‘Therefore offer prayer for your Lord, and do the sacrifice.’ (Quran 108:2). ‘Qurbani’ is Arabic for ‘sacrifice’ of an animal (usually a cow, sheep or goat) in the way of Islam whose meat is then distributed among the deserving for consumption.
Posted on Tue, 2014-12-30 12:16
On 19 November 2014 – World Toilet Day, The World Federation appealed to the community for donations to construct 50 toilets in the town of Kallurkot (Punjab Province) - one of Pakistan’s deprived and underprivileged areas. 200 families living here do not have private toilet facilities; moreover, as families struggle with poverty, they cannot afford to construct the lavatories which they so desperately need.
Thanks to the wonderful support of donors who answered this appeal with a donation to the ALI ASGHAR WATER APPEAL, The World Federation has raised £7,450 GBP / $11,950 USD of the £11,450 GBP / $18,150 USD needed to start this project. Access to sanitation services is both a basic human need and a right and your support will ensure that the needs and rights of 200 families in Pakistan are met with dignity and respect.
As we commemorate the final days of the month of Safar leading up to Arbaeen, let us remember the basic human rights that were denied to Imam Husayn (as), his family members and his companions on the plains of Karbala by supporting the ALI ASGHAR WATER APPEAL where £4,000 GBP / $6,200 USD is still needed to start construction of 50 toilets in Pakistan.
Photos (above) – make-shift sanitation facilities where open defecation is a growing and serious issue among the local residents in the town of Kallurkot (Punjab Province)
PLEASE DONATE TODAY: ALI ASGHAR WATER APPEAL
The World Federation’s ALI ASGHAR WATER APPEAL is committed to improving toilet and sanitation conditions as well as providing access to clean water in areas of deprivation across the world. End open defecation and restore the dignity of 200 families living in Kallurkot by sponsoring a lavatory in full or in part with your donation to the ALI ASGHAR WATER APPEAL.
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WF is now launching The Iraq Relief Appeal to raise a target of $200,000 to assist the Internally Displaced People of Iraq.
On 4th December 2015, The World Federation joined other shia organisations under the banner ZAINABIYYA ALLIANCE FOR REFUGEES to lead a second trip to Greece to assist refugees arriving on Europe’s shores. The following is a daily report from a volunteer of our team’s work in Lesvos, Greece.