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Please Have a look at a Documentary made on the situation in these villages and how Ameen Foundation is trying to help. Jazak Allah. It is in two parts. About 10 - 12 minutes each. The Documentary was made by Director Nasser Hussain. He is a South Indian Kannada Movie Director.

                   Part 1                                                                                          Part 2

 

                                             CHARITIES HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY IN RURAL INDIA


As we traveled into interior villages of India we found that things are not as they ought to be :
1. There exist mosques in many a villages having no Imam to lead in prayers, preach & teach the faith of Islam. Muslim culture in such villages is systematically regressing under the influence of the predominant culture of the region.

WITH THE HELP OF IMAM SPONSORED BY AF, EVERY INHABITANT BECAME HIGHLY CONVERSANT WITH ISLAM AS A WAY OF LIFE , BECAME RIGHTEOUS & STEADFAST IN PRAYERS.


2. A village created to rehabilitate a clan of nomadic tribe of 50 families ( all muslims). The male folks were processed by the Imam to be practicing muslims, whereas, their wives knew nothing about Islam, nor had any access to studies in Quran/ Hadiths/Islamic culture.

MEN REJECTED AMEEN FOUNDATION'S OFFER TO APPOINT AN AALIMA TO GUIDE THEIR WIVES ON FAITH, WITH A PLEA THAT THEIR WIVES ARE BUSY LOOKING AFTER THE CHILDREN, DOING JOBS AS UNSKILLED LABORERS TO SUPPLEMENT FAMILY'S INCOME AND
HELPING MEN IN THEIR PETTY BUSINESSES, HAVE NO TIME TO SPARE FOR LEARNING THE FAITH. THEY HOWEVER, WERE
PERSUADED TO ACCEPT. THE AALIMA GUIDED THEM ON ALL MATTERS OF FAITH, AS A RESULT ALL THE WOMEN OF THE VILLAGE ARE NOW PRAYING FIVE TIMES A DAY, FASTING IN RAMADAN & ARE NOW PRACTICING MUSLIMS. MEN ARE NOW PROUD OF THEIR WIVES FOR DOING WHAT THEY DID NOT DO EVEN ONCE SINCE THEY WERE MARRIED - remembering Allah.

3. Some villagers rise up from bed every morning speculating if they have in store a meal or two for the day.

AN AID AS MEAGER AS $300 PER PERSON ENABLED THE UNEMPLOYED TO GENERATE INCOME ENOUGH TO RUN HIS/HER FAMILY.

4. A family where house wife works as unskilled laborer earning a dollar a day to run the family of six while the husband sits at home for want of investment to start a petty business, having no access to financing from banks.

FINANCIAL AID OF $400 MADE THE MAN GO OUT OF HIS HOME TO START LIVING AS HE SHOULD, PUTTING HIS CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL, STOP SENDING HIS ALREADY DEBILITATED WIFE TO HARSH LABOR.

4. Youths took to petty jobs being unable to pursue college education for economic reasons.

SPONSORSHIP BY AF TO CONTINUE EDUCATION, ENABLED MANY SUCH DROP OUTS TO PURSUE THEIR EDUCATION IN THE FIELD OF ENGINEERING, MEDICAL & IT etc. THEIR FAMILIES NOW ARE FINANCIALLY STABLE & SELF SUFFICIENT.

5. Single mothers (Divorcees) having hard time supporting 3-5 children with wages of dollar a day not enough for sustenance & support children's education.

FINANCIAL AID IN TERMS OF SUPPLY OF GROCERIES, MEAT etc & MEETING THE EXPENSES ON THEIR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION BROUGHT SMILES TO THE FACES OF THE ORPHANS & THEIR MOTHERS, BUILT HOPE THAT THERE IS GOING TO BE A PATHWAY UP FOR THEM IN THE FUTURE TO EARN HIGHER WAGES THAT WOULD ULTIMATELY LIFT THEM OUT OF POVERTY.

6. Widows engaged in hard labor to provide for the children abstain from fasting during Ramadan.
PROVISION OF GROCERIES ENOUGH FOR A MONTH FACILITATED THEM IN OBSERVANCE OF FASTING IN ADDITION TO GIVING A BREAK OF 30 DAYS AFTER AN EXHAUSTING HARSH LABOR OF ELEVEN MONTHS.


7. Children of the poor are forced to work as bonded laborers to keep up with large family subsistence/ supplement family's income, it's virtually selling them to pay back the loans the parents have borrowed, such children working for many hours a day for several years depending on how big the loans are. Suffer from deprivation of their right to education, physical & mental growth & development.

FINANCIAL AID TO POVERTY STRICKEN FAMILIES HELPED THE PARENTS SENDING THEIR CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL. EFFORTS ARE ON TO CREATE JOBS IN FARMING SECTOR ON COOPERATIVE BASIS TO SUCH FAMILIES.

8. Socio - economic exploitation where the children abandon schools in favor of child labor or to become child brides, depriving them of their right to education.

FINANCIAL AID TO REHABILITATE THE VICTIMS OF EXPLOITATION IMPROVED THEIR LIVING CONDITIONS AND BUILT HOPE FOR A BETTER FUTURE.
ABSTRACT
Guidance in faith and prevention of sufferings in rural India are issues of paramount importance.
It's time to conserve and strengthen our culture through preaching & stabilizing social norms of society in rural India where 70% of the Indian populace lives.
Leader is some body who can make people do what they don't want to. There is a dire need to create leadership amongst youths for involvement in all the faculties of life.
It is time to empower the charities to help the poor, you need hundreds of thousands of charities in a densely populated country like India. Call for summits, workshops, seminars not only for dialogue but to lay out a bold print on service to community. There is a need to engage tens of thousands of people in hundreds of events all across the country to involve in service to community.
It is time to fight Child Labor, Child marriages, other forms of Child abuse & other social evils.
It's time to channelize aid & reforms through mosques.
Every child must be told you are born at a wrong place, wrong time and wrong parents if you are not a literate. This generation is faced with tough issues, they are aware of the challenges the world is facing, willing to engage in something they terribly care about, there has to be a meaningful dialogue with the youths who are the human capital of tomorrow, they should be allowed to move on issues to let them move forward.
We need to coordinate with Organizations, Corporations, Foundations, Officials and Individuals to create an unified team that is far more effective than any one of us could hope to be.


NOTE :
We encourage you to accept our invitation to support Ameen Foundation & participate in the vital humanitarian work to ensure that AF remains a strong & effective organization.
Checks in favor of Ameen Foundation mailed to Dr. Syed S.Hussain, 275 Gala Circle, Daytona Beach, Fl-32124 shall be forwarded to AF, Bangalore, India.

 

 

Our Mission

  1. Millions of muslims are yearning to be more involved in welfare activities. Need of the hour, however, is for the leading personalities to call for summits, seminars and workshops not only for dialogue but also action to plan and layout a bold blue print on service to community. There is a need to engage tens of thousands of muslims in hundreds of events across India & else where to start working scrupulously. We live in the world that belongs to the enlightened minds.  Education, therefore, should be our top priority. All resources must be pooled to promote education in its right perspective. Promotion of quality education is no doubt a painstaking task requiring moral integrity of those involved. Ameen Foundation has started a movement that is ready to do what ever it takes to reach the goal. At Independence there existed 4000 Urdu Schools in the state of Karnataka in India, 60 years in the post independence era saw many schools started and many closed down, as of today the ultimate number remains the same 4000. Urdu is a carrier of Islamic studies, its revival is therefore vital for refreshment of Islamic culture. Higher Secondary schools have stopped recruiting Urdu teachers; instead, make an allowance of funds to the candidate to have private tuition for Urdu. This practice, if continued can prove suicidal to Urdu and its cause. Ameen Foundation in cooperation with Millath Foundation, therefore, plans to launch about one thousand Schools state wide with Urdu as medium of instruction during the academic year 2011-12.
  2. We live in a world where money is the measure of every thing. Poor man also needs money to care for his children's education, health etc. Banks do not come to his rescue for reasons of credit worthiness. Legislations of the Government for protection & preservation of wild life, constructing settlements for the tribesmen's stoppage of the exploitation of wild animals for livelihood are highly commendable. Alternate jobs or financing for self employment for immediate sustenance then becomes obligatory on the part of the Government. Failure of the Government to meet this obligation led tribesmen falling prey to predatory lending due to which much of what they earn today goes as interest payable. The documentary on village, shows what actually is happening on the ground as a consequence. It provides the context and perspectives on one of the most difficult issues of our time Poverty. What you see there is a combination of emotional truth and insight into the way life is lived by the under privileged on the village side. Micro financing under the circumstances becomes a necessity.  It is an enormous task needing a lot of money but Ameen Foundation is planning to implement it as soon as possible with an aim to give financial stability to families.
  3. Women are able to and should meet at summits to discuss issues that confront families and should be encouraged to contribute their might. Ameen Foundation whole heartedly supports such an initiative.

 

About Ameen Foundation

Ameen Foundation was started in 2005 by Dr. Shah Abul Hussain to help needy Muslims in rural areas in many facets. From helping Muslims reacquaint themselves with Islam, feeding the ones that don't even have a single proper meal, establishing 'true' Muslim communities, helping the poor start their own source of income, education the kids and adults alike and building and rebuilding of mosques.

Ameen Foundation is meant to be the means between the people that want to help and translating it into actually ground work. There are plenty of organizations that do this work but they are not able to effectively implement their resources to all the villages. There are hundreds of thousands of villages. Some might not even appear on any maps. Ameen Foundation starts of in local areas around Bangalore and the by word of mouth keeps expanding to cover more and more villages. Bringing help and deen (faith), closer and closer to people in remote areas.

Ameen Foundation is completely run by volunteers. There is no income for anyone that does the work, just Allah's blessing. Almost all the time, every expense from gasoline to travel to the remote places to hiring of temporary workers comes out of the pockets of the people on the ground. Alhamdulillah, we are able to go on. If you donate, InshAllah the moneys will still be used to affect change in these areas and these lives and any other expenses the volunteers, personally, should be able to afford.

Ameen Foundation started of with the objective of helping the poor accomplish education in deen and science. To promote Muslims from illiteracy to excellence in both the deen (faith) and profession. Now, Alhamdulillah we have expanded to providing food, helping them start their own businesses, building of mosques and schools for Muslims and much much more. May Allah keep us able to continue the good work - aameen.

Founder: Dr. Syed Shah Abul Hussain. Currently residing in the United States but travels to India 4-6 months at a time, twice a year, to do Ameen Foundation's work. He is able to find supporters and donators from many countries,  to help with the cause, Alhamdulillah.

Contact him at shahaab@ameenfoundation.com

 

Key Supporters:

Dr. Khayyum Basheer. Veterinarian. A close friend of Dr. Shah Abul Hussain's. Also lives abroad in U.A.E and fully dedicates himself to the work on the ground in India.

Haji Sattar Ansari. Imam. He has helped the organization find these remote villages and helped us get there. He continues to do the good work.

Syed Saifullah, Chairman of Millat Foundation

Dr.Abrar Pasha of Srinivasapur

 

There are plenty more dedicated supporters and workers that have given a large portion of their lives to this cause. Some with financial support and many with actual foot work, hands on approach.

 

 

Contact Information

For more information on our work, to donate,  or simply to morally strengthen our commitment to the cause with your kind comments. Please feel free to contact us anytime.

 
 
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Last modified: 09/28/13