Ashaab As-Suffa - As-Suffa

Ashaab As-Suffa

Provide a better future

Zakat | Sadaqah | Lillah


Historically, during the time of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, As-Suffa was a place located behind Masjid Al-Nabawi ﷺ. It was in this location where the poor and homeless Sahaba (may Allah be pleased with them all) were educated, clothed and fed. These Sahaba (may Allah be pleased with them all) were known as the Ashaab As-Suffa, or otherwise known as ‘The People of the Veranda’ – It is from here that we drew great inspiration.

The Ashaab As-Suffa programme is intended to help the neediest orphans and desperate street children living in Pakistan. We aspire to provide the youth with world class education, and we aim to offer vocational training and employment opportunities for family members in order to improve their living conditions. Our vision is not only to change the condition of the household but to lead to a wider change in the community. We desire to do this by offering the following:

Education: Through your donations we wish to support orphans and street children with free world class education.

Meals: Not having daily sustenance plays a key role in why families do not send their children to school. We aim to provide the daily required subsistence in order to ensure hunger is not the reason for children not to gain a rightful education.

Stable Income: Our ambition is geared towards pro-actively working with family members and members of the local community to provide free vocational training and employment opportunities. The importance of improving the living conditions of each child going to school is paramount. Therefore, we will provide training in the form of sewing classes and rikshaws as a means of income to offer families a better chance at enhancing their lives.

Stable Housing: For children to fulfil their potential it’s imperative that they have stability within their home life. One manner in which we will bid to ensure that this is fulfilled is to replace temporary houses with permanent structures.

Generational Change: The Ashaab As-Suffa project aims to increase the chances of school leavers and graduates access and opportunities to higher paying roles. In addition to this, we plan to provide support to those who possess an inclination towards entrepreneurship.

The future: The purpose of our project is to allow communities an environment where they can flourish. We want to rid them of desperation; where they are no longer dependent on child labour. We aim to deliver better access to quality education, whilst supporting family members with training and employment opportunities. We want these families to break from the shackles of poverty, contributing to the success of their own community.

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We have witnessed first-hand, children in Pakistan rummaging through disease-laden rubbish just to earn a meagerly 50 pence to feed themselves and their family. These children have a bleak future without our help. It’s a religious and moral duty for us who are capable to help in any way which we can.


This is the story of Habib, a 9 year old from Pakistan.​

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10% of children in Pakistan are expected not to make their fifth birthday. Out of 1.5 million who live on the streets, 66% are runaways due to having experienced violence in their household, workplace or school. Many of these children are forced to work on the streets begging, selling small items, cleaning car windows amongst other menial jobs just to earn a paltry living.

These children are often exposed to hard drugs, traffickers and predators who prey on their vulnerability. Providing them with a place of education not only ensures that their future prospects are bright, but they can also be safe in knowing that their next meal shall be forthcoming.

Massive Ambitions

We have a massive task ahead of us in achieving our goals. Recently, before Ramadan in 2021, we opened two schools in Pakistan and we would like to kindly ask you to assist us with the cover of the running costs of both these schools. Below are some of the ways you can help.

£50/month sponsors one child

Sponsor a child’s education and basic necessities of food, clothing and shelter for the child and his/her family.

£600 sponsors a child for an entire year

Cover the expenses for an orphan/street child for an entire year, providing basic requirements of food, clothing and shelter for the child and his/her family.

£35/month provides education

Make your donation a long lasting and meaningful one. For just £35/month you can provide education for a street child and provide them with hope and a future.

Zakat | Sadaqah | Lillah

This project is zakat eligible, and you can trust us to ensure your donations are distributed correctly to the most needy.

But most importantly, your donation will be a means of sadaqah jariyah for you and a source of great reward inshaAllah.

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