“When the son of Adam dies his actions come to an end except three: a continuing charity, knowledge which gives benefit, or a pious child who prays for him.” — The Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace)

Dear friends,
al-salam ‘alaykum.

As you know, the Oxford Traditional Knowledge Foundation is project for the preservation, transmission and development of traditional spirituality, knowledges, and arts.

By God’s grace, OTKF’s flagship programme, the Weekly Madrasa, has been running continuously since 2008, and has benefitted hundreds of people. Attended by both Muslims and people of other faiths, our programmes are designed to demonstrate the connection between the prophetic model (
sunnah) and the art of living holistically and conscientiously in the contemporary world.

In 2017, the founders of OTKF came together with a number of other members of the Oxford community who share a passion for both education and local community. This resulted in the establishment of the
Wilaya Trust: a registered charity dedicated to the development of holistic, community-based education.

The Wilaya Trust’s mission is twofold:

1. to provide support to community-based educational programmes throughout the U.K. and beyond, by developing materials and models for holistic education tailored for individual communities' needs;

2. to run our own flagship, holistic educational institute in Oxford, where we can develop, use, and refine these models and resources which we then share with other communities.

Our goal is to help your community develop holistic educational programmes best suited for you. Think of the Wilaya Trust as your own in-house educationalist, curriculum developer, and consultant—available whenever you need us. We help you think through your community’s requirements, and then create bespoke solutions to fulfil your community’s unique needs.

We have long been searching for a building in which to house the resources needed to fulfil this mission.
By God’s grace, we have found a very suitable building to lease in the heart of Oxford. This site will simultaneously provide offices for our work, a revenue-generating café, and a welcoming community space. We have come to an agreement with the landlord, and we are expecting to sign very soon.

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Our immediate costs for securing the lease and the first year of operations is £210,000.

This will go towards (1) securing the building, (2) hiring a professional educationalist and part-time administrator to begin the projects, and (3) launching the revenue-generating café.

We are currently seeking the following forms financial help to secure the lease:
(a) large one-off donations (sadaqa) and interest-free loans (qard hasan)
(b) 100 donors to commit £50 a month for the year, through standing orders.

We encourage you to look at your donation as an investment, as the money you donate will soon be generating revenue for the trust. This, in turn, means that it will serve as a
sadaqa jariya—a perpetual charity in your name.

You can easily
donate below via JustGiving, PayPal, or setting up a standing order. If you would like to discuss a large donation or loan, please call our finance manager at 07908529165, or email us directly at

“A person’s wealth is never decreased by giving in charity.” With this reminder from the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and grant him peace), we hope that you will be generous in helping us to secure the building and to launch this next, exciting stage of our efforts.

The OTKF will continue in its mission to connect authentic Islamic knowledge with the art of conscientious living in community. Building upon this decade of service, the Wilaya Trust has been established with the goal of supporting
your local community to develop the most appropriate educational programmes for your community’s needs. By supporting the Wilaya Trust, you are investing in the well-being of your community, now and in the future.

For further information on the Wilaya Trust and its plans, please visit

Sincerely yours,
The Wilaya Trust


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The Wilaya Trust is a registered charity, no. 1137354, and your donation — whether made via JustGiving, PayPal, or your bank — is eligible for Gift Aid, which makes your donation more valuable. If you are a UK taxpayer, we can claim 28% more at no additional cost to you, by your simply completing the Gift Aid section of this declaration and returning it to us in person or by email. You must pay income tax at least equal to the amount that OTKF will reclaim on your donations during the tax year – currently we are able to reclaim 28p for each £1 you give. If in the future your circumstances change and you no longer pay tax on your income and capital gains equal to the tax that the charity reclaims, you can cancel your declaration by simply informing us of the change. If you pay tax at the higher tax rate, you can claim further tax relief in your self-assessment tax return.