“I and the one who sponsors an orphan will be in Paradise like these two” -- and he gestured with his forefinger and middle finger, holding them apart. (Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, Al-Bukhaari, 5304).
The sponsoring of an orphan is one of the greatest deeds a Muslim could fulfill, and is a means of entering Paradise. It is said that any Muslim who hears the above hadith should act upon it, as it is his duty and a sure means to be with the Prophet in Paradise (Ibn Hajar in Fath al-Baari, 10/436). It is also an orphan’s right, above all, to be treated well, provided with food, drink, and shelter, and to be taken care of. Therefore, ICNA Relief Canada’s orphan sponsorship program ensures orphans all around the world are given the rights bestowed upon them, both worldly and spiritual. They are also taught to be self-sufficient and independent: one of our previously sponsored orphans recently got into medical school!
Thanks to our generous donors, our Orphan Sponsorship Program has remained our biggest and most popular initiative for many years. In 2017 alone, we were able to raise close to $1 million, thus sponsoring over 3,200 orphans in 9 different countries.
In 2018, by the will of Allah and thanks to your generations donations, over 4400 orphan children received support in 12 different countries. This equals a sum of $1.50 Million being disbursed towards orphans in one year alone. This also included the building of an orphanage in Turkey called "Oasis of Urfa", which serves as a home and symbol of hope for Syrian orphan girls in Turkey. It provides free food, shelter, healthcare, quality living, education, and other basic necessities.
For further detail, please consult our 2018 progress report.
Besides being an act of great reward, sponsoring an orphan costs less than a cup of coffee. The starting price for sponsoring an orphan with us is just $1 per day. That's only $30 per month! Orphans in areas of severe distress can generally be sponsored under $60 per month, or $2 per day.
In order to receive further information or details on this initiative, please contact us directly. You may find our contact information here.
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