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How to Sponsor Palestinian Orphans

Gaza has been going through an unprecedented crisis in recent history. The situation in Gaza is complex and desperate, where more than 20,000 orphans are waiting to be rescued. Due to the ongoing strikes, the number of orphaned children is increasing on a daily basis. The current death toll stands at 28,663, and the number of injured people remains at 68,395. Gaza’s healthcare system has been severely affected and is barely functioning. A lack of the required medical care puts individuals at risk of losing their lives. In these dire circumstances, there is an ever-increasing need to support the remaining people and children of Gaza.  

It is important to keep on raising awareness about the condition of orphans in Gaza. According to intellectuals and philanthropists, a permanent ceasefire is the only solution to save the people of Gaza. In current conditions, there is a pressing need to support charitable organisations working to help the desperate situation in Palestine. 

Sponsor an Orphan in Palestine

By sponsoring an orphan in Gaza, you can help vulnerable children who have lost immediate family members. Left without the care of loved ones, these children are faced with huge survival challenges. By donating towards a sponsorship package, you can save many distressed lives. Spending money on orphans is a commendable act in Islam. In the words of a hadith: 

“Blessed is the wealth of the Muslim, from which he gives to the poor, the orphan and the wayfarer” [Bukhari 1465] 

Orphans in Need is running successful orphan sponsorship programmes in Palestine and other areas affected by violence or disaster. Join hands with our teams in providing the essential gifts of food, water, warm clothes, and shelter to orphaned and widowed families in Palestine. You can donate to Orphans in Need to sponsor an orphan in Gaza. With just £30 a month, you can fund the basic survival needs of Gaza’s children.  

The Virtue of Charity in Times of Need

Extending a helping hand to distraught children is a great deed of worship. Giving to charity in times of great need is one of the dearest acts in the sight of Allah (SWT). Muslims are strongly encouraged to help those going through trials and hardship. The Prophet (SAW) is reported to have said: 

“The best of deeds is making the believer happy, such as covering his awrah, satisfying his hunger or meeting his need.” [al-Tabarani]   

In another hadith, The Prophet (SAW) mentioned the promise of Allah’s (SWT) mercy for those who try to remove the distress of vulnerable people. 

“The Muslim is the brother of his fellow Muslim; he does not wrong him or let him down. The one who meets the needs of his brother, Allah will meet his needs. Whoever relieves a Muslim of distress, Allah will relieve him of distress on the Day of Resurrection.” [Bukhari 2442] 

The obligation of Zakat and emphasis on voluntary charity highlight the importance of supporting those in need. Allah (SWT) says in the Quran: 

“Those who spend their wealth (in Allah’s Cause) by night and day, in secret and in public, they shall have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve” [al-Baqarah 2:274] 

Other Ways of Supporting Gaza’s Orphans

The scale of destruction in Gaza baffles human consciousness. There is a dire need to help the suffering children and individuals of Gaza. Your donations to charities provide a lifeline to Palestine’s helpless population. However, there are other ways to support the Palestinian cause. According to UNICEF’s recommendations, the following steps will benefit the orphaned children of Gaza in the long run.  

  • Calling for an immediate and permanent ceasefire. 
  • Ensuring the timely and unrestricted delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza. 
  • Evacuation of severely injured and sick people from Gaza for access to the required medical treatment.  

On an individual level, you can also play your part by supporting awareness campaigns about the Gaza crisis. It is also necessary to educate friends and family members about the state of orphaned children in Palestine. As advised in the faith, it is important for Muslims to engage in dua for the affected children, particularly in the blessed month of Ramadan. Dua is the weapon of a believer against trials and tribulations. Remember the affected families during the blessed times of fasting this Ramadan.  

Other Orphan Support Projects

Orphans in Need is also operating other support programmes for orphan children. These include Global Orphan Care, Widow and Orphan Food Parcels and Iftar for an Orphan. Your generous donations to any of these appeals will enable our teams to give an orphan child a better chance to live. Donate today to save the endangered lives of Gaza.  

“Whoever saves the life of a person is as if he has saved the life of the whole of humankind.” [Al-Quran 5:32]