The Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) said, “I and the person who looks after an orphan will be in paradise together like this,” reports Al-Bukhari, describing the motion as raising his forefinger and middle finger together.
Providing care for orphans is especially important to the Islamic Relief community. Islamic Relief USA has dedicated programs to do just that: Orphan Support and annual One-to-One Orphan Sponsorship.
Orphan Support means your donation will help orphans however is needed most in a country of your choice or anywhere around the world. And donations toward Orphan Support are flexible—you can offer support whenever you’re ready, and as often as you like.
Annual One-to-One Orphan Sponsorships provide direct support to an orphan for a full year. Sponsorships through IRUSA allow orphans to stay with a loving guardian by helping the guardian pay for the child’s needs.
IRUSA donors are sponsoring more than 13,000 orphans in nearly two dozen countries around the world; combined with the support program, the value of these efforts is immense, masha’Allah! And, with our global affiliate Islamic Relief Worldwide, the total number sponsored has reached 30,000 orphans a year.
Full annual sponsorship costs between $43 and $65 a month—just about $1.50 to $2 a day, less than the price of a cup of coffee you’d have for suhoor or after iftar. You can provide food, clothing, health care and an education to an orphan all for $2 a day or less!
$43/month | $516/year
Bangladesh – Chechnya – Ethiopia – India – Mali – Somalia* – South Africa – Sri Lanka
$49/month | $588/year
Afghanistan – Albania – Indonesia – Kenya – Niger – Pakistan
$65/month | $780/year
Bosnia – Jordan – Kosovo – Lebanon – Palestine*
*Please note: Orphans originally from these countries may currently be living as refugees in neighboring countries depending on need.