Muslim Hands has established custom-built Schools of Excellence for orphaned and needy children all over the world. We asked Firnas Ithaf; one of the teachers at our Sri-Lanka School of Excellence which caters for nearly 300 pupils, why she thinks these schools are so important: 'The kids who learn in this school are able to access every resource the school provides, which they can never afford by themselves and because of this they are experiencing a standard of education that would otherwise be off limits to them’. Read more here http://bit.ly/1KDkFDo Sponsor an orphan http://bitly.com/1GMdPE7
For all of you that donated Eid gifts to Rohingya refugees, here's a little snapshot of your gifts being distributed in Indonesia. Thank you for spreading some happiness among families that have endured so much. You can still give vital relief to Rohingya in Myanmar and in Indonesia here http://bit.ly/1CgWQy8
For over a week floods have been devastating large areas of Pakistan and Kashmir. Over 300,000 people have been affected and the death toll which is already over 40 is set to rise. Muslim Hands is on the ground delivering aid, but we need your help to continue distributing vital food relief and medical care to flood victims in Chitral, Peshawar and throughout the Punjab. Donate and save lives now http://bit.ly/1IBpBIz
Well done to #teampakistan who won their first match against Nest-Sotra/Nordre Fjell 1 in the Norway Cup 2015!!! The cup is the largest international tournament for youth teams and the fist match sees #teampakistan gaining an impressive 4-0 victory! The team have come so far since they were formed in 2014 with the help of Muslim Hands.They show how street children can achieve anything they put their mind to when given the opportunity. You can find out more about our work with street children here http://bit.ly/1OKk01F
Where would we be without our awesome volunteering community?? One of our super volunteers was busy fundraising all Ramadan. Not only did she manage to raise almost £1,000 for suffering Rohingya Muslims, but she has also contributed three orphan sponsorships, a tube well, a community well and £200 towards our projects with the greatest need. Just shows what a difference one determined individual can make. To find out more about how you can volunteer and fundraise just follow this link http://bit.ly/1JRdUxx
Muslim Hands was proud to be one of the main sponsors of the Nottingham Eid Festival that took place on Sunday 19th July. There was a great turn out and festivities ran late into the night. The Muslim Hands rickshaw in particular caused a real stir! Thank you to everyone who attended. Hope you had as much fun as we did!
Muslim Hands will have a stall at The Salaam Centre Eid Family Fun Day taking place on Sunday 26th July. Our stall will include twelve different varieties of halal sweets for the kids, Gaza t-shirts and Islamic art. All proceeds will go towards our #Motherkind and #Gaza appeals. So come on down and join us for a fun-filled family day out!
Are you up for a challenge this summer? Why not sign up to climb the O2 and raise funds for vulnerable and isolated street children? Not only will you be helping children as young as four who are open to all types of abuse and exploitation because they live on the streets, but you will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to scale the heights of the iconic London landmark, the O2. Once you reach the top you will be treated to breathtaking views of the city. To sign up or find out more just click here http://bit.ly/1CRCLyR
Wishing all of our volunteers a very happy Eid and best wishes for the year ahead! Thank you to all of you that washed cars, ran stalls, organised and helped to run dinners, took part in challenges and collected money in locations all over the UK. Without our volunteers our work wouldn't be possible. You can find out more about getting involved here http://bit.ly/1JRdUxx
Eid Mubarak to all of our donors, volunteers, beneficiaries and staff! Wishing all of you a happy, healthy, blessed Eid. This Ramadan you have sponsored 600 Hifz students, fed half a million people, donated nearly 2,000 water wells, given over £215,000 towards saving the lives of mothers in Afghanistan and provided school buses for the only deaf school in Somalia. And that's not even the half of it! Thank you to everyone who has supported our work this Ramadan. May Allah reward you all Ameen.
Here at Muslim Hands HQ we were all moved by the story of one donor who, after attending one of our Journey to Jannah events gave to our Motherkind appeal. So we thought we would share his inspirational words with you on the last day of Ramadan. ‘Tonight I just completed Shahada. Zakat, I know, is one of the five pillars of Islam, and I've been focusing on meeting all 5 pillars. The reason for me donating is to fulfil my Zakat obligation. The donation was on behalf of myself, with the desire to help those who are in need. When I learned that £10 could buy an olive tree and provide an income for a family it made me recognise how little things could be leveraged to really change lives. When I learned about the large number of deaths that occur during child birth and how preventable these deaths are if these mothers have access to proper medical care I was so moved. When I found out that mothers in Afghanistan didn't have incubators to help prematurely born babies, I just knew this was a worthy cause to donate towards...' Read more http://bit.ly/1LmavWp Donate to Motherkind http://bit.ly/1SknWGF
Hundreds joined us across the UK to walk, fast and pray for Syria. We raised vital funds to help poor and destitute Syrian refugees. JazakAllah khair to everyone who took part, you really are amazing! Walking 5km in the heat of Ramadan is a challenge yet so many of you came to show your support. These photos are from the London event, please tag your friends! For details of our next events, click https://muslimhands.org.uk/events To donate to our Syria appeal: https://muslimhands.org.uk/appeals/syria-crisis
Today could be the last day of Ramadan - do not miss out on the reward of good deeds being multiplied in this blessed month. Our new website makes donating really easy and we're also happy to receive your donations over the phone. Donate now: Call: 0115 911 7222 (Lines open till midnight) Online: https://muslimhands.org.uk/donate #RisforRamadan
There are just a few days of this blessed month left. Don't miss out on the opportunity to earn the extra reward for good deeds this month. Pay your Zakat and Zakat al-Fitr before the end of the month. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever draws near to Allah during it (Ramadan) with a single characteristic from the characteristics of (voluntary) goodness, he is like whoever performs an obligatory act in other times. And whoever performs an obligatory act during it, he is like whoever performed seventy obligatory acts in other times.” (Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, no. 1887) Pay now: Call: 0115 911 7222 (Lines open till midnight) Zakat: https://muslimhands.org.uk/zakat Fitrana: https://muslimhands.org.uk/donate/ramadan/zakat-al-fitr-fitrana #RisforRamadan