Widows and Family Support Update 2013

    Amongst of the edges of society in the Muslim world, many widows and their orphaned children receive little support.

    Discriminatory social norms mean they have little access to land or other resources to offset against the income uncertainties that they face when their husband passes away.

    Ummah Welfare Trust has created a fund which is used to provide regular payments to widows in poor conflict-ridden countries.

    Alhamdulillah Ummah Welfare Trust is currently sponsoring 485 widows and families. Alhamdulillah this year, Ummah Welfare Trust took on the support of an additional 100 families in Iraq.

    These families are not necessarily widowed families but they lack a breadwinner. The father is incapacitated, or in some cases, missing. Ummah Welfare Trust asks Allah to ease the situation for them. Ameen.

    As always, the charity is urging for more donations so more widowed families can be helped.

    Expenditure from December 2012 to November 2013

    Country Amount stipulated
    per month
    supported in 2012
    Afghanistan £30 118 £34,888
    Kashmir £30 132 £47,390.50
    Pakistan £30 85 £30,900
    Iraq (Widows) £70 50 £28,987
    Iraq (Families) £50 100 £48,846

    Total Funds Spent (From December 2012 to November 2013): £191,019.50

    'The one who strives for widows and the poor is like the Mujahid in the way of Allah, or the one who stands in the night prayers and fasts during the day.'

    - Saheeh al Bukhari