On Thursday 7 November 2013, 4 shells were fired at the Shrine of Sayyidah Zaynab. One of the shells struck one of the minarets causing minor damage. Another hit the courtyard, injuring 30 people, 15 of which were women and children.
Updated on 12 March 2018
All over the world, innocent children are suffering in one way or another. Some are starving. Some have no families. Some are homeless and have no safe place to sleep at night. They live in a state of constant fear and unhappiness.
Last Ramadhan, whilst our volunteers were distributing food baskets in Pakistan, a mother with her two sons (ages 5 and 7) were sitting in the corner of a building. Both of the children were crying and their mother was unable to console them. At the end of the day, one of our volunteers
approached her with a food basket. The mother began crying out loudly and told the volunteer that two months ago her husband was killed in a targeted bomb blast in Karachi. He was the only breadwinner in the family. Since his death, both of her sons were psychologically traumatized and spend their days gazing at the door waiting for their father to come home. She told the volunteer that she was helpless and had no source of income. She continued to weep and became unconscious. Our volunteers quickly arranged for first aid and took her and her children home. As they departed her home, the lady prayed for all of them - ‘may God bless you all’.
The World Federation’s Ramadhan Relief Fund ensures that thousands of children, including orphans, have enough food to eat, have suitable clothes to wear and have their other basic needs met in the hope that they too can look forward to the Holy month of Ramadhan.
This Ramadhan, The World Federation is inviting children and youths from around the world to join our 5th annual Children Helping Children campaign to raise awareness and donations for the Ramadhan Relief Fund.
Here’s how you can help:
CHOOSE A FUNDRAISING IDEA:
This could be anything from reciting a number of Salawats, holding a bake sale or reciting a whole Qur’an. It can be as big or small as you like; everything makes a difference! Email us your full name, age, postal address, email and your fundraising idea.
FIND SPONSORS AND DONORS:
Complete the sponsorship form (download here) and if you want, you can create your own fundraising page at www.justgiving.com (charity name: The World Federation of KSIMC).
COLLECT ALL DONATIONS:
Collect your donations and send them along with your form to The World Federation! Funds collected through Just Giving will automatically be sent to us.
Donations raised will help us provide meals and other essentials to children living in poverty all around the world.
The World Federation is incredibly grateful for all donations and efforts and we would love to hear about your fundraising ideas and events! Tell us how your child is taking part in Children Helping Children on our Facebook (link) and Twitter (link) and tag us in any pictures or videos on Instagram (link) for a chance to be featured on our pages. Use the hashtag #RamadhanRelief1436. Alternatively, you can email pictures and stories to us at (email address).
We’re looking forward to seeing your efforts and helping children all around the world this Ramadhan.
RAMADHAN RELIEF FUND: DONATE ONLINE
In Europe, click here
Rest of the World, click here
Donate directly to your Jamaat Treasurer
For more information, please email [email protected]
In December 2013, the N2K Team, a group of youth from London (UK) walked from the Holy City of Najaf to the land of Karbala during Arbaeen 1435 to raise funds for The World Federation’s ‘Community Upliftment Project in Northeast Kenya’.
The more children you can sponsor, the greater the impact this program will have. Can we count on you?