- 50 Low Income Workers Selected for Fully Sponsored Umrah Trip By UAE Volunteers.
- The 10-day journey to Makkah, Madina, and prominent Islamic locations, fostering a rewarding experience for deserving residents.
- Generous benefactors anonymously sponsor the trip, covering all expenses, including flight tickets, accommodation, food, and transportation.
- Last year, the same team successfully facilitated an Umrah trip for 50 individuals, including cafeteria workers and supermarket employees from various countries.
- The organizers, Abdul Khader and Abdul Razak, met as volunteers in the Kerala Muslim Cultural Center (KMCC) and have been actively involved in various charitable initiatives.
- Their philanthropic efforts extend beyond Umrah trips, as they distribute food to over 3000 people every weekend and during special occasions like Muharram and Ramadan.
- This charitable initiative aims to spread compassion and provide an enriching pilgrimage for those who may not have had the opportunity otherwise.
50 Low Income Workers Selected for Fully Sponsored Umrah Trip. These deserving UAE residents, earning below Dh2000 per month, will embark on an all-expense-paid Umrah trip in September, thanks to the generous support of an anonymous benefactor.
The Criteria for Eligibility
To be eligible for this life-changing journey, applicants must meet three conditions: they must be at least 40 years old, earn a monthly salary below Dh2000, and possess proper documentation. The volunteer team, led by Abdul Khader and Abdul Razak, carefully verify each application to ensure that the selected candidates are genuinely deserving.
An Unforgettable Experience
The sponsored Umrah trip encompasses everything from flight tickets to daily necessities, allowing the pilgrims to focus solely on their spiritual journey. Food, accommodation, transportation, and even snacks and water are provided, ensuring a comfortable and meaningful experience.
The 10-day trip comprises a 5-day stay in Makkah, a 3-day stay in Madina, and an enriching sightseeing tour to significant Islamic locations. Throughout the journey, three volunteers will accompany the group, offering guidance & support. Additionally, an Islamic lecture before the trip aims to help the participants better understand the rituals and significance of their pilgrimage.
A Tradition of Giving Back
This inspiring initiative is not the team’s first endeavor in organizing Umrah trips for deserving individuals.
Last year we took another 50 people for Umrah,” said Khader. “Most of them are cafeteria workers or supermarket employees who could never imagine being able to go to Makkah. Being able to play a role in taking them there and when they see the Kaabah is a rewarding experience.”
“They distribute food to over 3000 people every weekend,” said Razak. We also do food distribution during the first ten days of Muharram and during Ramadan as well.
For them, their only aim is to continue giving. “We want to make sure that we spend the money of our donors in the best possible way,” said Khader. “We want to ensure that the most deserving people get our services.”
Friends in volunteering
The Rewards of Selfless Service Abdul Khader and Abdul Razak met as volunteers of the Kerala Muslim Cultural Center (KMCC) and have since collaborated on numerous charitable projects. Their passion for giving back to the community remains unwavering, driven by the goal of making a positive impact on the lives of those in need. Their efforts resonate deeply, as they strive to ensure that the most deserving individuals receive their support.
As the 50 chosen workers embark on this life-transforming journey, their hearts and spirits will be lifted as they experience the spiritual significance of Umrah. The volunteers’ dedication to fostering inclusivity and enriching lives exemplifies the true essence of community and compassion.