We Seek to reconnect the Muslim tradition of knowledge to the masses by promoting its representation and reinvigorating classical scholarship.
We aim to realise this by following our tripartite philosophy:
Deserving Sunni scholars and students of knowledge to enable complete dedication to serving Islam through various medium, such as teaching, writing and lecturing.
The standard of education and scholarly representation in Muslim communities, primarily those situated in the West.
The orthodox tradition of Muslim scholarship and popularise its undertaking by an increase in financial stability.
Supporting Sunni Scholars upholds a 100% disbursement policy ensuring every penny of your hard earned donation is completely utilised for the beneficial aims set out for. No donation is used for administrative or overhead costs; these are covered through direct admin-related donations or Gift Aid.
This unique policy sets Supporting Sunni Scholars apart from most international NGO’s and is the guiding principle of the organisation. Our work is carried out by experienced, committed volunteers and is overseen by trustees with professional management and charity sector experience. No work of ours is outsourced to agencies, preventing possible conflicts of interest. The charity takes complete ownership for delivering funding to its recipients while displaying absolute transparency, integrity and applicant confidentiality.
Further details of distribution of funds and its methods and frequency will be visible to its recipients. In general, funding will be distributed on a circumstantial basis through bank transfer.
Supporting Sunni Scholars has been founded as a support system for UK based Sunni scholars. Many of these scholars do not have full time jobs and dedicate the entirety of their time to serve the religion in mosques by; writing, teaching, and lecturing. Therefore, they do not have any financial means apart from this, though, like any other persons, they too have families to feed.
In addition, many British scholars and Imams, who are better known for their role of leading daily prayer in mosques are among the most poorly paid.
They are tasked with and not limited to; leading the 5 daily prayers; teach evening classes with intermediate and advanced level of prowess; conduct additional weekend events and courses; prepare all material; deliver the Friday sermon and prayer; lead outreach activities; provide family and marriage counselling. Additionally, the imam is responsible for these activities for 6 to 7 days of the week and are compelled to work extra due to the low rate of pay.
The ideal state for any Sunni scholar is that Sunnis get together and support them financially to the extent that they don't have to work such that they can dedicate all of their time to the religion. It is imperative, and a communal obligation to offer monetary support and contribute whatever possible, as often as possible.
Our scholars are the future of the Ahl al-Sunnah. If we don't ensure they are financially stable, who will guide our next generation?