"A man's true wealth is the good he does in this world."
(Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
One of Noor Ul Islam’s main aim is the prevention or relief of poverty.
By working with reputable international aid agencies we have been able to collect much needed funds from our supporters and distribute this to those in desperate need of our help.
We have collected and distributed funds for Zakat, Fitra, Fidya, Qurbani and emergency disasters.
The aid agencies we work with furnish us with reports and photographs to give us and our supporters confidence that funds are being distributed correctly.
We regularly display reports and photographs of our overseas work at Noor Ul Islam mosque.
Below are a selection of some of the projects we have worked on recently.
(Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
In 2019, Br Zafar from our Head office visited the Thar region in Sindh Pakistan, where he distributed food packs and aid to the poor and needy on behalf of Noor Ul Islam. The region suffers from poverty, lack of clean drinking water, unemployment and high illiteracy rates. Much of the area is rural and inaccessible and it is one of the most under-developed districts in Pakistan with no electricity and no roads.
According to Unicef, these were one of the worst floods in the region with entire villages being washed away. Over 3 million people were affected with thousands killed and many displaced. Br Zafar and his team were able to provide urgently needed shelter, clean water, food and support.
Muslims celebrate Eid Ul Adha by sacrificing animals including sheep, goat and camel during the month of Dhul Hijjah.
Over the years Noor Ul Islam has helped thousands of families and individuals across many countries including; Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir, Sri Lanka, Yemen, Chad, Nigeria, Somalia, Tanzania.
With Allah’s (swt) blessings and the generosity of donations, the vulnerable benefited from the distribution of fresh meat from the animals sacrificed during the days of Eid Ul Adha.
Fitrah is a form of charity given to the poor at the end of Ramadan and is due on every member of a household, including any children or elderly and is obligatory to pay before Eid salah.
Fidya is the Islamic name for the obligatory charitable contribution made when you cannot fast either through illness, old age or pregnancy and should only be made if you cannot make up your fasts at a later date.
We have worked with a number of charities to distribute Fitra and Fidya donations to needy families in a number of countries including Uganda, Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Pakistan and Lebanon.
As well as providing food for families in need on Eid day, we have also helped distribution games and toys for children in different parts of the world so they to can experience the joy of playing and having fun on this special day.
Myanmar Refugee Appeal with Muslim Aid – 2017
Emergency food and essentials collection for Yemen – 2019
Richard House Children’s Hospice supports children and their families in East London to lead as happy a life as possible when dealing with a life-limiting health condition. This not only helps those children diagnosed with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition but it provides support to their families. Noor Ul Islam is pleased to have been able to help this worthy cause.
Our community generously donated coats to provide much needed warmth to those in need in the UK as part of Human Appeal – UK wrap up appeal.
Noor Ul Islam regularly supports the different Mayors of our local Borough, Waltham Forest for their Charity of the Year. Each Mayor selects a local charity that will benefit those in the borough. We feel it is important to support good local causes for our community to benefit.
To commemorate our 30th Anniversary, Noor Ul Islam sponsored 30 water hand pumps in Pakistan through Muslim Charity.
To commemorate our 30th Anniversary, Noor Ul Islam sponsored the rescue of 30 children off the streets in Dhaka, Bangladesh through Muslim Charity.
Islam teaches us to help others, so we provide charitable aid to those in need as well as seek to improve the quality of life for those living in poverty. We have helped the following countries through our appeals abroad:
Yemen, Haiti, Nepal, East Africa, Madagascar, Pakistan and Philippines.
We supported Refugees in Europe and the Middle East, refugees from Myanmar, victims in Palestine and the South Asia earthquake.
Our Qurbani appeal helped those in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia, Syria.
We have also supported local charities such as Children with cancer UK, Unicef, The honeypot children’s charity, Shelter, Walthamforest Age UK, Macmillan Cancer support, Charity right, Lonely orphans, Whipps Cross (maternity) and the Waltham Forest Mayor’s appeal.