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“Winter is the best season for the believer,” according to the Holy Prophet (SAW), because “its nights are long for him to pray in, and its days are short for him to fast in.”

There are many reasons why your winter donations are critical!

For many, winter is the harshest time of the year because with the long nights come cold and harsh conditions. For those who are homeless or have inadequate shelter, winter is the most trying time of the year. Harsh weather in many regions around the world also means drastic food shortages.

Afghanistan has descended into a humanitarian crisis like no other. Large parts of the country are suffering from drought due to failing crops and an impending famine. The World Health Organization has predicted that 1 million children under the age of 5 in Afghanistan will die of starvation, and another 2 million will be severely malnourished this winter. More than half of the population is already experiencing extreme hunger.

Hundreds of people gather to receive food aid from distribution centres, only to be rejected because they are “not eligible”. This is because the emergency aid that is coming in to the country is “nowhere near enough”1. But in this process and with this justification, millions of innocent children are starving and dying today.

This winter, let us not lose out on the opportunity to support those in need. Let the warmth of the spirit of this season spark a flame of hope and comfort in the lives of others.

Donate here and help provide relief this winter to the plight of families facing hunger and starvation in Afghanistan and refugees who have been displaced from Afghanistan.