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Leicester Business Centre, 111 Ross Walk, Leicester, LE4 5HH, UK

0300 123 7774

Donation Appeal for Neelum Valley in AJK

Giving charity is not a business it is a way to connect with all deserving people. Several organizations are trying to attract donors to give.

Various platforms are needed so that the donors can see how their money is invested effectively. Our appeal can be more effective if we receive charitable donations.

Knowing whether the organization is trustworthy is extremely important.  You should contact the organization and learn more about what they do. Seeing what they have created will motivate you to donate.

If you want to donate to an organization that will invest your donation during the right time in the right people, then donate to KORT, which is an organized and trusted platform that will invest your donation efficiently.

Our Zakat and sadaqah are allocated to the right people based on your requests.

Giving charity is the proof of faith, as those who are close to God are always seeking his love through giving
Urgent Appeal Pakistan

Donating for Kashmir

On Monday evening, a cloudburst caused havoc in Salkhala village in the Azad Kashmir district of Neelum.

Salkhala village was hit by heavy storms leading to flash floods and some residents have been injured and others have been reported missing.  During the flash floods, 17 houses were totally destroyed, while 12 others were completely damaged. Many livestock and vehicles have been destroyed along with fruit trees in the floods.

As a result of continued rains, darkness, and flash floods around the scene, rescue operations were delayed for several hours after the incident. It is a tough time for the people of the valley, and they need help.

KORT has always contributed to their success by giving from the heart. A substantial amount of damage has been done to homes, motorbikes, and about 17 houses have been totally destroyed and require complete rebuilding.


A cloudburst caused flash floods in Salkhaka, Athmuqam, and the Neelum Valley in AJK. The floods caused damage to many homes and livestock as well as the death of three people. Kort will aid in the reconstruction of 17 houses for affected families at a cost of £2,500 per house.  For this appeal, any amount of Zakat, Sadaqah, and Lillah is acceptable. Needy families are desperate for your help. Please donate generously.

KORT Management Team

For donations and enquiries:

Call KORT UK Office: 0300 123 7774 (Mon-Fri 9-5)



UK-Based Islamic Charity

KORT is a UK-based Islamic Charity, the charity was formed in 2005. Motivated by the Islamic teachings of humanity, kindness and compassion, the trust aims to relieve poverty and suffering across Pakistan and Azad Kashmir.

The rights of those who are disregarded and oppressed are satisfied by supplying sustainable development options connecting to shelter, education, health, and spiritual wellness.

This Is Achieved By:
  • Providing emergency relief, such as food and medical aid, to victims of dispute and natural catastrophes.
  • Providing clean drinkable water by building water filtration plants to needy locations.
  • Sponsoring orphans and widows and ensuring their rights are satisfied.
  • Reconstructing and maintaining homes, schools, and mosques.
  • Establishing medical and rehabilitation clinics, specifically for the treatment of kids and females.
  • Executing income generation projects to help victims break their reliance on hand-outs.
وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ لِأَمَانَاتِهِمْ وَعَهْدِهِمْ رَاعُونَ

and (believers are) those when Amānah is given to them (i.e something is entrusted to them) then they consider it (look after it) and they also consider any terms and conditions and agreements they have (and try to fulfil them).

KORT understands that we are all ultimately accountable to the Almighty, the charity aims to keep transparency and accountability.

All contributed funds are monitored and reviewed by staff who make sure Zakat, Sadaqah and Lillah funds are spent correctly.

The charity likewise has a full and transparent audit trail from the donor to the recipient.


Keep In Mind: KORT does not do door-to-door collections. The charity recommends anyone who gets collectors at their door, declaring to represent this charity, not to give anything and to inform KORT instantly on 0300 123 7774.

Please likewise note that KORT always provides a receipt for a donation. Please request for a receipt if you turn over any money to an agent, official or otherwise, of KORT.

Your Donations Change and Conserve Lives

Your donation feeds the hungry, treat the ill and educate Orphan children. It’s for this factor KORT runs a 100% donations policy.

A 100% contributions policy means every pound contributed is utilized strictly for charitable efforts. Contributions go into a ‘charity-only’ checking account from which nothing is gotten rid of for fundraising or administration costs. Whether ₤1 or ₤1000 therefore, every little donation supports our cause!

100% Contributions Policy

Like any Islamic Charity organisation KORT has administration expenses and overheads to satisfy. Funds to compensate full-time personnel, pay utility costs and lease, cover accounting and legal costs, and fundraise, are all needed to assist the charity function. The charity runs an individual ‘administration-only’ bank account. This account has its own sources of funding we have a project called ‘Orphanage Sustainability’ Alhamdulillah we have many donors who donate specifically to this project to help KORT with the running costs. We also use the Gift Aid to help us with the day to day running costs. By doing this we can guarantee that your donations are used 100% for the projects that you choose to help.


Donate Your Interest

اَللّهُمَّ اِنِّي اَعُوذُ بِكَ مِن الرِّبَا

Allahumma inni a’udhu bika minar riba

O Allah! I seek your protection from interest/usury.

As a basic rule, no true Muslim by his/her totally free choice wishes to invest or transfer his cash in an interest-bearing plan or account.


In western nations, when someone inadvertently gets interest funds, they should not use this quantity for their individual advantage. In this case it is binding upon them to give this amount as sadaqah to the needy who are suitable for zakat. This is not the typical sadaqah which a Muslim provides of his lawful income with an intent to get benefit in the Hereafter. Instead, this sadaqah is implied just for getting rid of off an unlawful and dirty cash, and to eliminate oneself from the concern of an ill-gotten gain.


It should be kept in mind that this quantity is dirty just for the individual who has received it as interest. The poor person who gets it from them as sadaqah can use this amount for their personal benefits.

It was narrated that Jaabir (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) cursed the one who consumes ribaa, the one who pays it, the one who writes it down and the two who witness it. He said they are all the same.” (Narrated by Muslim).

In Islam, it is forbidden for Muslims to both get and pay interest (Riba). This indicates Muslims cannot charge interest on financial obligations or money owed. Bank account typically accumulate interest in time which suggests many Muslims unintentionally acquire interest without actively seeking to.


As per the Qur’an, in addition to its being haram for Muslims to charge interest, they cannot invest interest money in a manner that advantages themselves. This indicates if Muslims collect interest through inadvertent ways, they should invest it in such a way that does not supply them with any advantages.

Can You Provide Interest Money to Charity in Islam?

An appropriate way for Muslims to spend Riba is to contribute it to charity. Rewards will not be received for doing so, but by contributing Riba to a charitable cause, your wealth will be cleansed, and you will have disposed of the haram Riba in such a way that does not benefit yourself. For this, you will be rewarded for cleansing yourself of haram.

Can Riba be used as Zakat?

Interest money may be donated to charity; however, it cannot be spent as Zakat. The donor does so out of a spiritual commitment under the 3rd pillar of Islam when Zakat is provided. In addition, when Zakat is provided, the donor can expect to receive a benefit, but an individual who offers Riba to charity ought to do so without intending or expecting to receive a benefit (sawab).

Donate Your Riba Today

If you have accumulated Riba (interest) automatically through your bank, you might donate it to KORT. Your wealth will be cleansed, and we will use your interest cash to assist those most in requirement. Contribute your Riba to KORT today or contact us on 0300 123 7774 to discover out more.


Gift Aid

When you give money to KORT under Gift Aid, we will reclaim basic rate tax on that money – currently 25 pence to the pound. If you are a UK taxpayer, this means that £1.00 would be worth £1.25 just so long as donations are made through Gift Aid.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a government scheme which allows UK charities to claim back the basic rate tax already paid on donations by you.

If you pay less income Tax and/or Captain Gains Tax in the current year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on your donations in that tax year, it is your responsibility to pay the difference.

We cannot claim Gift Aid on a donation made by you on behalf of a company or a friend.

Higher rate taxpayers can claim tax relief on the donation.


We use Gift Aid from donors that ask us to claim back Gift Aid to help run the organisation. We use Gift Aid to pay for the salaries of staff that support the organisation, including Marketing and Finance. We use Gift Aid to pay for regular costs such as IT and professional services such as audit fees. We also use Gift Aid towards maintaining and developing the technology to provide a great service to applicants and donors. We review our costs and make every effort to keep all our costs to a minimum. 

Imagine what a difference that could make and at no extra cost to you.

By completing the Gift Aid declaration form or by choosing to add Gift Aid on the website, you confirm that you are a UK taxpayer and this means that we can claim back 25p for every £1 donated from the government, on your behalf in the last four years and any future donations at no extra cost or effort for you.

If you’ve changed your name or address, or your donations no longer qualify for Gift Aid due to a change in your tax circumstance, please let us know. You can email us on or call us on 03001237774

Do I qualify for Gift Aid?

To qualify for Gift Aid:

  • you need to be a UK taxpayer
  • you need to have paid or expect to pay enough UK income/capital gains tax in the tax year your gift was received to cover all the Gift Aid donations you made to charity that year
  • you need to make a Gift Aid declaration
  • if you are completing an enduring Gift Aid declaration, you also need to be sure you paid enough tax to cover the donations you made in the previous four years.
  • The basic rate of tax we claim is currently 20% on the gross value of your gift (that’s the same as 25% on the net).

If you are donating to KORT online, remember to tick the Gift Aid declaration box on the form


Status Of Orphans In Islam

Hadith of Prophet

Islam rewards those who take care of orphans and destitute children. There are several places in the Holy Qur’an that encourage spending on the needs of orphans and widows. In addition, stern warnings have been given for these people not meeting their obligations.  There is a great virtue in the hadith of treating the Orphans well and Take care of them. Therefore, the Prophet (SAW) said:

"خير بيت في بيوت المسلمين هو البيت الذي يعامل فيه اليتيم معاملة حسنة ، وأسوأ بيت في بيت المسلمين هو الذي يسيء فيه اليتيم".

“The best house in the homes of Muslims is the house in which the orphan is treated well, and the worst house in the Muslim house is the one in which the orphan is mistreated.”

Who is an Orphan?

Orphans are those children whose fathers died before they reached adulthood.  Children who lose both their parents before they become adults are also called orphans. They certainly deserve more love. Similarly, if a child’s mother dies while he is still a child, he is classified as an orphan. Religions such as Islam have always lifted the oppressed and deprived them of their social status. This improved their morale. Our responsibilities include treating them well. It is natural to love children.

Orphans in Islam

The condition of orphans in Muslim societies is poor due to a lack of knowledge of Islamic teachings, and the neglect of religion. Their land and properties are usurped, their education and upbringing are neglected, and their rights are violated. But Islam gives them equal rights of living their lives freely. So, here we compiled some points that Islam teaches us about orphans. After reading this we will be clear about orphans’ status in Islam.

Support Orphans

A child with an orphanage has a right to receive assistance. According to Islam, it’s their right to support them properly whenever they need support. Those in authority need to ensure orphans receive their fair share of charity and Zakat. Because According to Islam, these funds belong to the poor and needy Muslims.

‘They ask you, [O Muhammad], what they should spend [in charity]. Say, “Whatever you spend of good is [to be] for parents and relatives and orphans and the needy and the traveller. And whatever you do of good - indeed, Allah is knowing of it.”’ Al Baqarah: 215

Feed Orphan Children

It is necessary to feed orphans in Islam. Allah promised a big reward for those who help needy people and feed them. so being a Muslim, it is our duty to ensure that malnourished children are fed. In the Quran and Sunnah, Allah (SWT) and Prophet Muhammad (saw) repeatedly mention the promise of Jannah, which makes you realize the importance of caring for orphans and children.

وَيُطْعِمُونَ الطَّعَامَ عَلَىٰ حُبِّهِ مِسْكِينًا وَيَتِيمًا وَأَسِيرًا

And they give food in spite of love for it to the needy, the orphan, and the captive. (89:17)


A child’s rights in Islam include protection, care, and consideration. As orphans, their rights remain the same. As an orphan, Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) was himself. It’s important to remember that in the Quran and Sunnah orphans are given great importance. We should follow Islamic teaching and take care of orphans.

Abu Hurairah (RA) reports that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) stated” Whoever caresses the head of an orphan (in affection), solely for the sake of Allah, a good deed will be written to his account for every hair over which he passed his hand

How to treat children in Islam?

Children are gifts of Allah. No doubt Allah has given us children as priceless treasures. Every child is a unique being, deserving fair respect, and dignity, and this is part of the reason why we as Muslims hold life sacred. We should treat our children well, provide them with quality care, and give them the chance to thrive. Allah sees all children as precious in his eyes and deserves for them to be loved, nurtured, and honoured with quality care, which improves the chances of them developing fully. The Islamic faith emphasizes the necessity for children to be treated with respect. Our last Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) once said:

احترموا اولادكم وامنحوهم تدريبا جيدا ليجازكم الله خير.

"Respect your children and train them well so that Allah will reward you."

Kort Kids

A man’s responsibility to his children is one of the most important responsibilities that Allah gives to him. Parents have the responsibility to teach their children how to be good human beings by providing them with a good upbringing. In Islam, dealing with children is a wise thing to do. According to the Quran and the Sunnah, children should be treated like the following:

Never Speak in Anger

A child is a blessing from Allah. they are very innocent and lovely. In Islam Speaking in anger to children is forbidden. Always be kind to children and Never Speak in Anger. The Holy Quran and hadiths warn against speaking in anger with children. Parents have the responsibility to cherish, raise, and protect the children, as the Prophet Muhammed, peace be upon him, taught.

Treat With Love, Respect, and Patience

As kids are the mercy of Allah towards us therefore Islam taught us to treat children with love respect and patience.  our holy prophet SAW also treats children with love and patience that’s why we should follow our holy prophet when treating children and keep fear of Allah in our heart about their fundamental rights.  once The Prophet (SAW) carried Hasan (R.A) on his shoulder and said:

"يا الله! أنا أحبه ، لذا من فضلك أحبه "

“O Allah! I love him, so please love him.” (Bukhari)

Take care of their Rights

 It is the responsibility of parents to know about the rights of children and to keep them in mind so that they can protect their children, their race, and themselves from the hellfire. It is possible for parents to make their children good Muslims if they are good Muslims themselves. Islam teaches s to avail children’s primary rights so they live a good life and become good Muslims.

Treat with Equality

Equality is very important in Islam in the case of children it becomes most important. The preference of one child over another is not appropriate. Both males and females are considered equally valuable in Islam. Parents have certain responsibilities to their children; this includes housing, feeding, clothing, educating, supporting, and nurturing them.

"اتقوا الله وانصفوا أولادكم".

“Fear Allah and treat your children fairly (with equal justice).” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Final Words

It is our duty as Muslims to show love, sympathy, and patience toward our children. At KORT we treat all our children with love and affection and Inn Shaa Allah will continue to do this until the day of Qiyama. Come today and commit to treating children with respect and acting with Islam’s teachings.

Aishah, the mother of the believers r.a said, "I have not seen anyone who resembled the Prophet s.a.w in terms of words, speech and manners, more than Fatimah" Aishah continued, "When the Prophet saw her coming, he would greet her and then he would stand up for her, kissed her, took her hand and brought her to sit in his place. When the Prophet s.a.w visited her, she would greet him, stood up for him, and kissed him.” (Al-Bukhari)

Benefits Of Charity

"يوم القيامة ظل المؤمن صدقته".
“The believer’s shade on the Day of Judgement will be his charitable acts”

In the Qur’an, the word “charity” is used frequently for good reason. Charitable acts, such as helping the needy, sharing your wealth, and supporting orphans and widows, are extremely important. Zakat, or charity, is one of the major teachings of the Islamic faith. Charitable behaviour and support for the needy are two of the most valuable traits of a Muslim. 

The Prophet, upon him be peace, said: “Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.” (Al-Tirmidhi)

Importance of Charity

Many Muslims and non-Muslims living in poverty, hunger, and destitute conditions highlight the need to put into practice this essential teaching. Many wealthy Muslims may not realize their wealth can benefit entire communities. The proper administration of charity is critical to the well-being of both the needy and the wealthy. The Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) repeatedly stressed this principle.

Muhammad, upon him be peace, said: “Avoid doing injustice to others, for on the Day of Judgment, it will turn into manifold darkness, and safeguard yourself against miserliness, for it ruined those who were before you. It incited them to murder and treating the unlawful as lawful.” (Muslim)

Forms of Charity In Islam

We should recap, however, the major types of charity in Islam before we move on to the importance of charity in Islam. It is too complicated to discuss here all the variations and details regarding these forms. In light of that, we will take a look at two topics that are of extreme importance. Two types of charity are prominent in Islam.

There is a fundamental difference between these two forms of charity. Sadaqah is not obligatory, whereas zakat is obligatory.  You have to pay zakat every year regardless of how much you save. In contrast, there are no instructions for sadaqah.  Voluntary acts like these are noble and admirable. The nature of the two types of charities is another difference between them. The zakat is monetary, however, the sadaqah is not.

What are the Benefits Of Charity In Islam?

  • One of the most important benefits of charity is that we get closer to Allah SWT and it strengthens our faith. So if we give charity to Allah SWT for His worship, then surely that will increase our faith in Him.
  • Allah SWT rewards those who sincerely do good deeds by giving and doing charity for the needy.
  • When we help others, we feel good. Giving to a charity that touches your heart not only helps those organizations continue their vital work but also improves your emotional health too. When you donate and experience pleasure at the same time, your heart will be satisfied.
  • Charity is a way of gratitude to Allah. The act of being grateful is thanking Allah for whatever we receive. Donating to charity is one of the best ways to express our gratitude to Allah SWT for all His blessings and gifts. So, if we’re grateful servants, we should do as much charity as possible.


Charity is a way to help bring justice, balance, and kindness into the lives of everyone. Muslim communities everywhere ought to fulfil their charitable duty properly, and do their part to eliminate poverty.

Give Charity

Girls Education at Kashmir Orphan Relief Trust

Girls' education in particular has been shown to have substantial economic and social benefits. . . Studies have shown that communities with a high proportion of educated mothers have less health problems.

Education and learning can aid to finish destitution and hardship. Equally, illiteracy has a dreadful effect for individuals, as well as their communities and countries.

So, what are the obstacles to education and learning for girls in Pakistan & Azad Kashmir? There are some common ideas that come to mind, including location and funds. That is not the whole tale.  KORT has been out speaking to the locals and the KORT team has come up with a plan to change the future of Pakistan and Kashmir. But before we can change the future, we need to tackle the obstacles that the people of our country face daily.

Did you know most of the poorest young women in Pakistan and Azad Kashmir are uneducated?

Below are some of the reasons we think contribute to the lack of education for girls in Pakistan and Kashmir.


If we do not educate our children now who will teach the children in the future? This is vicious cycle that we need to break out of.

Public servants do not make a significant amount of money, that includes teachers. Numerous have no option but to quit their jobs to locate other incomes or are transferred to various other areas with better pay. Colleges commonly battle to find qualified teachers to replace those who have left. Without certified teachers in the class, children lose out. KORT Education Complex has over 150 fully vetted and trained staff.


Among the cruellest obstacles to education is gender. In several areas in Pakistan and Azad Kashmir, girls are most likely to be left out from education and learning than boys. This is regardless of all the initiative and progression made in recent times to boost the variety of ladies in institution.


Visualize going to school and asking to make use of the toilet – just to discover that one did not exist. Several institutions do not have separate bathrooms facilities for boys and young ladies. This suggests missed out on college days for youngsters with small belly bugs – or for women that obtain their period. Girl in Pakistan and Kashmir miss out on approximately 20% of their school days because of their period. Usually this is because they do not have sanitary knowledge or exclusive washrooms. Access to clean and safe toilets increases the amount of time that kids can be in school.

At KORT we have separate washing facilities for boys and girls located throughout the complex, these facilities are also wheelchair friendly. We believe that all the children should have their own privacy and personal space.


Generally, we consider education institutions as a refuge for kids. But It is a place where several experience physical violence. Numerous youngsters faced sexual violence and intimidation in schools. Youngsters will typically go down out of institution altogether to stay clear of these circumstances. Even when children remain in institution, physical violence can influence their social skills and self-confidence. It likewise has an adverse impact on their academic achievement.

At KORT we ensure the safety of all the children and make this top priority. All the children are always watched by staff. We have a structure in place that has been tested repeatedly by ourselves and external auditors.


Though lots of nations supply free elementary education and learning, attending institution still comes with an expense. Moms and dads as well as caretakers often spend for compulsory uniforms and various other costs. School supplies are also essential.

At KORT we supply everything that is needed. With the support of our donors,  we can pay for the cost of all the necessities for the children’s education.


There are several expected obstacles to education and learning that have a high influence on children. This consists of a lack of financing for institutions and inexperienced educators. Maybe one of the top obstacles is when kids are not properly showed the basics of reading and writing. This has a causal sequence on their ability to find out in all various other subjects, as well as causes numerous kids to drop out of school completely.

Education as well as the removal of severe poverty go together. KORT have constructed and restored countless classrooms and schools around Pakistan and Azad Kashmir. Working close with the government we have started a program to build schools in rural areas. We will build the schools and the government will supply teachers, but the schools will be audited by KORT annually.


Education and learning are ‘Power’

To seek knowledge is a sacred duty; it is obligatory on every Muslim, male, and female. “IQRA BIISMI RABBIKA ALLAZI KHALQ”. Read! In the name of your Lord who created (all the exists). Surah Al’Alaq 96:1

Education and learning are the gateways to the future.

Education and learning are the rights of every youngster. It convincingly breaks barriers that children of destitution are shackled to. It allows them to expand as well as produces a far better future on their own and for their households, neighbourhood, and countries. The education and learning system help kids construct life skills and sustains them socially and emotionally offering them with a much healthier youth allowing them to leave all type of challenges, trauma as well as sometimes physical violence. Education and learning are indeed the most powerful device to alter the world.

The Quran stresses the relevance of learning, reading, studying, reflecting as well as examining, and this is a rule suggested to all Muslims.

The very first word revealed to our Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him) in the cave Hira from Allah SWT was “Iqra” which suggests to Read! To seek knowledge! Inform yourselves! Be Educated. As our Prophet (PBUH) claimed “TALAB UL ILMU FARIZATUN ALA KULLI MUSLIM”. Getting knowledge is necessary on every Muslim, the understanding of Truth as well as wisdom.

If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a family (nation). - Dr. James Emmanuel Kwegyir-Aggrey.

Schooling and Progress

Growth is beyond than just financial development; it incorporates business, social, cultural, and also political measurements. Advancement concentrates on enhancing the wellness of people based on their participation and the fair circulation of benefits resulting from their active engagement.

Education and learning have a multidimensional effect on areas, and it is widely recognized as one of the foundations for sustainable growth, as well as additionally education contributes to the fight against poverty through higher income degrees amongst the entire population.

At KORT we believe that millions of people may possibly be boosted out of severe poverty if all children left school with basic reading skills.

If workers from deprived and wealthy families received similar schooling, the gap amongst the two in working poverty could decrease significantly.


Types of Education

Knowledge can be extensively separated into 2 kinds, one is the understanding of faith, as well as 2nd is the expertise needed by the world. It is the task of every guardian that we ought to enlighten our children with the correct knowledge of both the types. Such as in spiritual understanding which comes at first is Tawheed (relying on one God), Offering Namaz (the act of worship), Studying the Divine book (Quran), fasting etc; then the second kind of knowledge is the skill required by the world. Such as understanding which makes an individual an engineer, a scientist, doctor, lawyer, teacher and so on. This is required for the benefit of the society and the progress of civilization. But when you are acquiring the 2nd type of skill you need to see to it that this knowledge must take you closer to almighty Allah.

At KORT we provide education, excellent nutrition, and constant loving treatment and encouragement to help orphaned and unfortunate children to do much better at college, be healthier, as well as end up being effective self-reliant individuals. We offer our children sports, Islamic and academic studies.

‘The best thing that a man can leave behind is knowledge which is acted upon after his death.’

The principles of charity in Islam offer a way via which Muslims can sustain education and learning programs that will equip the disadvantaged area of society. Lillah, additionally Zakat as well as Sadaqah are some of the methods that Muslims participate in continuous charity. Lillah can be in the type of paying for or maintaining a building or land as a public space, with schools, orphanage and madrasa’s falling within this classification.


Hardship has numerous roots. But among the many reasons for worldwide poverty, one element sticks out: education and learning. Not every individual without an education is living in severe destitution. Yet the majority of those residing in extreme poverty do lack a fundamental education and learning. Those living listed below the destitution line will certainly also be more likely to keep their youngsters out of institution, which indicates that their kids will certainly likewise have a larger chance of living in poverty. We ask for your support to help KORT change the future of Pakistan and Kashmir, let’s work jointly because its through education and skill that we can transform from being a development country to a developed country.



“When a person dies, all their deeds end except three: a continuing charity, beneficial knowledge and a child who prays for them.”

عند موت الإنسان تنتهي كل أعماله إلا ثلاثة: صدقة مستمرة ، وعلم نافع ، وطفل يصلي من أجلهم

In Islam, Lillah means a pure act of charity, something given solely for the pleasure of Allah SWT. These charitable donations are completely voluntary and, unlike Zakat, are not due from every Muslim every year. Lillah is a type of Sadaqah Nafilah that is not required or an obligation on a person to give it, you can give Lillah to any institution (e.g. a mosque, hospital, school, orphanage, etc.).

Zakat is specific while Lillah and Sadaqah are general donations (voluntary).


What is Lillah?

Lillah is an Arabic word, which means ‘for Allah’. Essentially, this means any form of voluntary charity given in the name of Allah.  Donations like this are not the same as Zakah, which one has to make because of one’s obligations, but rather they are given for the betterment of others, whether they are Muslims or not.

In the context of charitable organizations, for example, and in many other humanitarian efforts, many collect Lillah for relief aid, the construction of wells, the building of Masajid, the running costs of madrassahs, and many other humanitarian causes. Islamic contributors give in response to Allah’s pleasure and do so from their goodwill. This is a form of charity, which broadly means ‘charity or ‘Sadaqah’, it is also called Sadaqah Jariyah which means continuous charity.

So, what we have learnt about Lillah is that this is Sadaqah Nafilah but is a type that does not have the condition of having to be passed into the possession of a person, as it can be given to institutes (e.g. Masajid, hospitals, schools, orphanages, etc).

“By no means shall ye attain righteousness unless ye give (freely) of that which ye love; and whatever ye give, of a truth God Knowth it well” (surah al-‘imran 3:92).
KORT Complex and Masjid

Difference Between Zakat, Sadaqah, and Lillah

“And establish prayer and give Zakat, and whatever good you put forward for yourselves – you will find it with Allah.” (2:110, Qur'an)


In general, the charity of zakat is given directly to the poor or indebted Muslims. It should not be used as  Lillah on projects such as new buildings, hospitals, and salaries.  The Quran mentions eight categories of people who are deserving of Zakah. Zakat is paid annually at the beginning and end of the financial lunar year by those who have nisab (an amount designated for savings).


An individual can give Sadaqah at any time of the day or night throughout the year. Despite Islam’s prohibition on sending Sadaqah after bad dreams or illnesses, many people choose to give Sadaqah after these experiences.  However, Sadaqah cannot substitute for Zakat, it is a contribution made in addition to it with the expectation of great rewards during Ramadan.

ظل المؤمن يوم القيامة صدقته

“The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.”


Sadaqah and Sadaqah Jariyah are not the only forms of Sadaqah. Among the other forms is Lillah.  ‘Lillah’ means ‘for the sake of Allah’, a type of Sadaqah donation that is not given to a person, but an institution such as an orphanage, hospital, or mosque instead of an individual.

Final words

The Islamic term Lillah is synonymous with sadaqah, while zakat is one of its types.  It is believed that Lillah is an unrestricted fund, sadaqah is a limited fund that may be used for welfare (public works), meanwhile, zakat is very strictly restricted and you must only give to specified categories. But there is sometimes no distinction in terms of the recipients made between sadaqah wajibah and zakat.

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