Among the many beautiful traditions that are characteristic of the religion of Islam, Sadaqah is right there at the top of the list. Sadaqah is what the world commonly calls charity. There are many types of sadaqah, of which, the financial type is the subject matter of this discussion. Just like charity all around the world has been digitalized courtesy online donation platforms, sadaqah accepting platforms have surfaced as well. In today’s discussion, we are going to talk about the tradition of sadaqah in Canada by talking about the top platforms that happily accept donations. Many platforms of this nature are operational in Canada, but we have selected the ones that are most trustworthy and have a great repute.
1- Islamic Relief Canada
Disasters and tragedies are becoming more and more common, an acceleration in such events has been observed in the last year or so. Hence, more and more nonprofits like Islamic Relief Canada are needed which can speed up the relief and rescue operations in an emergency. Apart from relief services, Islamic Relief Canada also governs many schemes of social welfare. Most of these projects are related to education and sanitation.
2-International Development and Relief Foundation
International Development and Relief Foundation or in short IDRF puts in all the humanly possible efforts to empower the disadvantaged ones as their mission statement says. Skipping the technical jargon, IDRF concerns itself with facilitating and rehabilitating those poor souls who became a victim of either a tragedy or social injustice. The foundation achieves its goals by raising funds and running campaigns. For example, the Beirut blast or the COVID-19 pandemic, the foundation is trying its level best to help out those in distress. Providing someone with a second chance at life is a noble cause and we couldn’t endorse more what IDRF does. What about you though?
3- Canada Helps
The best thing about Canada Helps is that this isn’t a charity platform that is concerned with just one cause. Rather, you can donate to any cause that you like or the one that appeals to you the most. This is the beauty of fundraising platforms such as Canada Helps. They don’t force you to give your charity money to one cause, rather they present a wide variety of choices in front of their potential donors. Connecting donors and recipients is what Canada Helps believes in, firmly.
4- Muslim Hands
Poverty is a curse, isn’t it? We, you, and Muslim Hands shake their head in affirmative. This is what most Muslim Hands projects are focused on i.e. eradication of poverty. Dedicated efforts which this nonprofit puts in for eradication of poverty make it a worthy candidate for zakat and sadaqah in Canada. The organization also believes in education for all and takes steps that take the human race one step further away from illiteracy. Other projects are concerned with hygiene and sanitation. In short, your sadaqah money is in good hands if you put your trust in Muslim Hands!
When it comes to crowdfunding for health, there is no platform bigger than Transparent Hands in Pakistan. The range of healthcare services offered by Transparent Hands is astoundingly vast. From medical and surgical treatments to medical camps and telehealth facilities, the NGO makes sure that the underprivileged Pakistanis have access to quality healthcare services. The NGO believes in creating a patient-donor bond while making sure that the protocols of transparency aren’t breached at any point. The NGO realizes the need for free medical camps in the rural areas, hence it actively sets up such camps as well. To donate, donors can log in to the Transparent Hands crowdfunding web portal from anywhere in the world. Payment modes are one hundred percent secure. Every donor has absolute freedom in selecting and funding patients of their choice. The NGO makes sure that regular updates until complete recovery are sent to the concerned donor.
Well, that will be all for now. We hope that you learned something, if not everything, about sadaqah in Canada and how the platforms work over there. Moreover, if you are a Muslim Canadian, you can give your donations to one of these platforms in case you catch the giving bug!
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