Iraq Emergency Appeal

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    An already dire situation for Iraq's many Muslims has worsened. The long-awaited ground invasion of Mosul and the surrounding Nineveh governorate has begun, leaving the lives of over a million civilians in the balance.

    As fighting picks up, a massive displacement of families is being expected, either gradually, or suddenly and en masse. Those fortunate enough to avoid the bombings will also have to survive the freezing winter that's nearly here.

    Recent history shows that wars in the Middle East are never liberating. Fighting in the Iraqi province of Anbar earlier this year left thousands of civilians dead, and over a quarter of a million homeless. The current battle for Mosul - Iraq's second largest city, crowded with over 1.5 million civilians - is likely to see even more catastrophic figures.

    The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:
    'No man forsakes a Muslim when his rights are being violated or his honour is being belittled except that Allah will forsake him at a place in which he would love to have His help.

    And no man helps a Muslim at a time when his honour is being belittled or his rights violated except that Allah will help him at a place in which he loves to have His help.'

    [Sunan Abi Dawud]

    Ummah Welfare Trust is renewing its Iraq appeal this winter to help families fleeing the fire and smoke of Mosul. With your help, families fleeing to Erbil and other areas will be given emergency aid, inshaAllah.

    Make a difference and provide a displaced family with the items below:

    Alongside their Syrian brethren, Iraq's Muslims are experiencing some of the worst humanitarian conditions in the world. Nevertheless Allah has ensured that we can still make a difference. By donating generously for this appeal, we can help alleviate their suffering this winter.

    Zakah, Sadaqah or Lillah can be given for this appeal.