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23 February 2017 / 26. Jamaad-Ul-Awwal 1438

IRED News Archive

Give Life, Change The Future

The World Federation has partnered with Who Is Hussain to provide much-needed lifesaving assistance to some children.

Haiti Hungers for Help

Your generosity allowed us to provide people in Haiti with food and water in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

A Harvest of Hope

Our President, Dr. Moledina, recently had the pleasure of visiting Bilal Muslim Mission in Tanzania and witnessed first-hand the fantastic amount of work going on in the name of the Ahlul Bayt (as).

BLOG: Visiting health centres & refugee camps in Lebanon

Lebanon. As a country, it hosts more than 1.1 million Syrian refugees alone. In September of 2016, I had the opportunity to travel to the country to finally witness the truth behind all the newspaper stories and online articles.

BLOG: A School with a Mission

Our development officer visited The Bilal Comprehensive School in Temeke and met with the students whose education and breakfast is sponsored by The World Federation. Here’s what she saw.

NEWSWIRE: Wheels of Fortune

We are currently working to help young people in India set up Uber & Ola businesses so they can become independent and self-sufficient.

A First on Many Fronts!

The World Federation is honoured to join the Muslim Charities Forum’s Board of Trustees.

Ramadan Relief 1437 Report

Thanks to your incredibly generous support, we distributed $1.3m worth of aid in 14 countries during the Holy month of Ramadan 1437. Read our report.

KPSIAJ Telethon

The Khoja (Pirhai) Shia Isna Asheri Jamaat in Karachi is holding a telethon on Saturday 18th June 2016 - such a great cause!

Ramadan Relief 1437: What goes in our food parcels?

Every Ramadan, the Ramadan Relief Fund distributes food parcels to numerous countries around the world. Each parcel contains enough good quality food to feed a family of four for the whole Holy month of Ramadan.

Europe Refugee Crisis 2016 Report

Between January 2015 and April 2016, almost 1.2 million refugees ed to Europe on unseaworthy boats and dinghies across the Mediterranean Sea. Read how we were able to help them thanks to your generous support.

Launching Ramadan Relief 1437

This year, The World Federation has identified over 73,000 orphans, children, seniors, widows, families and the disabled who need our help during the month of Ramadan.

Yemen Appeal Report 2016

Our Yemen Appeal has been our biggest to date. Read about our work there and how we used our donations.

2015 Relief Annual Report

The International Development’s Relief division is the humanitarian arm of The World Federation of KSIMC where we aim to provide practical solutions for the different challenges faced by men, women and children around the world who lack basic provisions in regions of deprivation, war and natural disasters.

Across The Red Sea NW - French

La guerre actuelle au Yémen a coûté la vie de 8 278 personnes, dont 2 236 enfants, et a fait 16 015 blessés. Le Responsable du Comité International de la Croix-Rouge (le CICR) des opérations au Proche et Moyen-Orient, Robert Mardini a dit que la situation au Yémen est en train de devenir l'un des "conflits oubliés" du monde.

 

Across The Red Sea NW - Gujarati

યમન ની ચાલતી લડાઈ મા, ૮૨૭૮ લોકોની જાનનો દાવો કરી છે, જેમાં ૨૨૩૬ બચ્ચા 

સમાવીશટ હતા અને બીજા ૧૬૦૧૫ લોકોને ઈજા પહોંચી હતી.  રેડ કરોસ ઇનટરનેશનલ

કમિટી ના પ્રમુખ (ICRC), રોબરટ મરડીની, નજીક અને મીડલ ઇસટના લશ્કર હાલચાલમાં 

છે, એમને કહ્યું કે યમન ની સતીથી દુનીયા મા એક “ભુલાઈ ગયેલી નો જગડો છે”.

Qurbani Appeal Report 2015

In keeping with the annual ritual of Qurbani, The World Federation facilitates the slaughtering of goats (qurbani) where the meat is then distributed among the poor and needy. Read the report from 2015.

Zainabiyya Alliance for Refugees Volunteer Blogs

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.

Easy Fundraising – raise money while you shop!

Did you know you can raise funds for The World Federation while you shop online? Easy Fundraising is a company which has partnered up with many popular retailers, such as Amazon, John Lewis, Boots, ASOS, Tesco and many insurance and utility companies so that when you buy something from their websites, a percentage of the money goes to us!

Europe Refugee Crisis 2015: Lesvos Trip Report

As of October 2015, over 705,000 refugees have fled to Europe on unseaworthy boats and dinghies across the Mediterranean Sea. More than 3,200 refugees have died or are missing. In response to this emergency, The World Federation and the Council of European Jamaats (CoEJ) partnered to provide humanitarian aid to the thousands of refugees arriving on the Greek island of Lesvos.

Mass Marriage Report - June 2015

Many men and women living in Pakistan’s northern province of Gilgit-Baltistan wish to marry, but for economic reasons, they cannot afford to do so. In a region where incomes are low and cultural expectations call for community participation in wedding day celebrations, many families simply cannot manage to save up for a wedding.

Europe Refugee Crisis: Volunteer Reflections From Lesvos, Greece

Our humanitarian mission to Greece is all about extending help to the masses of refugees seeking asylum from a life of persecution and violence. It is 22:30 Greek Time when we arrive at the furthest point on the coast of Skala in Lesvos. This point is marked by a lighthouse that stands on it. Upon our arrival, we meet a group of about 60 Afghani Shias who had taken shelter in an abandoned house with nothing but a fire to keep them warm.

The best Eid gift you can give - £25 to save an individual Syrian refugee for one month

This Eid may your house be filled with loved ones, your table laden with delicious dishes and desserts, may your walls echo laughter and happiness; a day of celebration. However, this Eid will be one full of sadness and worry for our Muslim brothers and sisters from Syria, known as ‘refugees’ to the world; though they are like us, with hopes and dreams for their loved ones and family.

Sponsored Readathon

Buzz Ideazz, the Children’s Islamic Library and Stanmore Jaffery’s have come together to help with this year’s Children Helping Children campaign as part of Ramadhan Relief!

Ramadhan Relief Fund 1436-2015 Progress Report

The World Federation’s Ramadhan Relief Fund 1436 is hard at work distributing food baskets, cash gifts and other aid to families living in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Djibouti, India, Iraq, Kenya, Madagascar, Pakistan, Palestine, Tanzania and Uganda.

Yemen Emergency Appeal - An update

On Tuesday 2 June 2015 (15th Shabaan 1436), Shan-E-Abbas Hassam, Councillor and Head of International Development, gave an update on The World Federation's Yemen Emergency Appeal.

Ramadhan Relief Fund 1436: 20 days to go!

Since the days of Marhum Mulla Asgharali M.M. Jaffer, the Ramadhan Relief Fund (RRF) has been providing food and other support to thousands of families struggling with poverty during the month of Ramadhan.

Ramadhan Relief Fund 1436: 36 Days To Go… ARE YOU READY?

While thousands of Muslims across the globe are filled with great anticipation of what this blessed and spiritual month brings, others, including orphans, widows, seniors, children and the disabled, are dealing with the struggles their daily life brings.

Emergency appeal for the people of Yemen

There is a major humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Recent events have led to hundreds of people killed and many more injured. Thousands have fled their homes and are struggling to find basic necessities, such as food, water and shelter.

Ali Asghar Water Appeal

The World Federation has received a request to build 200 water well hand pumps in District Mianwali, District Bhakkar and District DI Khan in Pakistan’s Punjab Province.

'The Displaced' Documentary

According to the United Nations, Iraq is struggling with one of the largest internally displaced populations in the world - an estimated 1.8 million people - because of the extremist insurgent group known as ISIS (Da’esh).

Rebuilding Lives in the Philippines

On 8 November 2013, when category 5 Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, hit the Philippines, it caused extensive damage to housing, livelihoods and infrastructure across nine of the country’s poorest provinces.

Change A Life Every Day!

As 2014 comes to an end and we take stock of our affairs, it is a time to be grateful for all that Allah (SWT) has blessed us with and also a time to consider those who have been less fortunate than us.

Eid al Hajj 1435: 910 Goat Qurbanis Completed

Each year, in the Islamic month of Zilhajj, Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al Hajj, a religious holiday also known as the “Festival of Sacrifice”. This year, this event fell on the Gregorian calendar date of 5th October 2014.

Ali Asghar Water Appeal: World Toilet Day - 19th November

For many years now, World Toilet Day has been marked by various organizations all over the world. However, in 2013, World Toilet Day was officially recognised by the United Nations as a day to raise awareness of sanitation issues.

Eid Dinner with the Charity Commission

The Muslim Charities Forum (MCF) and the Charity Commission jointly hosted an Eid dinner held at the Muslim Cultural heritage Centre on Thursday 16th October 2014.

N2K Walk 2013: Community Upliftment Project

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.

Qurbani - Sacrifice in the Way of Prophet Ibrahim (as)

‘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.

Eid al Hajj 1435 - Arrange your Qurbani today in time for Eid

‘It is not their flesh or their blood that reaches God. Rather, it is your God-wariness that reaches Him…’
(Holy Qur’an 22:37). The practice of Qurbani dates back to the time when God ordered Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his only son...

Iraq Relief Report

WF is now launching The Iraq Relief Appeal to raise a target of $200,000 to assist the Internally Displaced People of Iraq.

The World Federation launches Iraq Relief Fund

The World Federation has launched the Iraq Relief Fund to assist those who have been internally displaced in Iraq. InshAllah, through your support, it is intended that The World Federation will provide basic necessities, such as food, clothing, blankets etc.

Ramadhan Relief 1435: Ramadhan in Mosul – Iraq

Ramadhan Relief in Iraq has started where food baskets have been prepared and are being distributed to families. The World Federation has sent a member of its own team to Iraq to assist with Ramadhan Relief efforts as well as to assess the overall humanitarian needs in the region.

The World Federation launches Emergency Appeal for Bosnia Floods

Almost one-third of Bosnia has been affected after the worst flooding since modern records began. It has been confirmed that at least 35 people have died in Servia and Bosnia and about a quarter of Bosnia-Hercegovina’s four million people are without clean water.

Pakistan Relief: Donors needed to sponsor 8 new homes for homeless families

In Pakistan’s Baluchistan province, The World Federation has identified 8 homeless families who since the 2010 floods have been living in makeshift shelters. 2 families are living in tents, 3 families are living in mud houses and 3 families are living in straw built dwellings. Our partner in Pakistan described the living condition of these families as “painful”.

Pakistan Relief: World Federation builds 21 new homes for flood victims

Donations made to The World Federation’s PAKISTAN RELIEF FUND go a long way in helping those who live in severe poverty across Pakistan. Thanks to the support of donors from around the world, 21 new families comprising 139 individuals were gifted a new home complete with lavatory facilities across 7 villages in Pakistan’s subdivision of Tando Bago.

Fill My Cup Appeal | Back to School Campaign

As our children head back to school after the long summer break, the start of a new academic year is often one many look forward to – it is an opportunity to meet friends, start in a new class and learn lots of new and exciting things!

Are you going to Iraq for Arba’een this year?

If one of our Shia goes for Imam Husayn (as)’s Ziyarat, then he will not return but all his sins will be forgiven. For every step that he or his mount takes, 1,000 virtues are written for him, 1,000 sins are forgiven and his status is elevated by a 1,000 degrees.' (Bihar al-Anwar, volume 101;  Kamil al-Ziyaraat)

If  you have been blessed with the opportunity to go to Iraq this Arba’een and are doing the walk from Najaf to  Karbala, why not help fundraise for the poor and needy at the same time?

Syrian Refugee Appeal: The impact on Lebanon

Since the upsurge of the conflict in Syria (March 2011), more than 2.1 million Syrians have fled their homes only to take refuge in bordering countries or within Syria itself. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), over 600,000 people have escaped to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.

Ali Asghar Water Appeal: The World Federation builds 25 wells in Northeast Kenya

Kenya is one of the world’s 30 poorest countries, with more than half the country’s population living below the poverty line.   In Northeast Kenya, this is especially the case where there is twice the relative poverty headcount and people suffer from poor infrastructure, low literacy and limited access to health care.

United Nations - World Toilet Day – 19 November 2013


For many years, international and civil society organizations have been marking ‘World Toilet Day’ all over the world.  However it was not until July 2013 that the United Nations officially declared 19 November as ‘World Toilet Day’. The objective of World Toilet Day is to make sanitation problems a global priority and bring about changes in behaviour and policy on issues ranging from improving water management to ending open defecation.

Philippines Typhoon Haiyan: Aid yet to reach thousands in need

On Friday 8 November 2013, one of the most powerful storms on record struck the coast provinces of Leyte and Samar in the Philippines.  The typhoon headed west, sweeping through six central Philippine islands while carrying winds of up to 235km/h with gusts of 275km/h and waves as high as 15m. Initial reports indicated that as many as 10,000 people may have died.
 

The World Federation gifts 7 new wells and 5 hand pumps – Pakistan

The World Wildlife Fund reported that by 2025, Pakistan will be on the brink of a major water shortage, with 33 percent less water than it needs. Already, too few dams exist to contain rainwater and millions of gallons flow out to sea each year. In 2010 and 2011 alone, it was reported that nearly 18 million gallons of water streamed out to sea. Today, millions of Pakistanis have no access to clean drinking water and farmers don’t have enough irrigation water to grow good crops.

Support the Najaf to Karbala Walk this Arba’een and help raise funds for Northeast Kenya – Live Telethon Appeal on Ahlulbayt TV on Sunday 15th December 2013

This year several individuals, couples and families will be embarking on the spiritual journey of walking from Najaf to Karbala to commemorate Arba’een.  These people from different parts of the world will unite to complete an 80km walk through war-torn Iraq from the holy city of Najaf to the land of Karbala. They shall walk for three days during the daytime with the scorching desert sun bearing down upon them and they will rest in the evenings in makeshift tents, when the blistering cold takes over as temperatures rapidly plummet.

Yet another attack on the shrine of Sayyidah Zaynab

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.

Syrian Refugee Appeal: The impact on Lebanon

Since the upsurge of the conflict in Syria (March 2011), more than 2.1 million Syrians have fled their homes only to take refuge in bordering countries or within Syria itself. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), over 600,000 people have escaped to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.

Pakistan Relief Fund – 3 years on from the 2010 Floods

The 2010 monsoon floods in Pakistan called for an urgent need for help in a crisis situation. Thanks to the generous, quick and ongoing support of donors from around the globe, The World Federation has been active in providing urgent aid, as well as long term support to the affected men, women and children whose lives were uprooted in a matter of minutes. These families lost their homes, their livelihood and in some instances, their loves ones.

Westgate Mall – 68 killed over 200 injured

At around 12:00pm on Saturday 21st September 2013, as people were shopping or having lunch at the upscale Westgate Shopping Centre in Kenya’s capital, between 10 to 15 militants said to be of Somalian descent opened fire on employees and customers. A children’s day programme was also being held at the time of the incident.