken to the state hospice - because of lack of money, - say the hospice workers.
Our correspondent asked the volunteer to tell what exactly motivates him to take part in charity actions like visits to orphans, hospitals or hospices, and he answered with the hadith:
— It is narrated from Abu Huraira's words that the Messenger of Allah (may peace and blessings be upon him) said: "Compete in good deeds! As one day a person will be faithful in the morning, and unfaithful in the evening, and when he/she is faithful in the evening, and unfaithful in the morning – he/she will betray his/her religion for worldly ends. "
On its Facebook page, Mariam organisation thanks everyone who helped to organize and hold this trip, including Anton Dubishyn, a prominent Ukrainian volunteer, a civic activist, a disabled person, and his mother, Natalia:
“To see the smile on these elderly people’s faces is a great joy! The least help to the needy people will be very important on the scales of the Most High. Special thanks are to Tariq Sarkhan, Ismail Al-Behesi, Anton Dubishyn, Natalia Dubishyna”, write activists.
This year Muslims have already visited the hospice. Our site wrote about one such visit in May.
Reference: Crisis Centre ‘Hospice for the Elderly people’ is a place where lonely elderly people find refuge. Hospice is operating on a volunteer basis. The main purpose of its founder, the All-Ukrainian public organisation "Dopomoha", is to provide a decent life for the elderly people.