Hafiz Muhammad Umer Abbasi (An Orphan of Sirat-ul-Jannah Trust) stood 3rd in Humanities Group in the Higher Secondary School Examination of FBISE. He has been awarded by Certificate of Achievement and Cash Prize by the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
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This gigantic project has been initiated by a UK born British turned Muslim lady. Ghufran Qureshi and her religiously dedicated and committed husband Muhammad Ahmed Qureshi, a noble son from the soil of Faisalabad.
The start of the Sirat-ul-Jannah project is an interesting and inspiring episode and it cropped up after Mrs. Ghufran Qureshi, who hails from a properous British family, had a love marriage with Muhammad Ahmed in England in 1975 and embraced Islam after being inspired by its teachings.
After marriage she started in depth study of the religion which brought a total change in her and as a staunch muslim she decided to live a prosperous life.
During her job in an orphanage house in Britain, she had become fully accustomed with the difficulties and problems of orphans and their psycology. She resigned from her job in protest against non-provision of Halal food to muslim orphans in the orphanage.
She came to Pakistan in 1990 and announced this gigantic project to take care of orphan boys and girls, to provide them Islamic education in a clean and religious atmosphere besides imparting modern knowledge.
For the Sirat-ul-Jannah project, the couple purchased a 10 kanal land on the Murree Road and without having a consideration as to from where the huge Rs. 200 million amount will come, they started work with an initial Rs. 5 million which Mohammad Ahmed had brought from England. He also invested his share he got from sale of ancestral land in Faisalabad.
Seeing the spirit of her son and British daugter-in-law, Ahmed's mother also gave her share for the project.
From that point, there was no turning back and a number of philanthropists when they saw work on the project, started making contributions and within 18 months a 4 storied building was ready.
They ask thee what they should spend (In charity).Say: Whatever ye spend that is good, is for parents and kindred and orphans and those in want and for wayfarers.And whatever ye do that is good, -(Allah) knoweth it well.
(Surah Al-Baqara, Chapter #, Verse #215)
Abu Said Al Khudri narrated that Prophet Muhammad, said:
Some Ansari persons asked for (something) from Allah’s Apostle and he gave them. They again asked him for (something) and he again gave them. And then they asked him and he gave them again till all that was with him finished. And then he said “If I had anything, I would not keep it away from you. (Remember,) whoever abstains from asking others, Allah will make him contented, and whoever tries to make himself self-sufficient, Allah will make him self-sufficient. And whoever remains patient, Allah will make him patient. Nobody can be given a blessing better and greater than patience.”