No Rest for Syed Akram
No Rest for Syed Akram

Arba’een is fast approaching and Syed Akram is a man on a mission – to run the 80 kilometres from Najaf to Karbala in just 14 hours. Whizzing past the walking pilgrims who’ll be taking their usual two to three days to complete the journey, Syed Akram will be raising money for the Noor Orphans…

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Ruqayya – Orphan of Karbala

Ruqayya was one of the youngest martyrs of Karbala, only three or four years of age at the time. Just like any child, she loved her father and her family, and was loved back in return. Then one by one her father, her brothers, her uncles and cousins were all ruthlessly slaughtered in the land…

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Baghdad - Beirut - Paris
Baghdad - Beirut - Paris

We would like to express our shock and grief over the terrible terrorist attacks that took place in Baghdad, Beirut and Paris last week. Our prayers and condolences are with the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in these tragic events. We condemn without reservation these brutal…

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Islam and Tollerance
Islam and Tollerance

During Shaykh Mohammed al-Hilli’s recent trip in America for the holy month of Muharram, he attended a huge interfaith event at Washington National Cathedral, the second largest cathedral in the United States. There Muslims, Christians and Jews stood shoulder to shoulder to declare their undying s…

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Are You Signed Up for Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a scheme run by the tax authorities in the UK which increases the value of donations made to charities by UK taxpayers. The way it works is that, for every £1 you donate, we can claim back an extra 25p against the tax you pay. This means that if, for example, you…

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Clothes Collection Campaign – Donation to Distribution

Our Clothes Collection Campaign began in 2012 with the aim of providing good quality clothing for Iraq’s poorest orphans and their families. However, with the brutal advent of Daesh (ISIS) in Iraq and the mass displacement of people that followed, the campaign was expanded to include all those who…

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Syed Akram is Training Night and Day

Syed Akram is training night and day to prepare for the immense task that faces him this Arba’een, when he’ll be running from Najaf to Karbala in just 14 hours. He’ll be making the 80km journey to raise money for orphans in Iraq on behalf of Noor Orphans Fund – visit the dedi…

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Calendar for Two Years and Two Months

Our innovative calendar, which charts the next two years and two months, going all the way up to December 2017, is now available at half-price. That’s £2.50, 100% of which goes to supporting orphans. Not only does it cover both Gregorian and Hijri months, noting important Islamic and secular date…

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20 Weeks of Tafsīr
20 Weeks of Tafsīr

In Febuary of this year Shaykh Mohammed al-Hilli began his weekly tafsīr programme, analysing the 20th chapter of the Holy Qur'an, Sūrat Ṭā Hā. The programme is currently on pause for the Hajj and Muharram seasons and due to return in the new year, and has come up to twenty sessions so far, ac…

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Fundraise for NOF
Fundraise for NOF

Over the years many people have organised and participated in fundraising events in order to raise money for the orphans of Iraq. These range from the barber who gave people haircuts to raise money, all the proceeds going to help the orphans, to sponsored swimathons, where participants swam length u…

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