Narrated Sahl bin Sa'd (ra): The Prophet said,
I and the person who looks after an Orphan and provides for him, will be (together) in Paradise like this - putting his index and middle fingers together. (Saheeh Al Bukhari, Book 8, Volume 73, Hadith 34 )
AllahsWord.com has begun an Orphanage fund where the users of this site can donate money to help in the building of an orphanage in Bangladesh.
This is the 2nd major project undertaken by AllahsWord.com
The first project which has been running for over 6 years now was the building of 2 Mosque & Education Centres in Bangladesh which also supports 20 orphans (10 orphans in each Mosque). Monthly contributions ensures that the orphans are clothed, fed and are receiving an Islamic Education and also ensures that the mosque itself is fully functional and offering the 5 daily prayers.
Every so often (when we can afford it), we double our monthly contribution so that a cow can be slaughtered and cooked which ends up feeding over 300 people. For many of them, this may be the first time that they have eaten meat all year. Other times a cow is slaughtered and the meat is distributed in plastic bags for them to take home to their families. Any money that is left over is reinvested in educational excursions for the orphans as the majority of them have never been outside of their village.
We are pleased to say that Eid prayers were performed for the first time in many years due to the newly constructed mosques with a huge turnout. Extra contributions from us during the month of Ramadan allows for iftar (breaking of fast) programs where the mothers of the orphans and some other local poor and needy are invited to break their fast at the mosque.
The project also holds yearly festivals where the whole community is invited for a day of fun and interaction.
Recently, the Mayor of the area visited the project and was blown away by its impact on the community and the project's success.
A report was given to us about the project and 1 comment stood out to us from the entire report. The person who wrote the report said "Many mothers were coming up to me and asking me when their orphaned child would be able to be included in the program". This comment touched our heart and our eyes became filled with sorrow because we are stretched to our maximum, supporting 20 orphans on our own and we can't afford to take on anymore.
We understand that we can't help every orphan but we were still depressed for a couple of days and feeling helpless. And then it hit us! Why not use our website (AllahsWord.com) to reach out to Muslims who are willing to contribute in the building of an orphanage. Even $1 can make a difference!
The land has already been donated and is awaiting funds to begin the construction of the orphanage. There is no administration fees (except paypal fees) as the entire project is run by volunteers which means that 98% of your contribution will reach its intended destination (Paypal takes around 2%) so you can donate with confidence.
Once the orphanage is constructed, photos will be uploaded to AllahsWord.com so that you will be able to see its progress.
Even though Allah will reward you for your contributions and double whatever you have contributed back to your credit, the liberal reward of having helped a community of your Muslim brothers and sisters is more than enough reward.
We can make a difference!
Why Bangladesh you ask, because we found that our dollar goes a lot further there which means that we can help the maximum number of our Muslim brothers and sisters there with the available funds even though we are not from Bangladesh.
Muslims are one brotherhood regardless of where they are from.
In the sight of Allah, an Orphan from Bangladesh is as equal as a king from Saudi Arabia!
Lets work together in giving our fellow Muslims the basic essentials of life.
This is the first orphanage project and Insha Allah together, we will be able to build orphanages all over the world.
If you can't afford to donate, that's ok, please make dua (Supplications) for the project instead or of course you can do both!
Photos of Current Project(Click on photos to see full size)
Orphans Learning Qur'an
Slaughtering a Cow & Distribution of
Meat & Dry Food
Jummah (Friday) Prayers
Ramadan Iftar (Breaking of Fast) Program
Eid Prayers - Eid Ul Fitr
Eid Ul Udha Prayers
Annual Festival & Fun Day
Final Days of Ramadan 2010
Massive Iftar Program 200+ Locals
(Download PDF Below)
Orphanage Project Update!
Al Humdoolilah (All Praise is Due to Allah)!
Stage 1 of the 'AllahsWord.com Orphanage' has been completed!
We couldn't raise enough funds to build the orphanage out of brick so please make dua to keep the 'Big Bad Wolf' away :)
The capacity for the orphanage is 30 orphans insha Allah (God Willing).
By the Grace of Allah, He has blessed us with some extra funds and so AllahsWord.com has matched the contributions from the users of this site so that we can build another building exactly the same size, directly opposite. We are calling it the 'AllahsWord.com Children's Refuge'. This way AllahsWord.com and its users can provide shelter, food, water, medicine & Islamic education to both, Orphans and the poor.
Many of you are probably unaware that thousands of children sleep out in the open on the streets of Bangladesh every night. The 'AllahsWord.com Children's Refuge' is being purposely built for those children sleeping on the street because no child should have to sleep on the street, Muslim or not.
Al Humdoolilah one of our users has made a very generous contribution (May Allah reward him with the highest levels in Jannah) to the orphanage and also to building a Mosque next door to the orphanage.
On one side of the orphanage will be a mosque and on the other side a school is being built which will be government funded and directly opposite will be the 'Children's Refuge'. Plans are also underway to establish a market place diagonally opposite the orphanage so that we can establish a small refuge community where all can benefit Insha Allah.
Construction of a girls toilet and bathroom is also underway and the boys will be able to use the facilities of the Mosque's toilet and bathroom so Al Humdoolilah, it's all coming together.
Click on the 2nd image below to get an idea of how it will all look once completed insha Allah.
To the right of the image (where the 2 children are standing) is the place where the girl's toilet and bathroom will be built (insha Allah). To the left of the image, past the roadway with the 2 horse driven carts, you will be able to see a patch of very green grass, this is where the Mosque will be built (insha Allah). At the bottom of the image, where the pile of dirt is (next to the man in the green stripped shirt) is where the 'AllahsWord.com Children's Refuge' will be built (insha Allah). In the direction in which the man with the green stripped shirt is walking, will be where the market place will be established (Insha Allah) and lastly, to the right of where the girl's toilet will be, is where the school is being built (insha Allah).
In the sixth picture below (the picture with the ducks) you can just see, to the right, where the school is being built.
So as you can see, we can make a difference!
Now we will need ongoing contributions to support the orphans and the children's refuge so please donate whatever you can, whenever you can even if it is only $1. If a thousand users each donate $1 per month, we will be able to support all 60 children insha Allah and remember the hadith at the top of this page about those who support orphans. Wouldn't you love to walk through the gates of Jannah, shoulder to shoulder with the prophet (peace and blessings upon him)?
Allah never allows your wealth to diminish through zakat, instead, He doubles it back to your credit. The best way to save money is to donate it!!! Only a Muslim thinks like this, Al humdoolilah!
May Allah reward ALL those whom contributed to this project, be it by way of money or dua (supplication) or both with the highest levels in Jannah, Ameen!
Orphanage Construction Underway(Click on photos to see full size)
AllahsWord.com Orphanage Construction completed
Sept. 2014 UPDATE!!!
Allah's Word Islamic Complex
Is Now complete!
The Allah's Word Islamic complex has now been completed.
The complex consists of An orphanage, A Children's Refuge (Built side by side), A Mosque and Islamic Education centre, A Primary School, Agricultural development plot, Occupational Training centre (see photos), Social Business centre and auditorium (see photos).
We had to knock down the original orphanage to expand the elevated land and thousands of dollars were spent on land fill (dirt) to be brought in to build up the land around the complex to protect it from floods. As you can see in the video and the photos, the land is much higher than the land around it and the complex was put to the test this year when floods devastated the land once again and the only place of refuge was the Allah's Word Complex, Al Humdoolilah (All Praise is Due to ALLAH).
Desparate locals all crammed into the complex including their livestock as it was the only dry land for miles.
Originally, the Children's refuge was supposed to be built directly opposite the orphanage but we decided to build a complex which included the primary school so the decision was made to build it side by side. If you look at the video at 7:45 you can briefly see the roof and where the Orphanage and the Children's refuge centre are divided.
Unfortunately, the video is of poor quality and many things that we asked to be filmed are not clearly marked out but due to the fact that all of the workers are volunteers, we couldn't really press them about the issue. It is enough that they are volunteers and we ask ALLAH to reward them abundantly for their efforts because without them, none of this would be possible. It is them who ensure that your donations are reaching the actual project rather than being wasted on admin fees which is the case in most charities.
A photo gallery will be uploaded shortly In Shaa ALLAH.
We have already begun a new project of another Islamic Complex in an area about 20km away and yet another generous user has donated funds for the Mosque of that complex.
We are currently raising money for the Orphanage in that complex and you have the opportunity to donate for yet another project in the pleasure of ALLAH.
Donations will be divided into this complex and the new complex as this complex will require ongoing contributions to support the orphans and the destitute children within them, as will the new complex once it is completed In Shaa ALLAH.
We have one user who has set up a recurring payment with paypal and donates $50 every month and has been doing so for a while. We won't mention his name to allow his contributions to receive maximum reward (ie those who donate in secret) but this user has engaged in an act that is extremely pleasing to ALLAH. It is far more beneficial for you (a person giving charity) to do so on an ongoing basis rather than just a one off lump sum even though the amount is the same. Eg. It is better to donate $50 EVERY month for a year than it is to donate $600 once a year and it will be seen and credited to your Akhirah (afterlife) bank account as 12 acts of charity instead of 1. This will maximise your rewards In Shaa ALLAH and ALLAH knows best.
Please invite your friends and family here to donate and spread the barakah (Blessings) In Shaa ALLAH.
Only those whom have already donated can understand the liberating feeling of being part of this project has brought them and you too have the opportunity to join in, In Shaa ALLAH.
Deposit now into your Akhirah (afterlife) bank account as it is the ONLY bank account you will take with you. All other assets will be left behind!
Jan. 2015 UPDATE!!!
Allah's Word Islamic Complex Photo Album
Including Pictures of New Mosque
This photo album includes many pictures not included in the video footage from September 2014 and also includes the picutres of the construction of the new Mosque which is twice as big as our other mosques to help cope with the heavily populated area.
"They ask you, (O Muhammad), what they shall spend
(In Charity). Say: that which you spend for good (must go)
to Parents and near Kindred and Orphans and the needy and
the wayfarer. And whatsoever good you do, lo! Allah is
(Well) Aware of it." (Surah 2:215 - Al Baqarah)