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June 25, 2021

The summer in Iraq has been very difficult this year with extreme temperatures for weeks at a time! To help the pilgrims, and the poor who have no choice to work in the heat, we’ve been distributing drinks to people in Kerbala.  Your generous donations that make events like this possible! 

Meet Maryam, a three-year-old Iraqi girl who we had the honour of assisting when she needed it the most – thanks to YOUR ongoing contributions and support.

Maryam is now receiving the treatment she needs and we were also able to help relieve her family’s financial burdens. This is where your donations go; they change people’s lives and provide them with opportunities that many of us take for granted

Last year alone, The Zahra Trust helped over 5,400 widows and orphans. Maryam’s story is just one of thousands that go unheard of; people who unfortunately, cannot afford certain treatments or rejected by hospitals.

Help us support orphans, widows and vulnerable children just like Maryam by donating today!

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Dear Friends,

Giving Tuesday, is an American tradition to spend the first Tuesday after the start of the Holiday shopping season giving aid to people in need. 

The opportunity to take advantage of great sales and shopping for our friends and families reminds us to consider the needs of the less fortunate around the world. 

We invite you this Giving Tuesday to join us in sending aid to those affected by extreme circumstances in Afghanistan, Yemen, and people displaced by conflicts around the world. 

Recently we’ve shared Maryam’s story, the story of an orphan in Iraq who is receiving her cancer treatment sponsored by donors like you. There are many orphans around the world like Maryam who are in need of your support. You can change the life and future of widows and orphans with every donation you make.

Our work together improves the world every day. This Giving Tuesday you can use employer match through a variety of platforms to double your donation and make your impact around the world greater. 

The link below will give you instant access to our Giving Tuesday Fundraiser on Click now and donate to make a difference!

Giving Tuesday Campaign

If you have any questions about how to maximize your donations or the projects we do around the world, send us an email at [email protected]

With Salaams and Duas,

Zahra Trust USA Team.


On November 23rd, Zahra Trust volunteers visited one of our registered families. We learned that they are in need of help to have their home reconstructed. Below are photos of the building site, and there will be more to follow as the project progresses.

Clothing for Orphans

In continuing our mission to help the needy, Zahra Trust volunteers helped orphans choose out some new clothes. With your generous donations, we were able to provide new clothing for several orphans. Below are some photos of the event! May Allah reward you all!

Winter Relief

Bamyan is located in the most mountainous part of Afghanistan, next to the Baba mountain glaciers, at an altitude of 2550 meters above sea level. The population of this province is about one million people. This cold province experiences harsh winters for about five months. Poverty, unemployment, food shortages and lack of winter fuel have turned people’s lives into horrible nightmares. The Zahra Trust has provided  heaters, coal, and wood for 200 families. 

We hope to continue helping families heat their homes in the winter with the help of your donations! 

Eye Clinic in Yemen

As the year comes to a close, we urge all of our donors to continue contributing to our many projects. Below is a video of a free cataract eye surgery event being held by the Zahra Trust in Yemen. Conditions in Yemen have been unstable, and we are very grateful to have been able to help these needy people. Hundreds of needy people were helped by the event, as they were able to get their medical needs taken care of, thanks to you, our donors! 

Aid for families in need

The Zahra Trust paid a visit to a newly registered family with a little boy and a young girl. Their adoptive mother was in need of heat, and medical dues for the little girl. Alhumdulillah, with the your help, the family has received the help they need, and a heater will be installed in their home within the next few days. Watch the video below to learn more about our new family!

Dear Friends:

As the year 2021 comes to an end, we encourage you to continue supporting our projects around the world. Especially during this season of giving gifts and thanks, we should continue to remember those who are less fortunate than us and who need to worry about food and shelter in the cold winter months. 

Recently we’ve been working on several projects. In Yemen, we were able to provide free cataract surgery for over one hundred people in Al Hudaydah. In Afghanistan, we have been providing heaters, wood and coal for 200 families in one of the most mountainous cities, Bamyan, Afghanistan. 

Check out our blog at and the latest news on our website for more updates on what your donations are doing for hundreds of people!

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If you have any questions about how to maximize your donations or the projects we do around the world, send us an email at [email protected] 

With Salaams and Duas,

Zahra Trust USA Team.

Celebrating Holy Lady Zainab’s Birthday in Bamyan, Afghanistan

In celebration of Holy Lady Zainab’s Birthday, the Zahra Trust held a celebration for families in Bamyan Afghanistan. Attendees were provided with warm meals, sat for a lecture, and listened to poetry read by children in honor of Lady Zainab. Alhumdulillah, the event was a great success thanks to your generous donations, and we look forward to organizing more events in the future! Check out the photos from the event below!

A Newly Registered Family

As the year comes to an end, the Zahra Trust continues its mission to provide for the needy around the world. New families are being registered with the organization, and thanks to generous contributions from you, our donors, we are able to provide basic necessities for them. Below is a video of volunteers delivering some carpet, mattresses, and other items to a newly registered family. Click the link to see what your donations do for our families!

As we continue to work through the new year, we are pleased to announce that our Yemen housing project is well underway. This project is giving us the opportunity to provide housing for Yemen’s less fortunate families, and allowing them to own property under their name. Your donations have made this possible. Check out the photos to see the work being done!

Tablets for Orphans: Promoting Higher Education- A Success Story

Earlier this month we were alerted that six orphan girls in Najaf, who are being sponsored by the Zahra Trust, were entering their final year of high school. Their increased workload would require them to have some form of technology as well as stable internet access, which we were looking to provide in the form of tablets. Each tablet would cost about $225, bringing our total goal to $1,350. In order to help them further their education, a Zahra Trust campaign was launched on January 11th, and just ten days later we have raised more than $1,500 for this wonderful cause. With the help of Allah (SWT) and thanks to you, our wonderful donors, we are now able to provide these young women with what they need to continue their education.

Food Packages for Orphan and Refugee Families

With the help of Allah (SWT) and your kind donations, our team in the Middle East was able to distribute over 300 food supply packages for orphan and refugee families in need. Thank you for your generous donations that help so many people in need! Watch the video below to see the distribution!


In an effort to continue helping the people of Afghanistan, the Zahra Trust continues to distribute many types of aid to the needy families within the country. On January 11th, Trust volunteers distributed food parcels to the poor of Bamyan, Afghanistan. Thanks to your donations, we were able to help countless individuals!

Lady Ummul Baneen Event in Najaf

In loving memory of Lady Ummul Baneen, the Zahra Trust held an event in Najaf, Iraq. Women and children were invited to learn about her life and commemorate her dedication to the Ahlul Bayt. After a lecture and dua, attendees were provided with financial aid and fresh meat by the foundation. Your donations made this event possible!

Celebrating the Birth of Lady Zahra

In honor of the birth of Lady Zahra, the Zahra Trust held a celebration for young women. During this event, the girls were able to recite poetry, participate in games, and enjoy sweets. Small gifts as well as food packages were given out at the end of the celebration. Watch a video of the event below!

Win a free Umrah Package!

To celebrate the auspicious birth anniversary of our beloved Lady of Light, Sayyida Fatima al Zahra (peace be upon her), stand a chance of winning an all-inclusive Umrah package with the Zahra Foundation!

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School for Orphans: Promoting Higher Education

The Zahra Trust strives to spread knowledge and ensure that children are receiving all the help they need to be successful in school. Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to host a series of lessons for orphans and underprivileged students who were struggling in school. Several topics were covered including physics and chemistry. Watch the video to learn more about the project!

Congratulatory march to the shrine by Orphans: Celebration of birth of Imam Ali(as)

On the occasion of the birth of Imam Ali (as), Zahra Trust volunteers in Najaf and sponsored orphans participated in a congratulatory march to the shrine of Imam Ali (as). The march included poems and prose in honor of Imam Ali. Sweets were distributed to all the visitors, and the volunteers took the orphans for lunch after the event. Watch the video below to see what your donations help us accomplish!  

Congratulations to you all on the auspicious occasion of the 15th of Sha’ban, a day that is second in importance to only the Night of Qadr in the religion of Islam.

Today marks the birth of the Imam of our time, a day of celebration for all the mo’mineen. The day and night of the 15th of Sha’ban is a special time to increase in worship and remembrance of Allah SWT and His authority on the earth!

Give Sadaqa on behalf of our Imam!

One of the great ways to celebrate the birth of the Imam is to give a gift on his behalf. One of the best gifts we can give is to take care of believers in need. Currently, we are distributing aid in honor of the Imam in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, and other locations where the destitute count on your support. Let’s honor the Imam by helping those in need.

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Send support to the birthplace of the Imam!

The Zahra Trust has started a new project in Samarra, Iraq near the shrine of our two Imams and home of our 12th Imam. A new building is being constructed for the visitors to the haram of Samarra that will include a medical clinic, rest area, restaurant, and over night space for people to stay. Your support serves every visitor of the Imam. Help make a lasting pledge today!

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This year help change the world!

We celebrate and anticipate our Imam for how he will fill this earth with justice and equity after it has been filled with oppression and injustice. As a way of celebrating our Imam, we can work towards his mission today! Promote education, sponsor a student and bring knowledge in to the world. Every student we sponsor is a light in the darkness of ignorance and a positive change in this world. Help bring that change to life by sponsoring a student today.

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Live Q&A with rep in Yemen

Register for our live Q&A with our rep in Yemen. You can join our live zoom call from Yemen this Saturday at 7 AM EST to learn about the situation on the ground and ask any questions you have.

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Our felicitations to everyone and joy for the coming of the light!

With your support our happiness for our Imam makes the world better every day!

The Zahra Trust USA Team

On November 21st, Zahra Trust volunteers worked to deliver bags of rice and food to orphan families in Najaf, Iraq. These families are sponsored by the Zahra Trust and your charitable donations. See the photos and videos below of the charity work being done!

As our organization continues to make changes around the world under the name of Holy Lady Zahra, we endeavor to honor her name each and every day. A majalis was held in remembrance of her in Najaf, Iraq on November 14th thanks to your generous donations. Below are photos of the event and tabarruk that was given to the attendees.

Eid al Adha is almost upon us!

Every year, thousands of people count on your Qurbani to have meat in their houses. This year as Covid-19 still lingers, many people can’t recover without your support!

Sponsor a Qurbani around the world to reach people in need and join in the celebration of Eid al Adha. This year we will be offering Qurbani on the days of Eid for the following regions:

We are also providing the following donation options:

*These sheep are sacrificed based upon conditions on the ground in various regions and are not tied to one particular location.

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What are the recommended rulings for Eid Adha Qurbani (animal sacrifice)?

 Rules regarding Recommended Animal Sacrifice (Udhiya) on Eid al-Adha as per Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Sistani

To learn more about Qurbani, visit

The 9th day of the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah is from amongst the holiest days of the year. A day in which we should all make an effort to dedicate some time for worship, asking forgiveness, and requesting our needs. 

Amongst the emphasized acts of worship during these holy days is for those who can, to sacrifice an animal with the intention of seeking nearness to Allah (SWT).

Why Sacrifice an Animal? 

While we know that this is an act that is demanded by Allah (SWT) which is enough for us to perform Qurbani, there are many practical benefits as well:

While meat has become a plentiful resource in our country, in many places it still very expensive. Many families can go all year without meat because of the high cost. Your donation helps provide these individuals with fresh meat in these holy days. 

Your Qurbani is a tool by which the most poverty stricken, sick, elderly and those in need are visited. We look for people in the most urgent need to provide them support. In the days of Eid these visits with gifts are welcome in every household, even amongst the most needy. Allowing them to share in the joy of Eid and being able to celebrate is one of the ways that we check in on families with support. 

Stimulating Economy
We always work to support local businesses and economy. All animals are bought locally from vendors and slaughtered and delivered through local resources. This brings your Qurbani to help not just the people who receive the meat, but the local markets as well. Your donation improves the lives of many!

Piety in the Eyes of Allah (SWT)

لَنْ يَنَالَ اللَّهَ لُحُومُهَا وَلَا دِمَاؤُهَا وَلَٰكِنْ يَنَالُهُ التَّقْوَىٰ مِنْكُمْ ۚ كَذَٰلِكَ سَخَّرَهَا لَكُمْ لِتُكَبِّرُوا اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ مَا هَدَاكُمْ ۗ وَبَشِّرِ الْمُحْسِنِينَ 

There does not reach Allah their flesh nor their blood, but to Him is acceptable the guarding (against evil) on your part; thus has He made them subservient to you, that you may magnify Allah because He has guided you aright; and give good news to those who do good (to others).


As it is mentioned in the Quran, Allah (SWT) wishes to see your efforts in his way, and as such offering a sacrifice in the days of Hajj is how we attain proximity to our Creator and do goodness for people in need.

There’s still time to offer Qurbani this year!

Take advantage of the special window of these holy days! All Qurbani processed today will be offered in the days of Eid and support people most urgently in need. Help us make an impact to people in need around the world!

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With Salaams and duas in these auspicious days:

Sh. Bilal Hussain & the Zahra Trust USA team.

أَعْظَمَ ٱللَّهُ أُجُورَنَا بِمُصَابِنَا بِٱلْحُسَيْنِ عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلاَمُ

May Allah make our reward and your reward great, for our grief for Imam Hussain (A.S).

On this night where we mourn for the young infant of Imam al Hussain (A.S), it is a common sentiment to wish to have been there to give anything to save his life. Today, you have an opportunity to save the lives of the less fortunate.

Will you answer the call?

Drink Water. Think Hussain (A.S)

Sponsor a majlis, give towards water aid, or contribute towards the urgent need in Afghanistan. Contribute towards our Muharram 1443 Campaign.

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Save Baby Mahdi

Syed Mahdi Tabatabaei is an infant, whose chances of seeing his second birthday are slim to none. A group from London visited Syed Mahdi at The Zahra Trust offices in Iraq – where they met this innocent child along with his parents.

Now or Never

We need your help. The treatment that Baby Mahdi requires is known as the most expensive drug in the world, and we need to raise another $600,000. It’s now or never – the more the treatment is delayed, the lesser effective it becomes.

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The Zahra Trust have been active in Afghanistan for many years with teams on the ground in a number of cities, supporting families and those most in need.

This Muharram, we held programmes in various cities in remembrance of Imam Hussain (a.s) and continue to provide vital services and support for hundreds of families.

With recent events, 18 million people in Afghanistan desperately need humanitarian aid due to decades of conflict, years of acute drought, and months of heavy fighting.

We are on the ground in Afghanistan supporting those internally displaced and also Afghan citizens who have fled the country, providing emergency food and shelter.

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Over the last month, our servants at The Zahra Trust mawkib have tirelessly served the zuwwar.

So far, we have distributed:

There is still time to contribute to our efforts to serve the zuwwar or donate water on behalf of your loved ones, marhoomeen and the Imams (as).

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Orphans Village

Whilst the period of serving pilgrims is coming to an end, the building at Pole 470 continues to be used all year round to support vulnerable orphans and widows.

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The Detection and Follow-Up Committee at Zahra Trust in Najaf, Iraq conducted a field visit to the registered families in order to review their needs. Alhumdulillah, all needy families are doing well, and their needs are being met. Thank you for your generous donations that aid us in helping hundreds of people!

As the temperatures in Najaf continue to drop, The Zahra Trust continues to provide facilities for needy orphan families with the help of your donations. Trust volunteers delivered gas heaters to many families so that they would be able to warm their homes during the cold winter nights. Take a look at the video below to see what your donations can do for so many people in the name of Allah!

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During the back to school season, the Zahra Trust team made sure its orphans didn’t miss out on shopping for much needed school supplies. The children got to choose what they desired including backpacks, pens, etc. This was possible thanks to your kind donations.

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Milad un Nabi Mubarak!

“And we have not sent you [O Muhammad], but as a mercy to the worlds.” (The Holy Quran 21:107)

Our most joyous and heartfelt felicitations to you all on the birth of the most perfect human being to walk this earth – Prophet Muhammad (S)! May we all grow closer to Allah (SWT) through his example and strive to learn more about our beloved Prophet.

The past few months have been very difficult for our brothers and sister in Afghanistan. Every time they go to mosque, they are not certain if they will come back home.

The Zahra Trust teams are on the ground in Afghanistan serving local communities but the need is greater now more than ever. Please continue to give generously – give in the name of the best of mankind whose birth we are celebrating.

Our local teams on the ground are working tirelessly to distribute food to families in need. Donate to support our work on this blessed occasion.
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In order to encourage education among the less fortunate, the Zahra Trust held a school supply drive for orphans in Najaf, Iraq. Families were able to come in and get what they needed for the new school year, ensuring that their children would be fully equipped to achieve academic success. Watch the video below to see what your donations have done for so many people! Thank you for your continued support!

With the help of your generous donations, we continue our mission to ensure that less fortunate individuals have access to basic necessities such as food, water, heat and healthcare. On November 3rd in Karbala, Iraq, a series of orphans and needy families were given the opportunity to see an opthamologist for check-ups. Watch the video below to see what your donations are doing for so many people!

Celebration for the month of Shabaan

The Zahra Trust volunteers in Najaf and Diwaniyah, Iraq held a celebration for the month of Shabaan in the name of our Holy Lady Zahra. Families were invited to celebrate the beginning of the Holy month of Shabaan and enjoyed some festivities. There were sweets, juices, snacks and a short lecture during the celebration. Take a look at the photos below to see the celebrations in both cities!

Providing School lessons for kindergarteners

As we continue our mission to educate and aid people around the world, Zahra trust volunteers in Najaf, Iraq continue to provide lessons for kindergarteners. During these educational lessons, children are able to learn how to recite the Holy Quran and how to work together. They are given recreational time to play together and are provided with snacks and nutritional lunch thanks to your generous donations. Watch the video below to see what your donations do for so many children! 

Celebrating girls reaching their islamic age of responsibility

The Zahra Trust team in Najaf, Iraq, held a celebration for several young girls reaching their Islamic Age of Responsibility. In honor becoming Baligh and preparing to transition to young women, the Zahra trust provided them with prayer mats and hijabs along with other small gifts to celebrate them. Poems were recited in honor of the Holy Prophet and Lady Zahra, and food and drinks were provided for everyone. Watch the video and take a look at the photos below to see the celebration!

Distribution of flour to the orphans and families in need for preparation of Ramadan

In preparation for the Holy month of Ramadhan, Zahra Trust volunteers in Najaf, Iraq, delivered bags of flour to registered orphan and less fortunate families. As this Holy month approaches, we endeavor to ensure that our registered families are breaking their fast comfortably each day. Your generous donations make events like these possible. Watch the video below to see what your donations do for these families!

Mother’s Day field tirp: Orphans visit the elderly

On Mother’s Day in Shabaan, Zahra Trust volunteers took a field trip to a Nursing Home with registered orphans to visit the elderly. The children made crafts for the elderly and brought them snacks, drinks, and presents. They recited poetry, handed out gifts, and spent some time with the elderly, lifting their spirits during the Holy month of Shabaan. Watch the video from the event below!

Have you paid your Fidyah?

As the month of Ramadhan approaches, it is very important for us to make up any missed fasts and pay fidyah and kaffarah before the month begins. Fidyah is a compensation offered for not being able to fast and Kaffarah is an expiation for deliberately breaking one’s fast without a valid excuse/reason during the month of Ramadan. Visit this link to pay your Fidyah and or Kaffarah. Last Ramadhan we were able to aid over 5 million people and inshallah with your support this number can only grow in 2022. Please watch and share the video below:

The blessed month of Ramadan has finally arrived!

Shahr Ramadan is a time to grow spiritually, create a closer relationship with our Lord and also allow our souls to be freed from worldly distractions.

This month is also an important way of relating to those who do not have as much as us.

This Ramadan, we urge you all to give as much as you can, for the betterment of ourselves and for the Ummah.

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Your 2021 Tax Receipt

If you’d like to receive a copy of your 2021 full year tax deductible donation receipt, send us a note to [email protected]. Please include your full name, email address and mailing address if you’d like a paper receipt mailed along with the digital copy. 

Kid Packs for the Holy Month

We’ve got a variety of books and activities for children ages 5 to 12 for the month of Ramadhan. If you’d like to receive a packet please send us an email with the child’s name, age and address to [email protected]. We’ll be sending packets throughout the first week of the Holy Month. There’s a requested $5 donation for each package that can be made on our website when you receive a confirmation that the package is in the mail. 

Know what’s going on

We’ve been updating our website with blog posts of how your donations make an impact around the world. During the Holy Month we’ll continue to post on our website to show you the impact of your donations in real time. Remember we disburse funds within 48 hours on average of receiving your donation online. That’s real time Sadaqa being given out – all thanks to your efforts!

You can also follow along on telegram to see daily updates to the work being done throughout the month of Ramadhan at:

Remember to see updates about the holy month on our website and you can always make charitable donations through Venmo by sending your Sadqa to @zahratrust under businesses.

We’re fast approaching the half way point of the Blessed Month of Ramadan. A few points to notice how this blessed year is different than those before it.

There’s a war going on

We’re feeling in our country the impact of a war happening in Europe where innocent people are suffering and facing oppression. As a consequence we’re finding that prices of food and fuel have been going up. People around the world are suffering similar increases in costs of food and resources. The most affected are the poorest in the world, they’re struggling to pay for basic necessities and need your help.

Inflation is at record numbers

The cost to feed a person anywhere in the world has gone up! Countries where people were mostly self-sufficient are now struggling. More people in needy nations are looking for support and meals than ever before. Help provide iftaar to the most vulnerable this year with your donations. 

Instability in nations, effects those who can’t leave

Whether we look at Afghanistan, the long lasting conflict in Yemen, refugees from the conflict in Shaam, or the changing circumstances in Pakistan, the true needy people can’t escape the hardships, there’s no leaving the challenges and difficulties. Those are the people that need our help the most.

You’re accomplishing more than ever with your donations!

Your efforts and support have made impacts to these people in the most difficult of circumstances. With more meals being served to those in need. More food packs given out this year than ever before and the chance to bring a true positive impact to the lives of people in the world! Continue to share your support and see the change you can be in the world. 

We’re distributing aid in Kenya, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen, for Refugees and people in dire need around the world!  Check our blog for additional pictures and posts throughout the month. 

Send your Sadaqa for the nights of Qadr!

There’s still time to send real time donations to reach people
in time for the nights of Qadr by donating online.

You can always Venmo us Sadqa through out the year for
immediate disbursement to the most needy people around the world. 

State of Emergency in Afghanistan

Earlier this year, the country of Afghanistan experienced a terrible drought, followed by an earthquake. The people of Afghanistan were in need of our help, and you, our generous donors, delivered. We were able to provide emergency aid and help hundreds of people in need. However, as some of you may have heard, there was a large flood in Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan a few days prior. This flood has caused the destruction of homes, livestock, and all agriculture, and has also caused the death of over 100 people. Afghanistan is once again in need of our urgent help.

Click the link below to donate now and help them through this difficult time. 

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Sewing and Knitting Class for Mothers and Daughters

Continuing our mission to promote education and help those in need in the name of Lady Zahra, our team in Karbala began a sewing and knitting workshop for mothers and daughters. Families were able to come in, enjoy a breakfast meal, and spend a few hours learning how to sew and knit for the last three days. After the completion of the lesson each day, attendees were provided with lunch as well, and we were able to distribute over 200 meals today.

Thanks to your generous donations, we are able to hold workshops such as these that provide important skills to individuals around the world! Watch a short slideshow of the event below!

Summer Session for Orphans: Najaf, Iraq

Since the beginning of the month of August, the Zahra Trust has been holding a summer workshop for less fortunate and orphaned children. Today was the sixth day of Mrs. Ruqayya’s Summer Session, and 40 children were provided with another day full of educational and recreational activities including lessons in English, basic computer skills, memorization of states and countries, and memorization of the Holy Qur’an. Additionally, 100 breakfast meals and 90 hospitality meals were provided to participants and their parents.

Take a look at the photos below to see what your generous donations are doing for others!

Your Majalises around the World

Each year during the month of Muharram, we work to organize as many majalises as possible within different countries to allow everyone to commemorate Imam Hussain (AS) and his hardships. Within the last two and a half weeks of the month of Muharram, we have been able to organize several different Majalises in Afghanistan, Najaf, and Karbala thanks to your kind donations. Orphans and widow families, as well as other less fortunate families, are provided with a place where they can come together to commemorate Imam Hussain (AS) and his family, as well as food to take home after the Majalis.

Take a look at the photos below from events all over the world!

Afghanistan: August 5, 7, 8

Najaf: August 13

Distributing sweet milk to Syrian Refugees

Over the course of the first 13 days of Muharram, our team was able to distribute over 13,000 glasses of sweet milk and cakes to Syrian refugees from near the Haram of Syeda Zainab (AS).

Thanks to your kind donations, our team was able to prepare, package, and distribute milk and cakes to refugees in need in the name of Lady Zahra (AS) and Lady Zainab (AS).

Take a look at the video of one of the days below to see what your donations can do for those in need. 

Providing appliances for the people in need

As a part of our mission to provide aid to those in need, our team in Karbala was able to provide 13 families with a variety of appliances for their homes. According to their respective needs, 6 air conditioners, 5 refrigerators, a stove, and a washing machine were delivered to these families.

Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to provide some comfort for these families in the name of Lady Zahra during the summer heat.

Watch the video below to see the deliveries being made!

Yemen Housing Project update

The Zahra Trust has been working hard all throughout this year to bring aid to families in need, and we are pleased to give you an update regarding our Yemen Housing Project. This project gave less fortunate families the ability to have a place to call home, and to own some property under their name. Our volunteers worked hard to build homes for those in need, and thanks to your kind donations, we were able to give these families a roof over their heads.

Watch the video below to see the homes being built in Yemen! 

The countdown to Arbaeen begins

There are about 20 days until we gather together to commemorate the 40th day since the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (as) on the tragic day of Ashura.

It’s important that we remember the parallels between the suffering of the Ahlulbayt (as) and the millions of vulnerable people around the world.

Together, in the name of the Master of Martyrs, we can help alleviate the suffering around the world.

But this is only possible with your help.

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For several weeks, flooding and landslides across Afghanistan and Pakistan have killed and injured dozens.

Over 1000 people have died as a result of these extreme floods. Thousands have lost their homes, livestock and crops.

The people of Afghanistan and Pakistan have suffered immensely this year and the flooding has taken the humanitarian situation in both regions to a critical point.

Our local teams are on the ground in both areas providing emergency aid in the form of temporary shelter, food, medical aid and other essential items.

Please help us support those affected by this natural disaster by donating generously.

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Serve Imam Hussain (as) by serving his zuwaar

Arbaeen day is fast approaching and the zuwaar of Imam Hussain (as) are embarking on the blessed walk from Najaf to Karbala.

You can offer them peace and comfort on their long, tiring journey whilst gaining immense reward by supporting our mowkeb at pole 470.

This Arbaeen, let us continue to come together in service of Imam Hussain (as).

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Did you know?

The Zahra Trust Mowkeb at pole 470 is more than a Mowkeb.

This facility is home to an array of multidimensional projects and initiatives to serve people in need across communities.

A decade ago, we embarked upon a journey to construct a large building with a village to home orphans and widows behind the building.

This ongoing project continues to expand, however the initiatives it has been constructed to achieve are well underway.

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This morning, an education centre in a Shia province in Afghanistan, Dasht-I-Barchi, was attacked by a suicide bomber targeting children sitting their exams, killing at least 23 and injuring another 27 children.

The Zahra Trust local team is on the ground conducting a rapid needs assessment to ensure victims and their families receive urgent aid and assistance.

Please donate towards our emergency aid fund to provide relief to the victims of this tragic attack.

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Zahra Trust Mawkib

In the month of Safar as the zawwar of Imam Hussain began to walk towards Karbala, thanks to your generous donations, we were able to greet them at the Zahra Trust Mawkib. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with tea and snacks were served to thousands of zawwar each day around Arbaeen. Alhumdulillah, with the help of Allah SWT and the support of our donors, we were able to greet and serve the zawwar of Imam Hussain on their way.

Take a look at the photos of the Mawkib and our guests below. 

Majalis in Afghanistan

In order to commemorate the passing of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), a majalis (mourning council) was held in Al-Manji School in Afghanistan for students and their parents. The lecture beforehand was in preparation for the new school year, advising mothers on moral illnesses and how to protect their children from them. This was followed by a condolence assembly on the death of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and the martyrdom of Imam Reza (AS). Over 200 mothers and children were present, and everyone was provided with breakfast and lunch during the program.

Take a look at the photos below to see what is made possible by your kind donations!

Teacher Appreciation

In order to honor their teachers, Al-Manji School in Afghanistan held a celebration for Teacher Appreciation. Students were able to show their appreciation for their teachers by presenting them with small gifts, and speeches were made as well. Students were also provided with small tokens and flowers during this special celebration. The stage and seating area were all beautifully decorated and set for the celebration.

Take a look at some photos of the ceremony below! 

In Afghanistan, over 20 million people are dependent on international aid and emergency relief.

That’s almost 60% of the country’s population.

This winter, hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people are expected to die across the world as they do not have even basic facilities to survive the brutal temperatures.

You can help the destitute fight through this winter season starting from as little as $10 and help put an end to their suffering.

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As we continue our mission to provide for those less fortunate than us, on November 6th, the Zahra Trust team in Najaf, Iraq, got together to deliver food baskets. These baskets were provided to orphan families that are registered with the Zahra Trust. Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to help 455 mothers and children registered with the organization. Watch the video below to see the process of distributing the food baskets!

Heaters to Refugee Families

With the winter upon us, we want to make sure that families have what they need to keep warm in these rough, cold months. Our team in the Middle East was able to provide and deliver 35 heaters to refugee families who were not able afford to heat their homes on their own. Take a look at the video of the distribution below to see what your donations can do for families in need!

Continuing our mission to keep families warm in the winter, the Zahra Trust team in Najaf worked to distribute heaters to those in need. On November 26th, 60 electric heaters were provided to 60 different families for them to stay warm during the rough winter months. Take a look at the photos below to see what your kind donations can do for families in need!

Fresh meat deliveries in Yemen

The level of hunger in Yemen this year is unprecedented and is causing severe hardships for millions of people. Under these circumstances, our team in Yemen worked hard and was able to provide fresh meat to families in need. Thanks to your kind donations, the team was able to slaughter four sheep, and distribute the meat to several underprivileged families. Watch the video below to see the distribution process!

On December 6th, the Zahra Trust team in Najaf worked to distribute salaries and financial dues to orphan families. Each family registered with the Zahra Trust received their guarantees, and some snacks were distributed while the process was taking place. On this day, we were able to provide 430 registered orphans and widows with their financial dues! Take a look at the video below to see the distribution!

Medical care for the vulnerable

Thanks to you, our generous donors, and your kind donations, The Zahra Trust was able to send a medical team from the UK to the middle east. The team -may Allah reward them– treated 1,347 patients who were unable to receive medical care on their own. The patients were all underprivileged individuals or orphans, and were in dire need of medical attention. They were able to provide general medical treatment for 400 patients, dental treatment for 95 patients, optical treatment for 752 patients, and sunglasses for 100 patients in need. Watch the video below to see patients getting the help they need!

Commemorating the martyrdom of Lady Fatima Zahra

On the anniversary of the martyrdom of Lady Fatima Zahra (peace be upon her), the Zahra Trust team in Karbala held a majalis in her remembrance. 184 mothers and children registered with the organization attended the condolence council for Lady Zahra, and were provided with dinner as well. Take a look at the slideshow below to see what events are made possible with your donations!

Warm Clothes to Orphan Children

With the winter upon us, it is important to remember those who are less fortunate than us, and may not be able to keep warm during these cold months. The Zahra Trust team in Afghanistan was able to distribute over 160 packages of warm clothes to orphan children in need. These children ranged from 3 to 9 years old, and were provided with clothes to ensure that they stay warm during the winter time. Take a look at the photos of the distribution below!

Providing meat to 276 families In Need

Many families in the Middle East have been struggling to bring meat to their tables due to the post-war economic situations in some countries, as well as the loss of breadwinners in some cases. To combat this issue, the Zahra Trust team put together a project to slaughter sheep and distribute the fresh meat to those in need. Thanks to you, our kind donors and your generous contributions, we were able to provide meat to 276 families. Watch the video below to see the process take place!

Salaam Alaikum

Last week, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake ripped through parts of Turkey and its surrounding areas. It is estimated that nearly 10,000 buildings have been destroyed, and debris continues to fall as the aftershocks of the earthquake persist. The death toll has reached a staggering 20,000 individuals, with children roaming the streets desperately in search of their parents that have likely been buried under the rubble.

Photos of the rubble and destruction left behind in place of buildings and homes in Turkey as a result of the massive earthquake.

As aftershocks continue and the buildings that are still standing begin to collapse, over 13 million survivors have been forced to find protection by hiding in vehicles or on the streets in the freezing cold for fear of being buried under the rubble of a fallen building. Unable to mourn the deaths of their loved ones, or even find their bodies under the rubble, thousands of men, women, and children are in desperate need of urgent medical assistance, medical supplies to care for the thousands of wounded individuals, blankets to keep warm, basic necessities such as food, clean water, and diapers and milk for their children.

The victims of this natural disaster are in dire need of YOUR assistance.

Our team on the ground assessing damages from the devastating earthquake and assisting survivors.
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Afghanistan was hit by 3 major earthquakes in one week.

Three earthquakes exceeding 6.0 have devastated the region near the city of Herat in Afghanistan in the last week. 

The devastation from these natural disasters has caused over 2,000 casualties. 90% of all deaths were women and children per UNICEF. Our team is on the ground performing assessments and providing immediate emergency relief. 

With this level of destruction and insecurity both, short-term, and long-term aid will be needed in the area. 

Short term: providing for burials, blankets, food, medicine and shelter are the current goals

Long term: We will work together to rebuild housing, provide business loans and needs to help make devastated families independent once again. 

We work together to ensure that people suffering through such extreme challenges know that people around the world care for them and work to offer support that future generations are not diminished by such difficulties.

Offer your support today by donating to our emergency relief fund.

Mosque Blast

October 13, 2023 – 80 people killed in deadly blast during Friday prayers in Afghanistan. 

More than 80 people were killed and many more injured in Afghanistan’s Baghlan Province at the Pol-e-Khomri area Masjid due to a bomb attack. 

Our team is on the ground has assessed the situation, identified affected families and are offering relief. We’re working to provide long term support to the affected families. 

Those injured will receive stipends to provide income while they recover. Families who have lost loved ones will receive a monthly stipend for the foreseeable future. 

Afghanistan continues to struggle through natural disasters and strife. Help support those in need by donating to emergency relief funds

Contact us ([email protected]) if you’d like to personally sponsor a family affected by the bombing.

What’s the best gift you could give to a child?

You have an amazing opportunity to sponsor a child’s education for $72 under our Ya Sakina packages.

It is narrated by Imam Ali (as): “He who does not learn in his young age, will not advance in his adult age”.

Your sponsorship has the power to change a child’s outlook on life, it’s an incredibly powerful tool in the fight against poverty.

We ensure that the children under our care are given tuition classes, spiritual education and also have the chance to learn through educational day trips and interactive activities.

Sponsor a child’s education

Help us build a school in Karbala!

Our Ya Sakina fund was created to make sure every child’s need is accommodated.

Today, there are almost 3.2 million school-aged children in Iraq who are out of school. You can change this one brick at a time.

For $72, you can help us build a school in Karbala to support thousands of young children to make sure they are receiving quality education in a secure and safe environment.

Help us build a school in the name of the daughter of Hussain (as).

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Support an orphan and widow for the entire year!

Our aim at The Zahra Trust is to change and empower lives.

Your donations support widows who are unable to earn for themselves or find the means to financially support their family. A one-off payment of $600 can provide holistic support for an orphan and widow for one year.

In Iraq, we run ongoing training programmes for illiterate widows, teaching them to read, write and train them with marketable skills such as handicraft production and tailoring.

Each donation has the power to transform the lives of people who have suffered devastating circumstances.

Please consider donating $600 toward our Ya Sakina fund.

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Widows Handmade Shop

The Zahra Trust provides widows with the ability to support their families by creating a variety of handmade products. On July 8th, in Najaf, a small shop was opened to showcase and sell these products. They included embroidered prayer mats, hijabs, hair bands, jewelry, plaques, and much more. The sales of these products will allow for even more families to receive the help they need.

Take a look at some photos of the setup below!

Medical Aid in Yemen

As we near the start of a new Islamic year, we continue working hard to bring aid to those in need around the world. Last week, our team in Yemen visited Aljrahe’e Hospital and delivered some much needed medical aid. The hospital and medical staff were provided with new supplies, allowing them to help those in need of treatment.

Thanks to your generous donations, patients brought to this hospital will now be able to receive quality care in a timely manner! Take a look at some photos of the delivery below!

Your Qurbani Around the World

This Eid al Adha, there were over 2 billion people in the world that were in need of food and water. We asked you, our trusted donors, to fulfill your religious duty while simultaneously helping those in need, and Alhumdulillah, you delivered.

Thanks to your generous donations, on the morning of Eid al Adha, we were able to slaughter over 50 chickens along with several sheep and goats and the meat was distributed to families in need.

Take a look at the photos below to see what your qurbani did for people around the world!




Over 3,000 baskets distributed

In preparation for the Holy Month of Ramadan, Zahra Trust volunteers in Najaf prepared and distributed food baskets. These baskets were handed out to orphan and poor families in Najaf, and the distribution was over three days. Over 3,000 baskets were distributed thanks to your generous donations! Watch the video below to see the preparation and distribution of these Ramadan food baskets!

Iftar packages given to orphans and widows

As we enter the month of Ramadan, we continue our mission to provide necessities for needy families and individuals. Thanks to your generous donations and the help of Allah (SWT), Trust volunteers distributed a total of 100 iftar packages to orphans and widows on Sunday, April 10th. Watch the video below to see several volunteers packaging and distributing iftar packages to families in need!

Honouring Bibi Khadija by inviting orphans and needy families to iftar

In honor of the death anniversary of Bibi Khadija, volunteers of the Zahra Trust held a funeral council. Several orphans and needy families were invited for iftar prepared by volunteers. Watch the video below to see the preparation of the iftar and families coming to enjoy it! Your donations make events like these possible!

Brought overseas Dr to assist a young boy

In the name of Lady Zahra, the Zahra Trust aims to help people in need around the world. Muhammad Ihsan Sleiman, an child with disabilities, was in need of a dental procedure but his family did not have the means for the procedure. Thanks to your kind donations, we were able to bring in dentists and doctors from overseas and get Muhammad the help he needed along with several other children! Thank you for all of your donations! 

Today, on the 16th day of Shahr Ramadan, schools in a Shia province of Afghanistan, Dasht-i-Barchi, were attacked, killing 6 and injuring 11.

The Abdul Rahim Shaheed High School was hit by 3 explosions and shortly after, Mumtaz Education Facility was also attacked.

Our teams are on the ground conducting a rapid needs assessment to respond with the required aid and assistance.

We need your help to provide urgent support to those injured and affected as well as their immediate families.

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The Zahra Trust team sends it’s heartfelt condolences to our awaited Imam, Imam Muhammad Al-Mahdi (ajtfs) and the entire Muslim ummah on the shahadat of Ameer Al-Mumineen (as).

It was reported that the only thing that could cure Imam Ali’s (as) wound was milk, and on that night all the poor people and orphans who the Imam would take care of, all arrived to his doorstep with small amounts of milk.

Even though they had little themselves they wanted to give all that they had to the Imam without a thought.

There is so much to learn from this beautiful story and perhaps it will encourage you to give to the needy on these holy nights.

Give in the name of Ali (AS)

This email is more of a personal note to share some background on how we at the Zahra Trust have been personally affected by the recent attack on the School in Kabul.

This is nothing new

The Dasht-e-Barchee district of Kabul has seen terrorist attacks now for three consecutive years, 2020 – A maternity ward was attacked by terrorists, 2021 – in May they bombed a school during a girls session and now 2022 they again bombed a school.

The bombing in 2021 had a massive death toll of over 85 predominantly children and 150 people injured in the blast. The heinous nature of the attack shocked the world. To attack children is one of the vile deeds that Pharaoh performed against the Bani Israel –

And [recall, O Children of Israel], when We saved you from the people of Pharaoh, [who were] afflicting you with the worst torment – killing your sons and keeping your women alive. And in that was a great trial from your Lord. (7:141)

How we’ve been involved

As we’re a humanitarian relief organization, we started emergency relief efforts and established work in Dasht-e-Barchee. The people of the area welcomed us and asked us to bring real change. The school that had been bombed was over capacity and children couldn’t get a proper education in the institution. The Zarha Trust was asked, to help establish a school that would accommodate all children and give them a high caliber education that could bring real change.

After research and effort we purchased land and are starting to build a school. However our team on the ground decided the need is very urgent and we shouldn’t wait, so we began the school in rented accommodations. You can see in the pictures below the class rooms are packed!

Next to us, there is another school, but it is for secondary education.

Tuesday April 19, as the kids were leaving the secondary school an explosion occurred where 20+ were killed and as they ran away another two blasts occurred.

We Won’t Stop!

Each of us, is shocked, dismayed, and grief stricken by the loss of life, and especially lives that we’re working so hard to preserve and improve. Hate, and fear will not keep us away from helping those in need.

We will continue to build and strategize to teach and keep safe the students and families of Dasht-e-Barchee. Our reaction is to not leave these people alone, but to help them survive in the face of hatred. They are not alone!

How do we do it together?

Raise awareness: Let people know what’s going on, this time major media has mostly ignored this attack. Speak to people, raise awareness of the silence around injustice. Indifference destroys the humanity within us.

Offer support: Help us complete this school! Let’s make sure that if there are those who would harm these people, they know we’re here to help them!

Fight Hate: Let not any people be persecuted, care for all humanity. Teach tolerance and acceptance, protect the weak and secure their right to exist! When we see such horrible acts it should be a reminder, if it can happen there, it can happen anywhere. Stay vigilant in keeping humanity alive.

It felt important to share, we as the Zahra Trust community may be hurt by such events but we won’t be stopped!

With Salaams and Duas

Sheikh Bilal Hussain & The ZT USA Team

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Increase your reward

Tonight is the final night of Qadr and one of the most powerful nights in Islam.

So why not start the night of power with one of the greatest acts? Giving charity.

The blessings you will receive from the Almighty for donating on this night are multiplied abundantly.

You can change your destiny tonight. Make the most of it: Be a winner and reap the rewards!

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Eid, an auspicious occasion that is celebrated by muslims all over the world.

During this joyful time, we celebrate with family and friends and hand out gifts.

Let’s not forget the orphaned children and the vulnerable families who are living in poverty and don’t have the access and means to provide gifts.

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Share the joy: gift a smile!

Eid is one of the greatest times of the year.

Celebrating with loved ones, opening gifts and eating together with smiles all around, are small things that we take for granted.

This Eid, gift a smile to the kids who aren’t able to enjoy this day properly.

For $30 you can send an Eid gift.

Our children love receiving toys, stationary, sweets and clothes and you can be the one to make them smile!

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Zakat Al-Fitr this year amounts to $10 per person, you must pay this on your behalf and your dependents too. Please bear in mind, the payment must be made before Eid salah and you can do so by hitting the button below.

Zakat isn’t just a religious obligation, it’s also a huge help to people in need all over the world!

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Distribution of fresh meals to needy families in Yemen

As the Holy month of Ramadan draws to a close, the Zahra Trust continues its mission to help those in need. Thanks to your generous support, we were able to prepare and distribute fresh meals to needy families in Yemen. Take a look at the photos below, and join Gul the Goat and his friends on their journey with our volunteers!

Gul and his friends are getting to know the volunteers, and enjoying some water. 
Gul and his friends have been sacrificed for needy families. 
Now, fresh food is being made for the families, thanks to Gul, his friends and our volunteers.
The food is being packaged to be given to families in need.
Gul and his friends have reached their destination and fulfilled their purpose of helping people, thanks to your generous donations! 

Eid Gifts for Children in Yemen

As we celebrate Eid ul Fitr this year, we would like to continue helping those who are less fortunate than us, and ensure that they are able to have a comfortable Eid celebration as well. The Zahra Trust team was able to distribute more than 70 presents to children who are sick with Leukemia in Yemen. Thanks to your generous donations, these children were able to receive Eid gifts despite their sickness or financial standing. Watch the video below to see them receive their presents!

Celebrating Eid with Orphans in Karbala

In honor of the celebration of Eid, the Zahra Trust provided orphans in Karbala with presents. In order to celebrate and give them a sense of independence, children were allowed to choose their own clothes and toys. Alhumdulilllah, they all had a wonderful day and were able to celebrate and enjoy their new gifts. Check out the video of the event below!

Ramadan Report 2022

Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to make a significant difference during Ramadan in 2022. We distributed over 10,000 food parcels, prepared and served over 50,000 hot meals, and helped thousands of orphans and their families. In addition to these amazing endeavors, we were able to collect sadaqa, and hold countless majalises for families to attend. Thank you all for your continued support! Watch the video of our 2022 Ramadan Report below!

Celebration of the birth of Lady Fatima Masuma held in Afghanistan for young children

As we begin the month of June, we look forward to working with you, our generous donors, to continue helping needy people around the world! In honor and celebration of the birth of Lady Fatima Masuma, The Zahra Trust team in Afghanistan held a celebration for young children at the Munji school in Kabul, Afghanistan. The children learned about Lady Fatima Masuma, read poems, and were given gifts to celebrate, thanks to your donations! Take a look at some photos from the event below!

Field trip for the less fortunate children to Karbala International Children’s Book Fair

On June 6th, the Zahra Trust team in Karbala, Iraq, took a group of less fortunate children to the Karbala International Children’s Book Fair. Children were able to walk through and choose reading material for themselves, which was paid for by the Zahra Trust. This event not only provided them with books to read in their free time, but allowed them to feel independent and special because they were able to shop for themselves. Check out the photos below to see what your donations can do for so many people!

Celebration of the birth of Imam Reza (AS)

This year, on June 11th, or the 11th of the month of Dhul Qa’dah, was the birthday of Imam Reza (AS). In order to celebrate, the Zahra Trust team in Karbala distributed sweets and flowers to the less fortunate. Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to make the birthday of our beloved Imam special for so many people. We hope that all of you were able to celebrate and enjoy this momentous occasion! Take a look at photos of the distribution below!

Last week, there was a devastating earthquake in Eastern Afghanistan, which killed over 1,000 people and injured over 1,500.

Alḥamdulillāh, our local team is on the ground providing emergency aid and working hard to help those affected by the natural disaster.

However, we need YOUR help. Your generous donations are needed now more than ever during this trying time for thousands of people. Remember, every penny counts.


About two weeks ago, there was a 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Afghanistan that killed 1,000 people and injured 1,500 more. The natural disaster left hundreds of men, women, and children who were already impoverished, injured, and without proper shelter.

We reached out to you, our trusted donors, for help, and you all delivered. Alhumdulillah, we were able to raise hundreds of dollars to help those impacted by the earthquake. Our team has been on the ground in Afghanistan, delivering aid and supplies as well as medical attention to individuals in need.

Here are some pictures from our work on the ground in Afghanistan

As we continue our mission to help as many people as possible, we ask you to continue supporting us by donating.


Keep up with our latest projects and updates by checking out our blog

Once again, thank you so much for all of your help and generosity. With YOUR support, inshallah we will be able to continue helping those in need.

Tonight at 11:59 PM EDT is the cut-off to fulfil your Qurbani this year.

You can celebrate Eid with your loved ones knowing that someone else around the world is also enjoying this day thanks to your donation!

You can provide a meat parcel for as little as $25.

These 10 days are filled with opportunities to earn infinite rewards and you can do this by making a sacrifice with The Zahra Trust.

Don’t forget the little ones!

Don’t miss the opportunity to bring a smile to the face of a little one. An Eid gift for them = infinite rewards for you.

Across our areas of operation, there are thousands of children who never get to fully enjoy the day of Eid.

But with your $35 donation, you can provide a gift which could include stationery, sweets, clothing and toys to the lovely children under our care.

Cut-off for Eid gifts is also tonight at 11:59 PM EDT

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Support people in need and earn a chance to win!

For this Giving Tuesday, make a donation for any amount and earn an opportunity to receive a beloved gift from the Haram of Imam Hussain (A) in Karbala.

Win one of three remarkable rings from the shrine of Imam Hussain (a). For four decades, the marble within this ring has adorned the sacred resting place of the Imam (A), and your contribution could make it yours.

This offer is open to US residents only, and the donation must be made by Tuesday November 28, 11:59 PST.

3 Easy ways to join

Make a donation on the website

All donations made during giving Tuesday through the website are automatically entered for a chance to win.

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If you haven’t downloaded our app you can use the link below. Simply make any contribution for a second chance!

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All employee match donations started on Giving Tuesday are eligible for a third unique ring earning opportunity!

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June 17, 2021

The Zahra Trust Foundation in Najaf, Iraq held an educational seminar entitled “Before and after Corona Virus and its impact on society in general and poor families in particular.” Run by a  group of female professionals on behalf of the foundation, attended by many women including widows, single mothers, and other aid recipients. Below are some photos from the seminar. Education is fundamental to the change we want to make in the world!

As the country suffers through lock downs and a worsening pandemic, the most needy people who rely on work as day laborers and working with tourists in the city are in need of support.

As it was the blessed day of Friday, Hot meals were served in the city for all those who were hungry.

While it may still feel like hibernation season, we’re refreshed and busy!

2020 Tax receipts

We’re starting to issue full year tax receipts and if you’ve made donations over $500 this year, you’ll automatically receive a 2020 full year tax receipt. All receipts should be out in the next 2 weeks.

If you need a receipt sooner, please send us an email to [email protected] if possible include your donation details from the year to help us along the process.

@ZahraTrust on Venmo!

We’ve started a new project that allows you to make Sadqa / Charitable donations on Venmo!

We’re testing the platform to allow people to ONLY donate general charity amounts to be disbursed quickly around the world to people in need. So when you’re traveling or in a hurry but want to take out some charity, use Venmo and we’ll make sure it makes an impact fast!

Want to donate a sheep? Send a Venmo of $110 to @zahratrust along with who you’d like to sponsor the sheep for, and we’ll have a sheep slaughtered and given to orphans and the poor within the next day!

Water Wells & Orphan Sponsorship

We’ve completed over 25 sponsored water wells this year! We’re sending out updates to all our sponsors. Please be on the lookout for emails from [email protected] for pictures and videos of your water well!

With over 60 children sponsored last year we’re sending out pictures and family details to all our sponsors. We will also be sending out details on our updated sponsorship program. You’ll now be able to make a greater impact in the lives of needy children! If you’d like more information on sponsorship please send an email to: [email protected]

Want to know what we’re up to around the world?

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We’re updating about our projects and efforts around the world, on our blog! You can see pictures and read stories about what’s happening and how you’re making a difference to people in need!

Look for regular updates to stay in the know!

Our new phone number!

We’re always working to improve! Now you can reach us at our new phone number!


Please remember we’re staffed by volunteers. If you don’t get in touch with someone right away leave a message and we’ll reach out to you!

Your continued support is always needed

As the year continues, we need your support to make a change in the world. People in need are suffering as this pandemic continues, and with your help every day we make a difference in people’s lives. In these difficult times, let’s work together to be the light that guides to a better tomorrow!

The Zahra Trust is actively working in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen and with Syrian refugees that all await your support!

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With your support Hot meals were provided to Syrian Refugees. Hundreds of fresh cooked meals were packaged and served to people in need.

Your support makes a difference!

Every month orphans, widows and needy families collect at our offices around the world to collect monthly stipends and other aid. These events are a great way for us to check in and see how children, and families are doing. We’ll normally pair these check-in events with an educational seminar, or quick medical check up for those in need. 

Check out the pictures from our Najaf, Iraq office in January. Families collected their stipends, met with our staff and received fresh dates as a treat to take home. You’ll be sure to notice the required face masks, to help protect kids and families during the pandemic. We’ve made sure to provide plenty of education and resources to keep everyone safe!

The Zahra Trust is named in honor of The Lady of Light, and in honor of her birthday we held a celebration for girls reaching the age of religious responsibility! 

Check out the pictures below of the event with special outfits, flowers, cake and gifts for these young ladies!

Want to sponsor a similar event? Contact us: [email protected]

Here’s a brief look at how you’ve changed the world this year and what we’re looking forward to in the year to come.

5 years going strong!

The Zahra Trust was registered in America as a 501(c)3 organization November 30, 2015. Since then we’ve grown every year and worked hard to be a change in the world. Every year we take on more responsibility and extend your aid to people in need. We’re looking to make this next year like every year, better than the last!

2020 a year of challenges:

Though this year has had unique challenges we’re blessed to be able to say, The Zahra Trust has continued to grow and lend aid to more people than ever before. With covid aid packages containing medicine, food and financial support people have been grateful for your efforts. In addition to aiding people in the global pandemic we’ve also helped people in Beirut, refugees from the conflict in Shaam, built classrooms in Myanmar, dug wells for entire villages and fed hundreds of thousands of people in need!

Check our our global year in reviewDownload

Our two biggest numbers from our 2019/2020 activities

Next steps

We’re working on a number of new projects to help improve both, our visibility to the work we do, and your ability to aid people around the world!

Our website will soon be showing pictures and videos from around the globe  of your donations reaching people in need. We’re working on sharing updates of the orphans you’ve sponsored over the last year. There’s a new process for sponsorship in development following international standards of child aid we’re working on establishing and should be ready to share soon. 

Our over 20 water wells sponsored this year are currently being implemented and should be ready to share with donors in the coming months!

Winter Warm packs and heaters are being distributed to refugees and families in urgent need. Pictures and videos will follow soon.

Check out our Khums resources

Final Thoughts:

5 years ago, it was a dream that we would together make a change in the world. Today we’re making the dream a reality every day! Thank you for your trust, and support and we look forward to continuing our work together and helping all those in need.

With Prayers for a Safe and Prosperous New Year for All,

The Zahra Trust USA Team

The days of Hajj are upon us! While COVID-19 has impacted us all in having the ability to go to Hajj and visit the Holy Kaba, we can still commemorate these holy days through giving and making a change in the world in honor of Prophet Ibrahim’s commitment to sacrifice in the way of Allah!

Send your Qurbani around the world to people in Need!

This year the Zahra Trust is working to provide Qurbani meat to people around the world. When you sponsor a sheep or goat, it will be slaughtered on Eid and delivered to orphans, widows and families in urgent need. We will be distributing this year in Yemen Sheep Qurbani – $140 Iraq Sheep Qurbani – $250 Syrian Refugees Sheep Qurbani – $250 Pakistan Goat Qurbani – $65 Tanzania Goat Qurbani – $60 Kenya Goat Qurbani – $60 Qurbani in Realtime!

All Qurbani sponsored by Thursday, August 30th will be performed on Eid Day!

People in most extreme need are looking for your support.


FAQ on Qurbani
Is it wajib to perform qurbani?

Qurbani becomes wajib for someone who is performing Hajj. It is required for someone in the state of ehram of Hajj. If we’re not at Hajj, Qurbani isn’t wajib but it is still mustahab to perform and share the meat with people in need.

For many people this is special time as they can’t afford meat through out the year.

Can’t afford a full Qurbani? No Problem!

Make a donation through our Qurbani Page for “Qurbani Support” for any amount you can afford and the funds will be dedicated to provide qurbani to people in need around the world

COVID Support is still needed
Many of the Nations where we provide aid are continuing to be affected by COVID19. Your support has been instrumental in helping the poorest of people who need help now more than ever.

We’ve been providing medical, financial, nutritional support for those affected by the virus, and providing hygiene kits for orphans and widows for refugees and the destitute.  Our work continues here at home providing assistance for families in our community as well.

Continue your support for people affected by COVID.

Ramadhan in Review
This year in the month of Ramadhan even with the trials of COVID19, you accomplished great efforts in helping people around the world with: Over 500 Food parcels for needy families Over 30,000 hot meals served 50 Orphans sponsored for the whole year 20 wells dug for people in need of water We’re working on documenting and sharing the great progress around the world you’ve supported and look foward to sharing more details soon.

May all our efforts be accepted and our prayers answered in these holy days.

Peace, prayer and hope,

The ZT USA Team

Serve humanity in the name of Aba Abdillah (AS)

This Muharram, we have all been chosen to help reach thousands of impoverished people around the world.

Throughout the month, we’re reminded of the suffering and tragedies that our Ahlulbayt (as) endured in Karbala.

Today, suffering continues around the world, as millions of people have little to no access to water, food or someone to help them.

We want you to join the servants of Hussain (as) and provide relief to those in desperate need.

Serve Humanity →

One Donation Can Impact Someone’s Life

From sponsoring a majlis to building a water well in the name of Abu Fadhl Abbas (as), your donations can reach people globally this Muharram.

Imam Hussain (as) had no one to answer his call, but we can make sure that the cries for help from millions around the world aren’t left unheard.

Our Labbayk Ya Hussain packages can help people where aid is most needed, provide a one-month food pack or sponsor a majlis.

Donate Now →

Your financial support for widows and orphans makes a great difference!

Financial support of widows often only covers their day to day expenses. Rarely is it enough to provide them the disposable income needed to improve their living conditions. Your charitable donations for Orphan and Widow Support allow us to assess the needs of the families and provide them with basic fundamentals for their household. 

Below our teams are delivering and installing Washing Machines in the houses of needy families in Najaf, Iraq. 

Sunday March 21 marks the celebration of Mother’s day in Iraq. We all love to celebrate and appreciate our mothers, it’s a blessing to have a chance to show them what they mean to us! 

So on the 21st of March we brought orphaned and under privileged families to celebrate mother’s day with us in Najaf, Iraq!  

We sent the mom’s to attend a lecture on family well being while the kids came and decorated cards and wrapped gifts to present to their mom’s on this special day. In the end the mom’s cut their cakes, received their gifts and the kids had a chance to show their love for Mom!

June 10, 2021

Your water well donations make a difference around the world! Construction began in May on a water well in the city of Bamyan in Afghanistan. This well is located near a school, allowing over 280 students, as well as staff and families access to fresh drinking water. Your efforts change lives!

June 1, 2021

During the celebration of Eid al Fitr, The Zahra Trust took 80 orphans to buy new shoes. Many children had very worn out shoes, or no shoes at all. With the help of Allah swt and your generous donations, we were able to provide orphans with shoes and put a smile on their face for Eid!

April 28, 2021

This year due to quarantine restrictions, on average 2,500 meals a day were delivered to the houses of elderly, widows, orphans and needy people. Normally these meals are cooked and served at local masjids and centers where people gather to eat together. Your support means the world to a person in need!

April 22, 2021

The Zahra Trust made a Ramadhan visit to one of its many registered families to check in and spend some time with them. These visits help us review the condition of all the family members, better understand their needs and to give the family a chance to socialize. Many times such families fall outside cultural norms and feel displaced even in their home towns.The staff spent the day with the family and broke their fast with them as well, much to the family’s joy. Enjoy these pictures from the heartwarming interactions.

The month of Ramadan is already 1/4 complete and we are doing our best to make a difference for the most needy in the world! 

With your support we’ve provided over 15,000 families with food for the entire month of Ramadan!

Each food parcel we deliver provides a family with all the local staple foods to keep them nourished all month long. These parcels are critical for families in extreme poverty and remote areas.

Keep the great work going

We still need your support to provide nightly Iftar!

With Covid-19 still preventing people from gathering in many countries to have iftar, your iftar sponsorship does so much more. Every Iftar is hand delivered to a needy families home to ensure they can enjoy a hot meal and keep their family safe.

These hot meals are prepared daily and delivered by our diligent staff around the world. Last year we provided 400,000 hot meals in the month of Ramadan, this year we want and can do more – Support iftar sponsorship through our Ramadan Campaign!

Donate Now →

Remembering our Dearly Departed

As we partake in the brotherhood, spirituality, bounties of this month let’s not forget all our family and friends who were with us in years past and are no longer with us. 

This Ramadan we’re offering a new service – “The Marhoom Package“. This package has a year of prayers, a month of fasting, a complete recitation of the Quran and a Ziyarat on behalf of your deceased loved ones. A great service in the memory of your loved ones!

With a Water well sponsorship, you create an urgent resource for communities in need and when dedicated to our deceased a continuous reward in their memory. These water wells are being provided in remote villages that are otherwise subject to hardships and illnesses without your support. Each well is dedicated with a plaque, pictures and videos are provided to show the impact of your support!

Ramadan Packages →

Stay in the loop with Zahra Trust

Check out our blog posts to see frequent updates this month to aid being delivered to people in need!

Follow us on Instagram to see up-to-date pictures of your donations at work → @zahrafoundationltd

Our Holy Prophet (S) has said:

One who guides to help is rewarded the same as the one who provides help.

Please help us spread the word! Share our projects and together we can do so much more to help the people in need! 

April 18, 2021

During the month of Ramadhan each and every year, the Zahra Trust provides food parcels for thousands of less fortunate people around the world. These parcels include locally sourced staple foods that are the basic diet for families. These parcels  ensure that everyone has a proper meal to break their fast with. The photos below show the distribution of food parcels in rural Pakistan.

April 15, 2021

People around the world have come to rely on your generosity and support in the Holy Month of Ramadhan. This year, we continued the tradition of providing food parcels to ensure widows and orphans had the nourishment they needed to fast through the month. Without your support many of these families would have gone hungry due to the shortage of resources caused by Corona.

March 29 2021

The middle of the month of Shabaan is a great day of celebration and worship! On days like these Fathers often buy their children sweets and gifts to celebrate. 

You become the support of those who don’t have fathers to make such special days a celebration. 

We hosted a celebration for the 15th of Shabaan with gifts, cakes and decorations. May all your efforts be accepted!