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80km Najaf to Karbala Walk 2013

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The grandson of the last messenger of God Hussain ibn Ali, refused to bow to tyranny, and was martyred along with 72 members of his family in a desert land, having been deprived of water for three days. Since then, a walk from Najaf to Karbala (the land where he was slain) is customarily undertaken by millions of people annually (40 days after the day of his death) to commemorate his great sacrifice. (


Once again, in December of 2013 by the grace of God, a group of individuals from different parts of the world will unite to complete an 80km walk through war-torn Iraq from the holy city of Najaf to the land of Karbala. They shall walk for three days during the daytime with the scorching desert sun bearing down upon them and they will rest in the evenings in makeshift tents, when the blistering cold takes over as temperatures rapidly plummet.


Although this is primarily a spiritual journey, it is also a great opportunity to make a real difference in the world. This year, the team is aiming to raise £137,000 and the money you sponsor will aim to improve water supply, food production, health, education and socio-economic status of the poor and needy in the Garissa and Wajir Counties of Northeast Kenya. We aim to do this through the following:


1. To construct a borehole in Boransis in Garissa County to improve water supply for the village.

2. To set up a greenhouse and irrigation and farming system in Boransis village of Garissa County. 

3. To set up a greenhouse and irrigation and farming system in AliKune village of Garissa County. 

4. To set up a greenhouse and irrigation and farming system in Giriftu village, Wajir County. 

5. To dig 20 shallow wells in Wajir County.

6. To rehabilitate 40 shallow wells in Wajir County.

7. To develop 200 kitchen gardens in Wajir County.

8. To construct two 4-door latrines in Wajir and Garissa Counties.

9. To plant 5,000 trees. 

10. To provide desks, chairs and shelves to 2 needy schools.

11. To sponsor 10 students from the target areas studying in various colleges and universities of Kenya.

12. To evaluate the effects of the above projects mid-term, at completion and one year after completion.


For a full pdf of how the £137,000 will be broken down to achieve the above 12 aims, please email


"Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life."

- Nelson Mandela


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Raised: 24%

Team target: £137,000.00

Raised so far: £32,340.97

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Abbas Ali Jagani

Abbas' 80km Walk from Najaf to Karbala

16 donations



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Abbas Jaffer

Abbas's Najaf to Karbala Walk 2013

115 donations



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Abbas Lakha

Abbas's Abbas' 80km walk

1 donation



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ALI's Najaf to Karbala Walk 2013 page

8 donations



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Ali-Abbas Datoo

Ali-Abbas and Zahra Datoo's Najaf to Karbala Walk

34 donations



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Aliasgar Sachoo

Aliasgar's 80km Najaf to Karbala Walk 2013 page

8 donations



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Anisa Kanji

Sohail and Anisa's walk from Najaf to Karbala - Arbaeen 1435

40 donations



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Aqila Khaki

Sajjad and Aqila's Najaf to Karbala walk

11 donations



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Asim Lilani

Asim's 80km Najaf to Karbala Walk 2013 page

36 donations



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Husna Khimji

husna's Najaf to kerbala walk

25 donations



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Imran Ladak

Imran's Najaf to Karbala Walk 2013

2 donations



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Ismat Jiwa

Najaf to Karbala Walk 2013

19 donations



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M Merali

Mustafa & Fatimah's Fundraising Page

14 donations



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Maisam Jaffer

Muhammed Hasan's 80km Najaf to Karbala Walk 2013

64 donations



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Maleeka Dewji

Maleeka's 80km Walk From Najaf to Kerbala 2013

1 donation



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masuma jaffer

masuma's N2K 80km walk to Imam Husain (A)

15 donations



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Mohamedali Bandali

Ali's Najaf to Karbala walk

7 donations



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Mohamedmehdi Khaku

Mohamedmehdi's Najaf to Karbala walk

7 donations



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Mohammedkazim Kanji

A Journey To Victory

27 donations



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Muhammad Damji

Muhammad's effort for the people in Kenya

13 donations



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Mujahid Chandoo

Mujahid and Hanna's 80km walk from Najaf to Karbala

26 donations



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Mujtaba Jaffer

Mujtaba Husain's 3 day walk

12 donations



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Muntazir Rai

Walking 80km across Iraq for the needy in Kenya

19 donations



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Murtaza Virani

Murtaza's CHARITY Walk Through IRAQ

44 donations



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Nishad Bandali

lets make a difference

3 donations



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Qazim Sumar

Qazim & Fatima's 3 day desert walk

22 donations



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Salim Kassam

Salim is Walking 80km For The Needy in Kenya.

3 donations



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Shaahid Jaffer

Shaahid's 80km walk across Iraq

21 donations



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Siddika Govani

Akil's Najaf to Karbala walk

38 donations



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Sultan Aly

Sultan Aly's Visit to Karbala - Arba'een 1435

11 donations



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Syed Akberali Rizvi

Syed Akberali's Labbaik Ya Hussein 80km Najaf to Karbala Walk 2014 page

15 donations



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Syed Anwer Naqvi

Syed Anwer's Arbaeen walk from Najaf to Karbala 80KM page

1 donation



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Tahira Jaffer

Tahira Mahdiyya's 80km Najaf to Karbala Walk

31 donations



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The WorldFederation of KSIMC

General donations for the N2K walk - Arbaeen 1435

7 donations



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Zahra Rahim

Zahida & Zahra's walk from Najaf to Kerbala 2013

11 donations



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