Sewing School

Women's Empowerment

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Al-Iqbal Sewing School

Women's empowerment includes the action of raising the status of women through education, raising awareness, literacy, and training. Women's empowerment is all about equipping and allowing women to make life-determining decisions through the different problems in society.

Al-Iqbal Sewing School is yet another initiative from ABMDP.

  • The programme is cost-free for the students. In other words; cost for cloth, machinery, teacher salary etc. is payed by ABMDP.
  • The desire to enroll for this programme is so immense, that 2 classes have been established – morning/afternoon.
  • The young girls learn the art of tailoring, knitting and needlework. Whatever they sew/knit is theirs to keep or is sold. The income is naturally given to the respective student.
  • Students participate in exams at Jhelum to obtain official recognition of their ability. Until now all students have passed with flying colours and achieved top marks – MaashAllah!. Private donors have awarded each a sewing machine.

Our Projects

We aim to support sustainable, inclusive and equitable economic
growth by promoting women’s economic empowerment.

Temporary Closure of
Al-Iqbal Sewing School

May 17, 2008

Al-Iqbal Sewing School had to close temporarily, having to find a suitable replacement for relocation.

Graduation Ceremony

August 20, 2005

There is no greater recognition of a graduate’s achievements than a Graduation Ceremony.

Graduation Ceremony

December 13, 2004

Honourable Prof. Imam Mohammad Idrees presented the awards to the graduands.


Shutting Down

In mid-May 2008 Al-Iqbal Sewing School had to close temporarily due to relocation.

On the owners request, Al-Iqbal Sewing School had to leave the premises on short notice. All of a sudden we were forced to find a suitable replacement and relocate.

The timing could not have come at a more worse time since severeal students were preparing for their graduation exams.
Once hearing the news, many students let their feelings be known with tearful eyes. They were assured that the school will insha’Allah open again soon.

Sadaqah Jariyah
Sponsor A Free Eye Camp

One of the best things about Sadaqah Jariyah is that you can give on behalf of the deceased and benefit them directly without decreasing your own rewards. When you lose a loved one, there is nothing that can ever take their place and it is often very hard to find the perfect way to honour their memory. Giving a Sadaqah Jariyah is one of the best things you can do for a loved one and something that they can benefit greatly from.

With your Gift of Sight, you will enable people to help themselves (earn their livelihood) beyond the initial intervention, ensuring that both they and you reap the benefits for years to come in sha’ Allah.