Umrah for Orphans is a pioneering aspect of our orphans and childcare programmes which care for thousands of vulnerable children across the world. As well as their material needs, it’s essential - especially for disenfranchised Palestinian children - to provide for their psycho-social development and their emotional, psychological and spiritual needs.
Journey of a lifetime
For each Palestinian orphan we take on Umrah, it is the journey of a lifetime and the realisation of their families’ prayers. Already struggling against adversity, many never thought a pilgrimage to the heart of Islam would come true. For nearly all of the orphans, it is the first time they will venture to another country. Umrah is a journey of emotion, tears, spirituality, a strengthening of faith and confirmation that they are part of a global family.
Umrah for Orphans started in 2015 with two dozen Palestinian orphans travelling from Jordan to Makkah. Since then, your incredible support has allowed us to take hundreds of Palestinian orphans – boys, girls, disabled – from Jordan and Al Quds (Jerusalem) to Makkah and Madinah shareef every year. Your support meets all the costs of the pilgrimage. In return we provide photos and video feedback, while the orphans dedicate duas during Umrah for their sponsor