World Organisation of Religions & Knowledge

Brief history

Maulana Shams Naved Usmani

The Founder

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Activities

The volunteers work day and night to deliver the message of peace among the people, to make the world a better place to live.

Philosophy Behind the Logo

The tree signifies the origin of humanity, coming from the same roots and then slowly diversifying with time. This tree doubles up as a ‘W’, the initial letter the organisation’s name, which grows like a tree with many branches and twigs, representing different walks of life. Additionally, the organisation functions inversely to this upward growth, where it aims to remind the people of different sects about the same origin of life and unity they all belong to.

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WORK, as an organisation, strives to instil compassion in the hearts of people to help create an interconnected society living together as one.

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Principles

WORK, as an organisation, strives to instil compassion in the hearts of people to help create an interconnected society living together as one. The volunteers work day and night to deliver the message of peace among the people, to make the world a better place to live. For the same, WORK focusses on the following principles:
• Shanti
• Ekta
• Seva
• Gyan
• Sahyog

1987
01
Foundation stone
On Aug. 25, 1987, agreeing to the request of Syed Abdullah Tariq, Maulana Acharya Shams Naved Usmani permitted an organization to be formed with Syed Abdullah Tariq as its life-time President.
1993
02
Demise of the founder
August 26, 1993 was a sad day as The Founder left us and departed for his heavenly abode.
1994
03
Imparting Interfaith Education
Since 1994, WORK has been taking keen interest in imparting Interfaith Education to the Madrasa students and inspiring Muslims to take their guidance directly from Qur’an.
2001
04
Public Welfare activities
In the year 2001, WORK was registered as a Society. The WORKers performed commendable service during the massive earthquakes in Gujarat and Kashmir in 2001 and 2005 and during the communal riots in Gujarat in 2002.
2004
05
Charitable Trust
In 2004, the organisation registered itself as a Charitable Trust. In the same year it started taking care of differently abled children, imparting expert advice to the parents.
2016
06
Collaboration with HWPL
In 2016, it started collaboration with an International Peace Organisation HWPL. The NGO is working for acceptance of legislation of ‘No War’ binding on all nations through the United Nations. WORK helped them organise many public programmes in different Indian cities.
2020
07
Relief WORK during lockdown
In 2020, during the lockdown, WORK volunteers have been relentlessly undertaking relief WORK for the poor and deprived since March 25.
2020
08
Expansion of activities
On June 1, 2020 WORK passed a resolution to expand its activities to other spheres of peace and social work like pollution, ecology, water conservation, implanting of trees and collaborating with Akhand Bharat Abhiyan.
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Testimonials

We believe that having Mr. Tariq as a publicity ambassador of HWPL and the support and partnership of WORK are definitely blessings from God. We look forward to working together in the future as well until we achieve our common goal - a world without war.

Kylee Shin
Regional Director of WARP Office Team, HWPL’s Daegukyeongbuk Branch
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