“But he has made no effort to pass on the path that is steep * And what will make you know the path that is steep? * (It is) Freeing a neck (slave, etc.) * Or giving food in a day of hunger (famine), * To an orphan near of kin. * Or to a Miskin (poor) afflicted with misery. * Then he became one of those who believed, and recommended one another to perseverance and patience, and (also) recommended one another to pity and compassion.”
Alms (Sadaqat) boxes:
These are boxes that were manufactured by the foundation and it’s distributed to those who wish to help collecting funds to be spent on supporting the orphans registered with the foundation.
The alms boxes distributed by the Foundation contributes in sponsoring a larger numbers of orphans to support and help them with their difficult circumstances. The alms (sadaqat) boxes, which are available in a number of different sizes and shapes, can be obtained from the foundation’s headquarter in Kadmiah or one of the foundations’ branches in Baghdad and the provinces. They can be returned back once they’re filled after writing down your information at the back of the alms box to one of our agents or branches which can be accessed through our phone numbers and within a period that doesn’t exceed six months from the date of receipt. We will provide you with a receipt of the fund received.
The donations in the alms boxes is considered a Sadaqa by the permission of his Eminence Al-Sayyid Ali Al- Husseini Al-Sistani
To clarify the subject of charity (Sadaqa), we say that the money is a charity (sadaqa) when it’s received by the poor and owned by them, prior to that it is not considered charity (sadaqa). So if if someone put a certain money in his pocket, for example, and s/he intends to give it to the poor or isolate it in a particular charity box, the it would be considered a charity (Sadaqa) only after it is received by the poor.
However, his Eminence Mr. Ali Al- Husseini Al-Sistani considered the money donated in the charity donation boxes which are owned by Al Ayn Foundation a charity (Sadaqa) received on behalf of the poor.
The Foundation has investigated the accuracy of delivering the money donated in the boxes to the poor orphans through different ways. For that, the foundation has gained Al Sayyid’s kindness who considered the boxes to be charity (sadaqa) received on behalf of the poor.
This only applies to the boxes owned by Al Ayn foundation (see the image below):