What is the Sadaqa House Orphan Fund?
Close to 5,000 children have been orphaned due to COVID19 in Malaysia. The number has added to an estimated 50,000 orphans and an average of 100 babies abandoned every year in Malaysia (652 cases between 2015 and June 2020 as recorded by police).
Necessary measures have to be undertaken to ensure their welfare and that they are not left behind in terms of education.
In its 4th year of operation, Sadaqa House has launched the Sadaqa House Orphan Fund with the objective of raising donation to provide for the welfare and education of orphans every month. Such initiative are either by Sadaqa House or in collaboration with implementing partners.
The Desired Futures, our mission 2040 are :
– to raise RM 1 billion as a perpetual fund.
– to distribute a minimum of RM 3 million monthly for the welfare and education of orphans.
– An orphan shall have equal opportunities to succeed in life.
Beginning 2022, Sadaqa House has made a 4-Year commitment to 3 implementing partners in support of the Orphans Agenda i.e., OrphanCare Foundation, Pertubuhan Anak Yatim Malaysia (PEYATIM) and Youth Empowerrment Foundation (YEF).
The financial assistance to be provided may be increased from time to time and similar institutions added for greater inclusion. Ultimately, orphans are of principal importance and every possible effort shall be channeled to ensure that they are cared for “From Cradle to Graduation”.
What the Orphan Child?
From the Islamic perspective, we are simply living the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) bequeathed to us more than 1,400 years ago. On another note, orphans did not choose to be born or to grow up without a parent or both. Few can imagine having to grow up in an institution, never knowing the tender touch of a mother and the protection of a father or the warmth of a home. These children may have low self-esteem and a high inferiority complex – a massive disadvantage even before they come out to the real world at 18.
If the Sadaqa House Orphan Fund can help make their transition from orphans to young adults with self-belief and confidence, then these “Sadaqa House kids” can look forward to a better future.
Taking inspiration from the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) about the advantages of caring for the welfare of orphans, as narrated by Abu Hurairah RA, the Prophet (PBUH) said:
Whomsoever passes his hand over the head of an orphan to please Allah Almighty gets a virtue in return for every hair that his hand passes over. Moreover, whosoever does good to an orphan boy or girl, I and he will be like this in Paradise (He (PBUH) said this after having joined his two fingers).
[Hadith Riwayat Muslim]
How does it work?
For every donation received for the Orphan Fund, 20% shall be for immediate distribution and 80% of the Sum shall be placed in Low-Risk Shariah-Compliant instruments and only the Return on Investment shall be distributed for the benefits of the Orphan agenda
“From Cradle To Graduation” solution
Channel of contributions