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Najaf to Karbala Charity Walk

We have been requested to convey the following messages by Brother Sadiq Damani and Br. Asif Dahya pertaining to their Najaf to Karbala Charity Walk.

From Br. Asif Dahya:

By the Grace of Allah s.w.t I have been given the oppurtunity to visit the shrine of Imam Hussain a.s. in the holy land of Karbala. My group and I will walk for three days from Najaf to Karbala approximatley 80 km (50 miles). During the daytime the scorching dessert sun will be bearing down upon us and then we will rest in the evenings in makeshift tents, when the blistering cold takes over as temperatures rapidly plummet.

The money you sponsor will bring light into 4000 homes in villages around Karbala who currently have no access to electricity. The lighting of their homes will enable the family to be safer in the dark, avoid inhalation of diesel fumes indoors, burns due to naked flames and allow children to study after dark. Through Lady Fatemah Trust (a UK based charity who take 0% commission) all your donations will go directly to funding this project. 

- £150 helps in fabrication and maintenance of one solar lantern in a poor rural household – that’s just £2 per kilometre of the walk.

- £300 pays for the installation and maintenance of one fixed solar lighting unit in a rural non-electrified household – that’s just £4 per kilometre of the walk.

- £600 trains 4 people to install and maintain solar panels for households in 6 months – that’s just £8 per kilometre of the walk.

"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

Click http://www.justgiving.com/asif-dahya for more information and to donate.

 

From Br. Sadiq Damani

This December, I'll be walking 80km across war-torn Iraq for three days (from Najaf to Karbala). I will be walking in the daytime with the scorching dessert sun bearing down upon me and in the evenings will rest in makeshift tents, when the blistering cold takes over and temperatures rapidly plummet.  The money you sponsor will bring light into 4000 homes in villages around Karbala who currently have no access to electricity. The lighting of their homes will enable the family to be safer in the dark, avoid inhalation of diesel fumes indoors, burns due to naked flames and allow children to study after dark. Through Lady Fatemah Trust (a UK based charity who take 0% commission) all your donations will go directly to funding this project:

- £150 helps in fabrication and maintenance of one solar lantern in a poor rural household – that’s just £2 per kilometre of the walk.

- £300 pays for the installation and maintenance of one fixed solar lighting unit in a rural non-electrified household – that’s just £4 per kilometre of the walk.

- £600 trains 4 people to install and maintain solar panels for households in 6 months – that’s just £8 per kilometre of the walk.

I would really appreciate if you could donate towards this incredible cause, and/or share the email and link with friends and family. If you have any questions about the charity or the walk, please do just let me know!  

"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

To donate, please follow the link here which will provide you with further information - http://www.justgiving.com/SadiqDamani.

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