The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it.”
(Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 4739) Few things are more sacred to mankind than learning and seeking knowledge. Yet for the world’s poorest, who are forced to tackle issues like starvation every day, learning is a far off dream. For many, acquiring an education could be a way out of the poverty. But they simply don’t have the opportunity. Also sacred is teaching and facilitating learning. AMWT’s hafiz sponsorship programme enables UK donors to give underprivileged children in the developing world, a Qur’anic Education. Children like 12 year-old Saleem. Slaeem is the eldest of his three siblings. He and his mother have been responsible for their family, ever since Saleem’s father died in an accident at the factory where he worked, in Okara. Under normal circumstances, Saleem would have joined the labour force already. As a child in need, he’d be exploited; working long hours for very little pay. But instead, Saleem is going to school, as all children should. He’s learnt to read the Holy Qur’an, and is now memorising it and studying Qur’anic exegesis. Saleem’s sponsorship also covers his room and board at the madrasa where he stays. It pays for his clothing, school books, stationary and even basic medical care. Please Sponsor a Hafiz today for a mere £15. Give a child a bright future and a secure now through education.