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Help The Clear Evidence Win the “I Am” Campaign by IMPACT 20 (English)
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The Clear Evidence has been officially accepted for participation in the “I Am” Campaign of IMPACT 20 by IMA (Internet Marketing Association). To help The Clear Evidence Win the campaign, please Watch, Like and Share the one minute Video in the link below on your Social Networks.
The competition is open till Saturday, 10th October 2020.
Link to the Video: Indi: The Clear Evidence – I AM A BELIEVER … (https://indi.com/hmd6z)
Description of the Video:
I am a believer. I believe in the science and more importantly, the art of life. I believe in the design of this world. I know I am not here to change the whole world, I am here to play my part. To do that, I started The Clear Evidence initiative (theclearevidence.org). I invite you to reinvent the priorities in life, reinvent yourself for your betterment and for the betterment of others around you. I will end this video with a story:
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?” The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.” “Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!” After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said…” I made a difference for that one.” – Story by Loren Eiseley
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HouseofQuran.com – Learn to Recite or Memorize Quran (English)
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HouseofQuran.com has been specially designed as an online Quran teacher. It helps in reading the Quran correctly (Tajweed) and memorizing the Quran (Hifz). The recitation of the Quran has been performed by Shiekh Hesham Elgamal. The website’s design, implementation and maintenance is a collaborative effort between brothers in the US and Malaysia. It was launched in 2010. A guide is available on how to use the website.
It helps in Tajweed and reading of the Quran through special word by word recitation of the Quran.
The website acts like a Quran teacher, which you can use as per your convinience and time.
Clicking on any word or Ayah of the Quran helps you in listening to the proper recitation of that word or Ayah. It also offers recitation of individual and connected words seperately.
It makes it easy for you to repeat and listen to any particular word or any verse, by clicking on that word or verse. With an added feature of selecting the number of repetitions, which is helpful in memorization of the Quran. You can also put pauses between verses.
Translation of the Quran in English and many other languages is available as well.
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PARSAA Blood Donation Services in Riyadh and Jeddah (English)
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PARSAA (Pakistan Riyadh School Alumni Association) is a nonprofit organization based in Saudi Arabia. Among other projects, they have been providing blood donation services in Riyadh and Jeddah since 2015.
If you are looking for blood donor for yourself or any person you know of then you can fill the form given on their website. Similarly, if you are interested to join as a volunteer for blood donations in Riyadh or Jeddah then you can register on their website as a donor. You can also see currently open blood cases on their website.
Website: Riyadh / Jeddah Blood Donors - متبرع بالدم الرياض/ جدة السعودية
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Cost of Hiring a Wheelchair in Masjid Al Haram, Makkah (English)
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I asked a few people about the cost of hiring a wheelchair with an official helper in Masjid Al-Haram, Makkah, for Tawaf and Sa’ee. Here are the responses I received:
Abdul Jaleel: “I used without helper and it was SAR 50. With helper may be around SAR 100 i guess”
Usman Arshad: “Last month I paid SAR 200 for both Tawaf and Sa’ee”
Muhammad Affan Butt: “Rate is not fixed, range is from SAR 150 to SAR 200 on average, based on crowd and season”
Sajjad Riaz: “Last time i paid SAR 150”
Abu Bakr Farooq: “I have used it for Sa’ee for my kids, cost around SAR 70”
Sabih ur Rehman: “On the 3rd floor of Haram, if you go from near Safa in Sa’ee area, you will find a small office for electric wheelchairs, from there you can get an electric wheelchair for SAR 50 for either Tawaf or Sa’ee and if you would like to take for both Tawaf and Sa’ee then it will cost SAR 100”
Muhammad Nasir Khan: “We found unofficial helpers with wheelchairs just outside our hotel, they provided complete umrah service from hotel to hotel for SAR 100 per wheelchair”
An internet search revealed the following:
Marwan Asmar: “I hired a wheelchair and a uniformed attendant, provided at a cost of 200 Saudi riyals that goes towards the upkeep of the Haram.”
Omar: “In Masjid Alharam there are two kinds of wheelchairs:
1) Regular wheelchairs (no driver): there are more than 10,000 wheelchairs dedicated to elderly people free of charge, and all you need to do is to register your information at wheelchairs office and they will hand it to you under one condition that you return it to the same place. There are two offices just outside Haram, one on the east side and the other on the west side. You can ask any staff there to guide you to its location, ask for a free wheelchair or in Arabic “Araba Majanan”. Note: most hotels nearby Haram provide their guests with a wheelchair (free of charge), maybe you need to communicate with your hotel to check their availability beforehand.
If you wish to hire a driver (Mutawwif) which I think you don’t need, there is a charge around 150 SAR per person.
2) Self Service Electric Wheelchair: Haram recently introduce new self-driving electric wheelchairs. There are two types of EW: single EW costs 100 SAR and Double EW costs 200 SAR. Hire office is located in the second floor and again you can ask the staff about these Electric wheelchairs or in Arabic “Araba kahraba”.”
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Connecting Voluntary Blood Donors with Recipients – RedDrop.pk (English)
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This initiative was launched by a friend of my university senior:
At RedDrop, we have a simple objective; creating a channel between blood donors and recipients, to ensure that each has their requirements fulfilled in an effective and efficient manner. We register Blood Donors based on their basic information and contact details, which we verify in order to ensure transparency and improve reliability. Blood Recipients follow a similarly simple and easy process. They are required to fill out some necessary forms; once the information they provide has been authenticated, the request forms are propagated through various channels to ensure that they are met with the most number of suitable matches within a certain defined locality or radius. In order to generate maximum possible leads, we propagate these forms using a variety of platforms such as App Notifications, SMS, Facebook and Twitter, along with other locally designed channels.
RedDrop was launched in October 2016 by two friends, Imran Mir and Atif Nauman. It was freatured on Footprints: Blood bank of a new order – Newspaper – DAWN.COM and RedDrop can save lives – The Nation.
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Muslim Community United During Ramadan: A Sign of Hope in COVID-19 Times – Giorgia Rapella (English)
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– Small but vital acts of kindness prove anyone can make a difference.
With restrictions and social distancing measures being implemented across Middle Eastern countries, Non-government organisations and charities alike are finding alternative ways to help the less fortunate. As Ramadan tents have been suspended outside mosques, donors have resorted to online platforms to support the community and fulfill their religious offering (Zakat).
Nauman Khan, a Pakistani expat, who has been living in Saudi Arabia for the past 10 years, established The Clear Evidence platform in 2018 with the purpose of raising awareness on Islam practices and fundraising projects. This year alone the website registered a 20% growth in contributions compared to 2019 during Ramadan.
“The support has been overwhelmingly positive. Donations have reached an all-time high since many have turned to remote means of offering during lockdown” says Nauman.
Other members of his family have also been actively involved within the charity initiatives. For example, his cousin Zeeshan, currently in Islamabad, has been providing food packages to low middle-class families experiencing job losses and income reduction due to the pandemic. Thanks to online donations and help by personal connections, he has been able to provide support for more than 800 households so far.
“I could not sleep for days hearing stories of educated people struggling to provide food for their kids. The pandemic has created an unprecedented number of unemployed, who by the nature of their occupation are not eligible to receive Zakat … I knew I had to do something” said Zeeshan, while remembering the past month spent delivering rations in a PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) suit.
Being his first time as an active charity worker, he does not hide the difficulties of volunteering during COVID-19 times: “During Ramadan, the food requirements and prices increased…budget raised due to costly products such as dates and sweet drinks. Having to deliver packages while fasting was challenging along with prioritizing everyone’s health and wellbeing. Our efforts, although, have not gone unnoticed; it feels amazing receiving the prayers of those we could help and the ongoing support of strangers.” said Zeeshan.
In light of the unexpected achievements, more projects are set to kickstart and continue over the course of months and possibly years, at the occasion of future Ramadan celebrations.
“My intention was to create a platform on Islam accessible to everyone, but as a community, we have created so much more. The past weeks have been a mix of emotions; it can be hard getting to personally know the suffering of those in need, but it feels incredible seeing others joining forces for the cause. I feel proud and hopeful for the future” says Nauman.
Giorgia Rapella is a Journalism and Public Communication student at the University of Technology (UTS), Sydney.
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