Ramzan is a month where donations to charity causes are at their max. Starting from deduction of zakat from bank accounts at the start of the month, giving charity is a continuing trend throughout the month, as people believe helping the poor with money would give them more sawaab in the holy month.

On the flip side, many shady characters also start capitalizing on this phenomena trying to get donations in the names of various ’causes’ such as through mobile welfare trusts and who ultimately have no accountability. Over the years, its been seen on numerous occasions that donations find their ways in the pockets of various well off people, financing their new cars, overseas vacations and what not.

So how do you figure out who to give to? Because afterall, we all need to have the ‘feel good’ feeling of giving charity and getting more of our lords blessings. My solution… donate to either Eidhi foundation or The Citizens Foundation. Atleast they have some credibility. Your solution?

10 Comments so far

  1. Haseeb A (unregistered) on September 30th, 2006 @ 6:10 am

    I am sorry, Edhi does good work but it still has no accountibility. Remeber a wife going with crores?? hows that possible?

  2. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on September 30th, 2006 @ 9:32 am

    Give it Zindagi Trust- They educated the underpriviged working children across three major cities of Pakistan – Lhr, Khi and Rwlp.

    Their number is 111 111 439, 439 0311-13 or alternatively email

  3. Captain's Log (unregistered) on September 30th, 2006 @ 9:36 am

    Alamgir Welfare Trust (Bhadurabad) is also good.

  4. Farhan (unregistered) on September 30th, 2006 @ 9:43 am

    Alamgir Trust yeah right , have you seen their office , multiple split ACs , glass doors all from “donation” , the best one for me is the one sitting next door to Alamgir MAsjid , for different Madressah and their students

  5. Omar (unregistered) on September 30th, 2006 @ 5:40 pm

    sahara trust of Abrar-ul-Haq is one place to donate your money SAFTLEY

    Shehzad roys trust is also gud

  6. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on September 30th, 2006 @ 5:58 pm

    look around you, chairty begins at home.

    by chance there could be individuals / families around YOU who are needy and have some self-respect not to BEG and express their need.

    Uphold their dignity and self-respect, help them with regard & respect, Give and Forget,. Smile as if nothing happened, so they are encouraged to approach you again. Those who are close are very easy to verify their genuinity and need, – you will be more then happy & satisfied.

  7. Adnan (unregistered) on October 1st, 2006 @ 12:40 am

    look around you, chairty begins at home.

    Well said, that’s what is preferred as well rather just giving money in some ‘famous’ org due to its association with some celebrity.

  8. **A (unregistered) on October 1st, 2006 @ 3:26 pm can surely began at home..religiously as well,its been adviced to first look into your closest relatives for the needy ones,then in your neighbourhood.Regarding these NGO’s,or non profit charity organizations….well one should really do some research before giving them charity,as whether it is really going in the hands of te deprived..or in the pockets of welloffs..

  9. Khushi (unregistered) on October 7th, 2006 @ 9:17 am

    Zindagi Trust is a good group to give. Their work is credible and transparent, and if you want accountability, I’ve always found them more than willing to make thier work as crystal clear and transparent as possible, so you definately can’t lose with them

  10. WASIQ (unregistered) on October 11th, 2006 @ 1:17 am


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