Sponsor a Widow

A widow is one whose husband has died. Majority of women in Muslim countries rely on their husbands to go out and earn a living. Women tend to act as housewives. As a result, when the husband dies, women often rely on support from other family members or charities like ours.

Help widows in need and collect piles of good deeds

Abu Haraira may Allah be pleased with him reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace, and blessings be upon him, said, “One who lends effort to the widows and the poor is like one waging Jihad in the way of Allah, or one who regularly prays at night and fasts during the day”. (Sahih al-Bukhari)

What is Dabbagh Welfare Trust doing for Muslim Widows?

We have many widows waiting for help and support from their Muslim brothers and sisters. For just £70 a month, you can sponsor a widow and her children. £70 will provide a food parcel and cover her basic needs for the whole month.

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Financial rights of widows in Islam

Islam has given financial rights to widows. Qur’an has clearly mentioned the financial rights of widows in Surah an-Nisa.

Allah says in the Qur’an:

In that which your wives leave, your share is a half if they have no child; but if they leave a child, you get a fourth of that which they leave after payment of legacies that they may have bequeathed or debts. In that which you leave, their (your wives) share is a fourth if you leave no child; but if you leave a child, they get an eighth of that which you leave after payment of legacies that you may have bequeathed or debts. If the man or woman whose inheritance is in question has left neither ascendants nor descendants but has left a brother or a sister, each one of the two gets a sixth; but if more than two, they share in a third, after payment of legacies he (or she) may have bequeathed or debts so that no loss is caused (to anyone). This is a Commandment from Allah; and Allah is Ever All-Knowing, Most-Forbearing. al-Quran (4:12)

Islam has given a Widow Freedom to live as she wishes after her husband’s death

There are no restrictions for a widow to get married again after her husband’s death and the passing of her idah. It is a sunnah of the Prophet to marry a widow. Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him married Khadijah radi Allah anha, and she was a widow.

Allah says in Surah Al-Baqarah:

And those of you who die and leave wives behind them, they (the wives) shall wait (as regards their marriage) for four months and ten days, then when they have fulfilled their term, there is no sin on you if they (the wives) dispose of themselves in a just and honourable manner (i.e. they can marry). And Allah is Well-Acquainted with what you do. al-Quran (2:234)

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