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Hashem

Hashem is an 18 year old boy who looks much younger than his age. He has a rare medical condition known as Pemphigus Vulgaris and Epidermolysis bullosa. Pemphigus Vulgaris is a rare autoimmune disease that causes painful blistering on the skin and mucous membranes. If you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system mistakenly attacks your healthy tissues. Pemphigus Vulgaris is the most common type of a group of autoimmune disorders called pemphigus
Epidermolysis bullosa is a group of rare diseases that cause fragile, blistering skin. The blisters may appear in response to a minor injury, even from heat, rubbing, scratching or adhesive tape. In severe cases, blisters may occur inside the body, such as the lining of the mouth or the stomach.


This disease gets worse every year in his body. It became so severe with Hashem that it led to the amputation of his fingers and toes and made walking almost impossible. He applies gauze, ointments and bandages on a daily basis and as he finds it extremely difficult to walk, he spends his time laying down or seated on a couch.


Al-Ihsan Foundation’s Health and Medical appeal was able to provide 18 year old Hashem with an Electric Wheelchair to make moving around as easy as possible as well as provide ongoing treatment for his condition with medication and any other necessities that he will need.

Hashem

Ma’moon

Ma’moon was driving his car on what seemed to be a normal day in his life in Syria. Completely unaware he was struck by a missile that left him paralysed from his waist down.


He was taken to Lebanon by ambulance through rough mountain terrain. He struggled for a whole night in his condition before he arrived in Lebanon then medication was prepared for him. His wounds were still open and he was in extreme agony. A little while later he was given medication for pain relief and antibiotics to stop infections forming.


He lived with his brother for 2 years but could not afford to pay rent so his brother found a small house and Ma’moon left to live in a refugee camp in ‘Akkar. He was able to take his medication properly and routinely but he had a rusted old bed that didn’t raise or lower and made the pain and discomfort all the more unbearable.


Al-Ihsan Foundation provided him with an electrical bed to make him more comfortable and to be able to sit up and eat comfortably as well as purchasing all the medication he required. His case is one of the worst Al-Ihsan Foundation has seen and he will be bedridden for life.

Easing his pain and helping keep his wounds healed and medicated allows him to feel some relief and comfort in an extremely difficult situation.

ma'moon

Imad

Almost 7 years ago Imad was hit by a bomb and although he survived, was left with devastating trauma to his body that cannot be reversed or healed. Imad was left paralysed from the waist down and he cannot bend his left elbow due to the bombing and the surgery to repair it. His arm stays straight at all times.


He also had to have a part of his lung cut out and has severe deep scaring all over his back. He also suffers from bedsores which can happen when a person is bedridden for a long period of time. Bedsores are ulcers that occur on areas of the skin that are under pressure from lying in bed or sitting in a wheelchair. Bedsores are also called pressure injuries or pressure sores.


Bedsore can become deep and can extend into the muscle and bone. Once bedsore develops, it is often very slow to heal. Depending on the severity of the wound, it can take days, months, or even years to heal. Sometimes a patient may need surgery to help the healing process.


Al-Ihsan Foundation was able to help Imad through the health and medical appeal and was able to provide all his medical needs and requirements including medication to alleviate pain, antibiotics, gauze swabs, bandage rolls, gloves, sterile bags and more personal hygiene items.

Our foundation hopes to keep supporting people like Imad who struggle on a daily basis with their circumstances.

Imad

Marwa

Marwa was born with a condition that made her ability to hear quite difficult. As a child struggling with adjusting to life without being able to hear, life came with many difficulties. Her condition required her to use Hearing aids to be able to hear and understand the people around her. But war broke out in her hometown in Syria and in the heat of escape she lost her hearing aids and all she heard was silence.


As a child seeing her loved ones and those around her frantically trying to escape and not understand what was happening, she felt a wave of fear, shock And confusion. She couldn’t hear instructions from her elders or people trying to help her. Instead,, she relied heavily on the guidance of her family to help her out of the warzone.


Through the chaos and horror, she and her family made it across the border into Turkey to a place of safety. Al-Ihsan Foundation had the pleasure of meeting Marwa and her siblings and purchased hearing aids that were custom fitted for her. She now has a better chance at catching up on her education, her social skills, family and enjoy progressing further in life.


A few months’ supplies of staple food were also provided for her and her family and our organisation took her and her siblings on a trip to the local superstore to purchase clothing for the winter season as well as gifts to bring some joy to their lives after the hardship they suffered.

Marwa

Najwa

This is the recollection of what happened to Najwa, a 43 year old Syrian refugee. A story of heartbreak and heroism.


The civil war in Syria changed the lives of countless people and hers is one of many stories. Her horrific night began when she woke by the banging of her doors. Her father in law and brother in law had come to tell them to pack their things and get ready to leave. It was midnight at the time and she felt a cold rush of fear and nervousness come over her. Her husband was told by his father and brother that violence had erupted in the village and they needed to leave.


Rushing to pack whatever they needed, Najwa took her three children and got into the car. As they drove they heard the sound of gunfire and bullets began penetrating the car as they sped off. There was a checkpoint ahead and a missile was launched at a nearby car that forced them to stop. In the midst of the violence, her husband, father in law and brother in law were killed. The men at the checkpoint threatened to take her children away and she pleaded for them to let her children go and that they were traumatised enough. By what seemed like a miracle, another man came along and told him to let them go.


They were then held in a home for the purpose of interrogation. The owner of the house fled the home with his wife due to aerial bombing and told Najwa to take her kids and flee. So she fled and went from house to house before eventually escaping to Turkey.


Through her strength and determination to overcome such adversities, she was able to reach an orphanage. Najwa and her children are now safe and have adjusted to their new life after difficulty and grief. They are now in school, learning and working towards a better future.


Al-Ihsan Foundation had the pleasure of sponsoring the housing in which Najwa and her children stayed. With the desire of being a source of inspiring hope and progression into a future of possibilities instead of dread.

Najwa

Muhammad Kamal

Muhammad is a 65 year old man who lived near army barracks in Burma and was forced out of his home by the Myanmar army. His house was burned down with everything in it and he had 1000 sheep and cattle on his land that was taken from him. For 2 months he lived in the wilderness near a river with trees as his shelter.


This was not the first time his home was burned. The army also burned his home a few years before and when asked why the army would commit such acts against him, his reply was “only because of my religion”.


Now living life as a Rohingya refugee, Muhammad shares a makeshift shelter with 11 other people. With nothing but the shirts on their backs to start a new life with.


He’s one of the many hundreds of thousands who were forced from their homes into another country. Forced into a congested area known as Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. The Rohingya refugees living in the camp have nothing, and many of them have been traumatised by the atrocities they have suffered in Myanmar. Surrounded by illness and malnutrition especially among children, hope seemed very little. The people of Rohingya are known as the most persecuted minority in the world.


Al-Ihsan Foundation build over 500 shelters for the refugees to take comfort in and over 200 hand pumped water well’s for fresh clean water. 5400 Families also received staple food and 453,000 servings of food were provided to help them gain their lives back.

Muhammad Kamal

Nurah

Poverty is still a big problem in Indonesia. Nurah is one of those 25 million people living below the poverty line.


In the village of Kadung Balung, 49-year-old Nurah lives with her husband and 12-year-old son. Outside their home is an overwhelming amount of building waste, such as large piles of old wood, metal, and scraps.


Nurah’s husband is out every day digging and loading sand from the riverside for sale. The house she lives in isn’t much of a house, but rather an old tattered shed that the family has lived in for 20 years.
The living room is full of holes throughout the walls and ceiling, making it very difficult to stay dry when it rains. The timber walls are very unstable and merely nailed together. The rooms in the house are very dark with no electricity or adequate protection from the weather. The family uses a makeshift toilet and shower as they can barely afford to put food on the table, let alone purchase items to improve their living conditions.


Nurah’s home is a structure many would find unfit for their pets to sleep in, yet when she was asked about how she felt living in such harsh conditions, she replied, “What can I do?”.
Nurah couldn’t do anything to improve her situation, but Al-Ihsan Foundation could.

Al-Ihsan Foundation financially supported Nurah and her family and assisted them in improving the family’s situation and living conditions.

Nurah was so touched that she gave the following message:
“Thank you so much. I would like to thank all the Muslims of Australia who have supported our family and may Allah swt reward all of you because we cannot but Allah can. Thank you all so much.

Nurah

Indonesian Couple

Their home is made of pieces of wood nailed together as well as tin and plastic tarps. The walls are fragile and the house is extremely small. The roof of the house is unsteady and has more tarps covering any leakages that come in from the rain. The bedroom is small with just enough room for a worn-out bed. The kitchen is a makeshift with a small fridge with not enough room to tidy up their plates and cutlery.


Directly behind their home is a river that attracts mosquitos and other insects in the hot seasons. This same river is the only place they have to use as a toilet. It is also where they have their baths and wash their clothes. In such a state of poverty, latrines are too difficult to build and a lack of government support makes such facilities all the more difficult.


Useer and his wife collect plastics and cardboard and other recyclable materials in hopes that they can sell these items to be able to afford food.


The team from Al-Ihsan Foundation met with the couple and provided financial support that would cover them for two years to allow them to seek better opportunities and better their standard of living. Upon receiving the financial support Nuruyati began to cry and was overwhelmed by the kindness that was shown to her.


We hope to continue changing the lives of others like Useer and Nuruyati.

Indonesian couple

Abdul-Aziz

Imagine being blind at the young age of 7. Deprived of vision, Abdul-Aziz spent his days being guided around by his parents and could not enjoy basic activities that other children did, such as playing football or running around and having fun or being able to see his parents faces. He was blind in both eyes due to a cataract.


In 2019 Al-Ihsan Foundation embarked on a journey to Ethiopia for the eye project and Abdul-Aziz’s story is one of many.


There are more than 250,000 new cases of cataract every year in Ethiopia. A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye which leads to a sight deficiency.

Cataracts often develop slowly and can affect one or both eyes. Symptoms can include faded colours, blurry vision or double vision, halos around light, trouble with bright lights, and trouble seeing at night and eventually causes blindness.


This is what Abdul-Aziz endured at a young age. However, the eye cataract operation changed all that. A simple procedure that takes less than 20 minutes was performed on each eye to restore his vision.

After his recovery, he was able to see, play and enjoy his life without being restricted.

Abdul Aziz

Hashem

Hashem

Hashem is an 18 year old boy who looks much younger than his age. He has a rare medical condition known as Pemphigus Vulgaris and Epidermolysis bullosa. Pemphigus Vulgaris is a rare autoimmune disease that causes painful blistering on the skin and mucous membranes. If you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system mistakenly attacks your healthy tissues. Pemphigus Vulgaris is the most common type of a group of autoimmune disorders called pemphigus
Epidermolysis bullosa is a group of rare diseases that cause fragile, blistering skin. The blisters may appear in response to a minor injury, even from heat, rubbing, scratching or adhesive tape. In severe cases, blisters may occur inside the body, such as the lining of the mouth or the stomach.


This disease gets worse every year in his body. It became so severe with Hashem that it led to the amputation of his fingers and toes and made walking almost impossible. He applies gauze, ointments and bandages on a daily basis and as he finds it extremely difficult to walk, he spends his time laying down or seated on a couch.


Al-Ihsan Foundation’s Health and Medical appeal was able to provide 18 year old Hashem with an Electric Wheelchair to make moving around as easy as possible as well as provide ongoing treatment for his condition with medication and any other necessities that he will need.

Ma’moon

ma'moon

Ma’moon was driving his car on what seemed to be a normal day in his life in Syria. Completely unaware he was struck by a missile that left him paralysed from his waist down.


He was taken to Lebanon by ambulance through rough mountain terrain. He struggled for a whole night in his condition before he arrived in Lebanon then medication was prepared for him. His wounds were still open and he was in extreme agony. A little while later he was given medication for pain relief and antibiotics to stop infections forming.


He lived with his brother for 2 years but could not afford to pay rent so his brother found a small house and Ma’moon left to live in a refugee camp in ‘Akkar. He was able to take his medication properly and routinely but he had a rusted old bed that didn’t raise or lower and made the pain and discomfort all the more unbearable.


Al-Ihsan Foundation provided him with an electrical bed to make him more comfortable and to be able to sit up and eat comfortably as well as purchasing all the medication he required. His case is one of the worst Al-Ihsan Foundation has seen and he will be bedridden for life.

Easing his pain and helping keep his wounds healed and medicated allows him to feel some relief and comfort in an extremely difficult situation.

Imad

Imad

Almost 7 years ago Imad was hit by a bomb and although he survived, was left with devastating trauma to his body that cannot be reversed or healed. Imad was left paralysed from the waist down and he cannot bend his left elbow due to the bombing and the surgery to repair it. His arm stays straight at all times.


He also had to have a part of his lung cut out and has severe deep scaring all over his back. He also suffers from bedsores which can happen when a person is bedridden for a long period of time. Bedsores are ulcers that occur on areas of the skin that are under pressure from lying in bed or sitting in a wheelchair. Bedsores are also called pressure injuries or pressure sores.


Bedsore can become deep and can extend into the muscle and bone. Once bedsore develops, it is often very slow to heal. Depending on the severity of the wound, it can take days, months, or even years to heal. Sometimes a patient may need surgery to help the healing process.


Al-Ihsan Foundation was able to help Imad through the health and medical appeal and was able to provide all his medical needs and requirements including medication to alleviate pain, antibiotics, gauze swabs, bandage rolls, gloves, sterile bags and more personal hygiene items.

Our foundation hopes to keep supporting people like Imad who struggle on a daily basis with their circumstances.

Marwa

Marwa

Marwa was born with a condition that made her ability to hear quite difficult. As a child struggling with adjusting to life without being able to hear, life came with many difficulties. Her condition required her to use Hearing aids to be able to hear and understand the people around her. But war broke out in her hometown in Syria and in the heat of escape she lost her hearing aids and all she heard was silence.


As a child seeing her loved ones and those around her frantically trying to escape and not understand what was happening, she felt a wave of fear, shock And confusion. She couldn’t hear instructions from her elders or people trying to help her. Instead,, she relied heavily on the guidance of her family to help her out of the warzone.


Through the chaos and horror, she and her family made it across the border into Turkey to a place of safety. Al-Ihsan Foundation had the pleasure of meeting Marwa and her siblings and purchased hearing aids that were custom fitted for her. She now has a better chance at catching up on her education, her social skills, family and enjoy progressing further in life.


A few months’ supplies of staple food were also provided for her and her family and our organisation took her and her siblings on a trip to the local superstore to purchase clothing for the winter season as well as gifts to bring some joy to their lives after the hardship they suffered.

Najwa

Najwa

This is the recollection of what happened to Najwa, a 43 year old Syrian refugee. A story of heartbreak and heroism.


The civil war in Syria changed the lives of countless people and hers is one of many stories. Her horrific night began when she woke by the banging of her doors. Her father in law and brother in law had come to tell them to pack their things and get ready to leave. It was midnight at the time and she felt a cold rush of fear and nervousness come over her. Her husband was told by his father and brother that violence had erupted in the village and they needed to leave.


Rushing to pack whatever they needed, Najwa took her three children and got into the car. As they drove they heard the sound of gunfire and bullets began penetrating the car as they sped off. There was a checkpoint ahead and a missile was launched at a nearby car that forced them to stop. In the midst of the violence, her husband, father in law and brother in law were killed. The men at the checkpoint threatened to take her children away and she pleaded for them to let her children go and that they were traumatised enough. By what seemed like a miracle, another man came along and told him to let them go.


They were then held in a home for the purpose of interrogation. The owner of the house fled the home with his wife due to aerial bombing and told Najwa to take her kids and flee. So she fled and went from house to house before eventually escaping to Turkey.


Through her strength and determination to overcome such adversities, she was able to reach an orphanage. Najwa and her children are now safe and have adjusted to their new life after difficulty and grief. They are now in school, learning and working towards a better future.


Al-Ihsan Foundation had the pleasure of sponsoring the housing in which Najwa and her children stayed. With the desire of being a source of inspiring hope and progression into a future of possibilities instead of dread.

Muhammad Kamal

Muhammad Kamal

Muhammad is a 65 year old man who lived near army barracks in Burma and was forced out of his home by the Myanmar army. His house was burned down with everything in it and he had 1000 sheep and cattle on his land that was taken from him. For 2 months he lived in the wilderness near a river with trees as his shelter.


This was not the first time his home was burned. The army also burned his home a few years before and when asked why the army would commit such acts against him, his reply was “only because of my religion”.


Now living life as a Rohingya refugee, Muhammad shares a makeshift shelter with 11 other people. With nothing but the shirts on their backs to start a new life with.


He’s one of the many hundreds of thousands who were forced from their homes into another country. Forced into a congested area known as Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. The Rohingya refugees living in the camp have nothing, and many of them have been traumatised by the atrocities they have suffered in Myanmar. Surrounded by illness and malnutrition especially among children, hope seemed very little. The people of Rohingya are known as the most persecuted minority in the world.


Al-Ihsan Foundation build over 500 shelters for the refugees to take comfort in and over 200 hand pumped water well’s for fresh clean water. 5400 Families also received staple food and 453,000 servings of food were provided to help them gain their lives back.

Nurah

Nurah

Poverty is still a big problem in Indonesia. Nurah is one of those 25 million people living below the poverty line.


In the village of Kadung Balung, 49-year-old Nurah lives with her husband and 12-year-old son. Outside their home is an overwhelming amount of building waste, such as large piles of old wood, metal, and scraps.


Nurah’s husband is out every day digging and loading sand from the riverside for sale. The house she lives in isn’t much of a house, but rather an old tattered shed that the family has lived in for 20 years.
The living room is full of holes throughout the walls and ceiling, making it very difficult to stay dry when it rains. The timber walls are very unstable and merely nailed together. The rooms in the house are very dark with no electricity or adequate protection from the weather. The family uses a makeshift toilet and shower as they can barely afford to put food on the table, let alone purchase items to improve their living conditions.


Nurah’s home is a structure many would find unfit for their pets to sleep in, yet when she was asked about how she felt living in such harsh conditions, she replied, “What can I do?”.
Nurah couldn’t do anything to improve her situation, but Al-Ihsan Foundation could.

Al-Ihsan Foundation financially supported Nurah and her family and assisted them in improving the family’s situation and living conditions.

Nurah was so touched that she gave the following message:
“Thank you so much. I would like to thank all the Muslims of Australia who have supported our family and may Allah swt reward all of you because we cannot but Allah can. Thank you all so much.

Indonesian Couple

Indonesian couple

Their home is made of pieces of wood nailed together as well as tin and plastic tarps. The walls are fragile and the house is extremely small. The roof of the house is unsteady and has more tarps covering any leakages that come in from the rain. The bedroom is small with just enough room for a worn-out bed. The kitchen is a makeshift with a small fridge with not enough room to tidy up their plates and cutlery.


Directly behind their home is a river that attracts mosquitos and other insects in the hot seasons. This same river is the only place they have to use as a toilet. It is also where they have their baths and wash their clothes. In such a state of poverty, latrines are too difficult to build and a lack of government support makes such facilities all the more difficult.


Useer and his wife collect plastics and cardboard and other recyclable materials in hopes that they can sell these items to be able to afford food.


The team from Al-Ihsan Foundation met with the couple and provided financial support that would cover them for two years to allow them to seek better opportunities and better their standard of living. Upon receiving the financial support Nuruyati began to cry and was overwhelmed by the kindness that was shown to her.


We hope to continue changing the lives of others like Useer and Nuruyati.

Abdul-Aziz

Abdul Aziz

Imagine being blind at the young age of 7. Deprived of vision, Abdul-Aziz spent his days being guided around by his parents and could not enjoy basic activities that other children did, such as playing football or running around and having fun or being able to see his parents faces. He was blind in both eyes due to a cataract.


In 2019 Al-Ihsan Foundation embarked on a journey to Ethiopia for the eye project and Abdul-Aziz’s story is one of many.


There are more than 250,000 new cases of cataract every year in Ethiopia. A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye which leads to a sight deficiency.

Cataracts often develop slowly and can affect one or both eyes. Symptoms can include faded colours, blurry vision or double vision, halos around light, trouble with bright lights, and trouble seeing at night and eventually causes blindness.


This is what Abdul-Aziz endured at a young age. However, the eye cataract operation changed all that. A simple procedure that takes less than 20 minutes was performed on each eye to restore his vision.

After his recovery, he was able to see, play and enjoy his life without being restricted.