Baitussalam Welfare Trust:
The remarkable journey of Baitussalam Welfare Trust took a humble start in December 2010. The devastating floods of 2010 struck the provinces of Sindh and Punjab and rendered many homeless. Some sincere souls from diverse professional and social backgrounds came together to lend a helping hand to the victims. As a result, Baitussalam Welfare Trust was formed.
Soon Baitussalam’s volunteers spread across far inaccessible areas to distribute aid amongst the affected. However, the founders and volunteers of BWT started looking beyond the short-term relief that they were providing for the stricken victims. They envisioned a world where there would be free access to knowledge, clean drinking water and health facilities.
With the grace of Allah the Almighty, the humanitarian services of Baitussalam have been growing exponentially ever since. It has established an array of diverse educational institutions ranging from Pre-primary to the postgraduate level where tens of thousands of students study free of cost, and also set up free medical camps. With the distribution of Ration, supply of clean drinking water, funeral services, distribution of free medicines, meat distribution on Eid ul Adha and the distribution of food packages among the needy, Baitussalam is now serving not only in Pakistan but also internationally
As the Syrian crisis unfolded and the devastated refugees started to flood Turkey and other neighbouring countries, BWT joined hands with AFAD (Turkish Disaster Management Agency), Turkish Red Crescent and Turkish Diyanet Vakfi to help the distressed and oppressed. Currently, Baitussalam is running three orphanages with the total children population of1250 and 450 widows. Baitussalm is also producing millions of breads for the Syrian families.
Baitussalam Welfare Trust is an international charity organisation that operates under the guidance of renowned Islamic scholars and the close supervision of Hazrat Maulana Abdus Sattar (DB). Hazrat Maulana Abdus Sattar (DB) is the Imam and Khateeb of Baitussalam masjid situated in DHA Phase IV, Karachi. It is under this blessed shade that the diverse and extensive e efforts of Baitusslam are coordinated and executed.
During the time of Eid-ul-Adha, Waqf Qurbani is among the main humanitarian programs of Baitussalam Welfare Trust that benefits hundreds of thousands of impoverished muslim families living in some of the very deprived and remote regions across Pakistan and also thousands of displaced Muslims living in refugee settlements in other parts of the world. Hundreds of volunteers spend their Eid-ul-Adha holidays with Baitussalam Qurbani team who diligently ensures that Qurbani meat should reach the beneficiaries within first three days of Eid-ul-Adha.
For Overseas Pakistanis, the participation in Waqf Qurbani means lot more than just serving the Qurbani meat to the deserving brothers and sisters across Pakistan. Each remittance to Baitussalam in US Dollars contributes in sustaining the foreign reserves and thus improves the financial condition of Pakistan in the time of crisis.
In year 2018, Baitussalam through the generous support of Qurbani donors served meat to 1.35 million beneficiaries. In 2019, Baitussalam aims to reach 2 million Muslims, In-sha-Allah.