You’ve seen the classic Desi (Indo-Pak) uncle at your masjid. Sometimes he’ll be burping from his biryani Iftaar in Taraweeh or park his BMW in the wrong spot during Jumaah.
I can’t blame him for being rich
Yes, well as strange as the Desi uncle may be–he is usually very rich. Or even if he is not rich, he is doing well enough. The point I am trying to make here is that typically immigrant families originating from the Indian subcontinent are usually doing pretty good in terms of finances and this is important because their are PLENTY of them around! But they can be very stingy sometimes–especially when they are not into Islam at all!
The goal of this project is to figure out a way to influence these Desi uncles in two ways:
1) Bring them closer to Islam
2) Get them to give more money to charities
That is the basic gist of it. Doing this successfully is something I am experimenting with and Insha Allah will post something when I come across a successful method.
NOTE: No ill-will intended at Desi Muslims. 🙂
Subhana kallahumma wa bihamdika ash-haduana la illaha illa ant astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk, Ameen.