"In (or with) the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful."

‘Bismillah’ is a powerful phrase that completes our actions and adds immense reward and barakah to everything that follows it.

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Allah which is His most familiar name to indicate that all things happen only by the will of Allah.

Rahman which means gracious. Allah is the only one who can keep things from destruction.

Rahim which means merciful. Allah is the most merciful and it is only through His mercy that man can thrive or be successful.

We begin all our actions in the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Benevolent, to remember that everything is for His sake. We begin in Allah’s name in the hope that we will be successful, rewarded and blessed.

Most of us will say something before we, or others, start an action or an important task. It helps us get in the zone, become prepared and to mark the beginning. Phrases we may say or hear include "Here we go!", "Okay now I’m ready!", "You can do it!", "Let’s Go!"

‘Bismillah’ is a powerful phrase that completes our actions and adds immense reward and barakah to everything that follows it.


By saying, 'Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem' الرَّحِيْمِ الرَّحْمٰنِ اللهِ بِسْمِ (meaning, "In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful"), you are consciously asking Allah to be with you during the task, speech or action that you are about to perform.

Opening to blessings

‘Bismillah’ literally means that we start our action seeking help and blessings through the name of Allah.

Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said:

“Every important word or matter that does not being with the remembrance of Allah is maimed.”

This means that without beginning with Bismillah, we deprive ourselves of blessing, goodness, and ease. Therefore, by saying Bismillah we invite and welcome blessings and the help of Allah (SWT) to make things easy and good.

Renewing our intentions

Saying Bismillah gives us the opportunity to clarify our intentions so that our act is preceded with a clear idea of why we are doing it. If we want to maximise our reward for any act, no matter how small, we need to think through our purpose.

It is narrated on the authority of Amirul Mu’minin, Abu Hafs ‘Umar bin al-Khattab, radiyallahu ‘anhu, who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, say:

"Actions are (judged) by motives (niyyah), so each man will have what he intended. Thus, he whose migration (hijrah) was to Allah and His Messenger, his migration is to Allah and His Messenger; but he whose migration was for some worldly thing he might gain, or for a wife he might marry, his migration is to that for which he migrated.”
[Al-Bukhari & Muslim]


 Essentially, when we say Bismillah we remind ourselves that everything is for Allah (SWT) alone. Our sustenance, futures, and akhirah lie with Allah alone.

Give your Zakat in the name of Allah

This Ramadan, at SKT Welfare, we’re asking you to give your Zakat in the name of Allah so we can help lift people out of poverty.

Your donations do more than just provide food and water. Together we can Give hope spread kindness, nourish lives, inspire courage, provide optimism, help and empower. We give people the tools to build bright futures away from the fear of disease, abject poverty, hunger, and thirst.

SKT Welfare believes in complete honesty and transparency.

Our 100% Zakat donation policy means every single penny of your donation will go directly to those who need it most.

We aim to do good - nothing more, nothing less. That means using your hard-earned money in the best possible ways, to make a change and save lives across the world.

This is why we have a 100% donation policy;

100% Zakat . 100% Sadaqah . 100% Lillah . 100% TRUST! 

To cover our admin costs, we use Gift Aid, money received from institutional donors for admin purposes (home and abroad), or direct donations from people like yourself. 

SKT Welfare maintains an internal record of the 100% donation policy- as of our last financial year, 30th march 2020, we are happy to report we continue to maintain the 100% donation policy. 


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