Al-Barakah Charity Trust (ACT) is a faith based non-governmental organization registered in the year 2001 with a mission to complement government, other NGOs and individuals efforts in the provision of social services to the community in Malawi with emphasis on education, health and relief. The main goal is to have at the end of two decades a more vibrant, literate, healthy and economically empowered community.
- Mama Khadija Girls Primary School
- Mama Khadijah Girls Private Secondary
- Mama Khadijah Clinic
- Assalam Boys Private Secondary School
- Assalaam Mualim Training Institute
- Madaris Qurania. (Islamic Education Schools)
- Assalaam Clinic
- Zomba Development and Education Centre
- Kameza Training Centre
For More Information Contact the Head Office:
The Executive Director
P.O. Box 646,
Tel-Fax 265 (0) 1 518 211
Cell: 0995 207 144
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org[/spoiler] [spoiler title="NAMANOLO ISLAMIC EDUCATION TRUST" open="0" style="2"]The Trust was established to 1978 with its headquarters in Zomba. It has a boarding school offering secular and Islamic education including Hifz (memorization of the Quran) at Namanolo, Balaka District. It operates sixty village madrasahs in Machinga and Zomba. Other activities include Social welfare.[/spoiler] [spoiler title="THE MUSLIM STUDENTS ASSOCIATION" open="0" style="2"]
The Muslim students association was founded in the United States in 1963 as an international organization and introduced in Malawi in 1981 by South African Muslims. The organization played a very significant role in making awareness about the religion of Islam among school going youths at secondary and tertiary school level.
Dr. Cassim Chilumpha was its first national chairperson when he was a student at the University of Malawi, at Chancellor College. It was part of MSA activities steered by college Muslim students to the extent which the Christian communities of Malawi became amazed. In the Odini report of the 11th Theological Conference to which reference has already been made to under Christians alarmed by Muslim activity’.
The MSA School going youth did a considerable job of sensitizing everyone that it was possible to be a well-educated Muslim without any fear of being converted to Christianity. In other words, it was from that time so many years response to secular education that many youths realized it was possible for them to enter college like Muslims. The group appeared to be as a role model to the Muslim community in Malawi.
The MSA set up a programme of reaching almost every secondary school and college. It was the time many English books on Islam were largely available and widely spread among the Muslim youth of Malawi. These books instilled a sense of confidence in them as they could read and understand Islam in the language of their Education-English.[/spoiler] [spoiler title="AFRICA MUSLIM AGENCY (AMA)" open="0" style="2"]
Africa Muslim Agency is the third largest but richest organization in Malawi. It is an international Kuwait based organization which came to Malawi in 1982.
Previously it worked with MAM in project development by which a number of mosques and schools as well as madrassas were established. The organization has so far built over 50 mosques across the country.
Some of the activities for AMA include drilling wells, distributing food items during Ramadhan and periodically clothes to the needy, distributing Islamic literature and other services.[/spoiler] [spoiler title="THE ASSOCIATION OF SUNNI MADRASSAHS" open="0" style="2"]
The Association of Sunni Madrasahs (ASUM) is a Lilongwe based organization managed by non Sukuti Asian Muslims calling themselves Sunnis. It is affiliated to the Sunni foundations in Malawi. The organization was founded by Mr Nazir Majid Nathanie in 1988.
ASUM runs madrasahs in Central Malawi that it has established over 50 madrasahs, 20 of which were established in Lilongwe district while rest in Nkhotakota, Salima, Mchinji, Kasungu and Dowa.
The organization has also built its first Islamic Centre for boys Institute for Islamic Education and Culture (IIEC) at Chitedze in Lilongwe. The centre is located at about 3km from AMA’s school at Chitipi enroute to Mchinji.[/spoiler] [spoiler title="ISLAMIC ZAKAAT FUND" open="0" style="2"]
The Islamic Zakaat Fund (IZF) was registered as a trust in 1988 to act as a Zakakat Fund. The initial aim of the body is to provide bursaries and scholarships to needy Muslim youth so that they become self-reliant and contribute to the development of the community in particular and the nation as the whole.
Its main aims and objectives are to promote the concept of giving Zakat and the role it plays in the spiritual and material development, to create awareness of significance of Zakaat in the community according to Islamic law (Shariah), to collect and distribute Zakaat according to Shariah and to establish and maintain close contact and liaison with prospective Zakaat payers and recipients.
It is currently the number one Islamic organization that has produced more than 4,000 Malawian Muslims who have found different rewarding jobs as degree level.
[/spoiler] [spoiler title="AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION FUND (ADEF)" open="0" style="2"]ADEF started its operations in Malawi in 1988. Some of its activities include collection of Zakaat, provision of bursaries to needy boys and girls students, and Dawah.[/spoiler] [spoiler title="WORLD ASSEMBLY OF MUSLIM YOUTH (WAMY)" open="0" style="2"]WAMY is an international organization which started in 1972 in Saudi Arabia but it came to Malawi in 1993 with Ibrahim Milazi as its first country representative. The Malawi office also became the Southern African Regional Office. The organization assists in many youth activities such as computer training programmes.[/spoiler] [spoiler title="MUSLIM YOUTH ASSEMBLY (MYA)" open="0" style="2"]
The Muslim Youth Assembly was founded in 1994 in the country to fill the gap at the time the MSA. Unlike the MSA, its target age bracket was from the school going to the 40’s and above. It believes in the popular Islamic philosophy that anyone who is capable of doing energetic activities is a youth.
MYA appears to be more of a wing of an organization called World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) though it later acquired its own registration. Its activities and message is confined to the school age groups and less to college students.
[/spoiler] [spoiler title="MUSLIM WOMEN ORGANISATION (MWO)" open="0" style="2"]MWO was formed in 1986. It’s a national Blantyre based organisation affiliated to the Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM). The organization aims at mobilizing Muslim women in the country and act as the women’s mother body.
The most notable social service MWO give to the general public is the sourcing and distribution of charity items and foods to hospitals at the end of Ramadhan and organizing Ijtmah (Islamic gathering) which is held every year.
The organization has also community based groups which carry out different activities including taking care of people with HIV/AIDS, orphans among others.[/spoiler] [spoiler title="MUNAZZAMAT DAWAH ISLAMIC (MDI) – MALAWI MISSION" open="0" style="2"]
MDI is an international organisation. Its headquarters is in Khartoum, Sudan with branches in many countries. It came to Malawi in 1996 with its offices in Limbe.
The Mission has opened three schools in two districts of Mangochi with two private secondary schools name Assalam Boys Private and Ntalimanja Girls’ secondary schools and Assalam Girls Private Secondary School in Domasi, Zomba.
Apart from involvement in the education sector, MDI runs about 57 madassahs, has built mosques, assisted orphans, sunk boreholes and provides sanitary services such as Dawah activities, sewing classes, Qurban operations, Iftaar services, distribution of clothes and other health services by which it opened a health Centre in Mangochi.
[/spoiler] [spoiler title="BADR INTERNATIONAL" open="0" style="2"]It is an international organisation with its headquarters in Turkey. It started its operations in Malawi in 2000 with bias in education and health operated in many countries around the world.[/spoiler] [spoiler title="ZAM-ZAM FOUNDATION TRUST" open="0" style="2"]
The foundation started on June 1, 2000 by Sheikh Sa’ad Al Talib the first African Muslim Agency (AMA) representative in Malawi. Its main activities were to provide bursaries for needy Muslim boys and girls in Mangochi, Machinga and Zomba where it felt Muslim children were far behind in terms of secular education.
It also collects data on Muslims in the education sector (though is not made public). It is the biggest Quran operator in the country with thousands goats per year. It also distribute food items during Ramadhan period and takes care orphans through Home Based Care (HBC) system. Its headquarters is in Zomba.
[/spoiler] [spoiler title="MUSLIM SISTERS AIDS NETWORK (MUSANET)" open="0" style="2"]Musanet is an independent organisation which is directly working in the field of HIV/AIDS concentrating in the Southern Region in service to the Muslim community. The organisation is aimed at breaking silence among Muslim women in Malawi.[/spoiler]