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In your darkest time, we can help you to find the light.

If you have experienced the loss of a child, we understand how devastating and heart breaking this can be.
When grief is all consuming and when there seems there can be no tomorrow, we can help you to find the strength to face each day.
With compassion, empathy and without judgement, we will support you during your most difficult of times.

Children of Jannah

When I lost my child, I too was lost! The isolation of grief is so immense that it throws you to the edge of existence, and so, you become lost. It was Children of Jannah’s resources and services that helped me find myself again.

– Sara Hussain, bereaved parent

In times of darkness, let us help light your way

Aimed at supporting bereaved families, we hold, at our core, the Muslim belief that all children enter Heaven (Jannah in Arabic).

This belief is the guiding light that helps us to provide support through a faith perspective and education to thousands of families in the UK and beyond, who have been affected by the tragic loss of a child.

Our services are centred around supporting bereaved parents, raising awareness through education and training and, ultimately, providing comfort to those in need.

At your darkest times, when you need a shoulder to lean on and a hand to lead the way, we are here.

Having recently lost my daughter, I was completely lost. I found it very difficult to come to terms with my loss, but I found much comfort with Children of Jannah. The reassurance that one day insha Allah I will be reunited with my princess is what keeps me going. Their resources are brilliant and there are so many ways to contact them if you want someone to talk to. Thank you for helping me.

– Sabah Mahmood, bereaved parent

at a glance

Whether you’ve been affected by miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death or the passing of an older child, we are here to support you in your time of grief and help you cope with the pain.

“When a person’s child dies, Allah the Most High asks His angels, ‘Have you taken out the life of the child of My slave?’  They reply in the affirmative. He then asks, ‘Have you taken the fruit of his heart?’ They reply in the affirmative. Thereupon he asks, ‘What has My slave said?’ They say: ‘He has praised You and said: Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un (We belong to Allah and to Him we shall be returned).’ Allah says: ‘Build a house for My slave in Jannah and name it Bait-ul-Hamd (the House of Praise)’.”
Recorded by Al-Tirmidhi

Our CARE approach to child bereavement is founded upon principles from the Islamic faith, comfort of the heart and spiritual peace.

“The believers in their affection, compassion and love for one another are like one single body. If a part of it suffers from pain, the whole body will suffer in pain.”
Recorded by Muslim

Based upon this Muslim teaching, we are fully committed to helping
those who are suffering the devastation of the death of a child.

We offer:

By providing opportunities to engage and share stories, our community offers comfort and care.

Children of Jannah has allowed me to find a common ground to relate to other grievers. I no longer feel lonely in my journey of grief. I am able to find peace in sharing my emotions as well as relating to the feelings of others.

– Rahima Islam, bereaved parent

Life After Loss Meetings

Following the death of a child in the family of our founder Hafizah Ismail, Children of Jannah was created in response to the overwhelming need to help those Muslim parents grieving for their child.

Our Life After Loss bereavement support groups are a central part of our work and dedication to helping those facing the tragedy of child bereavement.

Get in touch to learn more.

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Private Parent Forums

Join those who have been in similar shoes to yours. Find solace and comfort in those around you.

Our private bereaved parents forums are how we began. Our groups will connect you with those who are facing similar sadness so that you don’t feel so alone and are able to cope with facing each day. Our volunteers and forum members know about the pain of losing a child and are here for you, even when it all seems too much.

Contact us to learn how to join a forum.

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Find Us Online

Whether in the middle of the day or night, we know that connecting with someone can be so important when you feel as if you can’t go on. That is why we use social media to enable us to be in touch with you whenever and however you need. If you are not ready for face-to-face support or if you would like to access resources or support online as and when you need, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay in touch.

From our humble beginnings, we’ve grown rapidly to address the needs of bereaved parents in the UK and beyond.

We now offer:

Training

For professionals, parents and the public. Learn how to help those struggling with the pain and grief of losing a child.

For parents and the public: We will train you on how to manage grief, support those around you and raise awareness through education. By becoming part of our volunteer network, you can help us provide wide reaching support to all those in need.

For professionals: By learning about grief and bereavement issues from a Muslim perspective, you will be better placed to support parents, patients and families when they need it most.

A great experience! The training session gave a variety of views on the question of how to cope with grief and emotions, and explained there was no wrong or right way of handling emotions at a time of loss. I am grateful to Children of Jannah for delivering this training and feel better placed to apply what I have learnt when working with bereaved families.

– Mary George, NHS worker

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Charity Fundraisers and Campaigns

As our presence has grown, so have our needs. It is due to the blessings of Allah and the support of our volunteers and supporters that we are able to help lift up those who feel overwhelmed by the grief of losing a child.

I am extremely impressed with the professionalism and services of Children of Jannah. This is why I and the Muslim Police Association of Greater Manchester climbed Mount Snowdon – to raise vital funds to assist in the development and delivery of new services. The charity now actively delivers training to police officers across the country.

– Abid Sardar, Police Constable and Family Liaison Officer, Member of Muslim Police Association of Greater Manchester

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

We believe that in order to fully support bereaved parents, we can help raise awareness through training and resources for them and those around them.

Because of our dedication to helping parents who have experienced the passing of a child, we also understand the importance of educating the whole community about the issues surrounding child death.

I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Children of Jannah for several years. I commend the work that they tirelessly do to support parents and families following the death of a child. The support they provide gives immense comfort throughout such an emotive and painful time.

– Dawn Chaplin, Deputy Director for Patient Experience, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

For Unique Online Courses, Videos, Parents Stories, Factsheets, Articles, Books, Ebooks and much, much more see our Library of Resources.

RESOURCES

At the heart of our support services is understanding and compassion.

Our professional helpline staff, our specially trained volunteers and our forum members are each and every one here for you, without judgement.

We are the shoulder you can lean on, the hand to help you up and the ear that will listen – even when you can find no words to say.

At your darkest times, by the mercy of Allah, we know and we understand how overwhelming and consuming your pain can be.

Children of Jannah were there for me when those around me had grown tired of my sorrow, and they helped turn my grief into something beautiful called hope. I really appreciated their non-judgemental listening, their kindness and empathy.

– Lucy Patel, bereaved parent

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When I was approached to become an advisor to Children of Jannah, I accepted the opportunity because I knew what wonderful work was being done in reaching out to bereaved families. I am delighted your services are offering valuable support to Muslims at the saddest of occasions, the death of a child. You have achieved so much in such a short space of time. Well done Hafizah and your team.

– Julia Samuel MBE, Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK, Counsellor, St Mary’s NHS Trust, and Advisor to Children of Jannah