One of the most widespread and dangerous problems faced by humanity is that of poverty, hunger and starvation. There is nothing more horrifying than the realization that as we live our happy lives here, millions of our fellow human beings live in hunger and face starvation. The majority of the world population today lives in poverty. It is clear that the world system we have set up today is unjust and inhumane.
One of the great reforms that the Prophet Muhammad (peace & blessings of Allah be upon him) brought was the rights and treatment of the poor. For instance theProphet Muhammad (peace & blessings of Allah be upon him) taught the following: Allah's Apostle (peace & blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "Allah said, 'O son of Adam! Spend, and I shall spend on you." [Sahih Al-Bukhari]
He treated the poor with mercy and kindness, and he used to give them whatever he could, although he, himself, was poor. He also used to teach his companions to have mercy upon the poor as well. Consider his kind, sweet words: “O son of Adam! It is better for you if you spend your surplus (wealth), but if you withhold it, it is evil for you. There is (however) no reproach for you (if you withhold the essentials) for a living. And begin (charity) with your dependants; and the upper hand is better than the lower hand.” (Muslim)
And in another hadith we also read the following;
Narrated Abu Huraira (May Allah be pleased with him):
The Prophet (peace & blessings of Allah be upon him) said, "The one who looks after a widow or a poor person is like a Mujahid (warrior) who fights for Allah's Cause, or like him who performs prayers all the night and fasts all the day." [Sahih Al-Bukhari]
Fortune Foundation 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.
All donated funds are monitored and reviewed by scholars who ensure Zakah, Sadaqah and Lillah funds are spent correctly.
The charity also has a full and transparent audit trail from the donor to the beneficiary.
Message From the Chairman
“Assalamualykum Welcome to our site. We have chosen to put all information about Fortune Foundation on this website and do not have additional policies, criteria or materials. The website also specifies what we don’t do. Before working on any formal application to us, it is always best to read this site and then to contact us.
With the launch of this website, we are trying to maximize our capacity to help more and more poverty ridden people . We are interested to hear from inspirational individuals who believe that they are addressing other significant problems in ways that have the potential to be innovative, replicable and sustainable.
Examples of work that we have funded is available with us and it can be verified by any individual . you are most welcome to do this verification .Please take time to read what’s on this site and then, if you have any queries, call me directly or send a brief e-mail and I will get back to you.
As we seek to maximise the impact of our funds, we take on only a handful of new ventures each year. but new proposals are considered throughout the year, at each of our quarterly trustees’ meetings.
AKBAR YUSUF SAKHARKAR
Vision & Mission
The FORTUNE FOUNDATION works to empower local communities to combat poverty and exclusion in the vicinity of Cheeta camp and Trombay . We work with the people that society forgets, providing practical help through sustainable projects and enabling each person to realise that they are valued. Our vision is to build communities where people of all backgrounds are included and have the opportunity to live in dignity with hope for the future.
We are a Muslim organisation motivated by Mohammed pbuh’ teaching on poverty and injustice. We operate according to Muslim principles of compassion, honesty, integrity, openness, kindness and care of all people, regardless of backgrounds or beliefs. We believe in turning faith into practical action, living out God’s love for the poor...
Whilst we are a Muslim organization presently serving only Muslims, we are planning to include and serve people of all faith groups and beliefs in future. We are passionate about inclusion and being non-judgemental is central to what we do. We believe that everyone has the right to have food on their plate, dignity, skills, a chance to work and hope for the future.