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About FOTO

Friends Of The Oppressed (FOTO), the charity donations section of modest fashion brand Brimah and John. Where you can purchase merchandise of which profits go to charity or just donate.

أَلَا أُنَبِّئُكُمْ بِأَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ؟ كُلُّ ضَعِيفٍ مُتَضَعِّفٍ لَوْ أَقْسَمَ عَلَى اللهِ لَأَبَرَّهُ. أَلَا أُنَبِّئُكُمْ بِأَهْلِ النَّارِ؟ كُلُّ عُتُلَ جَوَّاظٍ مُسْتَكْبِر

Shall I inform you of the people of Paradise (They will be) every weak and oppressed person. When he swears by Allah, he fulfills his oath. Shall I inform you of the people of the Fire Every `Utul (cruel person), Jawwaz and arrogant person.
— Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Here at Brimah and John  supporting our family, friends, community and Ummah is a fundamental part of our ethos. Our goal is to make a difference in anyones life we come across, no matter how small. Be it through our words, or actions we  aim to "Encourage Good", our founder Nim Brimah John (NBJ) believes acts of kindness are all we need to change the world.

Allah’s Apostle (pbuh) said, “Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or he is an oppressed one. People asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! It is all right to help him if he is oppressed, but how should we help him if he is an oppressor?” The Prophet said, “By preventing him from oppressing others.
— Anas (R.A), Volume 3, Book 43, Number 624:Sahih Bukhari.
Allah’s Apostle (pbuh) said, “A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, so he should not oppress him, nor should he hand him over to an oppressor. Whoever fulfilled the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill his needs; whoever brought his (Muslim) brother out of a discomfort, Allah will bring him out of the discomforts of the Day of Resurrection, and whoever screened a Muslim, Allah will screen him on the Day of Resurrection.
— Abdullah bin Umar (R.A), Volume 3, Book 43, Number 622: Sahih Bukhari.

Thanks to the growing interconnectedness of the world (globalisation), namely through social media there is no where we can turn where we won't be reminded of the growing need for us as people to step up, do what's right, and make a difference. 

And what is wrong with you that you fight not in the Cause of Allâh, and for those weak, illtreated and oppressed among men, women, and children, whose cry is: “Our Lord! Rescue us from this town whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from You one who will protect, and raise for us from You one who will help.
— Quran, 4:75

Friends Of The Oppressed (FOTO), is the charity wing of Brimah and John. Our aim is to raise money through various means to help those less fortunate (with a special focus on disadvantaged children and orphans). 

Click here to donate and to find out about the various projects we are fundraising for. 

If you'd like your project featured on our project page, fill in the form below. Don't forget to include the link to your cause, and a short description.

We will reserve the houses of the hereafter exclusively for those who do not seek self-glory in this life and do not cause oppression and corruption to spread. The final outcome belongs to those who fear (Allah).
— Quran 28:83
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