It is a duty for us all to do whatever we can to help the orphans. Allah (swt) says in the Holy Qur’an: “Have you seen the one who denies the Recompense [the religion]? For that is the one who drives away the orphan” (Al Ma’un: 1-2). If we ignore our orphans, we are not following our belief and religion.
It is narrated that Imam Ali (as) while in his last breaths of his life was giving his death will to his sons (A) saying: “Allah with your orphans, do not ignore their cries, and do not allow them to get lost in your presence, for I heard the holy messenger (PBUH) of Allah say: “Whoever helps an orphan until he becomes independent, Allah will make the reward of the heavens an obligation, just as he made the punishment of hell fire obligatory for the one who unlawfully eats the money of an orphan”.
Indeed, his sons cared so much for the orphans and their fight for justice and equality meant that they also left young orphans behind. The battle of Karbala resulted in many wives being widowed and children being orphaned. We tend to remember these orphans only at the time of Muharram and Safar. Are we going to do the same for the forgotten orphans of Iraq?
Sponsors can choose any of the following types of sponsorship:
Full sponsorship: This means you sponsor one orphan by paying £40 a month. This is equivalent to just over £1 a day.
Co-sponsorship: This means you share sponsorship of an orphan with someone else. You pay £20 a month. You can share with someone you know or we can find another co-sponsor.
Family sponsorship: A unique opportunity to sponsor a whole family of 3 – 5 orphans and their mother for £200 a month.
If you are a full sponsor of a child or you sponsor a family, then you may be able to meet your sponsored child(ren) in Iraq if you wish to do so. This needs to be arranged with our NRF offices in Iraq.
Once you register to fully sponsor an orphan or a family, you will receive a sponsorship card with details about your sponsored orphan(s), including their name, picture and some other details about the orphan(s).
You will also regularly receive updates about your sponsored child(ren) every year.
We define an orphan as a child under the age of 17 who has lost his/her father and their guardian is financially poor.
No, there is no limit on how many orphans you can sponsor.
At Noor Relief Fund, we want to give all orphans an equal opportunity to be sponsored, therefore, we have chosen not to give sponsors the choice of which orphan to sponsor.
But please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any specific requirements which we may be able to accommodate.
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