‘The best house among the Muslims is the house in which orphans are well treated. The worst house among the Muslims is the house in which orphans are ill treated. I and the guardian of the orphan will be in the Garden like that,’ (indicating with his two fingers).’

In 2001, in response to continuing conflict in Afghanistan and the ensuing refugee crisis, Ummah Welfare Trust realised that many orphans of this Ummah were in great danger. Their lives and their iman was at stake.

Action was required. In 2003, the charity purchased five acres of land in the district of Nowshera, Pakistan, for £30,000. The aim was to create the Ummah Children Academy, an institute, whose sole aim was to provide free shelter, food, medical treatment and the best education to suffering orphans.

Alhamdulillah, today the Ummah Children Academy stands completed as a centre of excellence and hope. It caters for over 700 orphans from Pakistan and Kashmir, covering every aspect of their welfare. This includes providing a high quality education, medical treatment, support for the family or guardian, dietary needs, and clothing and transport.

orphans are given free education and board.

The UCA has been running for
13 years