Help them Heal: Support for 2 Survivors of Domestic Violence
Help them Heal
I am reaching out to you all on behalf of an elderly mother and her daughter who for years have been forced to endure a hostile home environment. The father of the house is a very abusive man and has put these women though extreme pain and anguish by physically, emotionally and mentally abusing them. These women have been able to leave but now have to rebuild their entire lives. New phone numbers, new credit cards, a new place to live – everything has to change so that they are protected and can live the lives that they are entitled to live. For the purposes of their safety, I am keeping their identities anonymous but can personally vouch for their circumstances.
Why it Matters
Domestic Violence is haraam – clear and simple. Our challenge today is to move beyond simple rhetoric and live our faith. Even if we are not perpetrating a vile act such as this, to stand by and not help those who find themselves in need when we have the means to is as big of an issue. I would urge you to take a look at your own hearts and see what would compel you to not give and think if it really makes sense at all. We are talking about women who were beaten by a man who had no real idea of what it means to be a man. No amount of money could ever replace the prayers of a mother whose gratitude for your support would always give you a special place in her prayers.
Funds from this project will help our sisters have a much needed stability as they restart their lives. The money provided will go towards shelter, food, and basic needs and necessities. My hope is to cover 6 months of their living expenses inshallah, if not more. All funds raised will go directly to them.
How You Can Help
Give whatever you can. Whether its 1 dollar, 5 dollars or 5,000, every bit will make a difference. And please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. May Allah reward you for your generosity and give you and your loved ones only the best in this world and in the next. Ameen.