GLOBAL WAKAF PROJECTS
From an Islamic perspective, wakaf or endowment as an institution, begins with a noble intention to do good deeds for the benefit of oneself and other
"When the son of Adam dies, his acts come to an end except for the following three recurring charities - sadaqa jariya (charity that benefits the community), knowledge that is beneficial and pious children who pray for him."
- Hadith reported by Abu Hurairah
What Is Wakaf?
Wakaf is an Arabic word which may be translated in simple English as endowment. A simple definition of wakaf is the dedication of a property (can be fixed asset or cash) by a person through a will or otherwise for pious purposes, religious purposes or for charitable purposes.
The second type is wakaf khas, or specific wakaf, which is a dedication for the benefit of the person's family members, offspring and their descendants.
In other words the property is given away for the benefit of whoever as desired by the donor (the correct term for the donor is wakaf).
Other than land or building, a person may also wakaf useful belongings or objects which can be of benefit to other people. For example, a piece of carpet or chair can be made wakaf to the mosque.
This is essentially a charity or ‘endowment for life’ project aimed at encouraging Muslims to practice virtuous religious attributes. Waqfa is one of the ways of worship or a way to draw closer to Allah through the endowed wealth for benevolence and charitable acts or purposes.
In case the object is not an everlasting object, then it must be ensured that it is used for as long as it remains usable.
The Holy Qur'an strongly advocates the giving of charity:
"The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah, is as the likeness of a grain (of corn); it grows seven ears, and each ear has a hundred grains. And Allah gives manifold increase to whom He wills. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower." (Qur'an 2:261).
1. WAKAF MASJID CONSTRUCTION & REPAIRS
The masjid is the heart of any Muslim community. Providing much more than a place of worship, many offer education and are a base from which essential community services are delivered.
The first and foremost duty performed by the Messenger of Allah SallAllahu 'alayhi wasallam upon entering Madinah was to build a Masjid.
He said, 'Whosoever builds a house (masjid) for the pleasure of Allah, whether it be small or large, Allah builds for him a house in Paradise.' - at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Khuzaymah, Ibn Hibban
GER together with our International partners builds new masjids or reconstructs damaged masjids in several countries. You can donate the whole cost of the masjid or part of it.
It is an excellent form of Sadaqah Jariyah as the donor can expect to receive rewards as long as people worship there.
Help build a mosque and you receive continuous reward (sadaqah jariyah) as duas made there are attributed to all supporters.
Currently we have masjid building projects in Gaza/Palestine, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Somalia, Philippines.
2. WAKAF ORPHANAGE SCHOOL OR MADRASAH
You could help provide a safe, loving home for many orphans by being part of a new orphanage build. From just $100 you can support us in building new orphanages in Kashmir, Pakistan. Gambia, Gaza & Philippines. You will help to build brighter futures for vulnerable children for years to come.
From your $100 donation will bring much more than simply providing a physical piece of an orphanage – it means contributing to the building blocks of a happy childhood and a brighter future.Your $100 donation helps to fund the initial development costs of the orphanage build – buying the land and materials, paying the applicable taxes and wages for the construction workers – and also contributes towards the ongoing costs and liabilities – utilities supplies, staff wages and maintenance.
'The best house among the Muslims is the house in which orphans are well treated. The worst house among the Muslims is the house in which orphans are ill treated. I and the guardian of the orphan will be in the Garden like that,' indicating his two fingers.' [al-Bukhari]
Countries : India, Indonesia, Gambia, Pakistan
3. WAKAF HAND PUMPS
Many people in the developing world rely on open water sources that have no cover. An unsealed water source means water becomes dirty and contaminated, leading to the spread of disease.
In more flat fertile areas, such as parts of South and East Asia, hand pumps are ideal for villages and households. Surface sources are common, so only a basic pump suffices for poor families trying to meet their water requirements.
Suction hand pumps are cheap, easy to install and maintain. Maintenance is done at the village level without the need for specialist parts. The maximum column of water the pump can physically lift is approximately 7m. The pumps are made from cast iron.
Please be informed that you will receive a certificate with the two names provided, report and photos of the water pump place upon completion.
Countries : India, Bangladesh, Cambodia
4. WAKAF ABLUTION PLACE
Ablution place provide users with waters for years and years. In rural areas they are a lifeline for the inhabitants as they may be the only source of potable water. With this ablution place, people living in remote area will be able to take their ablution before praying. Providing water in this way is a very good way of offering Sadaqah Jariyah (continuous charity) as the donor can expect to reap Allah's blessings for as long as villagers take ablution.
Three children die every minute from drinking dirty water. With reliable access to clean water, thousands of lives could be saved each day.
You can provide life-saving safe water by an ablution place in your name, or the name of a loved one. You can provide two names on each ablution place. Please be informed that you will receive a certificate with the two names provided, report and photos of the ablution place upon completion.
The Prophet (saw) was reported to have said:
"The best charity is to provide water.” [Ibn Majah]
4. WAKAF QURAN
Wakaf Quran project to Aceh/Indonesia/Afghanistan/Pakistan/Philippines - We are targeting 5000 Quran with translations for the poor, needy and orphans. This Ramadhan, let us all help them to achieve this.
To distribute 5000 Al Qur'an and Translations for orphans, the poor and schools in Banda Aceh, Aceh Besar and Lhokseumawe and many other countries
As most of thge poor & needy cannot afford to purchase the holy Quran. Global Ehsan Relief together with Yayasan Kemaslahatan Ummat (YKU) Aceh, Rumah Zakat (Ind) & Ummah Werlfare Trust have embarked on a project to distribute the Quran and Translations in the poor and neglected areas in Aceh, Indonesia, Pakistan, Afghanistan & Philippines
There are many oprhans and many orphanages, all of them deserving and requiring our long term support.
5. WAKAF QURAN BRAILLE DIGITAL
A project to help over 2 million visually handicapped people in Indonesia to learn, read and memorise the quran. With new technology to help the visually handicapped learn faster, better and easier. With Quran Braille Digital, they are able to bring it around anywhere - just one book and a digital pen reader instaed of 30 large books with the traditional Quran Braille.
Let us all help them to read the Quran.
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