Introduction: Islam at Work Foundation
The Islam At Work Foundation Uganda (I@WFU) is a community-based charity and not-for-profit founded in 2016; we are dedicated to serving society by promoting the accepted understanding of Islam with its spiritual teachings, community service projects, ideals, civil concepts, and moral values, all directed towards serving humanity. I@WFU seeks to reach out to people using reasoned and logically grounded argument.
To uplift the standard of life, morality, and education of the most deserving and needy in Uganda.
Islam at Work Foundation and its over 100 fulltime volunteer staff spread across Uganda vigorously strives towards, achieving maximum productivity, service excellence, and achieving the most professional results, for our donors and those in need, primarily for the sake and progress of Islam in Uganda. The Agency diligently pursues this vision and mission in Uganda by providing relief in respect of food to the most starving and hungry; water to the most thirsty; shelter to the most destitute; medical care to the sickest; education to the neediest and moreover, establishing poverty relief developmental projects towards ultimate self-sufficiency, and thereby, with the Help of Allah (SWT) restoring the dignity, respect, and honor of our fellow Muslims throughout Uganda.
What do we want?
- A constructive and civil dialogue to be initiated between Muslims and other sections of modern society for the betterment of all concerned.
- Helping the poor and needy for a happy life
- Ugandan Muslims to understand their role as couriers of morals and upholders of justice for all those oppressed in the world, Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
- Humanity to realize the importance of peace and stability in the world
How do we achieve our aims?
- By having a membership made up of strong Islamically knowledgeable, generous, and resolute individuals.
- By applying our Da’awa programs thoroughly to all levels of membership.
- By coordinating with other Islamic organizations who share the broad aims and objectives of I@WFU.
- By working on all levels and applying the notions of universality and the comprehensiveness with which we preach.
- By having a strategic plan which meets the requirements and demands of the context within which we function.
I@WFU is committed to practicing what it teaches at both the membership and individual levels.
Consequently, we shall:
- Commit time and other resources to succession planning and to develop Muslims into leaders’ that believe in, are committed to, and practice our values.
- Demonstrate our commitment to lead by acting with unwavering resolve to do whatever must be and can be done.
- Be honest, work hard, and act with humility.
- Accept responsibility for our actions.
- Inculcate a culture of delegation.
- Recognize that our calling is to serve the interests of all Muslims under the teachings of the Quran and Hadith.
- Place Muslims and public interests at the forefront of all actions, subject to our statutory obligations and resource constraints.
- Be mindful of Muslim, public opinion and perception.
- Strive relentlessly to satisfy our internal and external stakeholders.
- Evaluate the quality and quantity of our services.
- Take corrective action whenever shortcomings occur.
- Open our operations to internal and external scrutiny.
- Create a working environment where honesty, tolerance, social justice, dialogue, and debate are encouraged.
- Accept responsibility for our actions.
- Provides accurate, timely, and relevant information to stakeholders.
- Enforce zero-tolerance for an Islamic ethical behavior.
- Cherish our integrity.
- Take all necessary steps to protect the confidentiality of our membership, stakeholders, and the public at large.
- Never disclose any confidential information except where we are required to do so by law.
- Be impartial in all our decisions.
- Provide equal opportunity to everyone regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or physical disability.
- Be mindful of the concerns and needs of minority groups.
- Support a fair and impartial hearing to any aggrieved stakeholders.
- Commit time and other resources to the building, maintaining, and refining effective teamwork.
- Place our corrective goals above our individual goals.
- Encourage participatory decisions making.
- Take corrective responsibility for our decisions.
- Reward teamwork.
- Provide an environment where learning is encouraged.
- Commit resources to continuous improvement.
- Reward activity and innovation.