Kamal Hussain

Peaks for Palestine

Fundraising for Islamic Help
£9,529
raised of £10,000 target
by 57 supporters
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Participants: Ummah United
Islamic Help

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We empower the world's poorest communities to break them out of the cyle of poverty.

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Salaam and peace!

Thanks for coming. No, for real! From the bottom of our hearts.

We need you to sponsor us to climb Mount Everest in aid of Darul Fadilah, Gaza. After you've made your donation, check out the Ummah United blog and subscribe to updates on this crazy challenge!

Remember 100% of your donation goes to the cause as the cost of this challenge will be partially covered by our own contributions and Gift Aid - so if you're a taxpayer make sure you tick to add Gift Aid your donation at no extra cost to you!

 

Why are we doing this?!?
Many of you will remember the Ummah United Snowdon Trek that took place in June 2009, set up in response to this Islamic Help appeal in aid of Darul Fadilah in Gaza. It may seem like a long time ago but in reality it's only been a year-and-a-half since we climbed Mount Snowdon, and now Ummah United are back to take on the biggest mountain in the world, climbing many other peaks along the way, all to raise funds for the people of Palestine, insha-Allah.

The big blow
At 0300 on 12th January 2009, Darul Fadilah (House of Virtue) in Rafah, Gaza, was bombed by 7 Israeli missiles, which pulverised this once magnificent building.

Darul Fadilah was a home and school for 500 orphan boys and girls, some as young as 4 and a masjid which catered for over 2000 people and conducted a programme where 4,000 children memorised the Qur’an. It was a training and community centre, providing a valuable service to the thousands of women in the area, and a medical centre which provided primary medical care for the locals.

In a nutshell, it was a huge asset to the Palestinian community of Rafah and, like so many other things, one that was taken from them by brute force.

The big news

Alhumdu-lillah, the project has made a lot of progress as you can see from this video, but Darul Fadilah and the people of Gaza still need our support. Insha-Allah,  after months of planning the Everest challenge has been confirmed and all proceeds will be put towards this great project. It's going to cost £2.5million in all, so there's a lot of fundraising and work to be done!

Please forward the link to all your family and friends who donated, made du'a or supported this cause in anyway. Barak Allahu feekum.

 

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About the charity

Islamic Help

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Islamic Help is a UK-registered charity delivering sustainable solutions that empower people in need. Our work is underpinned by our core values – honesty, transparency, integrity and accountability

Donation summary

Total raised
£9,528.60
+ £2,033.37 Gift Aid
Online donations
£8,340.00
Offline donations
£1,188.60

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