In the beginning
The late Shaykh Moulana Ashraf Ali Bishwanath was an Islamic Scholar and teacher. He embodied, “love for your brother what you love for yourself" in his philanthropic work. Shaykh Moulana Ashraf Ali wished to make the same education he enjoyed accessible to all children
The little hut
In 1959 Shaykh Moulana Ashraf Ali Bishwanath, offered tutelage to local children in a modest hut, set in the heart of Biswanath, Bangladesh. He appealed to local elders and peers for patronage. In 2008 Madania Welfare trust was established to officially continue and expand upon the works of Shaykh Moulana Ashraf Ali Bishwanath.
A home for all
Today the original Boys School, Jamea Islamia Darul Uloom, hosts 650 students An additional 650 students read at the adjoined girls school, established in 1981. 600 of the students from the school live in the government registered children’s home, where they are provided for socially and financially, so they may continue to focus on their education.
Over the horizon
We are an international charity which remains guided by the timeless values and teachings of the Qur’an and the prophetic example (Sunnah). As we look to our brothers and sisters a over the globe, we wish for them, what we love for ourselves. Our work is primarily focused on projects in Bangladesh, but we have also worked on projects in the UK as well as Burma.
Madania Welfare Trust is a run entirely by volunteers. We depend on the support of our volunteers and fundraisers who play a pivotal role in the functioning of this charity.
MWT works under the guidance of scholars who ensure that the charity’s role as a trustee is always fulfilled. Knowing that we are all ultimately accountable to the Almighty, the charity strives to maintain transparency and accountability.
Long term sustainability
In addition to providing disaster and emergency response, we also promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities – regardless of race, religion or gender.
Low costs, maximum impact
At MWT we try to keep our costs as low as possible, without comprising on effectiveness. We focus on projects which have a long term impact, helping to shape the world for a better future.