During our trip we also provided the orphans with a fun day out. On this fun day, we took the orphans out to a fun park. We organised for clowns to come, we had face painting done, we organised for games to be played (and joined in some of the games), we provided them with cotton candy and balloons. We provided a nutritional lunch for all the children present and their accompanying adult carers. Everyone had their fair share of what consisted of breast chicken, hot chips, salad, bread and drinks. Everyone left with bellies satisfied and the children smiled,
Due to devastating destruction’s caused by wars and other disasters around the world, there has been an alarming increase of refugees, especially coming out of Syria. All sorts of people from infants, children and the old are obliged to leave their homes and are forced to find food and shelter in foreign lands. Millions have died on their way either on land or in the sea.
The rest who make it to foreign lands are often taken for granted and forced into degrading positions such as prostitution (for young girls and women) or hard labour with very little or no pay (for young children).
Allah, the Lord of the Universe, says:
“(The righteous are those) who feed the poor, the orphan, and the captive. (Saying): ‘We feed you for the sake of Allah Alone; we seek from you neither reward nor thanks.”
– The Holy Quran, 76:8-9
With the humanitarian crises across the globe only worsening, the plight of our brothers and sisters is becoming increasingly desperate. In April 2016 the Al-Ihsan team decided to head back to Turkey to help. We purchased 28 tons of food necessities that we distributed to the Syrian refugees inside Turkey.
The strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall over Fiji was Tropical Cyclone Winston, while sustaining winds of 230km/h with a pressure of 915hPa; Cyclone Winston reached Fiji as a category 5 with vicious force.
Although numerous shelters were opened and a nationwide curfew was instigated, Winston killed 44 people and inflicted extensive damage to many islands. An estimated 55,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. Approximately 350,000 people (40 percent of the nation’s population), 120,000 of them children were severely affected by the storm. In the following weeks, a coalition of international support brought aid and supplies to residents in Fiji;
Al‑Ihsan Foundation, a not‑for‑profit public relief organisation has been distributing relief supplies to communities in Ba, Rakiraki, Tavua and Lautoka since they arrived last Monday.
This organisation is based in New South Wales, Australia.
Representative, Ahmed Dannoun says they have assisted close to 335 families.
He says the relief packs which they distribute contains the basic essentials and cost about $70 to put together.
They have used about $24,000 for relief efforts in Fiji.
Dannoun says it has been rewarding to see that Fijians continue to be happy with their families despite the devastation left by Cyclone Winston.
When calamity strikes, we all have a part to play in responding to it. We all have a duty to respond to the desperate cries of the Syrian people. We all have a role to play in providing them with the food and water they require to survive, the clothes and blankets they need to keep warm and the shelter they are otherwise without.
In February 2016 our team responded to the cry of our Syrian brothers and sisters who are in dire need of assistance. Al-Ihsan launched the “Syrian refugee appeal” and provided 94 tons of food,
Transcript of video translation into English.
Bismillahirrahman Alraheem. Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarkatu our dear Muslim brothers and sisters, may Allah accept this from you all. Al-Ihsan foundation from Australia and our organization Imkander in Turkey have collaborated to help the Muslims of Halab (Aleppo).
Today we will be sending our brothers and sisters in Halab 150 tons of flour Insha’Allah, and tomorrow we will be sending 100 tons of mixed goods (rice, sugar etc.) and 25 tons of bottled water. Our Prophet(s) said in an authentic hadith “The one who does not aid a Muslim in need is not one of us”.
In late October Al-Ihsan Foundation’s dedicated team undertook a trip to Indonesia with the intent of assisting those Indonesians in the Karawang district requiring special aids due to their disability as this trip was the first of many trips yet to come by the team behind Al-Ihsan Foundation.
By the grace of Allah and with the generous support of both local and international community this trip was successful as Al-Ihsan Foundation was able to provide assistance to those who due to their inability did not have access to such equipment.
Al-Ihsan Foundation was able to distribute over 180 special aids items (including wheelchairs,