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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A lesson from my dad on charity: a journal entry by MWA's Zabrina Abu Bakar

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Today is both a happy and sad day for me.

Happy because a few days before turning 2 years old on 17th Ramadan, today is the historic day that Tariq first helped me allocate and organize the household products we wish to donate to the poor.

Sad because while watching him carry those items which some are as heavy as he is, I remembered my dad's words to instill and develop very early inside Tariq 2 things: One is the love for the poor and needy; and second is the spirit of volunteerism.

Dad, if you are here to watch your grandson, you'd be beaming with pride by the sheer dedication and insistent Tariq showed the whole time, alhamdulillah.

I remember what you said dad, 'It is never too early to start...'

Though I doubt you then, I agree with you now...

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