Friday, 7 April 2017

Good Deed for Friday: Orphanage and Quran School in Uganda

I hope to publish an irregular blog post on some Fridays, sharing a charitable campaign or a beneficial project that readers can donate to or contribute to in some way.

This week the focus is on Sheikh Faisal Ddungu's campaign to raise funds for the IQRA Children's Education Centre and Quran Memorization Centre and orphanage in Uganda. The school is run by a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening, enhancing enriching student’s interest in science education in general and the Quran in particular. 

Sheikh Ddungu has built a school and orphanage where 45 children have succeeded in becoming Hafiz (memorizing Quran).  The next phase of the campaign seeks to provide an adult literacy classes, a computer lab and a free clinic on the premises.




How You Can Help?

Their latest building project is a new building designed to house over 50 students and orphans. The building, which is approved by the Ugandan Board of Education, will cost over $30,000.  This will include the cost of construction, building materials, beds, desks, chairs, dining hall equipment, and other supplies. 

After this building is built, another building “The IQRA Clinic” will be quickly under way and provide free healthcare to thousands of people in Uganda.

To find out more and donate, you can see the campaign details here.

There is a hadith that says that Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said while talking about Friday, “There is a time on it (i.e. Friday) at which Allah grants the request of any Muslim servant who, at this time, happens to be asking Allah for something while standing in Prayer” And the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) pointed with his hand to indicate that this period of time is very short. (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

I always feel better asking for something, having tried to do something good myself. If you have a little time, please visit the Launch Good page for thisproject and see if you can help.

If you have a charitable or outreach project or campaign that you want to promote, please get in touch via umm_salihah @ yahoo.co.uk







Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said:

“The best day on which the sun has risen is Friday; on it Adam was created; on it he was made to enter Paradise; on it he was expelled from it; and the [last] hour (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) will take place on no day other than Friday.” (Muslim)

Who is he that will loan to Allah a beautiful loan which Allah will double unto his credit and multiply it many times?’ ~ Quran 2:245 

Those who spend their wealth in the Cause of Allaah, and do not follow up their gifts with reminders of their generosity or with injury, their reward is with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve” ~ Quran 2: 261-262

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Allah said: ‘Spend, O son of Adam, and I shall spend on you.’” (Bukhaari, 5073; Muslim, 993)

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