SKZ Foundation

Muharram 2024: Honor Imam Hussain's Spirit of Giving

Muharram And The Importance of Giving

As we enter the sacred month of Muharram, we are reminded of the importance of giving and helping those in need. If we truly remember and honour the legacy of IMAM HUSSAIN (RA) And the sacrifices made during the Battle of Karbala, it is our duty to extend a helping hand to our needy brothers and sisters who lack basic necessities like water and food.

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Said

"The best charity is to provide water to drink." [Ibn Majah]

"Whoever relieves a believer’s distress from the distressful aspects of this world, Allah will rescue him from the difficulties of the Hereafter." - [Muslim]

In the spirit of these teachings, let us use this blessed time to give generously and support those who are less fortunate. By donating, you can make a significant difference in their lives and earn immense rewards from Allah.

Invest in Your Akhirah This Hijri New Year

By donating to the SKZ Foundation, you participate in impactful acts of charity, honour the sacrifices of Imam Hussain (RA), and spread blessings throughout our community and beyond.

Increase Your Ibadah During Muharram

Fasting on the Day of Ashura, the 10th day of Muharram, is highly recommended in Islam. This act of worship commemorates the events of Karbala and offers a chance for spiritual renewal. It is believed that fasting on Ashura expiates sins and brings immense rewards from Allah. Additionally, it is Sunnah to fast a day before or after Ashura (9th and 11th Muharram) as well.

A man once asked the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH):
"Which fast is best after Ramadan?"
The Prophet (PBUH) replied,
"The month of Allah, known as Muharram."
May Allah bless you abundantly for your compassion and generosity.

Muharram Appeal 2024

Honor Imam Hussain’s Spirit of Giving

Iftar for 50 Persons

£70

Iftar for 50 Persons

£70

Iftar for 50 Persons

£70

Iftar for 50 Persons

£70

Sadqa For 1 Slum Children

£5

Sponsor 1 Child In Slums

£25

Monthly Sponsorship GB Child

£17

Clean Drinking Water For Slums

£5

Provide Food Pack

£24

Donate For Water Pipeline Arincho

£10

Donate Niyaz For 25 People

£15

Donate First Aid Kit

£10

Donate For Sabeel

£10

The Importance of Good Deeds

Beyond fasting and charity, Muharram is an opportune time to engage in various good deeds. Performing acts of kindness, reciting the Quran, offering extra prayers, and seeking forgiveness are ways to deepen your connection with Allah (SWT) during this sacred month. Every good deed performed with sincerity is multiplied by rewards, drawing you closer to Allah’s mercy and grace.

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:

“Good deeds done at times that are virtuous bring the greatest reward.”

(Muslim)

Our Projects

Your donations support a variety of critical projects, each designed to make a tangible impact on the lives of those in need

1

Sadqa for Slum Children

Provide essential support and care to children living in slums, ensuring they have access to basic necessities and opportunities for a better future.

2

Sponsor 1 Child in Slums

Make a difference in a child's life by sponsoring their education, health, and well-being.


3

Sponsor a Child in GB

Support a child's education and development in Gilgit-Baltistan, empowering them with knowledge and skills for a brighter future.

4

Clean Drinking Water for Slums

Ensure access to safe and clean drinking water for families living in slums.



5

Food Pack

Provide nutritious food packs to families facing hunger and malnutrition.

6

Donate for Water Pipeline Arincho

Help build a water pipeline in Arincho, providing a sustainable water supply to the community.

7

Donate Niyaz

Contribute to communal meals, bringing people together in remembrance and charity.

8

First Aid Kit

Equip families and communities with essential first aid kits to handle emergencies and injuries, especially during Ashura.

Join us in making a difference

As we reflect on the teachings and sacrifices of Imam Hussain (RA), let us come together to make a positive impact in the lives of those who need it most. Your generosity during Muharram will not only fulfil a critical need but also bring you immense spiritual rewards.

May Allah (SWT) bless you abundantly for your compassion and generosity during this holy month. Together, we can make a profound impact and honour the legacy of Imam Hussain (RA) through our actions and intentions.

Muharram 2024: Frequently Asked Questions

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It’s a holy month, especially for Shia Muslims, who remember the death of Husayn ibn Ali, the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, during this time.

Muharram is important because it marks the start of the Islamic New Year. The 10th day, called Ashura, is a special day when Muslims remember the sacrifice of Husayn ibn Ali.

Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram. Shia Muslims mourn the death of Hazrat Hussain (RA), while Sunni Muslims may fast to honor this day.

Fasting during Muharram is not required but is recommended, especially on Ashura. The Prophet Muhammad fasted on this day and encouraged others to do so.

Non-Muslims can watch and learn about Muharram events, especially public ones. However, participating in specific religious rituals may be reserved for Muslims. It’s good to ask what’s appropriate if you attend.

The main mourning period is the first ten days of Muharram, ending on Ashura. Some Shia Muslims continue to mourn throughout the entire month and into the next month, Safar.

To learn more, you can visit a local mosque, attend public lectures or events, read books about Islamic history, or explore reliable websites. Talking with Muslim friends and asking respectful questions can also help you understand better.

STEP 1

You select a project and make a donation on our website

STEP 2

Once enough donations are collected, our team in Pakistan works to identify deserving communities.

STEP 3

With your donation, our team arranges cooked food and clean drinking water and organizes the logistics of its distribution.

STEP 4

Once everything is arranged, members of the identified impoverished community are invited in to have free meals and clean drinking water.