My name is Maksud. Though belonging to a very humble household where we could barely make ends meet I always had big aspirations. My father is a very hard-working man and always took care of the needs of the Family to the best of his abilities. He has a lot of belief in my capabilities and always strived that there be no hurdle to my Education. I too felt that with determination and perseverance I could create a better future for myself and also for those around me. With this resolve deep in my heart I had proceeded to pursue my B.E. in Mechanical Engg. from AIKTC School of Engineering and Technology, New Panvel. However like all good things, Education also comes with an expense and in this case quite a big one. In the initial years with my Family’s savings and several generous Scholarships I had managed to pull it through. But recently I could see my Family’s finances dwindling and this posed a big concern for me as to how I could fund my Education further.  My future once bright and filled with Hope was now clouded with Uncertainty.  However by the grace of Allah SWT I was introduced to AMP who volunteered to relieve my financial troubles through their Zakat Distribution program. I was elated and relieved on receiving this timely aid as this meant that I could now concentrate on my studies without any burden on my mind. Indeed Zakat is a very powerful tool which when used effectively has the answer to the financial problems of the entire Ummah. I strongly believe in AMP’s idea of Empowerment through Zakat. I myself now want to use my education as a means of alleviating the problems of those around me. I am strongly inspired by the work AMP is doing and would sincerely like to associate with them in the near future. Today I am a ‘beneficiary’ of Zakat but I dream to become a ‘benefactor’ tomorrow.  I pray to Allah to grant AMP the means of reaching out to and helping as many people as possible through this noble endeavor.”