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SPONSORING AN ORPHANED CHILD BESTOWS THE GIFT OF A NEW LIFE AND BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR CHILDREN WHO MAY BE LEFT HELPLESS AND ALONE.

Prior to the Islamic era, the orphan was an often overlooked or ignored member of society. When the light of Islam dawned, Allah ﷻ elevated the status of this helpless individual.

 

“They ask you (O Muhammad ) what they should spend. Say: Whatever you spend of good must be for parents and kindred and orphans and al-Masakin (the poor) and the wayfarers, and whatever you do of good deeds, truly, Allah knows it well.”  (Qur’an, 2:215)

 

The fact that Allah ﷻ speaks about kindness towards the orphans alongside mentioning kindness towards one’s parents and family is not merely coincidental. He does so to show us that the care we provide to an orphan must be at par with the care we provide to our loved ones. Just as we would ensure the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our children and our parents, we must ensure the same level of well-being for any orphan.

 

We take care of many orphans and underprivileged children around the world including Kenya, Uganda, Pakistan
(Swat NWFP & Kashmir ), and Gaza.

 

Our goal is to instil change and hope by providing the children with support in their areas of need. Such as Water, Food, Education, Health and Clothing.

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP: 

Sponsor an orphan through our fully comprehensive sponsorship for £25 per month or £300 one off to cover a child’s basic needs.

If the orphan is in a boarding school the widow or guardian still receive a monthly amount. You will receive information about your orphan yearly.

Sponsor groups of children from £10 per month or £120 one off through our Orphan/Child sponsorship programme.

The monies collected will be used to support children in their areas of need. Such as Water, Food, Education, Health and Clothing.

Prophet Muhammad (S) said ‘I and the person who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will be in Paradise like this,’ (putting his index and middle fingers together). – Sahih al-Bukhari

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Lamis Hamad pictured above is from Gaza, she was orphaned on the 7th of July 2014; her parents were violently taken from this world, victims of a bomb landing on their home killing them, Lamis’s 2 uncles, grandmother, and cousin.

 

She is just of one of the thousands of children who are orphaned through war, Lamis was only 6 months old when tragedy struck, leaving her and her 3 siblings parentless and with no income, they are now taken care of by their Uncle who already has 7 children; his income alone cannot fulfil the family’s needs.

ISRA UK has registered Lamis on our long-term Orphan Programme and will assist her every month, enabling the guardian to provide essential basics, lessening the pressure on the family; we will support her and many more needy children through our Child Welfare scheme, for as long as there is a need, and for as long as we have support from our donors, that has been our role for over 30 years now.

“Blessed is the wealth of the Muslim, from which he

  gives to the poor, the orphan and the wayfarer.”

   (Muslim)