Ummah Charity International’s work is focused around the goals and objectives identified in our corporate strategy, “Let’s work together to make life better for Ummah.
Our vision is the alleviation of sufferings of Ummah by dealing with following problems:
1. Alleviation of poverty which is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives.
2. Education for all, so that people can live an independent respectful life.
3. Provision of basic amenities for those in need; in order to create a world where charity and compassion produce justice, self-reliance and human development.
“Whosoever relieves from a believer some grief pertaining to this world, Allah will relieve from him some grief pertaining to the Hereafter.”
There are many hadiths that emphasise this principle. Grief or distress in this hadith means a great difficulty or hardship a Muslim is facing.
The Prophet, (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him), says that the reward for the removal or relief of the distress of a Muslim will be rewarded by a removal of a similar distress or difficulty in the Hereafter.
We just need to imagine the situation of the Ummah when we help each other and fulfill the needs of others. We will end up being a better society, with less needy people, and stronger social ties that will lead to the strength of the Muslim Ummah at large.
To eliminate sufferings and hardships from the Ummah is the sole mission of Ummah Charity International; a UK based Muslim relief and development agency. We continuously are endeavoring to tackle root cause of the problem Muslims are facing, guided by the teachings of Islam.
Our mission is to deal with poverty and its causes by developing innovative and sustainable solutions that enable individuals and their communities to live with dignity and by supporting initiatives that promote economic justice and social equality which is the basic right of every person according to the teachings of Islam.
We base all our values on the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah.
Equality: The prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) addressed the people during the last pilgrimage, saying:
“O People! Your God is one; your father is one; no preference of an Arab neither over non-Arab nor of a non-Arab over an Arab or red over black or black over red except for the most righteous. Verily the most honored of you is the most righteous.”
Islam declares equality among people and we believe that the lives of all human beings are of equal value. We ensure equal opportunity to everyone, irrespective of race, age, gender, colour, class, ethnicity, disability, location and religion
Respect: We make every possible effort to make sure the dignity and contribution of our participants, donors, staff and volunteers.
Integrity: Islam commands the Muslims to be honest to themselves and to others. This order recurrently comes in the Noble Qur’an and the hadith of Prophet Muhammad (SAWS). We try our level best to maintain our integrity by being honest and transparent in what we do and say.
Partnerships: We work together with our local and international partners in order to effectively serve the larger community.
Quality: We constantly challenge ourselves to attain a higher level of performance to achieve greater impact.
Transparency: We must be open in our work and actions as we are answerable to God Almighty for all that we do. We are accountable at all levels for the effectiveness of our actions, judgements and communications with others.
Humility in our behaviour: We maintain humility in our presentation and behaviour recognizing that we are part of a wider alliance against poverty and to show our solidarity with poor.