Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) said, "Whoever caresses the head of an orphan (in affection), solely for the sake of Allah, a good deed will be written to his account for every hair over which he passed his hand." – narrated by Abu Hurairah
Alarmingly, one child is orphaned every 22 seconds in the world. Life is no doubt hard for these children. Fortunately, there is a system in place today that provides for these children and gives them access to some of the essentials of life such as food, clothing, shelter and even education. Islamic Help’s Sponsor an Orphan campaign strives to improve the livelihood of orphan children who have lost the most important thing in their lives; their parents. This summer I have challenged myself to raise enough money to sponsor 6 of these orphans inshallah but I need your help.
Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) 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. - Narrated by Sahl bin Sa'd
Islamic Help's sponsorship programme aims at providing a haven for orphan children to grow up and pursue their talents in order to become successful individuals and leaders of their community. Currently, Islamic Help is supporting more than 2500 orphans in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
A few important features of the programme include:
Educating children to study their way out of poverty and become leaders in their communities
Psychological support for children who have been victims of war, disaster or suffering
Extra-curricular activities in addition to studies to help them develop mentally and physically outside of school
Proper mentoring provided to children with emotional issues and any other developments
Providing orphans with proper health care, routine check-ups and immunisations
Adequate shelter arrangement either at an orphanage or with a family
Your donation can provide hope to these orphan children and give them the ambition and desire to succeed in life and make the most of the opportunities presented to them. So please kindly dig deep into your pockets, so that we may reap the fruits of this blessed month inshaAllah.