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Muharram 2023 – The Month of Giving!

Ummah Charity International is now Al-Wahab Foundation


Show Kindness – Donating Cooked Food & Water This Muharram 2023!

Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, carries great importance as one of the four sacred months mentioned in the Qur’an. During this sacred month, Muslims are encouraged to increase their Ibadah, engaging in prayers and self-reflection. 

According to Islamic scholars, every virtuous act undertaken in this sacred month of Muharram holds a magnified reward, bringing forth a profound sense of fulfillment. By extending a helping hand to those in need, you can truly embrace the blessings and advantages of this blessed month.

Muharram 2023 Appeals

RozgarWater Hand PumpProject
Water Hand Pump
RozgarWater WellProject
Water Well
RozgarClean Drinking WaterProject
Clean Drinking Water
RozgarFood PackProject
Food Pack

Donate to Honour the Month of Muharram

The month of Muharram holds great significance for the Muslim community, particularly because of the events that unfolded in the battle of Karbala over 1400 years ago. 

During this time, Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions faced immense hardships, including deprivation of basic necessities like water and food. By engaging in acts of charity, such as donating water and cooked food, it’s time to commemorate and honour the sacrifices made by Imam Hussain (RA) and his followers.

Why Muharram is So Special?

This month of giving holds deep significance within the Muslim community, not only as one of the four sacred months but also as a month interweaved with historical Islamic events. It commemorates the profound migration of Muslims to Madina and serves as a solemn reminder of the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S) and the esteemed family members of the beloved Prophet (PBUH) during the Battle of Karbala.

The Prophet (PBUH) said:

“The year consists of twelve months, with four of them being sacred: Dhul-Qi’dah, Dhul-Hijjah, Muharram, and Rajab, which falls between Jumada (Thani) and Shaban, belonging to the tribe of Mudar.” (Bukhari)

This narration underscores the sanctity and reverence accorded to these specific months within the Islamic calendar.

Muharram Food Distribution

Fatima Extends Warm Thanks to AWF

"Facing adversity is never easy, and during Muharram 2023, my struggles to provide nourishment for my children have been unexpectedly challenging. It is disheartening to find oneself in need of assistance, but when the Al-Wahab Foundation extended its generosity by offering us freshly cooked meals and clean drinking water, I was overwhelmed with gratitude. Though some may perceive it as a small gesture, for families like mine, this act of kindness signifies that someone cares and that we are not forgotten by society.

I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to all those who contributed to this initiative. The remarkable efforts of Mufti Abdul Wahab in assisting those less fortunate are truly praiseworthy. People and organizations such as Al-Wahab Foundation provide a lifeline of hope for individuals like us. May Allah bless them with multiple rewards in this blessed month of Muharram"

History of Muharram

As the crescent of this sacred month graces our skies, marking the beginning of a new Islamic year, we are reminded of profound historical events. It is a time when we recall the liberation of the Children of Israel by the Prophet Musa (AS) from the oppressive rule of Pharaoh, the joyous day when the Prophet Nuh (AS) and his companions disembarked from the Ark, and above all, the unparalleled sacrifices made by Imam Hussain (RA), his family, and companions during the Battle of Karbala.

Imam Hussain (RA) endured the heart-wrenching loss of his infant son, who tragically perished in his arms due to the denial of water, while countless others dear to him were held captive and martyred. Muharram stands as one of the holiest months, second only to Ramadan, urging us to strengthen our devotion to Allah (SWT) and pay respect to Imam Hussain (RA) through prayer, charity, and fasting.

This sacred month, you can express your reverence for the historical and spiritual significance of this month by donating water well or contributing to feeding the food-deprived people in honour of the Prophet (ﷺ), Imam Hussain (RA), or his companions. By doing so, you embark on a remarkable path of saving lives and transforming communities for generations to come.

Imam Hussain (RA) profoundly stated, “The most generous of people, is the one who gives to those from whom he has no hope of return.” – Imam Hussain (RA)

Muharram Handpump Donation
Feed the Needy this Muharram 2023
Build a masjid in Muharram 2023

How to Donate in Muharram 2023 with AWF?

Al-Wahab Foundation has been striving to serve deprived communities by serving them in various ways. Discover the impactful ways you can donate during the month with AWF.

Through our dedicated Cooked Food Project and Water Project, you have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those in need. Under the supervision of Chairman Mufti Abdul Wahab, AWF has served over 200,000 beneficiaries through the installation of water hand pumps and wells.

With your generous contributions, we can provide nutritious meals through our Feed the Hungry Project, uplifting spirits and improving the health of the less fortunate.

By donating in Muharram 2023, you can be the hope for positive change, spreading compassion and support while earning multiple rewards. Join us to make a lasting impact this sacred month by extending a helping hand to those in dire need.

Muharram FAQs

Muharram is considered one of the holiest months in the Islamic calendar. It holds historical and spiritual significance, including events like the liberation of the Children of Israel by the Prophet Musa (AS) and the Battle of Karbala, where Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions made ultimate sacrifices for justice and truth.

Charity holds great importance during Muharram as it allows us to honour the legacy of Imam Hussain (RA) and his followers. By engaging in acts of charity, we embody their spirit of compassion, empathy, and selflessness.

There are various ways to participate in charity during Muharram. You can donate to Al-Wahab Foundation for the installation of water hand pumps and water wells whereas you can also provide cooked food to those in need. You can also donate towards rebuilding a mosque.

Donating water or building wells is a symbolic way to honour the sacrifices made during the Battle of Karbala, where Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions were deprived of water. It also aligns with the spirit of Muharram, reminding us of the importance of clean water as a basic necessity of life and allowing us to help those who lack access to clean and safe water sources.

Yes, you can donate to charity on behalf of loved ones during Muharram. It is a meaningful way to seek blessings for them and perpetuate their legacy.

Islam emphasizes the importance of charity throughout the year, and Muharram is no exception. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and his family emphasized acts of charity, kindness, and generosity. Muharram provides a special opportunity to embody these teachings and follow the examples set by the Prophet (SAW) and his companions.

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With your donation, our team arranges cooked food and clean drinking water and organizes the logistics of its distribution.


Once everything is arranged, members of the identified impoverished community are invited in to have free meals and clean drinking water.


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