In February 2023, our team at the United Foundation for Global Development (UFGD) was in Ahamasu for another project when we first met Isaac Musa. His story touched our hearts so deeply that we felt compelled to share it. As we narrated the tale of his unwavering dedication and kindness, one of our sponsors was moved to take immediate action. They chose to construct a school for these children, providing them not only a haven but also a platform to learn and grow.
(Video taken in Feb. 2023)
Fast forward to September 2023, we revisited Ahamasu to witness the grand opening of this school. The excited faces of the children, eager to embark on their educational journey, filled us with immense joy. The school stands as a symbol of hope, a testament to the power of shared stories, and the impact of collective action.
As we continue our mission to uplift communities and transform lives, we invite you to be part of this journey. Your contribution, no matter how small, can make a significant difference. By donating to UFGD or sponsoring your own projects, you are not just providing financial support; you are instilling hope, fostering dreams, and ultimately shaping a better world. Let us join hands to ensure that stories like Isaac Musa's continue to inspire change and make a lasting impact.
(Video/photos taken in Sept. 2023)
Helping orphans holds profound significance in Islam, as emphasized in both the Quran and Hadith. The Quran repeatedly calls upon believers to care for orphans, recognizing them as vulnerable members of society in need of support and love. In Surah Al-Baqarah (2:177), it is stated,
"It is not righteousness that you turn your faces towards the East or the West, but righteousness is in one who believes in Allah, the Last Day, the Angels, the Book, and the Prophets, and gives his wealth, in spite of love for it, to relatives, orphans, the needy, the traveler, those who ask [for help], and for freeing slaves."
This verse encapsulates the essence of Islamic benevolence, underscoring the moral duty to extend aid to orphans. Furthermore, numerous Hadiths narrate the profound blessings bestowed upon those who care for orphans. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is reported to have said,
"The one who cares for an orphan and myself will be together in Paradise like this,"
indicating closeness by holding his two fingers together. This demonstrates that assisting orphans not only fulfills a religious obligation but also brings one closer to the Prophet and, ultimately, to Allah. Thus, helping an orphan is an act of both spiritual significance and immense compassion, reflecting the core values of Islam.
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