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    Ummah Welfare Trust Needs Your Help - Please Help and Support

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    Barclays decision to close UWT account.





    The Ummah Welfare Trust (UWT) is dismayed by receiving a 30 day notice from Barclays to close their bank account. The trust has been banking with Barclays since its inception in 2001 in order to carry out relief operations in over twenty countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East providing support to over a million people.


    Barclays Bank has given no apparent reason to why the notice has been served. UWT Director of Operations Mohammed Ahmed said in a statement, “We are deeply concerned with Barclays Bank’s decision to close our accounts without any justification. This decision will not only affect the great work carried out by UWT but will affect millions of people who rely on UWT. This decision sets a dangerous precedent of disrupting British charities without any substance, especially as INTERPAL is in the process of having its bank accounts closed by Lloyds TSB. Targeting charities in this way shows there is a conceited attempt to stop the good work in politically-sensitive regions by leading British Muslim charities.



    UWT is calling on all supporters and friends to urge Barclays Bank to review its decision so UWT can continue its humanitarian projects across the world without any disruption. UWT would like to reassure its supporters this is a decision of a bank and does not reflect the view of the Charity Commission.
    • Ummah Welfare Trust is a UK registered international relief and development charity operating in over 25 countries. For further details, visit www.uwt.org or contact: UWT Head Office, 351 Derby St. Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL3 6LR.
    T: 01204 383 732.

    E: info@uwt.org
    • For all media enquires, please contact the Media Officer on 01204 383 732.
    Help UWT now! Contact Barclays and ask for a reason of account closure and inform them that you and your associates will be closing your accounts if the decision is not immediately reversed.


    Your support is vital for the cause of humanity.



    You can contact Barclays Bank in the following ways:



    Call Barclays now on 0800 282 390 / 0207 116 7488



    Email Barclays Business Manager Mr. Columb O'shea: columb.oshea@barclays.com and Mr. John Varley: john.varley@barclays.com



    Write to:
    John Varley
    Group Chief Executive
    Barclays Bank
    1 Churchill Place
    London
    E14 5HP



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    More about Ummah Welfare Trust (Those of you in UK will know of them).





    Ummah Welfare Trust (UWT) is a UK registered international relief and development charity. Established in the year 2001, UWT operates in over twenty countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. UWT aims to relieve the suffering of the poor and alleviate poverty across the world.
    • UWT charitable expenditure is reviewed and monitored by scholars to ensure the Zakah, Sadaqah, Lillah and Interest funds are spent correctly.
    • UWT is transparent and accountable and has a full audit trail from the donor to the beneficiary.
    • UWT is fully committed to a 100% donations policy. There is no deduction for administration or fundraising purposes.
    Aims & Objectives
    • To provide water and sanitation facilities in the drought stricken areas.
    • To provide basic food provisions for widows, orphans and families in need.
    • To reconstruct Mosques and Education Centres and provide funds for their maintenance.
    • To sponsor orphans and maintain their physical and spiritual upbringing.
    • To provide sponsorship of families affected by conflicts and natural disasters.
    • To provide relief and funds towards reconstruction of homes.
    • To sponsor and assist the immigrants in the affected regions.
    • To establish medical and rehabilitation clinics for the victims of war, oppression and drug abuse.

    Our Commitments


    By the grace of Almighty Allah, UWT is committed, to ensure that every penny donated reaches its intended destination. Not a single penny is deducted for administration or fundraising costs. However, like any other organisation, administration costs are inevitable.

    Administration Costs Are Covered By:
    1. Donations specified for administration.
    2. Income generated from recycled clothes. UWT has a wide scale recycling scheme across the UK with over thirty clothing banks.
    3. Profits received from The Ummah Shops and charity shops. In Bradford and Leicester branches, UWT operates charity Shops. In Blackburn, Bolton, Luton, Birmingham, UWT operates The Ummah Shop which has since become a high quality retailer of books, Islamic-ware, and other day-to-day items required to assist in practicing the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
    4. Tax reclaim on gift aid donations. The gift aid scheme allows donors to increase the value of their donation by 25%. This is a simple and effective way to assist the administration of the charity.
    Ummah Welfare Trust Needs Your Help - Please Help and Support

    And verily for everything that a slave loses there is a substitute, but the one who loses Allah will never find anything to replace Him.”
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    ...I wonder at the one who extends his right hand
    To his beloved at the time of seperation and he hastens therein!
    I felt weak and incapable of saying farewell when I saw him
    So my heart shook his hand whilst my eye wept....

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    Re: Ummah Welfare Trust Needs Your Help - Please Help and Support

    I'll certainly email a protest and ask them why they have closed the account of such a worthy charity. Though I do wonder why the charity chose to bank with Barclays instead of an Islamic bank. There is the Islamic Bank of Britain now which is Sharia'a compliant.


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