(A poem dedicated to the Big Heart campaign initiated by Sheikha Jawahar Al Qasimi for the Syrian refugee children)

by Mujeeb Jaihoon

Everyone takes Wealth as the tree
And Charity its petty fruits

But a set of Jeweled-Hearts dare
To crown Charity atop Wealth

Philanthropy, their art and philosophy
Philanthropy, their passion and devotion
Philanthropy, their material fortune
Philanthropy, their spiritual future

They adopt others’ pain and fear
And instead makes hearts cheer

Their hearts are big and strong
Their souls are kind and loving

They endear children of humanity
Bracing them in the mantle of humanity

Charity for them is a vigorous act
While others neglect it as a passive idea

May LORD empower their prowess
For every good may they be witness

June 23 2013

Photo Credit : Courtesy of Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi’s Office

Note : Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, the first Arab woman to be appointed an Eminent Advocate at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for refugee children around the globe. She is the Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs. She was also honored as the official International Ambassador of the World Cancer Declaration and the first World Cancer Declaration International Ambassador for paediatric cancer in the world by the board of directors of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the world’s largest cancer-fighting organization.
The Big Heart campaign is aimed at helping the Syrian children have been affected by the continuing civil war in their homeland. More than 800,000 of them, motherless and homeless, in refugee camps. Following the call by Sheikha Jawaher, millions of Dirhams have poured into the campaign from individuals, organizations and government departments for providing medication, shelter and education to the affected children