MIWF successfully conducted Webinar on Importance of COVID Vaccination

Minhaj Interfaith and Welfare Foundation organized an online Webinar on “Importance of Covid Vaccination” in which leading Muslim scholars, doctors and intellectuals expressed their views and appealed to Indian Muslim community to participate in making vaccination drive successful. There was also an announcement of MIWF’s Medical Helpline (1800-258-4777) for Doctor consultation and vaccination related queries.  

Professor Dr. Hafiz ur Rahman from Department of Communication announced the aims and objectives of the conference and introduced distinguished speakers to the audience.
Dr. Ajaykumar Singh, a prominent and well known doctor and Covid warrior from New Delhi said that ,”Effective vaccination drives are dire necessity of our time and we should ensure that maximum people get vaccinated in order to prevent new variants of viruses from emerging. He mentioned that the proof of success of vaccination drive is that the number of deaths among health workers and older people is lesser in the second wave of pandemic compared to first wave because both these categories of people were vaccinated after the first wave and they built the immunity against the virus.”
Jalis Akhtar, Director of Hams Live Private Limited stated that ,”Vaccines have been launched after thorough research and have passed through all three phases. There is no government influence in the research.  By all standards the vaccine has proved successful and only 0.6% infections have been reported among vaccinated populations and these infections are non-fatal. People consider Scholars and Mashaikh as their ideal and if they lead the vaccination campaigns in their respective areas it will help to speed up the process.”

Peer Syed Tanveer Hashmi stated that ,”Its very important that Muslim scholars from all schools of thought should come to the forefront and play role in removing misconceptions of vaccination drive. If Muslims stay behind in the vaccination drive and don’t take vaccination , then they will be blamed for third wave if it happens.”

Shaykh ul Islam Dr. Tahir ul Qadri who sent a special video message for the conference from Turkey stated that ,”The objections on Covid vaccination don’t have any scientific, religious and logical basis. The initiative taken by Minhaj Interfaith and Welfare Foundation to create  awareness about misconceptions on vaccination drive is a very timely step and will help to counter the misinformation.”

Maulana  Prof. Dr Syed Aleem Ashraf Jaisi, HOD Arabic Department, MANU said that,”Misinformation is like a tree and its fertile land is an ignorant mind. Scholars should come forward and lead the drive to raise awareness among masses. The suspicion of use of unlawful ingredients in the vaccine should not prevent us for taking vaccine as we don’t know for sure that the vaccine has unlawful ingredients. Necessity of saving lives changes the Sharia ruling on permissibility of ingredients even if they are unlawful. So mere suspicion cannot be used to giving ruling of unlawfulness on this vaccine. Vaccination is the only option to save life from this disease as there is no definite cure from this disease. Muslims did similar mistake of not taking vaccine when polio vaccination drive started and our community suffered badly. We need such awareness drives to change perception of people towards taking vaccine.”
Maulana Athar Ali, Member of AIMPLB said that “There is a lot of misinformation among people of all religions and not just Muslims about the Covid pandemic and vaccination drive. The cases of infections are minimum and they are being blown out of proportion by ignorant people. NGO’s, scholars, intellectuals and doctors need to start awareness campaigns to remove misconceptions as vaccination seems to be the only way forward from this pandemic and preventing the third wave.”
Dr. Muhammad Mumtaz Naiyar, Researcher  and Scientist -Unversity of Cambridge, Associate Immunology Division said that “Vaccine launch goes through a scientific process. The reason why this vaccine was launched in a short period is because the impact of first wave was huge and team of scientists  were able to work on it based on past research on SARS virus. BionTech team of scientists led by a Muslim doctor Dr. Ugur Sahin from Turkey who is currently in Germany initiated the vaccine launch in collaboration with Pfizer and it uses RNA method and this vaccine has proved very effective. Astrezenca which is available as Covaxin is an inactive form of virus and it prepares immune system for infection and it was launched later. Clinical trials have been thoroughly followed before launching these vaccine for masses. There is no need of panic about the vaccine and people should take it without any reservations as the process is full proof. Imams of mosques should play key role in this drive and even should try to open Mosques as vaccination centres to remove misconceptions.”

Maulana Saifuddin Asdaq, Founder of Tehreek Paigham e Islam (Jamshedpur) said that “Its important that scholars and social workers should join the fight against Covid pandemic. We have started the use of mosques and madrassahs as Covid Isolation centres and have also started Free Vaccine drives now in these institutions. The challenge we are facing is that there are lot of misconceptions which are preventing many people from taking vaccine and there is a need to remove the myths related to Pandemic and vaccines.”

Syed Salman Chishti, Chishti Foundation- “Its our firm belief Disease is from Allah and its cure is also from Allah and vaccine helps in enhancing our immunity. We have started camp around Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer Sharif and we asked all leading members from Dargah to take the vaccine first so that misconceptions are removed. There was no adverse effect in anyone who took vaccine. This had a good impact and many people came forward for this drive. When the religious places and mosques  and Dargahs reopen we should dedicate a specified place to take vaccine so that whoever has not taken vaccine should take it there. This will help to make the vaccine reach to masses.”
Mufti Zahid Raza Razwi, Ameer e Shariat (Uttarakhand) said that, “I congratulate Minhaj Interfaith and Welfare foundation for organizing this unique event. The second wave has seen death of many renowned Muslim scholars, Mashaikh, intellectuals  and has caused irreparable loss to the Ummah. Quran is a guide for humanity and our Prophet (peace be upon him) gave guidance on how to deal with such situations. Misconceptions are preventing many people from taking vaccine as it happened in the past epidemics and such awareness events will help to clear the myths.”
Allama Zishan Misbahi,Jamia Arifia (UP) stated that ,”The topic of vaccination is a topic related to medical science and not related to religion but as many people had asked us about its permissibility, our religious institute – Jamia Arifia have clarified in a religious edict(fatwa) based on research about clear permissibility of the vaccine. The myths about vaccine have been spread by rumours and Quran has asked us to verify any rumour that we hear about. We should take the path of research before coming to any conclusion about a rumour. Qur’an mentions that those who can’t do research should ask experts in that field. Scientists and doctors who are experts in the field of medicine are almost unanimous that this vaccine is effective in stopping spread of pandemic and we should follow them.”

Syed Khalid Ashraf Ashrafi, Chairman of World Mashaikh Council urged that all Muslims should take vaccine and made dua at the conclusion of the event.
Rafeeq Ahmed Khan Saab, President MIWF gave Vote of Thanks at the end and thanked all the speakers for joining this important conference and for their informative talks which helped in clearing misconceptions about the vaccination drive.


Link of conference Recording: https://www.facebook.com/MinhajIndia/videos/1206000536497745

Phase-3 of HelpFeed Project 2021 of MIWF completed – 3686 beneficiary families so far

The COVID-19 pandemic and deteriorating economic situation globally has pushed many of those most vulnerable even deeper into extreme poverty. Besides the tragic toll on human life, with countries shutting their borders and doing quarantines, economies have taken a huge hit. The tragedy has taken a heavy toll on the Indian economy and the job losses are mounting, especially among the daily wage workers. Many laborers have lost their informal daily wages, and now face severe levels of food insecurity. MIWF is committed to feeding these poor families to the best of its ability. We are identifying poor families through our volunteer teams who are working on the ground.

Alhamdulillah with the support of our generous donors, our teams completed Phase-3 of the Helpfeed project and distributed the Ration packets to 3686 families so far in the following locations:

  • Maharashtra – Mumbai, Aurangabad, Bhiwandi, Solapur
  • Jammu and Kashmir 
  • Gujarat – Ahmedabad, Vadodara
  • Telangana – Hyderabad  
  • Kutch- Dhrab and Mundra
  • Karnataka – Mysuru, Bengaluru, Hassan
  • West Bengal – Kolkata
  • Manipur – Imphal
  • Jharkhand – Bokaro
  • Uttar Pradesh- Lucknow, Kanpur and Allahabad
  • Madhya Pradesh – Pali and Umaria

Press Coverage:
Madhya Pradesh
https://www.facebook.com/MinhajInterfaithAndWelfareFoundation/videos/326059318855446Telangana
https://youtu.be/wCgEToDiYug
Aurangabad, Maharashtra https://www.facebook.com/1686815791607797/videos/1099289947258384
Mysuru, Karnataka https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISa1PCnFYRw&t=321s


Please donate generously to those hardest hit by COVID-19 lockdown, so that we continue feeding the needy families with your Zakat/Sadaqa and Fidya donations.

Zakat Donation link:
https://minhajconnect.com/zakat/

General Donation Link: https://minhajconnect.com/general-donation/

Or Donate directly to:

Account name: Minhaj Interfaith & Welfare Foundation
Account: 917010063779354
Ifsc code: UTIB0000294
Bank: Axis bank
Branch: Crawford market mumbai
Contact: 09821108686
Some photos from HelpFeed Phase-3 

Phase-2 of MIWF O2ForIndia and Medical Assistance program in progress

India is buckling under the worst Covid surge in the world.

With over 350,000 cases being recorded a day and death stalking every corner, patients and families are racing against time, pleading for oxygen and medication outside overcrowded hospitals. Too often, they end up in mourning. Brave doctors, aid workers and local groups are doing all they can to fight this deadly virus but they’re extremely stretched, and need urgent help with life-saving supplies!

MIWF teams are working round the clock in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Kutch and are determined to tackle the second wave by providing medicines, doctor consultation and oxygen supplies to the needy. Please visit our Facebook page to take a look at multiple lifesaving endeavours of MIWF Covidwarriors.

Please watch this video https://www.facebook.com/MinhajInterfaithAndWelfareFoundation/videos/958252224947526

Phase-2 of Help Feed Project 2021 of MIWF completed – 2030 beneficiary families

The COVID-19 pandemic and deteriorating economic situation globally has pushed many of those most vulnerable even deeper into extreme poverty. Besides the tragic toll on human life, with countries shutting their borders and doing quarantines, economies have taken a huge hit. The tragedy has taken a heavy toll on the Indian economy and the job losses are mounting, especially among the daily wage workers. Many laborers have lost their informal daily wages, and now face severe levels of food insecurity. MIWF is committed to feeding these poor families to the best of its ability. We are identifying poor families through our volunteer teams who are working on the ground.

Alhamdulillah with the support of our generous donors, our teams completed Phase-2 of the Ramadan Helpfeed project and distributed the Ration packets to 2030 families so far in Kutch, Mysuru, Bengaluru, Solapur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Imphal, Aurangabad, Bokaro, Allahabad and Hyderabad. Community kitchens providing cooked meals are also operational in 5 locations.

Please donate generously to those hardest hit by COVID-19 lockdown, so that we continue feeding the needy families with your Zakat/Sadaqa and Fidya donations.

Helpfeed Project Donation link:
https://minhajconnect.com/ramadan-helpfeed/

Zakat Donation link:
https://minhajconnect.com/zakat/

Or Donate directly to:

Account name: Minhaj Interfaith & Welfare Foundation
Account: 917010063779354
Ifsc code: UTIB0000294
Bank: Axis bank
Branch: Crawford market mumbai
Contact: 09821108686

MIWF supplying Free Oxygen Cylinders to Covid patients

There is a crippling shortage of oxygen across India due to ongoing Pandemic. At a time when oxygen cylinders are hard to come by, MIWF is refilling oxygen cylinders and supplying them for free to help in the treatment of Covid patients. Our teams have helped refill oxygen for needy families in Mumbai, New Delhi, Lucknow and Allahabad and are also guiding people to authentic sources for oxygen cylinders through MIWF Medical Helpline number 1800-258-4777.

Relatives of Covid patients under home isolation can get oxygen cylinders refilled after filling the form, providing a certificate from the doctor treating them, and an Aadhaar card.
http://www.miwf.in/o2

Please donate for O2ForIndia using the below link:
https://minhajconnect.com/general-donation/
Or
Donate directly to:
Account name: Minhaj Interfaith & Welfare Foundation
Account: 917010063779354
Ifsc code: UTIB0000294
Bank: Axis bank
Branch: Crawford market Mumbai

Contact – 09821108686

Phase-1 of Help Feed Project 2021 of MIWF completed – 995 beneficiary families

The COVID-19 pandemic and deteriorating economic situation globally has pushed many of those most vulnerable even deeper into extreme poverty. Besides the tragic toll on human life, with countries shutting their borders and doing quarantines, economies have taken a huge hit. The tragedy has taken a heavy toll on the Indian economy and the job losses are mounting, especially among the daily wage workers. Many laborers have lost their informal daily wages, and now face severe levels of food insecurity. MIWF is committed to feeding these poor families to the best of its ability. We are identifying poor families through our volunteer teams who are working on the ground.

Alhamdulillah with the support of our generous donors, our teams completed Phase-1 of the Ramadan Helpfeed project and distributed the Ration packets to 995 families so far in Kutch, Mysuru, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

Please donate generously to those hardest hit by COVID-19 lockdown, so that we continue feeding the needy families with your Zakat/Sadaqa and Fidya donations.
Helpfeed Project Donation link:
https://minhajconnect.com/ramadan-helpfeed/

Zakat Donation link:
https://minhajconnect.com/zakat/

Or Donate directly to:

Account name: Minhaj Interfaith & Welfare Foundation
Account: 917010063779354
Ifsc code: UTIB0000294
Bank: Axis bank
Branch: Crawford market mumbai
Contact – 09821108686

Note :-

  • We are targeting slum areas where daily wage earners and poor people live and are working with local Masjid Imams and our volunteers to identify needy families.
  • Once the families are identified we either tie-up with local grocery store to give the ration kit to the needy family or our volunteers will deliver the food packets at their doorstep
  • The food packet we have planned will have rice, wheat/wheat flour, sugar, tea, pulses and oil which will be enough for a family of 5 to sustain for 30 days. 

Please donate Zakat Sadaqah for Ramadan Help Feed Program

Almighty Allah says in the Qur’an:
وَأَقِيمُوا۟ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَءَاتُوا۟ ٱلزَّكَوٰةَ ۚ وَمَا تُقَدِّمُوا۟ لِأَنفُسِكُم مِّنْ خَيْرٍۢ تَجِدُوهُ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ ۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌۭ
Translation: And (always) establish Prayer and pay Zakat (the Alms-due) regularly. And whatever virtue you will send ahead, you shall find it with Allah. Surely, Allah is watching all that you are doing.►(Surah Al-Baqarah Chapter 2: Verse 110)


We should all remember that Zakat is not just a duty on those with money, but a right that the poor have over us. Zakat has the power to release millions of people around the world from poverty. With the  intermittent lock downs, crippling the livelihood of thousands of daily wagers and small businessmen, we must recognize that the time to act is now and help the deserving families with our Zakat/Sadaqah amounts.


MIWF uses your Zakat to help the most vulnerable people in the poorest regions of India. MIWF is seeking your support for its Ramadan projects. All your Ramadan donations i.e. Zakat, Sadaqah, Fidya, Kafarrah – will be used directly to give food packages to poor families and give Sahar and Iftar to them. MIWF teams are working in 66 districts/cities across India to help feed the poor and daily wager families. The cities where our volunteer teams are working include : Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Bhiwandi, Thane, Pune, Nasik, Malegaon, Amalner, Lonawla, New Delhi, Prayagraj, Lucknow, Kashmir, Pulwama, Srinagar, Bandipore, Pratapgarh, Pali(MP), Kanpur, Chandigarh, Karim Nagar, Cachar, Aurangabad,Jalgaon, Lonavla, Mysuru, Bengaluru, Hassan, Hyderabad, Baroda, Ahmedabad, Bhuj and  Mundra, Kolkata etc.  Our teams are also serving community kitchens at 5 locations, performing sanitisation of public places and delivering medicines wherever needed. With your generous contributions and support we were able to reach 18,700+ families since the lockdown started. We need your continued support as there are 1000’s of more families that need our help in Ramadan.  

Your Zakat/Sadaqah has the power to transform lives. So please be as generous as you can. Please donate today to help us keep poor families nourished, safe and healthy during Ramadan and throughout the year.

Please Donate using the below link

OR 

Please transfer directly into our account (INDIA ACCOUNTS ONLY):

ACCOUNT NAME: MINHAJ INTERFAITH & WELFARE FOUNDATION

ACCOUNT NO: 917010063779354

IFSC: UTIB0000294

BANK: AXIS BANK

BRANCH:CRAWFORD MARKET, MUMBAI

Please watch this Helpfeed appeal video:

https://www.facebook.com/MinhajInterfaithAndWelfareFoundation/videos/2880153798913286

Fire Emergency Appeal – Pune Fashion Street Market

CLOSE TO 500 stalls were damaged in a major fire at Fashion Street in Pune Camp late on 26th March. All the shops on the street were reduced to ashes causing hundreds of shop owners to loose their source of livelihood.

🔸MIWF team is on the ground to assess the damages to shops.

Please help the shopowners to resume business by donating in the below account with comments as “PuneMarketFire”.

Account name: Minhaj Interfaith & Welfare Foundation

Account: 917010063779354

Ifsc code: UTIB0000294

Bank: Axis bank

Branch: Crawford market Mumbai
🔹Please call for details📞+919820584468

MIWF delivers relief goods for flood-hit families of Hyderabad

Alhamdulillah MIWF teams have been working since past two weeks to support flood-hit families of Hyderabad. The flood affected whose all belongings and homes have been washed away by floods are being helped on priority under relief operations of MIWF. The relief goods have been distributed so far at Yakhutpura, Jalpally Talab area, Aman Nagar, Al-Jubail colony, Osman Nagar areas. A total of approximately 1300 families have been helped by MIWF team with essential goods so far.

On 26/10/2020 (Monday) MIWF – Hyderabad team distributed 130 Ration kits, blankets and floor mats to the needy people who lost their belongings in recent floods at Ashraful Madaris (Yakhutpura) area.

The team members who have participated in the flood relief events so far are Md.Shafi Uddin Qadri, Md.Fazal Qadri, Md.Maajid Qadri, Md. Maajid Shuttari, Ibrahim Qadri, Md. Lateef, Muzammil Qadri and local MIWF representatives of that area who supported them for the events.

Donations for the ongoing relief efforts can be deposited in the following account:
Account name: Minhaj Interfaith & Welfare Foundation
Account: 917010063779354
Ifsc code: UTIB0000294
Bank: Axis bank
Branch: Crawford market mumbai

Or donate to us at our Crowdfunding campaign link :
https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/hyderabad-flood-relief-appeal

Contact information for details:
Phone: 9820584468
Email: contact@miwf.in

Some photos of flood relief distribution