share our blessings with the world's most vulnerable population – the orphans.

Ahmedy's Story

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “I and the one who takes care of an orphan and provides for him will be in Paradise like this.” (placing his index and middle fingers together)

The tremendous reward for taking care of an orphan cannot be underestimated, especially in this blessed month of Ramadan.

Hearing stories of children like Ahmedy from Afghanistan reminds us of their needs.

“My name is Ahmedy. I am 12 years old. I have been at the orphanage for three years. Both my parents are dead. I have two sisters who I don't see very often. They live with my uncle, but my uncle can't afford to look after me.

I want to help people by rebuilding my country. This country has been destroyed by 23 years of war, and I want to help rebuild it. My favorite stories are the ones about peace. I want to help make peace in the world and I want to help people who are in difficulty.

Before you go, I just want to say thank you for listening to me. Thank you for asking me what's on my mind, because no one has ever asked me that before.”

Through the support of our generous donors, Islamic Relief has been able to pay attention to and care for children like Ahmedy and thousands of other orphans in over 20 countries.

In this season of boundless giving, let us share our blessings with the world's most vulnerable population – the orphans. Please donate generously to our Orphan Fund.

1. Help those without anyone else, the orphans.

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