This post has nothing to do with the art and architecture of Islam, but it has something to do with being a Muslim and being a human in general.
In he spirit of the sacred month of Ramadan, I would like to invite you to take a brief moment from your busy schedules and visit the website below – please click o the picture to go to the said site.
Tauheedul Relief is an online charity website based in the United Kingdom for those who would like to donate to Muslims around the world – specifically the children and their family – who are caught in a worrying state due to the circumstances they live in.
The plight of the Rohingya people of Burma and the ongoing terror in Syria are two of the top priority appeals currently on the Tauheedul Relief agenda. Here are excerpts from the websites about the situation of these people –
On the Burmese Rohingya situation –
As the crisis in Burma escalates, thousands of children and their families are fleeing to neighbouring Bangladesh and Thailand. The outburst against the Rohingya, often described as one of the world’s most oppressed groups, comes after weeks of ethnic violence in the Rakhine state in the west of Burma that has left more than 80 dead and up to 100,000 people living in a ‘desperate’ situation.
As the blessed month of Ramadan began, we distributed food aid to poor Rohingian children and their families in Thailand as part of our Global Food Programme (Iftar). We have expanded our food aid programme in Arkan (Rakhine State, Burma) where thousands of children and families are affected. We are also delivering aid in Maesot (Thailand-Burma border) and other regions where hundreds of Rohingian families are arriving daily.
On the Syrian situation –
Over the past year, we have seen the conflict and tragedy in Syria reach terrible levels. The suffering of innocent women and children is heartbreaking to see. The United Nations estimates that over 10,000 people have died and 100,000 people are displaced from their homes. Each day, thousands of families are caught up in the violence; refugees fleeing their homes, without food, shelter or clothing. Our Save the Children of Syria aid programme began in Jordan where thousands of refugees from Syria have gathered.
Read more about our programme and field visit in our newsletter. We are also delivering aid to children and their families inside Syria. During Ramadan, we have arranged to distribute aid in Homs and other cities inside Syria.
Beside these two appeals, you can also donate to other causes such as giving donations for the Iftar, or breaking the fast for needy families on Ramadan or sponsor to pay for an operation for a child with cleft lip. You can choose your type of donation, the country you want the funds to go to, and the donation type. The donations (under the current appeals tab) runs from a mere £10 (about USD15, or BND20) to a few hundred pounds.
The worrying situation of Islamic children around the world keeps escalating from day to day. From Burma, to India, to Syria and Palestine, Muslims, children and women are continually being oppressed for their beliefs, for their political stance, for simply who they are. If you have some funds to spare, I am sure the people who you gave the donations to will be very grateful.