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UAE Fatwa Council Chairman Calls on Community to Support Mothers’ Endowment Campaign


Dubai: Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, Chairman of the UAE Fatwa Council and Director of the Abu Dhabi Peace Forum, called on community members and institutions to support the Mothers’ Endowment campaign, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to honor mothers by establishing a 1 billion dirham endowment fund to support the education of millions of people in disadvantaged communities.

Organized by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) and coinciding with the holy month of Ramadan, the Mothers’ Endowment campaign allows people to donate on behalf of their mothers to honor them. Proceeds from the campaign will be used to launch educational projects in disadvantaged communities, in collaboration with humanitarian organizations.

Sheikh Bin Bayyah highlighted the UAE’s continued charitable efforts that have become an established practice for which the nation’s leadership has become known. The Mothers’ Endowment campaign is another welcome addition to a series of humanitarian initiatives that set the UAE apart, following the massive success of previous campaigns launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the latest of which was the ‘Billion meals’. Endowment,’ reported Wam.

“Scholars define endowment in various ways, but all definitions share the same concept of setting aside assets that can be invested and the profits used for charitable purposes. This gave rise to giving institutions that remain a unique model of sustainable giving and continuous rewards,” he said.

Sheikh Bin Bayyah highlighted the role of donations in strengthening solidarity and cooperation among community members and sustaining those in need. Donations in Islam are considered ongoing charities for which people continue to be rewarded even after the death of the donor. Islam offers several rules that regulate, protect and ensure the effectiveness of endowments.

Good actions

“Good deeds are especially rewarding during the holy month of Ramadan, the month of compassion, generosity and solidarity, following the example of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), who was the most generous among his people and is increasingly generous. during Ramadan,” Bin Bayyah noted.

He praised Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s innovative initiative to launch the Mothers’ Endowment campaign, which adds to other notable initiatives he launches every year.

“Honoring parents is a prominent commandment in Islamic teachings and is a practice highlighted and praised in the Quran and Sunnah. The Mothers’ Endowment campaign combines the good deeds of honoring mothers, as well as allocating the proceeds of the endowment to support education, and in particular the education of the poor and disadvantaged who need it to become productive and active members of their communities,” he added. .

The Mothers’ Endowment campaign welcomes donations and contributions to the endowment fund from institutions and individuals through six main channels, including the campaign website (, as well as a dedicated call center through toll-free number (800 9999). Donations are also possible by bank transfer in UAE dirham to the campaign bank account number at Emirates Islamic Bank (AE790340003708472909201). Donations via SMS are possible by sending the word “Mother” to the following numbers (1034, 1035, 1036, 1038) for Etisalat by e& users. Other possible platforms to donate to the campaign are the DubaiNow app by clicking on the “Donations” tab and Dubai’s community contributions platform, Jood (


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