Why is education important for a Child?

Education provides us the flexibility to differentiate between what’s right and wrong. From a very young age, it teaches children about morality, ethics, justice, compassion. Education is the only tool that could resolve all the issues faced by Muslims. The best education any Muslim can have is Islamic Education, where children from very young age understand the purpose of their life and existence.

Through education, a child will have the ability to question if he sees something wrong. Education helps children discover the solutions to any problems and it teaches them how to approach things from several aspects. It makes them more aware and confident.

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Donate for Children Education in Pakistan

Did you know, there are…

  • Over 22 millions children aged 5-16 out of school
  • From 22 million: 58% of girls and 42% of boys are not receiving any education
  • These figures are even higher for rural parts

Islamic Welfare Trust is working across Pakistan, providing funds for schools in need to take on children from poorer backgrounds and provide them free education. Donate now towards our education fund to support our work in Education.

Sponsor a Child’s Education in Kashmir

The literacy rate is very low in rural Kashmir. Islamic Welfare Trust alongside its partners and volunteers on the ground are helping children across Kashmir to get into formal education. When we are on the ground visiting the areas if we come across children who are not attending schools then our local team gets in touch with parents and assure them that all expenses for their child’s education will be paid, they just have to make sure that the child attends school on daily basis.

Focus on Girls’ Education

We understand that the girls are behind the boys in terms of education. Therefore, we always give priority to the improvement of girls’ schools and madrasahs. Our aim is to continue supporting existing schools and set up new ones in areas without adequate education facilities. If you are interested in sponsoring a child’s education or would like to build a school in rural areas of Pakistan or Africa, please get in touch with our team who will be able to provide you a complete plan and costings to build a school or sponsor a child’s education

Importance of Education in Islam

Seeking knowledge is an obligation in Islam. The first word of the revelation was “Iqra” READ! Throughout the Quran, Islam encourages us to Seek knowledge i.e. beneficial knowledge. Therefore, O Muslims:

“Acquire knowledge, and learn tranquility and dignity.”

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Status of a person of knowledge in Islam

“Are those equal, those who know and those who do not know?”
Surah Al-Zumr, Ayah 9

Ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessing be upon him) said: A single scholar of religion is more formidable against Shaytaan than a thousand devout persons.
Tirmidhi & Ibn Majah

Sponsor a Child’s Education Today

By sponsoring a child’s education you’re opening up the potentials of a brain that could change the whole society around him or her. Education gives humans the ability to transform the society around them. This is sadaqah jariyah opportunity. You should take this opportunity and donate for the education of a Muslim child.