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Syed Naqvi
Najaf Al Ashraf to Karbala

Walk from Najaf to Karbala - Arbaeen 2017

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Arabeen is that special time of year where everyone reconnects with the message of Imam Hussain.

This year like last we are undertaking the Arbaeen Leadership Challenge. To provide the necessary infrastructure for the trip and the challenge we need monies.

Last Arabeen after walking 60 miles across the Iraqi desert from Najaf to #Karbala, Iraq, our youth from Manchester met up with young orphaned boys from Karbala.

It was an enormously positive experience for the youth. Please support this year again.

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Arbaeen 2017 Imam Hussain Leadership Challenge

Last year the orphans we met in Karbala had lost their fathers to terrorism and war in Iraq. We shared lunch with some 50 of them.

The kids munched through their lunch. The chicken and chips and the meat pizzas. It seemed as if they hadn't eaten meat in many months.

Each of us was paired up with a kid, to talk to and get to know them a little.

There was an 8 year old kid Jawad. He was in year3 at school. His father had been killed. He wanted to play AngryBirds on my mobile phone (unfortunately I didn't have any games!).

One strong feeling that we were left heartbroken with was that these kids had been left bereft of any male father figures, role models or friends. Their grief was written on their faces and painted in their eyes. Clearly impacting on their upbringing. No one to look out for their welfare.

Help us deliver this experience for the community once more.

Event date

02-November-2017 06:00  - 
18-November-2017 18:00

Event type

Overseas challenge

73 days to event start


Najaf Al Ashraf to Karbala,


Donation by Anonymous
on 15-08-2017
Donation by Anonymous
on 09-08-2017
£500.04 gift aid
For the orphans of Najaf & other holy places.
Donation by Ajmal Rehman
on 07-08-2017
£50.00 gift aid
I would like to donate this money for the orphans of Najaf and surrounding areas.
Donation by Ajmal Ur Rehman
on 06-08-2017
£825.00 gift aid
Donation by Syed Naqvi
on 06-08-2017
£355.04 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 05-08-2017
£1,250.03 gift aid
Donation by Ajmal Ur Rehman
on 04-08-2017
Donation by Anonymous
on 03-08-2017
£250.08 gift aid
Donation by Ali Jaffery
on 01-08-2017
Donation by Ali Jaffery
on 25-07-2017

Donation summary

Online Donations: £16,081.05
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £16,081.05
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £20,101.32

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