Muslim Welfare Fund,(MUWELF), is an Islamic charity organization, established in 1997, by five Muslim professional organizations, namely:
- Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP)
- Movement for Islamic Culture and Awareness (MICA)
- The Companion
- The Criterion
- Muslim Teachers Association of Nigeria.
The need to establish this organization came as a result of the increasing rate of students’ failure to complete their educational career due to financial difficulties of their parents/guardians, and the emerging frustration of graduates of higher institutions, due to lack of gainful employment. In addition to all these, is the financial difficulties faced by vulnerable people, such as the widows, orphans, victims of riot and natural disasters, and aged people among others.
Unfortunately, majority of the people in these situations are Muslims and most disturbing is the fact they often times do not have anyone readily available for help and support, and where they get, it is so paltry that it does not impact nor change their condition.
It was against this background that the above Muslim professionals’ organisations came together to establish this organisation, with the key mission of alleviating poverty and relief for the distressed, in the areas of education, health and economic empowerment, through mobilization and disbursement of funds collected from Muslims and ethically-qualified organisations, institutions and individual members of the public, in the country and abroad.