Waisenhaus mit Schule

Orphanage with school on Lombok (English version)

As salamu alaikum wa rahmatuh ALLAH wa barakatuh
As I already informed you in my blog post „News from Indonesia,“ we were in Lombok this year. 
Since I have been looking for a project in Indonesia that is worthy of support for a long time and have successfully carried out various fundraising campaigns in the past, ALLAH has now given me the opportunity to work for something lasting and worthwhile: an orphanage with an integrated school on Lombok.

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Who started the orphanage project?

In Lombok, I met Angelika and Özer. Both immigrated to Bali with their children in 2017 and moved to Lombok in March 2021. 
Özer was involved with various Turkish organizations that helped distribute meat in poor countries on Eid ul Adha 18 years ago. At some point, he took this project into his own hands and started collecting donations from family and friends. In this way, all collected donations reached the needy without subtracting additional costs for flights, accommodations, and employees.

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2.215. They ask you what they should give. Say, “Whatever charity you give is for the parents, and the relatives, and the orphans, and the poor, and the wayfarer. Whatever good you do, ALLAH is aware of it.

They first started to distribute meat on Eid ul Adha and support orphanages in Bali. Özer is originally a contractor/property developer and a master scaffolder. So it came about that he took an advisory role when it came to renovations and helped with his knowledge and experience in several orphanages.

After that, the two of them decided to build an orphanage and school on their own property in Lombok. First, they created their own home and are now building the orphanage. Small bungalows for rent are to be added later in order to support the funding of the orphans.

Volunteers wanted for support

2.220. About this world and the next. And they ask you about orphans. Say, “Improvement for them is best. And if you intermix with them, then they are your brethren.” ALLAH knows the dishonest from the honest. Had ALLAH willed, He could have overburdened you. ALLAH is Mighty and Wise.

In order for everything to have an official character, the Ummah Rasul Organization was founded. So far, Özer has raised funds for the project in Turkey and among his Turkish-speaking brothers and sisters. I would like to do this now for the German-speaking countries. You are welcome to help me.

Narrated Sahl:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, „I and the one who looks after an orphan will be like this in Paradise,“ showing his middle and index fingers and separating them.

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I’m looking for brothers and sisters who want to collect, help share the project and make it known, and maybe start a campaign or project of their own to collect donations. A sister, for example, has already started a WhatsApp auction and a sales group for sisters and women. It is in German, and you are welcome to join the group. The administrator speaks English, so it’s no problem to come in.

Maybe you would like to organize something on your own, like a bake sale, a flea market, or something else. I would also be very happy to receive support from brothers who are perhaps involved in sports clubs and mosques.

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2.254. O you who believe! Spend from what We have given you, before a Day comes in which there is neither trading, nor friendship, nor intercession. The disbelievers are the wrongdoers.

If someone has a shop or some other sort of business, they could also organize campaigns there. For example, a part of the income goes to the orphanage/school project as a donation.

For an overview, I have created a telegram group called „Lombok Orphanage.“ This is a mixed group of men and women, as well as Muslims and non-Muslims. It is not for chatting but for posting and sharing their group or campaign so that others can advertise and support the activity themselves. The group is only used for overview and organization.

We would be delighted if the group could be used for organization and also shared and expanded. 

Everyone has different social media channels and contacts, so please help spread the information. Barak ALLAH feekum.

34.39. Say, “My Lord extends the provision to whomever He wills of His servants, or withholds it. Anything you spend, He will replace it. He is the Best of providers.”

Plans for the orphanage

More information on the project itself: 
The orphanage is supposed to be for orphans who have no parents anymore. Here in Indonesia, there are many orphans in orphanages who still have one parent or other family members. Since the families are often very poor, they give the children away.

However, this orphanage aims to help those who have no one left. There will be places for approximately 40 orphans. 
The subsequent school is to go from the first to the sixth grade. Primary school is compulsory in Indonesia. All other schools are voluntary. In sha ALLAH you can also help the children attend these other schools. 

Since we are Muslims, alhamdulillah, there will be courses and lectures about Islam and the Quran based on the Sunnah. 

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Bau Waisenhaus Lombok

57.18. The charitable men and charitable women, who have loaned God a loan of righteousness—it will be multiplied for them, and for them is a generous reward.

The project is progressing slowly. Since brother Özer does a lot himself, and the financial resources are only coming in bit by bit, we need a lot of help.

2.261. The parable of those who spend their wealth in God’s way is that of a grain that produces seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. God multiplies for whom He wills. God is Bounteous and Knowing.

Bau Waisenhaus Lombok

Lombok is one of over 17,000 islands in Indonesia. The capital city, Mataram, has around 420,000 inhabitants. The two of them have their property on the outskirts of the city, right by the sea. It is surrounded by many fields because it is in the countryside. A good place to offer orphans a reasonably carefree childhood.

93.9. Therefore, do not mistreat the orphan.

93.10. Nor rebuff the seeker.

In sha ALLAH, in a few years, there will be bungalows available as well. So you and your families can visit the school and orphanage. I am very happy to have met Angelika and Özer and I hope to be able to visit them again sometime.

May ALLAH bless this project and shower blessings on every supporter and let us meet in paradise. Amin.

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, „The one who looks after and works for a widow and for a poor person is like a warrior fighting for Allah’s Cause.“ (The narrator Al-Qa’nabi is not sure whether he also said „Like the one who prays all the night without slackness and fasts continuously and never breaks his fast.“)

Sahih al-Bukhari 600

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