This Ramadan 2021, Shine A Light

“The likeness of those who spend their wealth in Allah’s way is like a seed which grows seven ears, in every ear a hundred grains.

Allah giveth increase manifold to whom He will. Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.” – Holy Qur’an (2:261)

Ramadan 2021

As a result of years of instability caused by war, a startling 1 in 5 people in Iraq is impoverished, with orphaned children often being impacted the most drastically. The recent COVID-19 global pandemic has only served to escalate the severe mental trauma that the children are attempting to overcome. Moreover, basic services are no longer easily accessible, leading to a detrimental impact on both their present and future. These children’s future depends on you.

This month of Ramadan, Al-Ayn will focus its efforts on fulfilling its mission of rebuilding the lives of orphaned children and youth across all of Iraq by providing readily available access to mental health services as well as vocational training opportunities through the Luminous Stars Centers.
Inspired by the divine promise, your acts of generosity this month are ‘like a seed’ (Qur’an 2:261) that grows and multiplies.

What are Luminous Stars Centers?

For the last 15 years, Al-Ayn has built a global community that serves and empowers orphaned children and their families. The Luminous Stars Centers in different provinces throughout Iraq provide orphaned children with a second chance at life. Each center aims to rebuild the lives of orphaned children and youth by providing access to psychological rehabilitation and vocational training workshops, which allow for orphaned youth to transition into adulthood.

Three years since the inception of the Luminous Stars centers, we have made accomplished our goal of completing the construction of the centers located in Baghdad, Diwaniya, and Najaf. This month of Ramadhan, we are fundraising to complete construction for an additional 12 centers across different provinces in Iraq.

Shine a light in this holy month and help build a Luminous Stars Center.

Give Continuous Charity (Sadaqa Jariya)

Donate this Ramadan and help better the lives of orphaned children, youth, and widowed mothers.

Donate Here and Shine The Orphans’ Life!

Give Your Khums Through Al-Ayn

Khums is a Muslim believer’s obligation at the beginning of a new Khums accounting year to pay one-fifth (20%) of their annual surplus income. Khums plays an important part in the Islamic economic system, in preserving economic equilibrium and supporting charitable causes.
Khums becomes mandatory at the beginning of your financial year on the profit/surplus of your income (after deducting annual living expenses). If you are an employee or have your own business, that is your first day of employment. Otherwise, it is a year from the date each profit amount is made, or you can choose to set an annual date for yourself. If you do not know the amount of Khums you are required to pay, you can calculate your Khums via a Khums calculator.

Al-Ayn has been given explicit authorization (Ijaza) from Sayyid Ali Al-Hussaini Al-Sistani to receive Khums (both parts) to support orphaned children. Read the official ijaza (written permission) from Al-Sayyid Ali Al-Hussaini Al-Sistani here.

For any questions regarding the calculation of your Khums or a payment plan throughout the year, feel free to contact us and we can arrange for a scholarly response.

Pay your both portions of Khums

Zakat Al-Fitra

With the permission of Al-Sayyed Al-Sistani, Zakat Al-Fitra from the USA can be placed in Al-Ayn’s Sadaqa Boxes any time during the month of Ramadan, up to mid-day on the day of Eid (or Salatul Eid if one is praying it). Zakat Al-Fitra could also be paid on this page, whilst authorizing Al-Ayn to make the payment of Zakat Al-Fitra on your behalf.

Please also note that according to the ruling of Al-Sayyed Al-Sistani, it is obligatory for sponsors to pay the Zakat of the orphaned child they are sponsoring. The payment should be in proportion to the amount of the child’s sustenance which the sponsor cover. As a precaution, the sponsor may pay the full amount of the Zakat. If they have not paid in previous years, they should also pay as a precaution, with the intention (Niyya) of “Al-Qurba Al-Mutlaqa” (seeking nearness to Allah).

Pay your Zakat Al-Fitra, to orphans!

Sponsor an Orphan Child This Ramadhan

Do something special this Ramadhan become an orphan’s sponsor. We are firm believers in giving children the tools to reach their fullest potential, making the possibilities endless. The monthly financial support received by each eligible child is a catalyst for their future.
With a minimum of $70 per month, the basic needs of the child are taken care of and their financial status is finally raised above the line of poverty. Orphaned children, just like any other children, deserve to be given a chance. A chance to grow, a chance to discover, and a chance to believe in the limitless possibilities their future can hold.

Sponsor an Orphan Today!

All Your Ramadan Dues, in 1 Place

Please Enter the Number of Shares, Square Feet, or Square Meter, That You Want To Donate For Luminous Stars Centers:
$ 20.00
$ 60.00
$ 640.00
Enter The Imam Portion Amount Of Your Khums.
$ 1.00
Enter The Sada Portion Amount Of Your Khums.
$ 1.00
Enter amount of days:
$ 62.00
Enter how many days missed:
$ 1.50
Specify the number of people:
$ 11.00
$ 11.00
Participate in Sponsoring an Orphan Child:
$ 20.00
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* If funds raised exceed Al-Ayn’s funding requirements for this campaign, your donations will go towards other continuous charity projects. 100% of your tax-deductible donations to the hands of the orphans. 0% Admin Fees.