“…the person who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will be in Paradise…”
53 million. The number of orphans worldwide without one or both parents to give them a home, and the feeling of love and safety. Many are left vulnerable to poverty, sickness, and other dangers of the world. When a child loses a parent, their whole world is turned upside down. First comes the emotional trauma of losing the one who truly loved them, protected them, and cared for them; knowing nothing can ever truly fill that void. Then, the other hardships appear: how to find enough food, pay for rent, school, and health care. The question becomes: without the basics to survive, how will they ever build a better future? This is where YOU come in. By making a donation and raising awareness of their concerns, you play a large role in filling the gap in their lives, and in showing them they are not on their own.
Faith Ottawa is partnering with Islamic Relief Canada to sponsor Orphans, and raise donation for those children whom needs it the most. Please support our campaign and donate generously. May Allah SWT reward you manifold.
Islamic Relief Canada's Orphan Charity Program
How we’re supporting orphans and children in need
At Islamic Relief, we don’t believe in simply providing one-off care to support children and orphans in need. We instead invest in children’s long-term futures, supporting their families, carers and local communities to provide long-lasting safe sustainable solutions to poverty and inequality.
We work as a Muslim orphan charity to provide child-friendly safe spaces, empower communities and develop long-term solutions to poverty and critical issues such as human trafficking, child labour, and child marriage.
We support children across the globe in a variety of ways, including: sponsoring orphaned children across the globe, providing schooling, regular meals and financial support for careers/families, providing Syrian refugee children with critical education, housing and nutritional support, offering critical food aid to severely malnourished children in conflict-fueled Yemen, and ensuring that children living with disabilities and the trauma of war in Gaza can access critical medical and psychosocial care.
By providing nutritional services, health care, water solutions, education and family livelihood support, as well as striving to tackle critical issues including gender-based violence, child labour and climate change with affect local communities and in particular young girls, we’re not only transforming futures; we’re saving lives.
Orphan Charity: Save a child’s life today
Every child deserves the best start in life: a happy home, a safe place to play and access to quality education, medical care and nutrition.
However, for the 1 in 5 children worldwide living in extreme poverty, many of these simple necessities and rights are out of reach. Instead, their life is incredibly challenging, with the risk of illiteracy, disease, child labour, lifelong poverty and even death.
Living in refugee camps, traumatized by war or simply unable to go to school in their local community due to crippling poverty, these children and orphan kids lack the means to keep safe at home, access critical education and medical and/or psychosocial care. Their futures look unsafe, uncertain and bleak.
“The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: ‘I and the one who looks after an orphan will be like this in Paradise,’ showing his middle and index fingers and separating them.” (Bukhari)
By donating, or sponsoring an orphan, you can help save an orphan and transform the lives of vulnerable children around the world.
Giving charity to orphans in Islam
Charity protects one from calamity, acts as shade on the Day of Judgement, and showers us in Allah’s (SWT) blessings. Your Zakat and Sadaqah Jariyah when you sponsor an orphan or provide medical and education support to needy children contains so much barakah.
The importance of giving charity to orphans in Islam is highlighted by Prophet Muhammad (SAW): “The best house among the Muslims is the house in which orphans are well-treated. The worst house is the one in which orphans are ill-treated.” [Bukhari]
Not only will your donation mean that orphans and their families benefit immediately but these programs will provide the tools to support themselves and pass on to the next generation, and the benefit will be ongoing. It is a Sadaqah Jariyah unlike any other!
This means the effect of your one donation will be multiplied to help orphan after orphan and family after family access food, medical care, clean water, and education in a dignified manner for years to come. It is the gift that keeps giving, and will continuously help you to earn rewards.
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