‘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 Albania, Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Kashmir, Palestine, Philippines, Syria, Sudan and Pakistan (including at the UCA).

The cost of sponsoring an orphan is £25 per month or £300 per annum (except for Syria and Iraq, where the cost is £34 per month). 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.

For making regular payments, please download an Orphan Sponsorship form (PDF).


– In Syria and Iraq, there are no new orphans available at the moment. Ummah Welfare Trust is only accepting donations to renew current sponsorships. 

– 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 661042 who will be able to advise.

– Due to the security situation, feedback reports are nor provided for orphans in Syria and Iraq. 


orphans are currently sponsored around the world.

Just £1.13 a day
to sponsor a child in Syria or Iraq.