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Maximise your Rewards in Muharam

When Is Muharam?

Muharram 2021 starts on the night of Monday, August 9th and ends at sundown on Tuesday, September 7th.

What Is Muharam?

Muharram is the start of a brand-new Islamic year! It is among the most spiritual months of Islam, a day where your true blessings are increased and significantly rewarded. Muharram likewise marks the anniversary of the fight of Karbala, where prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussain was eliminated. It’s a day of grief however also a tip of remembrance, sacrifice and faith.

The word Muharram literally means forbidden. Thus, During the month of Muharram, certain acts become forbidden as they would violate the sacredness of the occasion. During this month, warfare is prohibited.

What Happened In Muharram?

On the 10th day of Muharram, Imam Hussain Ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW), was killed at the Karbala battle. The soldiers of Yazid killed him in 680 A.D., during the battle of Karbala (present-day Iraq). Muslims mourn Imam Hussein’s death and those of his relatives since then. Ashura marks the anniversary of the massacre, and some people fast on this day. Prophet Muhammad said that fasting on Ashura will wipe away all sins committed during the previous year. Therefore, many Muslims fast on the ninth and tenth days of this month.

Numerous Muslims still think Muharram is a unfortunate month due to the occurrence of Karbala. We know that it was an unfortunate occasion but remember one thing that according to Sahih Muslim: 1163 (a) and Tirmidhi: 438, this is Allah’s month. How can Allah’s month be unfortunate for His servants? On the contrary, it is one of the accomplishments of Husain (R.A.) that his martyrdom occurred on the day of Ahsura.

“Allah’s messenger ordered (the Muslims) to fast on the day of ‘Ashura, and when fasting in the month of Ramadan was prescribed, it became optional for one to fast on that day (Ashura) or not.” (Sahih Al Bukhari)

Things To Do In Muharram

Muharram is the month when fasting is strongly recommended (though fasting the entire month is only recommended in Ramadan).

Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram and is the most spiritual day amongst all its days. When the Prophet (S.A.W.) came to Madinah, he fasted on the day of Ashura and directed the Muslims to keep fast on this day. When the fasts of Ramadan were made obligatory, the fasting on this day was made optional. However, according to lots of genuine Hadiths, fasting on the day of Ashura is a verified Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.).

Muslims consider the 9th and 10th of Muharram as significant days in the Islamic calendar and observe fast on these days.

The Messenger of Allah (saw) said, ‘The best fasting after Ramadan is the Sacred Month of Allah (Muharram)…’ (Muslim)

Give Charity

Muharram and the Day of Ashura especially is an excellent time to provide charity. Not just will your benefit be increased, however giving Sadaqah removes your sins and stands in the way of calamity.

If you’re looking for Allah’s (swt) grace this month, among the best methods to attain it is by being merciful to others.

At KORT, we make this simple we have many large and small projects always accessible.

Give the gift of a sewing machine to a vulnerable poor lady in Pakistan for £35.

Simply contributing ₤65 towards a wheelchair, you can give a disabled person the power to be mobile.

Donate towards our Urgent Housing Appeal. Help us put a roof over the heads of our brothers and sisters in Azad Kashmir.

During Muharram, you can provide someone with the gift of water. This gift will save many lives and provide water to entire villages.

The Prophet SAW said: “The best charity is giving water to drink” [Ahmad], so honor this special time by giving the precious gift of water to those in need.”
Through KORT Islamic Charity, you can help people stay healthy, grow their own food, and be able to spend valuable time with their children or starting their own businesses. Keep the spirit of Muharram 2021 alive by providing charity in the name of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), Imam Hussain (RA), and his companions. This month counts for blessings and remembrance.

Final Words

Muharram is an important month in Islam. During this sacred month, all bad things are forbidden. If you fast during this month, you will receive huge rewards. During this month, remember Allah, fast as much as you can and Give Charity.

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KORT QURBANI 2021 UPDATE:

“So pray to your Lord and sacrifice [to Him alone].” ( Al-Kawthar 108/2)

Alhamdolilah with the help of Allah swt, KORT managed to do Qurbani in 36 different cities and locations in AZAD KASHMIR and PUNJAB. Over 60,000 people benefited. We thank all our Donors and especially all the KORT team, management and Muskorteers for managing this huge project . May Allah swt accept everyone’s support and

We make it easy for you, by asking for a donation to purchase such animals, that animal then being blessed and sacrificed in the fast and gentle method of our faith, and its meat divided and handed down to the needy and hungry, who too rarely enjoy these foods.

As you can all imagine that Qurbani Project is probably one of the hardest projects to run. This is why KORT always caps the project at a realistic number which we know we can deliver.

We Must Arrange:

  • Heaps of planning months before Qurbani
  • The animals,
  • The logistics of bringing the cattle to us,
  • The logistics to take live cattle to other cities,
  • Organize many butchers in various areas,
  • Refrigerated trucks to distribute and store meat,
  • And many volunteers to help over the 3 days of Eid.
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So please before you give Qurbani next time ask yourself a question. The Charities that take on unlimited Qurbani’s how do they do it? As a Muslim it is your duty to check where your donation is being spent. The donation you give to KORT is YOUR Amanat with us. We are answerable to you, and we are answerable to Allah. We carry out all our work with this fear and thought in our mind.

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To safeguard that the meat for Qurbani is acquired according to Sharia, we ensure the following:
  • That the animal is in good physical shape.
  • The animal is at the minimum age required (at least one year of age).
  • The animal was not stunned during the slaughter process and the meat is of good quality for eating.
  • The Qurbani is held after Eid prayer. (not before)

Every 2kg portion of Qurbani meat is provided safely, and properly, under supervision by our KORT Muskorteers.

Your Qurbani contribution simply surpasses the families who receive meat. Our volunteers ensure that the sacrifice and distribution of meat are done to the greatest requirement, and all meat is sourced locally. In this method, we can create jobs and promote the local economy.

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COST Update of KORT QURBANI 2021:

As always KORT is 100% transparent, Alhamdulillah the average cost of each Qurbani animal including logistics etc is £368. This means we have £57 left over from the £425 that was given for each Qurbani. We will be contacting all our Qurbani donors to inform of above and they have an option, either we can refund the £57 or they can donate back to KORT, which we will put towards next year’s Qurbani project.

In 2020 we had money left over and we informed all our donors. All our donors asked us to keep the money and use it in 2021 Qurbani project. Allhamdullilah we purchased 9 animals (this year) with this money and gave Qurbani in the name of the Prophet and his blessed family. 

This is Amanat and it’s our obligatory duty to inform our donors.

Thank you to everyone for your support and generosity for KORT.

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KORT Qurbani Project 2021

Alhamdulillah KORT has carried out its annual Udhiya/Qurbani project 2021.

‘Udhiya’ is an Arabic term which means ‘sacrificing an animal’, and ‘Qurbani‘ is an Urdu and Persian word derived from the Arabic word ‘Qurban’ which literally means an act performed to seek Allah’s pleasure. It is technically used for the sacrifice of an animal slaughtered for the sake of Allah.

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A record 212 cows were sacrificed on behalf of donors and supporters from around the world. This included 9 cows that were sacrificed in the name of our beloved Prophet Muhammed may peace and blessings be upon him from funds that were leftover during our 2020 Qurbani project.

As the prices of animals fluctuate during the Qurbani season, it is difficult to get a final price until the animals have been purchased. Therefore, KORT initially provided an estimated price for the Qurbani project based on general market rates. As KORT were able to purchase the animals at a lower cost, donors were offered a refund or were provided the option to put the balance funds towards the following years Qurbani project when animals would be sacrificed in the name of the Prophet Muhammed may peace and blessings be upon him.

What Does KORT Do With The Meat?

As KORT carries out Qurbani on behalf of oversees donors, the meat is divided into bags weighing 2kg each and distributed among poor and needy families across Azad Kashmir. 2kg meat is enough to feed a family of five persons two good meals.

KORT QURBANI

KORT carries out the Qurbani project with 100% honesty and integrity. Therefore, KORT sacrificed its animals in over 20 different cities/towns across Azad Kashmir including Mirpur (KORT), Dina, Jehlum, Bhimber, Samanhi, Dadyal, Islamghar, Chakswari, Kotli, Nakhyal, Bagh (2 locations), Deerkot, Rawalakot, Trarkhal, Palandri, Haveli, Abbaspur, Hajeera, Muzaffarabad (4 locations), and Leepa Valley.

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“Say, "Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah , Lord of the worlds.” (Al-'An`am 6/162)

This is to ensure that the animals can be sacrificed correctly, and the meat is provided to the poor and needy in various parts of Azad Kashmir rather than in one single location.

This year’s Qurbani project also took place in very hot weather and so a refrigerated truck was used to store the meat before it was distributed to ensure the meat didn’t go off before it reached the poor families.

meat distribution

Virtues of Udhiya (Qurbani)

Allah Most High Says: ‘So turn in prayer towards your Lord and sacrifice (animals).’ (Qur’an 108:2)

There is nothing dearer to Allah during the days of Udhiya than the sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on the Day of Judgment with its horns, hair, and hooves (to be weighed). The sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore, Sacrifice with an open and happy heart. (Sunan Tirmidhi and Sunan Ibn Majah)

The Meat and Skin of the Udhiya Animal

It is allowed for the one performing Udhiya/Qurbani to either eat off the meat or give it to whomsoever he pleases, rich or poor, Muslim, or non-Muslim. It is preferable, however, that the meat is divided into three parts: One part for the home, one part for relatives and friends, and one part for the poor and needy.

The meat or skin of the animal cannot be sold or given to an employee or butcher in payment of his labour. It may be given as a gift. The skin of the Udhiya animal can be kept for personal use or given to anyone else for their personal use. If the skin is sold, it is necessary to give the money accrued in charity as Sadaqah.

Thank you to all our donors and supporters for booking your Qurbani with KORT. A massive thank you also to our Muskorteers across Azad Kashmir who gave their time to ensure our Qurbani project was carried out successfully from purchasing the animals and sacrificing, all the way to distributing the meat to deserving needy families.
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No Hajj This Year

No Hajj This Year But Zakat Is Also Important As Hajj

2021 Hajj
عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ : سَمِعْتُ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُوْلُ : بُنِيَ اْلإِسْلاَمُ عَلَى خَمْسٍ : شَهَادَةُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّداً رَسُوْلُ اللهِ وَإِقَامُ الصَّلاَةِ وَإِيْتَاءُ الزَّكَاةِ وَحَجُّ الْبَيْتِ وَصَوْمُ رَمَضَانَ

On the authority of Abdullah, the son of Umar Ibn-Al-Khattab (R.A.), who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) say: "Islam has been built on five [pillars]: testifying that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, establishing the Salah (Namaz, Prayer), paying the Zakat (obligatory charity), perform the Hajj (pilgrimage to Makah) to the House of Kaaba, and fasting in Ramadan." (Bukhari: 8)

Islam is based on the Five Pillars, which constitute the most important aspects of Muslim practice. Islam teaches that all Muslims have five responsibilities to follow if they are to live a successful and responsible life. These are the Five Pillars:

  • Shahadah
  • Salat or prayer
  • Zakat or charity
  • Swam or fasting
  • Hajj: the pilgrimage to Makah

Muslims consider all these pillars to be very important because they are the foundation of Islam.

Unfortunately, Due to the ongoing epidemic of Corona virus, many of us will be unable to perform Hajj this year. Muslims had a difficult time not attending Friday and Eid prayers in Makah, but this year, applicants to perform the Hajj will be faced with even more disappointment.

The Holy Prophet SAW said:

“(The performance of) the Umrah to the (next) Umrah is expiation for the sins committed between them. And the reward of Hajj Mabrur (Hajj which is accepted by Allah) is nothing except Paradise.” [Bukhari]
Hajj before Covid

For those who are planning for the Hajj this year, its cancellation has probably made them very sad, as Hajj is a lifelong opportunity. Hajj is so expensive that there are always people who cannot afford to perform it, and those who cannot perform it are those who don’t possess the resources. It is true that Islam is not just a religion for the wealthy, therefore there are a number of practices that are equivalent to Hajj. Alhamdulillah! The obligation to perform Hajj cannot be altered by any of these actions. In contrast, there are some deeds that offer similar rewards to Hajj.

Good Deeds Same Reward as Hajj

You can also gain the same rewards for your good deeds as the Hajj by performing the following good deeds

  • Remembering Allah from Fajr to sunrise.
  • Perform wudu then go to the masjid to perform salah
  • Pray the Ishraq prayer after sunrise
  • Go to the masjid to learn or teach
  • Give to Masjid Al-Aqsa
  • Performing Eid prayer
  • Fulfill the needs of your brother or sister

Final Words

You can get a reward equal to Hajj even if you can’t do Hajj due to a corona virus or another issue. The rewards for doing the good deeds mentioned above, especially fulfilling the needs of your brothers and sisters in Ummah and performing Zakat, are equal to Hajj. In this way, the human race is constantly performing Hajj – not in the sense of the rituals of Hajj but simply by seeking Allah in every action.

Zakat reminds us that our wealth is given by Allah, and is cleansed for Him, making sure that we fulfil the obligations of our benefit, which our excess wealth is rearranged to those who are struggling to survive.

We have been delivering Zakat for 15 years that implies we have an incredible amount of experience, resources, and expertise to contact and distribute your Zakat where needed the most. 

"There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than in these (ten) days." Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) on the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah

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Update On Appeal

URGENT APPEAL UPDATE 15/07/2021 - 13 Houses Remaining!

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Flash floods caused by a cloudburst has destroyed many homes, devastated livestock, and has claimed 3 lives in Salkhaka, Athmuqaam, Neelam Valley, AJK.

KORT teams are on the ground assessing the damage and plans being made to get life back to normal in the affected village. The orphan children affected by the disaster are being taken care of by KORT Alhamdulillah.

KORT will help rebuild 17 houses for the affected families at £2,500 per house. Any amount of Zakat, Sadaqah and Lillah is accepted for this appeal. Needy families are desperate for your help. Please donate generously.

The Damage caused 

KORT team on site 

KORT Management Team.

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For donations and enquiries:
Call KORT UK Office: 0300 123 7774 (Mon-Fri 9-5)
Email: admin@kort.org.uk

Neelum Valley AJK; Update 16/07/2021

Whenever natural disasters strike whether in AJK or Pakistan , the most difficult time is for those who are affected and then they are left at the mercy of others.

Whether it is Azad Kashmir or Pakistan KORT has always arrived within hours.

KORT chairman has come to the rescue once again and shared the pain of the people in the accident that took place in Neelam and KORT will not leave these victims alone.

Soon their damaged houses and other necessities of life will be met inn sha Allah with the duas and support of our donors .

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Chairman KORT instructing work
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URGENT APPEAL

Disasters can strike at any time with no warning. Show those residing in warzones or impacted by disasters that they are not alone by offering life-saving aid.
In numerous locations in Pakistan and Azad Kashmir where KORT is working, misery has become unimaginable in its severity. Starvation is widespread and clean water is limited. With extreme requirement on a broad scale, our resources are being extended like never ever in the past.
Sometimes KORT is forced to launch emergency appeals and as we react to these immediate crises, we are also putting long-lasting strategies in place to help the most susceptible people develop lives away of poverty.

Wherever Or At Any Time Crisis Strikes, We Are Here To Help

Our Emergency Response groups are professionals at quickly, effectively, and compassionately assisting individuals survive war, food shortage, and natural disasters.

You can be a part of this life-saving work. Please give now to assist us reach Pakistan and Azad Kashmir’s most vulnerable individuals with the urgent help they need to make it through. Your generous offer will not just protect lives but will likewise provide hope for the future in numerous places where positivity has all but vanished.

We Must Assist

Individuals in poorer nations like Pakistan and Azad Kashmir are at least five times more most likely to be abandoned by severe weather (hot or cold) than individuals in abundant nations. All these issues are the most disastrous to the individuals who have the least resources to manage them, the world’s neediest, most disregarded individuals.

These individuals are suffering through no fault of their own.

Emergency Action Team

KORT’s Emergency Situation Action teams are on the ground in Pakistan and Azad Kashmir supplying catastrophe relief by conserving and helping recover precious lives.

With our 15 years of experience, resources, and local knowledge, we are in the greatest position we have ever been in to respond rapidly and successfully to tragedies. But we need your support.

Every Donation Assists Us Act Promptly, So We Can Help As Many Families As Possible With Our Disaster Response.

Urgent Housing Appeal

KORT has launched an emergency funding appeal for the in people of Salkhaka, Athmuqaam, Neelam Valley, AJK.

Flash floods caused by a cloudburst has destroyed many homes, devastated livestock, and has claimed 3 lives so far.

This crisis fund is limited and 100% of the contributions got will be utilized to support construction for households in requirement. As always not one penny will be diverted to charity overhead. We run a strict 100% donation policy.

Whosoever Alleviates The Needs Of A Needy Person, Allah Will Alleviate His Needs In This World And The Next. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Our Team Have Been Working Incredibly Hard to Offer Support Those Who in Need. Provide Food, Hygiene Fundamentals & Shelter to Those Who are Having a hard time During Any Crisis. Let us Save Lives.

What We Will Deliver Of This Appeal

KORT will help rebuild 17 houses for the affected families at only £2,500 per house.

Any amount of Zakat, Sadaqah and Lillah is accepted for this appeal.

Needy families are desperate for your help. Please donate generously.

Your assistance today might conserve lives, and our Emergency Situation Team is ready to act.

“Whoever Saves A Life, It Is As If He Has Saved The Whole Of Mankind” (Qur’an 5:32)

Help us stop our brothers and siters from becoming homeless in Azad Kashmir by donating towards our emergency housing appeal!

Thank You For Your Continued Support In These Difficult Times

Donate Via:

Our Projects where you can also see other projects including Zakat or Sadaqah eligible projects.

For Donations And Enquiries:

Call KORT UK Office: 0300 123 7774 (Mon-Fri 9-5)

Email: admin@kort.org.uk

Thanks to your kindness, in the last 15 years in Pakistan and Azad Kashmir KORT has safeguarded millions of lives from danger and gave them hope.
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Get Involved In KORT Programs

If you have some extra time, or you are a person who is deeply concerned about humanity, then KORT would be a good location for you to utilize your skills and energies. From offering to collecting donations for relief aid campaigns and producing awareness about world events and catastrophes, there is plenty for you to get associated with.

KORT is actively involved in a lot of humanitarian work, and we could use all the help we can get. KORT has lots of opportunities for you to supply financial and physical support. There are a number of ways to join hands with KORT to supply help for individuals like for those suffering on the Kashmir border. Here are a couple of things you can do.

Volunteer Work

KORT helps through a number of support projects that are developed to benefit humankind. A present project that KORT is working on is building another orphanage in Sawabi. This Project once completed will have an orphanage, a school, onsite medical assistance, and a masjid. Being aware of the Kashmir crisis indicates that you can play your part in supplying facilities to the Kashmiris by joining hands with us. All you need to do is volunteer at our head office, or among the events held for the promotion of the campaign.

Develop Awareness and Spread the Word

We are living in a time when the world appears to have diminished, and people can talk to each other across the world with ease. Everyone utilize numerous social media networks for home entertainment and other functions, but these networks can be used to raise awareness of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir and KORT campaigns. If you are not able to provide physical aid, spread out the word about the campaigns you support and assist KORT raise vital funds.

Please fell free to check out our social media platforms and share with your friends and loved ones.

Raise Funds Yourself

KORT also appreciates its supporters who make efforts to raise funds themselves. There are a variety of ways to raise funds, however the very best method to do so is by arranging a fundraising occasion. You can choose various styles and concepts for this type of occasion, nevertheless, if you are not sure how to prepare an event or you are unsure of the process of raising funds, feel free to get in touch with the office to get more information.

KORT is a registered charity in the UK and are on all major funding pages i.e. Just Giving and GoFundMe. If you would like to start a fundraiser on any of these platforms, please contact KORT on 03001237774 or get in touch with a volunteer in your area.

These are a few ways that you can get included with KORT and support our humanitarian projects.

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KORT’s Sewing Training Centre

 “Women Empowerment”

The situation of unemployment and poverty affects women the worst. They rely on men for everything and anything, because they have no source of income.  This problem is exacerbated if the men are unemployed as well. Through vocational training, women can start their own businesses or enter the workforce, enabling women to become independent and self-reliant. KORT has established a Sewing Training Centre to help empower women. Women will become more independent and confident at KORT’s Sewing Training Center. For as long as mankind exists, sewing garments will be a job. Further, women can earn an income from home using basic tailoring skills, continuing in their traditional role as homemakers while working. Women who complete a course in tailoring can start working on their projects right away.

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Announcement For Women Of Mirpur

Thanks to Allah, KORT has established a Sewing and Stitching Training Center in Sector F/ 4 Mirpur as a part of its project “Women Empowerment.”  Our mission is to provide a livelihood to underprivileged and disadvantaged women from Mirpur and its surroundings. In the process of taking orders from different brands, income is generated. KORT’s sewing and Stitching Training Centre was inaugurated by Collector Mangla Dam Affairs Chaudry Muhammed Ayub  and Manager KORT Sajid Dilawar Khan.

A ceremony was held under the auspices of the KORT to inaugurate the KORT Sewing and Training Centre in Mirpur District. Now this centre will provide training to unemployed women and girls so they can use their skills and abilities in order to meet their domestic needs and earn a living. Hopefully, the KORT Sewing Centre can become one of the most well-known sewing centres for women. Getting training it will help you get a job and earn a reliable source of income.

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Our Mission

KORT organization is working for women empowerment in rural areas of Pakistan. The goal is to increase household income, reduce malnutrition in children, and improve living conditions for rural communities cut off from employment opportunities and social services through the empowerment of women as wage-earners and employment generation. Our main objective through this project is:

  • Training women in tailoring and developing managerial and technical skills to enable them to run their own businesses;
  • To provide women with basic equipment to start their own business as well as support them in becoming organized in community-based teams so that their ventures can be better managed;
  • Promotion of women’s tailoring associations, pertaining to women’s interests. Provide women with technical, administrative, and logistical assistance, and assist them with promoting their products.
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Donation Appeal for Neelum Valley in AJK

Giving charity is not a business it is a way to connect with all deserving people. Several organizations are trying to attract donors to give.

Various platforms are needed so that the donors can see how their money is invested effectively. Our appeal can be more effective if we receive charitable donations.

Knowing whether the organization is trustworthy is extremely important.  You should contact the organization and learn more about what they do. Seeing what they have created will motivate you to donate.

If you want to donate to an organization that will invest your donation during the right time in the right people, then donate to KORT, which is an organized and trusted platform that will invest your donation efficiently.

Our Zakat and sadaqah are allocated to the right people based on your requests.

Giving charity is the proof of faith, as those who are close to God are always seeking his love through giving
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Donating for Kashmir

On Monday evening, a cloudburst caused havoc in Salkhala village in the Azad Kashmir district of Neelum.

Salkhala village was hit by heavy storms leading to flash floods and some residents have been injured and others have been reported missing.  During the flash floods, 17 houses were totally destroyed, while 12 others were completely damaged. Many livestock and vehicles have been destroyed along with fruit trees in the floods.

As a result of continued rains, darkness, and flash floods around the scene, rescue operations were delayed for several hours after the incident. It is a tough time for the people of the valley, and they need help.

KORT has always contributed to their success by giving from the heart. A substantial amount of damage has been done to homes, motorbikes, and about 17 houses have been totally destroyed and require complete rebuilding.

APPEAL FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION

A cloudburst caused flash floods in Salkhaka, Athmuqam, and the Neelum Valley in AJK. The floods caused damage to many homes and livestock as well as the death of three people. Kort will aid in the reconstruction of 17 houses for affected families at a cost of £2,500 per house.  For this appeal, any amount of Zakat, Sadaqah, and Lillah is acceptable. Needy families are desperate for your help. Please donate generously.

KORT Management Team

For donations and enquiries:

Call KORT UK Office: 0300 123 7774 (Mon-Fri 9-5)

Email: admin@kort.org.uk

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Donate Your Interest

اَللّهُمَّ اِنِّي اَعُوذُ بِكَ مِن الرِّبَا

Allahumma inni a’udhu bika minar riba

O Allah! I seek your protection from interest/usury.

As a basic rule, no true Muslim by his/her totally free choice wishes to invest or transfer his cash in an interest-bearing plan or account.

 

In western nations, when someone inadvertently gets interest funds, they should not use this quantity for their individual advantage. In this case it is binding upon them to give this amount as sadaqah to the needy who are suitable for zakat. This is not the typical sadaqah which a Muslim provides of his lawful income with an intent to get benefit in the Hereafter. Instead, this sadaqah is implied just for getting rid of off an unlawful and dirty cash, and to eliminate oneself from the concern of an ill-gotten gain.

 

It should be kept in mind that this quantity is dirty just for the individual who has received it as interest. The poor person who gets it from them as sadaqah can use this amount for their personal benefits.

It was narrated that Jaabir (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) cursed the one who consumes ribaa, the one who pays it, the one who writes it down and the two who witness it. He said they are all the same.” (Narrated by Muslim).

In Islam, it is forbidden for Muslims to both get and pay interest (Riba). This indicates Muslims cannot charge interest on financial obligations or money owed. Bank account typically accumulate interest in time which suggests many Muslims unintentionally acquire interest without actively seeking to.

 

As per the Qur’an, in addition to its being haram for Muslims to charge interest, they cannot invest interest money in a manner that advantages themselves. This indicates if Muslims collect interest through inadvertent ways, they should invest it in such a way that does not supply them with any advantages.

Can You Provide Interest Money to Charity in Islam?

An appropriate way for Muslims to spend Riba is to contribute it to charity. Rewards will not be received for doing so, but by contributing Riba to a charitable cause, your wealth will be cleansed, and you will have disposed of the haram Riba in such a way that does not benefit yourself. For this, you will be rewarded for cleansing yourself of haram.

Can Riba be used as Zakat?

Interest money may be donated to charity; however, it cannot be spent as Zakat. The donor does so out of a spiritual commitment under the 3rd pillar of Islam when Zakat is provided. In addition, when Zakat is provided, the donor can expect to receive a benefit, but an individual who offers Riba to charity ought to do so without intending or expecting to receive a benefit (sawab).

Donate Your Riba Today

If you have accumulated Riba (interest) automatically through your bank, you might donate it to KORT. Your wealth will be cleansed, and we will use your interest cash to assist those most in requirement. Contribute your Riba to KORT today or contact us on 0300 123 7774 to discover out more.

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