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Saalik Youth Project

Together For Change: As-Salaam Foundation & Saalik Youth Initiative

As-Salaam Foundation has partnered with the Saalik Youth Initiative in Sheffield. This partnership is underpinned by a shared vision of empowering the underprivileged and fostering community solidarity. In 2024, we are set to launch a series of projects to support the Foundation’s core projects, from education to health and wellbeing.

We are a Grass Roots Youth Project driven by a vibrant community of young minds with a passion to create positive change in disadvantaged areas of Sheffield through sports activities, youth club, workshops, education and trips. Led by Imran Ali, we comprise of around 250 dedicated individuals eager to make a difference, our project is a hub of creativity, collaboration, and compassion. We’re united by our shared goal to initiate impactful projects that address pressing issues, uplift communities, and foster a spirit of empowerment. Through innovative ideas, collective enthusiasm, and a commitment to service, we aim to cultivate a space where each member’s voice is heard and valued anywhere from the ages of 6 upwards to 25.

As we embark on the new year, we are filled with aspirations and a commitment to make a meaningful impact. Saalik Youth Project is eager to dedicate our time and energy towards As-Salaam Foundation in 2024. We recognise the power we hold collectively to effect positive change on a larger scale, and we aim to channel this energy into volunteer efforts that align with our values of compassion and community service.

By lending our hands and hearts to this cause, we aim to contribute to their impactful initiatives and make a tangible difference in the lives of those they serve.

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Our Aim

Through 2024 we endeavor to raise over £30,000 and support four core projects that are close to our hearts.

Join us on this journey of discovery, learning, and meaningful contribution as we strive to make a lasting impact together! 🙌

Our Objectives

Our core values give us a framework for our operational decisions. The following core values and beliefs define what’s important to us at As-Salaam Humanitarian Foundation.

To support the advancement of young people and the community facing disadvantage, with a focus on ages 6-25 and those from ethnically diverse backgrounds and origins. To advance their interest, confidence, self-esteem and aspirations enabling them to realise their potential by promoting and providing various cultural, educational, social and recreational activities.

To campaign for equitable access including services and facilities use for young people and the population of Pitsmoor, Burngreave, Fir Vale and its environs including managing any premises as may be acquired for the purposes of the organisation and its participants.

To inform, support, advise, develop courses, provide lectures, classes, meetings, conferences, and help on matters of interest and needs to young people, parents and the wider community including issues such as health and wellbeing, mental health, parenting, employability, personal development, fitness, poverty, crime and violence and dealing with conflict.

To develop and nurture long term relationships with young people and the local community, to enhance community cohesion and interaction, including one to one mentoring support.

To co-design and develop activities via consultation with young people to inform, educate, safeguard and enhance ability to make informed choices.

To provide opportunities, training and pathways to/for volunteers and community participants.


Yemen | Nepal | Pakistan | Uganda | Sri Lanka

January - March 2024

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"Whoever feeds a fasting person will have his sins forgiven, will be saved from hell fire, and will have the same reward as the fasting person without diminishing the reward of the fasting person in the slightest."

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)

Whilst many of us eat to our fill, for many across the world poverty casts a shadow over the joyous spirit of Ramadan, especially during iftar. For many families facing financial hardships, iftar becomes a poignant reminder of scarcity. The inability to afford nutritious meals compounds the challenges of observing this sacred month. In the midst of such adversity, we endeavor to bridge this gap, offering iftar meals to those in need. These meals not only provide sustenance but also foster a sense of solidarity and compassion, reminding everyone of the fundamental principle of generosity integral to Ramadan. 

Past Appeals

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March - April 2024

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“Which charity is best?” He replied, “[Providing] water”’.

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)

Water is a blessing from Allah that we often take for granted. Nepal grapples with a pressing water crisis that spans urban centers and rural landscapes, affecting millions across the country. Rapid urbanization, coupled with inadequate infrastructure and the impact of climate change, exacerbates the scarcity of clean water resources. Our efforts to address this crisis involve a mix of infrastructural development, community-driven initiatives, and conservation strategies. Having access to safe water is a basic human right and fulfilling this right is an excellent Sadaqah.

Past Appeals

Build a Masjid


May - July 2024

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“Whoever builds a Masjid for the sake of Allah, Allah will build for him a house in Paradise.”

The Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)

With immense gratitude to our generous donors, we are delighted to announce the completion of our charity project, encompassing the construction of a large masjid, four houses, and the distribution of food packs.

Building a Large Masjid

We have successfully built a large masjid with a capacity to accommodate 250 worshippers. This masjid will significantly alleviate the challenges faced by the Muslim community in Uganda due to the scarcity of mosques. It will provide a dedicated space for worship, community engagement, and religious education, improving the quality of religious services and educational opportunities in the area.

Constructing Houses

We have also constructed four houses, each designed to house eight people. In total, these houses provide shelter for 32 individuals. This initiative addresses the dire housing needs in Majala village, offering families a safe and secure living environment. The new houses replace the makeshift huts made of mud and straw, thereby enhancing the living conditions for these families.

Providing Food Packs

In addition to the above, we have distributed 300 food packs to families in need, benefiting approximately 1,800 individuals. These food packs are a crucial support for the families, ensuring they have access to essential sustenance during challenging times.

Past Appeals

Orphan Sponsorships


July - December 2024

Uganda faces a significant orphan crisis, with a substantial number of children losing their parents due to various factors, including HIV/AIDS, poverty, conflict, and disease. These circumstances leave many children vulnerable and without proper care or support networks. 

As-Salaam orphanage strives to provide a home and basic necessities, whilst trying our utmost to meet the overwhelming demand. In Uganda, many orphans end up in households headed by older siblings or distant relatives, facing challenges in accessing education, healthcare, and a stable upbringing. Limited efforts by government initiatives aim to address these issues but they are not doing enough. 

As-Salaam wants to emphasise and develop access to family-based care, education, and community support systems. The orphan situation in Uganda highlights the ongoing need for sustainable solutions and comprehensive support to ensure these children receive the care, opportunities, and protection they deserve. 

Any donations exceeding our initial target will be devoted to refurbishing the orphanage. This includes constructing two additional dormitories and one classroom, significantly improving the living and learning conditions for the children. These enhancements will provide more space and create a conducive learning environment, ensuring a better quality of education and living standards.

Sponsor an orphan from £240 per year or just £20 per month.

“I and the one who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will be in Paradise like these two” – and he gestured with his forefinger and middle finger, holding them close together.’’

Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)