Modern Afghanistan was founded in 1709 when one the local tribes established a dynastic empire first based in Kandahar and later moved to Kabul. The Afghan Empire remained independent until the 19th century when it fell under British control. Afghanistan then became a buffer between the British and Russian empires until it won its independence from British control in 1919. The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979 to support the tottering Communist regime in Kabul, but withdrew 10 years later under relentless pressure by internationally supported anti-Communist groups. A civil war between these factions erupted following the 1992 fall of the Communist regime. The Taliban, a movement that emerged in 1994 to end the country's civil war and anarchy, seized Kabul in 1996, and in 1998 seized most of the country outside of opposition Northern Alliance strongholds. After the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in attempts to topple the Taliban. As a result of heavy war, thousands of children have been left orphaned and forced to find their own way to food, shelter, and safety. The majority of Afghanistan’s population (nearly 99%) is Muslim. The main ethnic groups include the Pashtun and Tajik, as well as other smaller ethnic groups. The major languages spoken in Afghanistan are Persian and Pashtu, as well as other languages spoken by other smaller minority groups. Life began assisting Afghan refugees in 2001 in Pakistan, and opened formal operations in Afghanistan in March 2002. Life assisted orphans, widows and refugees of war, by providing them with food, clothing, shelter, education, medical supplies and digging water wells. Life in partnership with the US State Department and the Department of Defense, distributed 5,000 wheelchairs to the handicapped in all provinces throughout the country with guidance from the UN and the Afghan Ministry of Martyrs and Disabled.
The month of Ramadan is a time of fasting, but more so, it is a time in which Muslims are compelled to give.تبرع إلي هذه الحالة
Water wells qualify as a source of ongoing charity. Donate a water well for your loved ones as a source of reward. Life digs water wells in villages and rural areas close to places of worship, hospitals, or schools.تبرع إلي هذه الحالة
Life provides books and educational materials to teachers and students in Native American and non-profit schools and colleges in the US while also distributing books, educational materials and equipment, and uniforms for students and teachers in many countries.تبرع إلي هذه الحالة
Emergency baskets are designed to provide immediate aid and relief to survivors of natural disasters and wars. Currently, we are in need of additional baskets in Mosul (Iraq), Syria, and Haiti.تبرع إلي هذه الحالة
The need for orphan sponsorship has increased tremendously within the last decade. The influx of war has caused many to flee their homes and become displaced, affecting children the most. We have regional offices in all the countries that we sponsor Orphans in.تبرع إلي هذه الحالة
On the occasion of every Eid Ul Adha, Life distributes donated Udhiyah meat through its global network of offices and partners covering the countries listed below. Prices for sheep range from $80 to $485, for goats from $80 to $260, and shares of a cow (1/7th of a cow) range from $65 to $335 per share. Prices vary each year from country to country.
While some Islamic organizations substitute canned and/or frozen meat for Udhiya, usually delivered after the Eid period. Life for Relief and Development, always strives to ensure that the sacrificial rites and distribution of fresh meat are conducted during the prescribed period of Eid Al-Adha, in accordance with the tradition of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
The establishment of educational institutions in developing countries gives hope to children and youth for a future that otherwise may not have been possible. The numbers of children who benefit from safe, child-friendly spaces to learn, play and grow are many. Life rebuilds and constructs schools where children and youth can be educated in Iraq and several African countries. Life plans to provide a safe and secure learning environment for students attending schools in many African nations.تبرع إلي هذه الحالة
Zakat Al-Fitr (purity from fasting sins) is a mandatory charity that must be paid for every member of your household as part of the Ramadan fasting tradition, and it must be given before the Eid prayer.تبرع إلي هذه الحالة
Zakat Al-Maal is the third pillar of Islam. Any man or woman who meets the minimum requirements of wealth must pay their share of Zakat. However, paying Zakat is not a burden—it is a blessing and a testimony to one’s sincere faith and devotion to Allah.تبرع إلي هذه الحالة