Free Aidilfitri haircuts for the homeless
Last Update: 01/06/2019
JOHOR BAHRU, June 1 (Bernama) – Having been in a position where even RM15 is too expensive for a haircut, Muhamad Faris Mansur, 32 – the proprietor of Jack and John Barber Shop – is now offering free trims to the homeless in the final days of Ramadan for the upcoming Syawal celebration.
He said helping the homeless brings him closer to God and teaches him to be grateful for all His blessings.
“They have eyes and they can see other people being happy, but they can only look. What’s the harm in sharing God’s blessings with them so that they can be happy too,” Muhamad told Bernama when met at the ‘Program Raikan Syawal Bersama Rakan Jalanan’ by the National Welfare Foundation (YKN) at Anjung Singgah YKN in Larkin yesterday.
The second child from a brood of four, said he has been a volunteer for three years and every Aidilfitri, especially, he cries thinking about the fate of hapless people.
“Alhamdulillah, all my workers support me. I don’t pay them overtime; they want to help,” he said, adding they’re usually with him when he does voluntary work.
Homeless person, Syajiri Abu Umar, was overjoyed after getting a free haircut and said: “May Allah bless all the people who have helped us for Hari Raya because we are unable to repay the kindness.”
Mohd Norfazrizal Imran, a resident of Anjung Singgah YKN, said he is thankful that there are people helping the down-and-out for Hari Raya: “If there weren’t volunteers like them, I’d cut my hair myself, and then too, just three times a year because I’d wait until it’s very long.”
During the event, 100 homeless people received a buka puasa contribution and 21 Anjung Singgah YKN residents received a Hari Raya donation from YKN and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).