I pray you are well and in good health. Ameen
After a turbulent few years with covid lockdown and the charity unable to sustain itself, coupled with limited funding from the government and a lack of donations, Raedan Institute has still managed to survive.
My humble appeal to you all is to support the charity via monthly donations this can easily be set up via your bank. All we request is a £10 monthly donation. You can also collect or request a box if that makes it any easier for you.
We urgently require £150,000 to clear our outstanding debt and this can only happen with 1) the will of Allah and 2) your kind donations.
As you are aware the Education Centre, (Home Schooling support initiative, Tuition and Madrasah education were established in Sep 2019. Since then we have grown rapidly with the number of student intakes and the progress each and every child has made with a key focus on attainment, behaviour and spirituality. Our results have been exceptional, to say the least.
Since Sep 2019 when the building was not fit for purpose we have made huge improvements (See pics below). The following improvements have already been made at a cost of £250,000.
- New reception area (2022)
- New toilets with new sinks and complete refurbishment (2022)
- New carpet area at the reception (2022)
- New expansion at exit 2. Double security fireproof doors (2021)
- New doors in the hall area – fireproof and double security doors (2021)
- Complete floor 1 refurbishment (phase 1) with all fire hazard boards removed, complete rewire, New AC x 6 units for both winter and summer, All new carpets, new IT infrastructure on 18 pillars, and complete paint from ceiling to floor. (2021)
- All new tables, chairs, and filing cabinets (2021)
- All new CCTV systems with cameras 24/7 live recording across the entire building (2021)
- New Office space (2021)
- New Storage rooms (2021)
- New prayer area for students (2021)
- New refurbishments of 2 classrooms on floor 2 (2021)
- New toilets in the hall (floor 2) (2023)
- New stage area (2021)
- New sports area for students (2021)
- New flooring in the car park (2022)
- All shutters resprayed (2020)
- new signage (2020)
- New alarm system (2021)
- New boiler and heating/water systems on both floors (2023)
and much much more…
This is due to the hard work, commitment, and resilience of the leadership team, staff, and volunteers. This cannot be possible without the mercy of Allah. Alhamdulillah.
We urgently need to raise £150k for Raedan Institute – Education Centre and Madrasah so we can relieve some of the financial burdens that we have encountered during covid. Please support our cause by signing up for a monthly Direct debit of £10 or a one-off donation of £120 per annum.
I would like to humbly and sincerely request that Allah bless us with this unique opportunity to earn countless rewards (Sadaqah Jariyah) by helping and supporting us with your generous donations. In sha’ Allah.
Over the last 16 years, Raedan Institute has supported communities around the world.
Alhamdulillah, we now have an opportunity to gain endless Sadaqah Jariyah by investing in your Akhirah.
We are in urgent need of funds to raise £150k for our Education Centre and Madrasah.
Our aim is to support communities globally by providing (WHY)
- Educational services, such as Madrasah Taleem, Tuition and Home Schooling Support classes
- Provide training and development, courses and workshops so that the community can benefit and help themselves
- Provide mental health and well-being support services
- Food packs and educational packs
- Teacher training and educational programmes
- Activities such as literacy clubs, maths clubs, archery, and horse riding in the near future
- Sports training i.e football, cricket, basketball etc
- Islamic studies, Tajwid, memorisation, Hifdh classes
- Provide support for parents who want to see their children at Contact Centre (in process) reducing fees
- Provide workshops and events for the community
By donating to this project you will also support:
- Children to attain high-quality education
- Increase attainment
- Support children with low attainment by 1-2-1 support
- Online Education
- Mental health services
- Boosting confidence, self-esteem and be happy
- Debt relief
- Widow and orphans support
- FREE Educational support
- Scholarships and mentorships
- Recruit and train people for our expanding centre of excellence
Dear brothers and sisters, I humbly urge you to donate as soon as possible or as Ramadhan is approaching, donate as much as you can during the month of Ramadhan. Why not set up a Direct Debit for the whole of the month of Ramadhan.
- During our last few years we have faced many obstacles with limited resources, equipment, staffing and not to mention the state of the premises and Alhumdulliah throughout the hard times we have managed to overcome most of these obstacles with the will of Allah (swt). We had 2 brothers with many issues that arrived from France with behavioural issues. Initially, we thought they had some sort of SEND. After having assessed them, and working with them to try to understand their mindset and headspace we realised the issues were mainly due to the constant moving and unsettling nature. We then put a series of 1-2-1 interventions and plans in place. To our amazement, the children settled very well from major disruptions to more focused and attentive to class work. This showed that all they required was someone to show them love and belief in them. During Ramadhan, we asked all the students to create and design an Eid card for their parents. Towards the end of Ramadhan, all the students gifted their Eid Cards to their parents. When the mother arrived to pick them up and the children gifted the cards to their mother, the mother was overwhelmed and tears started to flow. When asked she stated that she had never received a card from her children and that the behaviour changes have been amazing since they joined Raedan Institute. This showed the commitment and dedication of all the staff and support from Raedan Institute.
New reception area
New toilets and sink
New security doors
Floor 1 refurbishments
New toilets floor 2
New office and storeroom
New car park
New CCTV System
New table, chairs and storage cupboards
New Salah/Prayer area
New resources, books and equipment
Centre of Excellence Appeal
Education has always been held in high regard in Islam and is considered to be a fundamental aspect of a Muslim’s life. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once said, “Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim.” This highlights the importance of education not just as a means of personal development, but also as a religious duty.
Sadaqah Jariyah is an Islamic term that refers to ongoing charity, where the benefits of the act continue even after the donor has passed away. By investing in education, Muslims have the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy that will have a positive impact not only in this life, but also in the afterlife.
Promoting education in accordance with the Quran and Sunnah is one of the most rewarding acts of ibadah (worship) that a Muslim can undertake. According to research, students who receive a quality education are more likely to break the cycle of poverty, achieve better health outcomes, and contribute positively to their communities. In fact, a study by UNESCO found that each additional year of schooling can increase a person’s earning potential by 10%.
However, despite the numerous benefits of education, there are still millions of children around the world who lack access to quality education. By supporting organizations and initiatives that are dedicated to promoting education in the Muslim world, we can help ensure that future generations have the opportunity to receive a quality education and realize their full potential.
There are many ways to support education initiatives, including:
- Donating to organizations that provide scholarships and educational programs for underprivileged children.
- Supporting schools and educational institutions that are dedicated to promoting a holistic education based on the Quran and Sunnah.
- Volunteering time and resources to assist with educational programs and initiatives.
By supporting education, we have the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy and make a real difference in the lives of those in need. As the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “The best form of charity is to educate someone.”
What does the Quran and Hadith say about the importance of Education in Islam?
“And say, ‘My Lord, increase me in knowledge.'” (20:114)
“Read, in the name of your Lord, who created.” (96:1)
“And whoever acquires a good character, acquires it to his own benefit. And indeed Allah is All-Aware of what you do.” (31:17)
“And say, ‘Work, for Allah will surely see your work, and His Messenger and the believers.'” (9:105)
“Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim.” (Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim)
“The seeking of knowledge is a duty upon every Muslim, male and female.” (Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi)
“The best form of charity is to educate someone.” (Ahmad and At-Tirmidhi)
“One who guides to something good has a reward similar to that of its doer.” (Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim)
These quotes emphasize the importance of seeking knowledge, education, and good character in Islam, and how doing so can bring blessings and rewards both in this life and the next.
What do Muslim Scholars say on the importance of education in Islam:
Imam Al-Ghazali: “The first step in seeking knowledge is to know that you don’t know.”
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf: “The pursuit of knowledge is a sacred duty for every Muslim, male and female.”
Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah: “Education is a process of liberation, and it liberates both the individual and the society.”
Dr. Tariq Ramadan: “Education is not only a right, but also a responsibility. It is not just about acquiring knowledge, but also about becoming a better person.”
Shaykh Abdulaziz ibn Abdullah Al ash-Sheikh: “Seeking knowledge is a path to Paradise, and ignorance is a path to Hellfire.”
These quotes from respected Muslim scholars highlight the crucial role that education plays in the lives of Muslims and emphasize its importance in the development of individuals and societies.
What are the major benefits of donating to a charity like Raedan Institute
- Improving access to education: By supporting Raedan Institute, you are helping to provide access to quality education for individuals who may not have had that opportunity otherwise. This can have a profound impact on their future and their ability to contribute positively to their communities.
- Making a lasting impact: Donating to Raedan Institute is a form of Sadaqah Jariyah, or ongoing charity, as the benefits of education can continue for a lifetime and be passed down to future generations.
- Supporting the Islamic community: Raedan Institute is dedicated to promoting education in accordance with the teachings of Islam, providing a valuable resource for the Muslim community. By supporting Raedan Institute, you are helping to ensure that the next generation of Muslims has access to quality education rooted in their faith.
- Fostering positive change: By educating individuals and communities, Raedan Institute is working to create positive change in the world. Your donation can help support this important work and make a real difference in people’s lives.
- Encouraging self-sufficiency: By providing individuals with the tools they need to succeed through education, Raedan Institute is helping to promote self-sufficiency and reduce dependence on external aid. This can lead to more sustainable development and improved long-term outcomes for individuals and communities.
- Donating to a charity like Raedan Institute can have a profound impact on the lives of individuals and communities, making it a worthwhile investment in the future.
What are the major benefits of supporting students through scholarships in Islam?
Here are some major benefits of supporting students through scholarships in Islam:
- Fulfilling the obligation of supporting education: The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “Seeking knowledge is a duty upon every Muslim.” By supporting students through scholarships, you are fulfilling this obligation and helping to make education accessible to all.
- Encouraging personal growth: Education can have a profound impact on the personal growth and development of individuals. By supporting students through scholarships, you are helping to provide them with the tools they need to succeed and reach their full potential.
- Fostering a love of learning: By providing students with access to education, you are encouraging a love of learning and helping to foster a lifelong passion for knowledge.
- Improving the future: Investing in the education of students can have a significant impact on their future and the future of their communities. By providing students with the resources they need to succeed, you are helping to create a better future for all.
- Promoting social justice: Education is a powerful tool for promoting social justice and reducing inequality. By supporting students through scholarships, you are helping to ensure that everyone has access to the opportunities they need to succeed, regardless of their background or circumstances.
- Receiving reward in the hereafter: The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “When a man dies, his good deeds come to an end except for three: ongoing charity, knowledge that is benefited from, and a righteous child who prays for him.” By supporting students through scholarships, you are engaging in an act of ongoing charity that can bring continued reward in the hereafter.
- Supporting students through scholarships is a rewarding and meaningful way to invest in the future of individuals and communities. By providing access to education, you are helping to create a brighter future for all.
Testimonials of students:
“I am incredibly grateful for the support I received from Raedan Institute. As a student, I faced many challenges, both academically and financially. However, thanks to their scholarship program, I was able to focus on my studies and achieve success in my classes. The financial support allowed me to purchase the materials I needed for my coursework and attend conferences and events that helped me to expand my knowledge and network with other professionals in my field. The support I received from Raedan Institute has truly been a game-changer for me and has helped me to reach my full potential as a student.”
“Raedan Institute not only provided me with the financial support I needed to succeed academically, but also helped me to improve my behaviour. The focus on Islamic values and teachings, such as prayer, self-discipline, and humility, helped me to develop a strong moral foundation that has guided me in making positive choices in my life. The support from Raedan Institute has also helped me to deepen my spiritual understanding and has given me a greater sense of purpose and direction in life.”
“As a student, I struggled with some behavioural issues that were affecting my academic performance. I was feeling lost and unsure of how to turn things around, but thanks to Raedan Institute, I was able to get back on track. Their focus on Islamic education and values provided me with the guidance and support I needed to develop a stronger sense of self-discipline and accountability. With the help of Raedan Institute, I was able to turn my life around and achieve academic success.”
“Raedan Institute has been a true blessing in my life. The scholarship I received allowed me to focus on my studies and achieve academic success, but the support I received went far beyond just financial assistance. The focus on Islamic education and values provided me with a deeper understanding of my faith and a greater sense of purpose and direction in life. The support and guidance I received from the staff and volunteers at Raedan Institute have been invaluable and have truly made a lasting impact on my life.”
“As a student, I was struggling to balance my academics with my responsibilities at home and in my community. I was feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to manage it all, but Raedan Institute provided me with the support I needed to succeed. Their focus on Islamic education and values, such as the importance of time management and prioritizing responsibilities, helped me to develop better organizational skills and allowed me to excel both academically and in my personal life. The support I received from Raedan Institute has been life-changing and I am truly grateful for their help.”
These testimonials demonstrate the profound impact that organizations like Raedan Institute can have on the lives of students. By providing access to education and resources, along with a focus on Islamic values and teachings, they can help students to achieve academic success, improve their behaviour, and deepen their spiritual understanding. The support and guidance provided by organizations like Raedan Institute can truly make a lasting impact on the lives of students and help them to reach their full potential.
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