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‘I and the person who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will be in Paradise like this,’ (putting his index and middle fingers together).

An orphan in Islam is defined as a child who has lost his father or both of his parents. In Arabic, an orphan is called a yateem.

Of the many members of society, orphans are among the most vulnerable. This is particularly true in countries where there is little social support and where services are largely inadequate.

The noble values which Islam has laid out can be summarily understood by looking at the importance the religion has given to looking after orphans.

Alhamdulillah, Ummah Welfare Trust supports thousands of orphans, helping safeguard their iman and providing them a chance where there one was not.

Orphans are supported in Afghanistan, Albania, India, Iraq, Kashmir, Syria, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Orphans are currently sponsored around the world

The cost of sponsoring an orphan

This amount helps cover the child’s food, health and education costs.

Transforming a life costs us little but ensures us a place in Paradise inshaAllah. It is a means of continuous charity as the donor receives rewards for all the good that the sponsored child does.



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per month for Iraq



per month for Syria

Apart from Syria and Iraq, Ummah Welfare Trust has removed the option for donors to select the country for Orphan Sponsorship. The reason for this is that quotas need to be filled across a number of deserving countries. If you still desire specific country then please contact the Orphan Sponsorship team on 01204 661030 who will be able to advise.
Annual feedback reports are currently not possible for orphans sponsored in Afghanistan.
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