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About WAQF

International Waqf and Relief Foundation (IWARF)


The philosophy WAQF (endowment)

Omar bin Al-Khattab said: “O Messenger of Allah, I have got wealth from Khaybar and I have nothing that is more precious to me than that. What do you command me to do with it?” He said, “If you wish, you can put it aside and give in charity from it (from what it produces), but the original property should not be sold, given away or inherited.” So ‘Omar gave it in charity to the poor and to relatives,

The Prophet (PBUH) said: “When the son of Adam dies, all his good deeds come to an end except three: ongoing charity, knowledge from which others may benefit after he is gone, and a righteous son who will pray for him.

Waqf (endowment) means ‘detention’.  A detention is putting aside a donation for a specific property (project) to be held in trust so that its produce or income may always be available and used for charitable purposes. This could be for the purposes of education, water waqf, or orphan education waqf to support the ongoing projects we are implementing on the ground.

You can also have a share of waqf in our projects, in the form of a continuous sadaqah, for yourself, or any of your relatives; mainly to fund schools, hospitals, education, water or any project

International Waqf and Relief Foundation (IWARF) is a British registered charitable agency, which started in 2013, working across the globe in areas including Bangladesh, Eritrea, Palestine, Kashmir, Myanmar, Yemen and locally in the UK. With over 8 years of experience in delivering emergency and development aid to the needy and deprived, IWARF seeks to revive the endowment philanthropy in community development. As well as to meet the requirements of needy people around the world.  We are working in 6 countries, providing humanitarian aid and long-term support that saves and transforms the lives of the needy in the countries mentioned.


Our Vision

Our vision is to be a global waqf organization that eases the suffering of refugees and poor communities in many countries. Through long sustainable programmes (Waqf) and relief work in crises, we seek to help them overcome their suffering and build a better future for the generations to come.

Our Mission

Relieve the suffering through a long-term programme to empower the desperately needy people and communities, and save lives, by proving emergency and relief services in times of crisis.


Our values

IWARF consistently strives for excellence. Since 2015, our organization has flourished due to the hard work, passion, and professionalism of our staff. We aim to excel in all that we do in order to provide the most effective aid to those who are suffering worldwide.

Our work values compromise the following:

  • Professionalism: providing honest, and exceptional service to our stakeholders.
  • Creativity: delivering initiatives in an effective, and efficient manner.
  • Empowerment: train and develop our employees to take initiative in their work. To become self- sufficient and achieve the organization’s goals.
  • Sustainability: making every project and programme have continuity and longevity.
  • Trust and Respect:  Promote trust and respect among our stakeholders, partners, employees, and beneficiaries.
  • Justice: provide aid to everyone equally, regardless of their religion, race or gender.
  • Accountability and Transparency: openness and honesty at the job.
  • Compassion: every act, policy, and behavior must be done so with compassion.



Our Goals and Objectives

  1. Sponsoring an orphan and support the needy and disabled children.
  2. Supporting education projects.
  3. Supporting social programmes of the needy.
  4. Improving the quality of drinking water, and clean sanitation facilities in order to provide clean and safe water for the poor communities.
  5. Advancing education for the benefit of the underprivileged and needy people in the UK, and other countries determined from time to time, by means of, but not exclusively, to the provision of educational programmes.
  6. Relieving financial hardship, distress, and suffering among poor people, widows, victims of natural disasters and other people in need, by making grants for providing or paying for items, equipment, services and facilities



Our comprehensive strategy adopted by IWARF is to look after our donors and beneficiaries, employees and the volunteers – our most valuable assets.  This will create a good reputation and relation with the whole community, which is one of the values in IWRF.


Programmes and Projects


IWARF has two programmes,

The first programmes is the WAQF (endowment), consisting of the following individual projects:

Orphans education Waqf


The second programme is Relief (Building Nations), consisting of the following individual projects:

  • Myanmar Relief Projects
  • Bangladesh Relief Projects
  • Palestine Relief Projects
  • Eretria Relief Projects
  • Kashmir Relief Projects
  • Yemen Relief Projects



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