Tuesday 17 August 2010

Pakistan Floods Crisis

I am sure I am not the only one watching events unfold in Pakistan at the moment, feeling horrified and helpless. Anjelina Jolie recently hit the nail on the head when she said that many people wanted to help but were unsure about the best way to help. Of course there are charities trying to get aid to the people:

Islamic Relief Pakistan Flood Appeal

Oxfam International: Pakistan Floods 2010

Muslim Hands: Pakistan Flood Crisis

Helping Hands: Pakistan Flood Crisis

UNICEF Pakistan Flood Children's Appeal

Disasters Emergency Committee: Pakistan Floods Appeal

Can any brothers or sisters advise as to what is the best and most effective way to help?


  1. Salaam sis. I'd like to leave a comment on how NOT to help. At my previous masjid they are doing a clothing drive. Seriously. Take the clothes, sell them yard sale style, and send the money. Or keep the clothes and take the $ required to ship them and send it to a bona-fide relief agency.

    I know people have good intentions but what in the world do you want with a pair of jeans when your baby is hungry and you have no pot to cook the rice you don't have in??

    May Allah help them and may Allah swt remind us all of our obligation to our ummah. Ameen.

  2. Look at this crisis camp wiki, who are looking at ways to help using IT:


  3. Al-Khidmat Foundation, Pakistan is there on the ground, and one of the most reliable and organized non-government relief agency. http://al-khidmatfoundation.org/

  4. Salaam, Thank you for sharing these pictures. They serve as a visual reminder to me that I have nothing to complain about. Even though my family has recently suffered a tragedy and my grief is so deep, our blessings are abundant. Our zakat this blessed month of Ramada will be going to Pakistan.

  5. Assalam-alaikam Dear Sisters,
    your comments have been a real help jazakh'Allah-khairun.