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11 May

What is Fitrana and How to Donate it in Ramadan?

The spirit of Ramadan lies in empathy and love of Muslim brethren in our communities. The philosophy behind abstaining from eating and drinking is to feel the pain of hungry and thirsty in first-hand experience. Moreover, we also pray salah taraveeh, recite the Holy Quran and perform other prayers. Being human we often commit mistakes (minor or major) in performing these duties. To diminish the impact of these mistakes and to include the poor among the festivity of Eid ul...

07 May

Spreading Kindness, Not Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Pakistan

Shifa Foundation has received tremendous feedback on its Covid-19 Response Ramadan Appeal Naiki Ko Unlock Karo from all over the globe. Within two weeks of launcing the campaign, Shifa Foundation raised Rs.12.88 million in donations from across globe.   It is also pertinent to mention here that all donations were raised from “no-touch-methods” using online transactions. The donations were received from Canada, USA, Sweden, United Kingdom and Europe. The response from people in Pakistan for the Ramadan Appeal is also overwhelming.   The primary...

14 Apr

Importance and Purpose of Zakat in Islam and How to Calculate the Zakat?

Islam is the complete code that aims to civilize every aspect of human life. It offers a set of practices to enable its followers achieve the spiritual, psychological and physiological wellbeing. These practices include salah (namaz or prayers), fasting, Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) and zakat. Our religion has also described the functions purpose and results of all these prescribed practices. The purpose of offering prayers is described as “Verily, Namaz prohibits from all sorts of visible and hidden wrong doings” (Surah...

24 Mar

Free medical camps held for the underprivileged in Khewra and Haripur

Shifa Foundation organized free medical camps on 18th March 2018 for underprivileged people in the remote areas of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. With the sponsorship of Senator Talha Mahmood Foundation, a ‘Free Eye-Care Camp’ was organized at village Pind Muneem, district Haripur, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. During the camp, over 350 persons were screened, 200 needy patients were provided with the glasses and respective medicines were disbursed to almost 100 patients. “Despite the fact that my eyes were badly affected, I was unable to...

15 Mar

Shifa Foundation and Healthcare Commission KPK sign an MoU

Shifa Foundation Islamabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Healthcare Commission (KPHCC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), on 15th March 2018, to build the capacity of KPHCC field staff on medical service delivery standards and their implementation across the province. The MoU was signed by Chief Executive Officer KPHCC Mr. Azar Sardar and Executive Director Shifa Foundation Mr. Syed Faraz Hassan, flanked by Director Operations HCC Mr. Arsalan Ahmad and other high officials of KPHCC and Shifa Foundation. “It is very important for the...

12 Mar

Sweaters distribution and health awareness session organized in Islamabad

As part of the celebrations of Child Protection Day, Shifa Foundation, on 7th February 2018, distributed free sweaters among 45 children of Basera Trust Islamabad and increased their awareness on health and social issues through varied activities. Mr. Taimoor Shah, Board Member of Shifa Foundation, led the distribution ceremony and conducted an interactive session with children, where they sang poems and spoke their heart out. During the session, children were also informed about how to protect themselves from child abuse; enabling...

04 Mar

150 saplings planted at Jinnah Super Market, Islamabad

Shifa Foundation in collaboration with Traders Welfare Association of Jinnah Super Market F-7, Islamabad organized a tree plantation activity at the market with an aim towards a greener and climate resilient Islamabad. More than 30 volunteers, which included students from Bahria University Islamabad, employees of Eco Adventure Foundation and volunteers of Shifa Foundation, took part in this environment friendly activity. Together, these volunteers planted more than 150 trees near the shops and parking areas in the market. “Shifa Foundation aims to plant 1000...

04 Feb

1,324 malnourished children in Umerkot screened & enrolled for treatment

From October to December 2017, more than 1,324 cases of severely acute malnourished under five years children and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) in 27 Union Councils of District Umerkot were screened and enrolled for treatment in the Nutrition Stabilization Centers (NSC), Umerkot. 8,929 cases of children with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) and 7,131 PLWs were also enrolled. ...

04 Feb

300 households benefit from Shifa Foundation’s water hand pumps

Shifa Foundation has installed more than 40 water hand pumps, from October to December 2017, in the drought affected districts of Umerkot, Sanghar and Jamshoro – Thar Desert region. These hand pumps are providing water to about 300 households, benefitting more than 45000 people. Earlier, the people of these areas used to spend 4-6 hours on average to fetch 50-60 liters of water from dug-wells, which was not fit for drinking. Now, they are able to get sufficient quantity of...

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