FundAmal: The Radical Change This Ummah Needs
The world isn’t short on Muslims. There are 1.8 billion of us, and Islam is the fastest growing religion of the 4,200 religions in the world.
But instead of being a blazing force of power, our social, political and economic position is frighteningly weak.
In the UK, Muslims rate worse than the national average in almost all areas, including poverty, education, health, social mobility and crime.
In China, over one million Uyghur Muslims have been detained in so-called ‘re-education’ camps for doing nothing more than openly practising Islam.
In Bangladesh, over a million Rohingya are starving and living in squalid conditions in the world’s largest refugee camp, after facing a near-genocide at the hands of Buddhist extremists.
Across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, war, hunger and natural disasters ravish Muslim men, women and children, destroying their resources and any chance of recovery along with it.
As Muslims, we do our best to combat this by giving charity to these important causes. And we’re generous givers (it’s estimated that in Ramadan we give £38 per second), but how much of this giving is actually effective?
How much of our charity makes a real and long-term impact?
At FundAmal, we’ve come up with a way to make your sadaqah go further. Our method of crowdfunding is allowing us to radically change the condition of Muslims, so the Ummah can rise in dignity and position once again.
Here’s how we’re doing this:
Coordinated and intentional giving
Rasoolullah (saw) told us that Allah (swt) will shade seven people on the Day when there is no shade except for His shade. One of those people is the man or woman “who gives in charity and hides it, such that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives…”.
Muslims, as a community, do this well. We give and give without thinking much about it.
But that’s not exactly what the hadith is telling us to do, and that isn’t the most effective way to make a difference. We have a responsibility to know where our money is going, who it’s helping, and whether it’s actually benefiting anybody.
At FundAmal, we give you the chance to make intentional donations that have a coordinated impact on our community. When you support one of our causes, you know exactly where your donation is going, and exactly who it’s going to support.
You know that you’re giving through a well-functioning and professional platform that will help a grassroots project provide sustainable support to Muslims who need it most.
You can even opt-in for updates to find out how your donation is impacting the Ummah. We’re completely transparent, and we give you the ability to follow your donation all the way to your chosen campaign.
We support local Muslims
Muslims have rights over each other. We’re obligated to care for one another, to support each other, and to love one another for Allah’s (swt) sake.
That means Muslims in the UK have to be concerned about what’s happening to Muslims in China and Yemen and Pakistan and Somalia. We have an obligation to do what we can, whether that’s raising awareness or donating to a cause.
In fact, Prophet Muhammad (saw) said:
“The parable of the believers in their affection, mercy, and compassion for each other is that of a body. When any limb aches, the whole body reacts with sleeplessness and fever.”
At the same time, we also have an obligation to the Muslims around us; to the neighbours who are struggling right under our noses.
“He is not a believer whose stomach is filled while the neighbour to his side goes hungry.” – Prophet Muhammad (saw)
FundAmal focuses solely on causes that help build UK Muslims. We develop and nurture local grassroots projects that are run by Muslims who want to make a difference right here in the UK.
We meet the growing needs of our British Muslim community, and we bring attention to their plight by featuring their stories and struggles on our platform so you can help bring them out of difficulty.
Next time you want to give to charity, give locally and give through FundAmal. With us, you can be sure your donation is going to a deserving cause.
We’re Muslim charity sector experts
Having the passion and desire to do good is one thing, but passion without knowledge and experience won’t get you very far in the charity sector.
The FundAmal team, however, is made up of charity experts who have over 100 years of combined experience in the sector. We’ve raised millions of pounds for causes around the world, which means we have the knowledge and the skills to make your sadaqah work hard for you and for those who are receiving it.
Our expertise means we can do more than just collecting funds for our campaigns. We provide every project with tailored support in areas like digital marketing, finance, fundraising and operations, so they can build a successful campaign and help Muslims in a way that’s meaningful and long-term.
Something needs to change
If we want the condition of the Ummah to improve, we have to start doing things differently. Clearly, what Muslims are doing now isn’t working (or at least, it’s not working quickly enough).
FundAmal offers a progressive approach that has the power to transform our community.
All we need is for you to be open to our new and improved method of furthering the Ummah, so that we can work together to create lasting change.
“Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves.” (13:11)