The Iqra Welfare Trust (IWT) is a prominent socio-cultural organization that operates from Bangalore, India. An organization of committed Muslim philanthropists, the IWT has been functioning successfully over the last three decades since its inception. Amongst other lofty aims, the organization’s foremost objective lies in the correct presentation of Islam before the educated, west-influenced, sections of the Muslim community, both among the youth and the elderly.
Its important activities in this direction include the publishing of authentic Islamic literature through IQRA Publications, a subsidiary publishing unit of the organization, and the training/ grooming of future scholars on Islam through the Institute of Higher Learning – another concern of the IWT dedicated to the cause of promoting Islamic scholarship. All these labours notwithstanding, the IWT has not confined itself to the promotion of Islam merely through academic work.
It has, in fact, made serious efforts at holding multiple day seminars and camps for the practical training of Muslim youth. These live-in summer camps, usually conducted for a period of three days or more, encourage the participating youth to focus on the priorities that Islam has placed before them for implementation in their lives.