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What is a Waqf?

A Waqf (pl. Awqaf) is an Islamic endowment, held in trust forever and used for charitable or religious purposes. The designated ‘Waqf’ benefits charitable causes either directly by use of the waqf, e.g. a hospital or university, or indirectly by investing the donation into an sustainable asset (e.g property) and using the income that is generated (e.g rent) for charitable causes.

The National Waqf Fund seeks to revive the noble and prophetic institution of Waqf in our communities and create sustainable revenue streams to solve one of the biggest challenges in the Muslim charity sector: fundraising.

Pooling donations together;

Investing these donations with the objective of generating income;

Distributing the profits to strategically chosen charitable causes as grants;

Your original donation continues to grow year after year.

Key Areas of Grant Funding

Building a Better Future Through Sustainable Giving

The National Waqf Fund is focused on providing grants across particular areas that have been identified strategic priorities for the UK Muslim community. When funds are ready to distribute, our charity experts will review the best charity applications to deliver in each category with continuous monitoring and reporting of the donations back to donors. Ensuring peace of mind and maximum impact for your donation.

Spiritual Preservation and Growth

Building infrastructure to enable Muslims to live Islam and grow spiritually

Civic and Legal Empowerment

Positive representation of Muslims in public life

Economic Relief and Empowerment

Addressing the short-term and long-term economic needs of the Muslims

Education and Leadership Training

Equipping Muslims with knowledge and leadership skills


Religious awareness and community outreach


Empowering, nurturing and inspiring Muslim youth to be future leaders and role models

Blessed to have funded

Live Projects

Our Impact in Action

Wheels of Transformation: NWF Fuels Youth Empowerment

The Muslim Scout Fellowship was immensely grateful to the National Waqf Fund for our generous donation of £40,000, which made it possible to purchase not one, but two minibuses! The minibuses were presented to MSF at the recent, history-making MSF 2nd International Jamboree, signifying a powerful step towards youth empowerment and intelligent donating.

These minibuses are more than just forms of transportation; they will serve as vehicles of opportunity, fuelling dreams one ride at a time, to empower the next generation of leaders. Not only will they be used by MSF, but they will also be made available to hire to all our scout groups as well as to external community organisations, and the income generated from their hire will be reinvested into our core operating costs, enabling us to continue nurturing our young leaders.

Establish a Waqf

Creating Lasting Change through Waqf Establishment


Waqf by Cash donation

Donate to a collective waqf fund that is invested to generate profits. The income generated from the investments is then used to support charitable causes.


Waqf by Asset donation

Donate assets such as property, and we will create a waqf that will disburse profits to support your chosen charitable causes.


Waqf by legacy Will donation

Leave a donation in cash or in kind (property, land etc) in your will upon your death to support your chosen charitable causes.

Jabir ibn Abdullah said:

“Every Companion who had the capacity, established a Waqf.”

(al Mughni by Ibn Qudama)

A Legacy of Lasting Impact

Uthman ibn Affan established a well as a waqf in the 7th century, providing free water to pilgrims visiting Mecca during Hajj and Umrah.

Mehmed II, the Ottoman Sultan, established the Mehmed the Conqueror Waqf in the 15th century, supporting schools, hospitals, public baths and mosques.

Muhammad Ali established the Muhammad Ali Center in Kentucky as a waqf, promoting social and cultural initiatives such as educational programmes and leadership development.

These everlasting awqaaf continue to benefit the community and bring rewards to those who established them.

What legacy will you leave behind?

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