The conflict in Syria has resulted in over a million Syrian refugees in Turkey. A 3-man team from Singapore went to Southeast Turkey to witness their condition and situation. The large numbers means that a lot of resources are needed to keep them safe, warm and in good health. The Aid to Syrian Refugees in Turkey (ASRIT) aims to raise $500,000 by the end of 2014.
ASRIT is organised by SimplyIslam.sg and MEX (The Muslim Expatriate Network), a division of AMP (Association of Muslim Professionals). They are working closely with Kim Se Yokmu, the largest humanitarian organisation in Turkey for this project.
In their bid to help the Syrians, SimplyIslam organised The Grand Mawlid 2014 recently with guests such as Shaykh Hisham Kabbani, Ustaz Masruhan Kyai Choteb, Ustaz Fizar Zainal and Ustaz Md Zahid Md Zin. There was also a slew of Islamic performances around the region such as Singapore Haqqani Ensemble, Nurulhuda Islamic Ensemble, Al-Mawlid from Malaysia and Muhibbur Rasul from Indonesia.
Each ticket was $35 each and all proceeds went towards the ASRIT campaign.
Contributing In The Ways They Can
The founder of Ameemoo, an online store specialising in handmade hijab pins & hijab accessories, is a firm believer in reducing wastage. Using the platform that she has, she decided to collect good quality pre-loved shawls from the Ameemoo community and sell them at $5 each. Again, all proceeds are going towards the ASRIT fundraiser.
Helping the Syrian refugees is something that we all must do, and as cliche as it sounds, every dollar DOES count.
Ways to Donate
You can donate to the ASRIT fundraiser in the following ways:
- Online. Visit http://www.simplyislam.com.sg/main/aid-to-syrian-refugees/ and make an online donation using Paypal or your credit card.
- Cheque payment. Please write your cheque donation made payable to “SIMPLYISLAM” and mail to:SIMPLYISLAM
152 STILL ROAD
- Cash or NETS. Please come to SimplyIslam office at 152 Still Road for payments in CASH or NETS.
- Purchase a shawl. Donate by getting yourself a good quality pre-loved shawl for $5 from Ameemoo. More details on www.ameemoo.com.