Dr. Zainab Alwani is the Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Howard University. She also currently serves as the Fiqh Council of North America’s Vice-Chair. She was inspired to spearhead the Orphan Care Project after extensive research on the topic. She aspires to educate Muslims, in particular, about the role of orphan care in Islam.
They are our responsibility
“And do good to parents, relatives, orphans and the poor.” [Qur’an 2:83]ENDORSE PROJECT
envisioning a better future for orphans
The Orphan Care Project was created to educate Muslims on the issue of orphan care from an Islamic perspective and to provide knowledge and scholarship on orphan care in Islam.
The project is meant to encourage Muslims, including scholars, intellectuals, social workers, lawmakers, lawyers, mental health professionals, religious leaders, educators, and activists around the world to assist in taking the necessary steps to support all initiatives that aim to indoctrinate the caring of orphans and abandoned children.
We aim to educate foster care agencies on the unique needs of Muslim children who are in the foster care system.
One of our objectives is to raise awareness about the global orphan crisis and therefore increase the number of licensed Muslim foster homes.
Support & Collaborate
Our goal is to support licensed foster families and Muslim foster children. We also strive to collaborate with social, legal and religious organizations on shared goals regarding orphaned and abandoned children.
This guide offers resources and information to help the Muslim community alleviate the current orphan care crisis.