300 Drive: help end domestic violence and nurture future scholars
By the time you complete reading this short message over 2-3 lives of women would have been lost from cases of domestic violence; millions of women in the UK will be suffering from domestic related issues. 1 in 4 women in the UK suffer from DV during their lifetime in the UK.
A marriage is where a man and woman come together to find peace and solace. It should be like a home that provides comfort, security, warmth and protection. However, unfortunately, for millions of people it is like a dungeon where there is continuous emotional, psychological and physical suffering.
Imagine if a close relative was being kicked, punched, sworn at, and treated like an animal while carrying a baby in her belly? Most people probably will not believe this happens. But, sadly, this does happen in our Muslim community. At Nour DV we receive countless numbers of cases such as this one.
Within the last two years we have successfully helped over 200 clients from the Muslim and non-Muslim communities. Also a large number of perpetrators have come forward for help and assistance to overcome their disease and sickness.
This Ramadan Nour along with Spring Foundation scholarship fund are fundraising to help those who suffer domestic abuse as well as facilitate future scholars who can help in this area through the SF Scholarship Fund. The fundamental idea is to inspire 300 individuals or families to donate or raise £100 each over the month of Ramadan 2012.
The 300 theme?
It has been reported that the number of companions who attended the battle of Badr during the life of the Prophet (peace be upon him) were 313. The Battle of Badr has been referred to in the Qur’an as the “Day of Furqan”. Furqan in Arabic means to separate and to distinguish because on that day, Allah clearly distinguished truth from falsehood. On that day, He gave the believers a sound victory and vanquished the hopes and aspirations of those who were attempting to bring an end to the growing Islamic Message.
It took over 313 brave, confident and iman driven companions of the Prophet to drive away the darkness of evil and corruption of the Quraish. It was a clear victory; good overcame evil on that day.
Domestic violence is an evil in our society. It breaks lives of individuals, families as well as the whole society. The 300 drive is a step and an effort to drive away the evil of domestic violence.
We need 300 brave men and women to take the challenge of raising £100 each this Ramadan to give some hope to people who are suffering in silence. We want to ignite the same love, passion, determination the companions had on that day for this campaign, Insha’Allah.
We need 300 concerned brothers and sisters. The remaining number (13-19) will be from us, Insha’Allah.
Let us drive this to success!
How do I become part of the 300 drive?
Simply visit the safe and secure virgin money site HERE, register and start your fundraising campaign. You will need to find the charity Nour when it asks you to select your charity, Insha'Allah.
Advertise our website and the campaign videos with your contacts on Facebook, e-mail, forums etc.
Publicise our website and the Ramadan appeal night on the 1st of Aug (sky 843) with your friends and family.
Tune into to Sky Channel 843 on 1st of Aug 9pm – 3am and donate generously to potentially SAVE 300 FAMILIES!
Where will the funds go?
The fundamental idea is to inspire 300 individuals to donate or to raise £100 each over this Rmadan period (2012).
Potentially reaching out to 300 families and individuals to give them hope and security
Pre-marital counselling for couples
Scholarships for students pursuing their studies on Islam
Projects to educate the Imams and the Muslim community on ways to eradicate Domestic Violence in the community
Provide emergency shelter or accommodation of victims of domestic violence
Provide counselling to victims of domestic violence
And much more...
A Healthy marriage + good Home + A good Society = A good nation
Be part of this change in our community. Be part of the 300 drive!
DONATION HOTLINE: 0203 514 0994
We will be on Ramadan TV on Wednesday 1st Aug 2012 9PM - 3AM (GMT). Please tune into Sky channel 843 and donate generously. Watch out for the special incentives if you get involved!