Winter Relief 2012/2013

    Taking care of the poor in the winter and protecting them from the cold is a great deed. Safwan bin Salim went out on a cold night in Madinah near the mosque, and he saw a man with little clothing on. So, he took off his coat and covered him up with it.

    Someone living in Sham saw in a dream that Safwan bin Salim had entered Paradise with a shirt he had made. So he went to Madinah and said, 'Show me where Safwan is.' When he found him, he told him of the dream.

    - Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali Rahimahullah

    Alhamdulillah through your donations, Ummah Welfare Trust has implemented its largest winter relief operation for 2012/2013. Alhamdulillah over 40,000 poor families, mired in war and chronic poverty, received support for the winter.


    Afghanistan

    Each family received:

    • Copy of the Noble Qur'an
    • Quilt
    • Mattress
    • Pillow
    • Winter linen
    • Winter Shawl
    • Winter Jacket (varied for males and females)
    • Shoes (varied for males and females)
    • Pair of socks

    Bangladesh

    Blankets were distributed to poor families residing across the northerly districts of Panchagarh, Dinajpur, Nilphamari & Kurigram. One blanket was given per family.


    India

    Families in Assam state of India, displaced by flooding and inter-ethnic violence, received blankets. One blanket was given per family.


    Palestine

    In aftermath of the November bombing of Gaza, displaced families were immediately provided with winter aid kits.

    One kit contained:
    • 2 blankets
    • 2 sponge mattresses

    Pakistan

    Winter aid kits were distributed across needy areas of Pakistan. Priority was given to poor families in Waziristan.

    One kit contained:
    • Copy of the Noble Qur'an
    • Quilt
    • Mattress
    • Pillow
    • Winter linen
    • Winter Shawl
    • Winter Jacket (varied for males and females)
    • Shoes (varied for males and females)
    • Pair of socks

    Syria

    Winter aid kits and Islamic packs were provided to war-affected families inside Syria.

    Each kit consisted of:
    • Blanket
    • Rechargeable search light
    • Coats for men women and children
    • Ladies and children undergarments
    • Islamic essential packs (Qur'an, miswaks, etc.)

    We ask Allah to make our help for the Ummah of Muhammad Salallahu 'alaihi wasallam continuous inshaAllah and not confined to any situation or season. Ameen