Shelter Appeal: Help build housing for poor

The Prophet (ﷺ) said: “When a person dies, all their deeds end except three: a continuing charity, beneficial knowledge and a child who prays for them,” [Muslim]

Home is a basic necessity for every human being. We living in first-world countries cannot imagine life without adequate shelter. Many of us live in houses with the world’s luxuries at arms-length. Unfortunately, many poor families in third-world countries do not have adequate shelter to save themselves from the harshness of weather and protect their honour from street onlookers.

Help us give honour & self-respect to the poor by helping us build homes for the poor through our shelter appeal.

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Why do people need help in building their homes?

Millions of poor families are suffering from a lack of proper housing. This is ultimately due to a lack of financial resources. Many families have a small plot of land upon which they have built mud or brick houses. However, due to being stuck in a generational poverty cycle, their financial circumstances do not allow them to convert this land into a proper house.

Through our Shelter Appeal, we are building houses for poor families, widows, orphans and vulnerable individuals like the elderly and disabled. Right now, we have many ongoing projects. Our shelter appeal is bringing families out of poverty by helping them build their homes.

Shelter Appeal: Lack of proper housing is directly linked to poverty

Adequate housing is the key to reducing intergenerational poverty and increasing economic mobility. Research shows that a family living in a properly built house with bedrooms, kitchen & washroom will flourish more than another family living in a house with broken walls, shared bedrooms, an open kitchen and an open washroom.

By helping us in building houses for the poor or by donating to our shelter appeal you will not only provide shelter for the poor families but will help in reducing childhood poverty and increase economic mobility in the area.

Would you be able to live with water constantly leaking through your roof?

The answer would be NO.

Alhamdulillah, for families living in houses with leaky roofs, we build strong and proper houses for them. All houses built by Dabbagh Welfare Trust protect poor families from harsh weather conditions. Our houses also protect these families from illnesses such as malaria (which is very common when people sleep in the open air).

Most importantly – houses built through our shelter appeal provide ‘RIGHT OF PRIVACY’ for these families.

Help us build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter appeal

Dabbagh Welfare Trust strongly believes that a house can only be classed as a safe place for children if it is built with proper walls, has a strong roof and has a kitchen, bathroom and toilet. Alhamdulillah, we are helping poor widows and the elderly rebuild their homes so they don’t have to worry about leaky roofs or feel scared about walls collapsing after every wind storm or heavy rain.

We need donors like you, who can help the poor build out of poverty. This is a Sadaqah Jariyah opportunity as you will continue receiving the reward long after you have left this temporary abode.

A true Muslim will always take care of his/her Muslim brothers & sisters in Need

As believers, good deeds provide warmth to our hearts. We know that our good deeds will never be in vain, as Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) has mentioned: “Whoever removes a worldly hardship from a believer, Allah will remove a hardship on the Day of Resurrection from him.” [Muslim]

What excellent opportunity is waiting for you? With Dabbagh Welfare Trust’s Shelter Appeal, you can add countless good deeds to your scale for the day of judgement. Build a house for a widow and her orphaned children. They will pray, read the Qur’an, break their fast and perform millions of good deeds in this house. For every good deed performed in the house, you helped them build, you will get a good deed. Without your knowledge and consciousness, good deeds will be piling up on your scale.

Pakistan Shelter Appeal

Access to decent housing can prevent a family from going deeper and deeper into the poverty hole. In a country where 25% of people live below the poverty line, where millions are living on £1.50 a day. There is no way these families can build a proper house for themselves. On our travels, through the country, we come across thousands of poor and needy families, who own a piece of land (which they bought by saving all their life) but cannot afford to build a house on this land.

We come across thousands of families who have a house but the condition of the house is so bad that it can collapse anytime. Every year, thousands lose their lives after buildings collapse.

We are building houses for the poor in Pakistan. Donate generously to our Shelter Appeal and help us build houses for the poor. This is the Sadaqah Jariyah opportunity which means long after you have left this world, Allah will continue to reward you with good deeds for providing shelter for a poor Muslim family.

Gaza Shelter Appeal

Gaza – the name sends shivers down the spine. Over the years, the number of barbarity people of Gaza have endured is unimaginable. 80% of the Gaza population is heavily dependent on food aid from charities like us.

Alhamdulillah, through our Gaza Emergency Appeal, we have helped thousands of families in Gaza. One of our Gaza Humanitarian Aid projects is to provide Shelter Packs for Gaza families. Our Gaza shelter pack include items like mattresses, a cooker, utensils, blankets, clothes and a food pack.

Shelter Appeal

How do we spend funds raised from Shelter Appeal?

Build Houses for the Poor

Build Kitchens for the Poor

Build Washrooms for the Poor

More than just a Shelter

Our houses provide poor families with more than just shelter. We help them create memories with their loved ones in the house we build for them with the help of your donations. For every house we build, we provide the following:

  • Bedroom(s)
  • Kitchen
  • Washroom

For families with a disabled person, we help build a house (including a kitchen & washroom) suitable for them.

Shelter Appeal – Personalised Feedback

Here at Dabbagh Welfare Trust, we provide personalised feedback where you have requested or you have provided plaque information. For shelter appeal, if at the time of donating for building a house for the poor, you’ve provided us with plaque information along with your contact details, then Insha’Allah upon completion we will provide you personalised feedback about your donation.

Upon receiving the donation we will Insha’Allah build a house for the poor within 2-6 months. For kitchens & washrooms, it usually takes 8-10 weeks.

Donation Policy

Dabbagh Welfare Trust operates a 95% Donation Policy. Our financial records are available to anyone who wishes to see where donations are being spent.


If £100 is donated towards our Sadaqah Jariyah projects, the breakdown of that donation is as follows.

£95 will be spent on Sadaqah Jariyah projects like building houses for the poor, building Mosques, sponsoring widows & orphans or building water wells

£5 will be used on marketing to re-generate further donations for Sadaqah Jariyah projects

0 salaries – Dabbagh Welfare Trust does not have any salaried employees

Any gift aid claimed will be reinvested back into the charity in the form of funding projects which don’t receive enough donations to cover any extra marketing and administration costs.

Dabbagh Welfare Trust is a UK-based Islamic charity. We take pride in helping widows, orphans, and the most vulnerable families from some of the world’s poorest communities. Since our establishment, we have delivered aid from the funds raised via the Gaza Emergency Appeal, Yemen Crisis Appeal, Pakistan Floods Appeal, Bangladesh Floods Appeal, Syria Crisis Appeal and Afghanistan Emergency Appeal and helped countless victims of poverty, injustice and natural disasters.

Alhamdulillah, as an Islamic Charity, we have a proven track record of effectively and efficiently delivering aid to the most vulnerable. Donate to the Ramadan Food Appeal, Ramadan Water Appeal or Ramadan Zakat Appeal – Donate with confidence.

If you would like to donate and have questions please feel free to ask. Whether you want to sponsor an orphan, sponsor a widow, donate a handcart, sponsor a sewing machine, gift a goat or help someone by donating your Zakat, donate with confidence Insha’Allah. Every penny will be spent according to Sharia guidelines and under the supervision of the experienced Dababgh Welfare Trust team.