A mere £14 offers full sponsorship for a month -allowing us to provide one elderly person with healthcare, food, shelter, maintenance, travel expenses and pocket money.
Gift a one off donation of £168 to cover the yearly cost of full sponsorship, and give one elderly person peace of mind for one year.
“My children say that my presence upsets their family life,” says Mohammad Shafeeq Huq, a 71 year-old resident at the Al Mustafa Welfare Trust (AMWT) care home in Lahore.“They want to live as they wish, with no interference. I miss them too much but they don’t miss me.” Mohammad Shafeeq weeps when he speaks about […]
“My children haven’t visited me for over three years. Most days I ask myself, why am I still living?” Aged 69, Mohammad Ali Ahmed is at a time in his life when he is most frail and vulnerable. But instead of relying on the care and loving support of his children, he is faced with […]
HONOUR THE ELDERLY:
Old age is a stage of life that awaits us all. It should be a time of comfort and support, where the loved ones we cared for will care for us. But for many, this is not the case. Isolation in old age is fast becoming a common reality of our world. In developing countries, where poverty is rife, the elderly who are alone suffer silently.
The Prophet Muhammad (saw) said: “He is not one of us who does not show mercy to our young ones and esteem to our elderly.” (At-Tirmidhi and Ahmad)
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
At Al Mustafa Welfare Trust (AMWT), our Honour the Elderly programme, enables donors to sponsor the care of a vulnerable elderly person. We provide healthcare, shelter and combat loneliness. The solutions are simple and we’ve been delivering them since 2001. If you won’t tolerate neglect of the vulnerable, please support us.
As little as £14 a month enables us to provide healthcare, food, shelter or home maintenance to an older adult. It also covers pocket money and travel expenses. Your sponsorship helps elderly people stay connected to the world around them, after suffering the loss of all their loved ones or being abandoned by family. It allows us to tackle loneliness, neglect and social isolation in old age.
WHY IS NEGLECT OF THE ELDERLY BECOMING COMMON?
As life expectancy increases in developing countries so too does the number of elderly people. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 200 million of the 355 people older than 65 years live in developing countries. Migration, urbanisation, changes in value systems and aspirations, as well as changes in the role of women in society and the breakdown of the traditional family -all of these have played a part in eroding the traditional family support system.
In this new climate, elderly people find themselves poor, vulnerable, and neglected. They no longer command the respect, nor have the influence they once did. Moreover, the majority of developing countries have no social security, nor safety net system for the vulnerable to receive basic needs such as food and accommodation.
Despite our Islamic values, a growing number of vulnerable older adults are abandoned to a life of poor health and isolation in predominantly Muslim countries like Pakistan. At AMWT we’re working to put a stop to this.
Why In Rabi Ul Alwal
The month of Rabi-ul-Awwal is upon us. For Muslims around the world, this month carries immense significance and importance. For those who are not familiar with this term, Rabi-ul-Awwal is the third month of the Islamic calendar, after Muharram and Safar. It is the birth month of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH); the last Prophet and Messenger of Allah (SWT). Different countries celebrate this month in different ways, depending on which part of the world you live in. The idea behind all celebrations is the same though.DONATE NOW | DONATION LINE 0208 569 6444