A staggered 387 million children worldwide live in extreme poverty. Their families struggle to provide them with enough food to eat or basic healthcare. According to the latest figures from UNICEF, nearly 160 million children are stunted from poor nutrition.
For children who have lost one or both parents, life can be incredibly hard. For children who have lost one or both parents, life can be incredibly hard. There are more than 140 million orphans around the world, many of them living in abject poverty and forced to go to work. Orphans are far more livingly to be out of school or victims of child marriage or prostitution. They are vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, malnutrition and disease. This is a global crisis.
Our sponsorship programme safeguards innocent children and supports their basic monthly costs, providing them with vital necessities like food, shelter, clothing, healthcare and education.
What does Islam say about sponsoring an orphan?
By sponsoring an orphan, you can give an innocent little one the chance of a safe and happy childhood, and a brighter future as an adult.
In Islam, sponsoring an orphan is one of the most righteous deeds a Muslim can perform. 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 apart.
Other ways to support vulnerable children
If you’re not able to commit to a monthly orphan sponsorship, there are plenty of other ways you can help to give innocent little ones a brighter future.
You can make a one-off donation to our Education Fund to ensure that vulnerable children can go to school.
You can transform a child’s life today.
The Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said,
“I and the caretaker of the orphan will enter Paradise together like this, raising (by way of illustration) his forefinger and middle finger jointly, leaving no space in between.” [Bukhari]