Q: I personally feel so guilty when I eat good foods and wear good clothes and live according to my comforts when I see those African kids dying of hunger and thirst. Will Allah Ta’ala ask us about them? What should be our policy in this matter? I mean can we eat and wear what Allah Ta’ala has given us or we should live very zaahidana life and feed those hungry people? I can’t be peaceful and eat and drink when I see those hungry people who are near to death but how can I feed them all. Please mufti saheb advise me in this regard what should be the stance that I should adopt. Has Allah Ta’ala made lot of people struck in poverty to test people those who are well off?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)