Alhamdullillah last night Alfitrah Foundation hosted iftar for the teachers and students at SMPK Setapak a secondary school for the visually impaired. The terawih prayers were led by our staff Firdaus and Abdul Majid. Our trustees Dato Hamid and Rafi handed over contributions to the students including vouchers donated by Jakel Store for Eid clothing . Also present was En Adenan Md Yusof CEO of Amanah Raya who also handed over duit Raya to the kids.
Rafi and I went to the Gurney Training Center in Brickfields today to hand over duit raya(cash gift for Eid) to the visually impaired trainees and their teachers.
Part of the contributions came from last Saturday's iftar for the blind at HAK masjid in Sg Pencala. We heard stories of hardship - the Ustaz told us 2 of his 4 brothers ( all blind ) had just lost their jobs as telephone operators at AAM. One of the female trainees told me she is an orphan from Sabah but has been unable to get financial support from the government .
For the last 5 years we have run a Quran memorisation camp in Gaza for blind students for 2 months during summer holidays . The children enjoy this very much and ask to come back every year. Life is very hard in Gaza after 11 years living under siege with undrinkable water and 8 hours electricity during the hot summer and the camp is a welcome respite.
Cost per child is USD180 or rm800 but you can contribute any amount to:
"Pertubuhan Viva Palestina Malaysia"
RHB bank account 214 277 00053582
Puan Hajah Saudah representing Al Fitrah Foundation is donating a Braille Quran, a Perkins Brailler and religious books to Rafiuddin bin Mohd. Hisham, a blind tahfiz from Maahad Tahfiz Al-Bahiyyah
Jalan Hj Din, Kg. Binjul Dalam,
09310 Tawar, Kuala Ketil,
Kedah Darul Aman.
Rafiuddin is a former student at Princess Elizabeth School for the blind in Johor where he learnt braille. He has moved to the new school to enable him to become a Hafiz inshaa Allah.
We have an ongoing project with the Rahman foundation in India to teach blind Muslims to read Quran and to give them Braille Qurans . Maulana Qazi of Rahman foundation told us "We started a series of workshops for training the trainers in 2009 hosted by Idara Deeniyat Mumbai. It continued till 2013. About 14 states covered, 71 Ulama volunteers got trained to teach braille Quran and sent to work in thier areas. Alhamdulillah ALLAH used your brother for this very important task as a first runner. Ml. Aslam Shareef from Hyderabad is also my student from Andhra Pradesh. He shoulderd the responsibility and worked a lot. Blinds in Hyderabad, children as well as elders including these groups who were wondering tro and fro heard about facility to learn Quran in Hyderabad, they rushed to him. Ml. Aslam got the students and they got the teacher. As the journey started and till now it is continue. Some of them learnt arabic braille and became able to recite Quran with Braille. It is the mercy of Allah on them that the light of Quran reached to them through your generous efforts and service to holy book of ALLAH. ALLAH shower his Rahmah and Magferah on you and all who are with you to serve Quran. Jazakallah Khairan" In Hybrabad there is a group of blind people named group of minority working for the blind. One of them Mirza Majid Ali baig received the Quran. He told us "our group is searching Quran since 30 years but today I am fortunate that I received Braille Quran with the generous efforts of ALFITRAh FOUNDATION Malaysia. Jazakallah Khairan."
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