Emergency Myanmar Burma Appeal
Will you help ? £55 will provide food for a family
The Burmese Rohingya Muslim’s are recognised as one of the world’s most persecuted minorities, stateless and living in constant fear.
Living in make-shift camps on the border between Burma and Bangladesh, they are in desperate need of food, shelter and medical aid. With your kind donations we can help them survive in these difficult times.
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FidyaFor those who are unable to fast due to difficulty (elderly, terminally ill, pregnant, breastfeeding etc.), a compensation must be given by feeding a poor person for every day of fasting not observed. Elderly, sick and other individuals who live in poverty and can’t afford to pay the fidya are not required to do so. Young and healthy individuals who miss fasts due to travel or sickness should make up the fast once their travels are over or they recover from sickness – and no fidya is required for those cases. There are different ways of fulfilling ones fidya by feeding the poor – as Allah (SWT) has left the commandment to be general when he said “And as for those who can fast with difficulty, they have to feed a poor person” [Al-Qur’an 2:184].
Share the happines this Eid by giving an orphaned or disadvantaged child a gift through the this ummah. Your donation will be used to buy items such as a school bag or equipment, together with items designed to bring a smile such as toys and sweets. The gifts are distributed on the days of Eid to families identified by our local staff.
Wish to get your Qurban meat this year?
Each year, by the grace of Allah (swt), many of us rush to secure our Qurbani. We make sure the most impoverished people receive the best Qurbani we can provide them. We select only the healthiest animals, ensuring high quality meat for those whose diets lack so much. We try to help the most vulnerable people first – women, children, the elderly, and refugees of war and disaster are always our priority. Give your Qurbani donation today. The prices are for a goat, sheep, or 1/7th of a cow (depending on country).
What is Qurban
Qurban lexically means approaching. Thereupon, sacrificing an animal means to sacrifice an animal out of the goods that Allah gave in order to approach Him and attain his pleasure and consent.
Allah states the following in the Chapter al-Hajj: “It is not their meat nor their blood that reaches Allah: it is your piety that reaches Him.” (22/37). Accordingly, it is understood that the real aim of sacrificing an animal is to fulfill the order of Allah and show that one fears Allah. It means we can sacrifice even our most valuable things if Allah asks us. The aim is to show that we can even sacrifice our lives just like Hazrat Ibrahim (Abraham) who decided to sacrifice his son, Ismail (Ishmael). In a sense, qurban means we can get rid of the feeling of loving worldly possessions and sacrifice everything for the sake of Allah.
What happens to all those children left helpless after disaster strikes or war begins? Many young children are left parentless and must fend for themselves; forgoing a warm meal, a roof over their heads and a safe place to sleep. We have continued and extended our work with orphanages and charities across the globe to provide annual support to children in such circumstances.
An orphan is a person who has lost his father or both his parents before the age of maturity. The Prophet (pbuh) was an orphan too and as such, orphans hold a special place in Islam. Anyone, whom Allah (s.w.t) has chosen to be the guardian of an orphan must be steadfast and must give these rights to the child.
Want to contribute to Water Project’s?
In many underdeveloped countries people are forced to drink polluted water and feed their children food prepared with contaminated water. This often causes disease and can even lead to death.
A donation of just £30 per month allows us to provide clean water for 10 people for life. Finding water is a daily challenge for young girls, moms and sons. With a donation today, you can lift this burden. Providing a reliable and safe water source will unlock potential by returning time for study, work, and imagination.
Kebire Trust provides food parcels to help widows and orphans affected by poverty in Sudan. Many widows in the countries we work with such as Sudan, Yemen and India and throughout Asia and Africa, rely on your generosity to feed their families month by month. In 2016 your donations meant we were able to provide meals to needy widows and orphans, with your help we aim to provide even more this year.
A food pack is a valuable lifeline when a family loses everything of the house to an accident or disease. How else would a widow feed herself and her family when she has no money and no resources? For just £30, that’s around a third of your average weekly shopping bill, we can feed a family of five for an entire month.
In Islam, Zakat is the fourth pillar. Zakat refers to purification in general and purification of wealth in particular, therefore, those Muslims who have wealth over a certain ratio, they are liable to pay Zakat on it and give it to those who are less fortunate and don’t have sufficient means to live their life in a standard way.
Pertaining to the question of Zakat, the skeptic ones ask the question that why do they have to pay from their earned money and wealth to the others? The answer to which is as follows.
Besides the fact that Zakat is an obligation and fulfillment of it leads to a Muslim getting reward from Allah Almighty and intentional swerving from it leads to a Muslim receiving punishment from Him, there are other reasons which one can find pertaining to the importance of Zakat.