“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 close together. (Bukhari)
Every day, an estimated 10,000 children become orphans. Children like Mohammed, from Aleppo. His father passed away recently, and his mother has struggled to care for him and his brother.
Mohammed has scoliosis, and had to leave behind his braces when he fled his home in Aleppo. Now they live in a tent that doesn’t protect them from the rain or blistering heat. “Yesterday, I took him to the doctor who told me that my son needed an operation but it’s very expensive,” explained his mother.
“Muhammed, he can’t do anything, he can’t even play with other children, or they’ll taunt him.
“After my husband passed away, everything became difficult. [Mohammed] asks me where is my dad? I say that your dad has died, he went to Jannah.
“I just want to live safely with my children. I don’t need anything more than that.”
Change a life
For little Mohammed, change starts here. With each of us. Your sponsorship will give a child like Mohammed the opportunity that all children deserve – a chance to be healthy, protected, and educated.
£35 per month helps to cover the cost of food, shelter, clothes, healthcare and learning materials. That’s just £1.15 per day!
With the spread of COVID-19, orphaned children are facing more insecurity than ever, and we urgently need more sponsors for hundreds of vulnerable children across nine countries.
You can choose where you sponsor a child, as well as their age and gender – or you can leave it to our Orphan and Child Welfare Team to select the child in the most urgent need of sponsorship. It takes just a few minutes to register, and to change a child’s life.
Why sponsor through Human Appeal?
We’ve been helping supporters to sponsor orphans for 30 years. Currently, our supporters are sponsoring 13,279 orphans across nine countries. We’ve witnessed how one sponsorship can change a whole future, and we’ve developed a programme that puts the child’s needs first.
In order to qualify for child sponsorship, an orphaned child must remain in school, which safeguards their right to an education and a future, and helps to give them the tools to support themselves once they become young adults in the world. We also provide training to their mothers or caregivers about protection, helping to safeguard them from common risks and dangers.
This Ramadan, entrust your precious charity to us and change a young life. It’s a beautiful Sadaqah Jariyah; the safety, knowledge and health that you provide an orphan with will benefit them for the rest of their lives, and bring blessings upon you too!
Child protection: the safest place for your orphan sponsorship
Our number one priority in all our work is protecting the rights, dignity and safety of the people we support. Human Appeal has vigorous checks, measures, and policies to ensure that all children and vulnerable people that we work with are protected from harm. We have designated child protection coordinators, who ensure that our Child Protection Policy is followed, that children are protected, and that any complaints are reported and escalated.
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “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 close together.In Islam, sponsoring an orphaned child is one of the most righteous deeds a Muslim can perform.