As an independent humanitarian and development organisation, Islamic Relief has been serving humanity for 35 years. With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, they strive to make the world a better and fairer place for the three billion people still living in poverty.
Since they received their first donation in 1984, they have helped millions of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Inspired by the Islamic faith and guided by their values, they believe that people with wealth have a duty to those less fortunate – regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief.
Their projects provide poor people with access to vital services. They protect communities from disasters and deliver life-saving emergency aid. They provide lasting routes out of poverty, and empower vulnerable people to transform their lives and their communities.
Their global family includes national offices, affiliated partners and field offices. They also own a subsidiary company based in Birmingham, UK, which raises funds for our work by collecting and recycling clothing. TIC International also conducts food activities, largely related to canned meat for aid purposes.
Inspired by their Islamic faith and guided by their values, they envisage a world where communities are empowered, social obligations are fulfilled and people respond as one to the suffering of others.
Exemplifying their Islamic values, they will mobilise resources, build partnerships and develop local capacity as they work to:
Enable communities to mitigate the effect of disasters, prepare for their occurrence and respond by providing relief, protection and recovery.
Promote integrated development and environmental custodianship with a focus on sustainable livelihoods.
Support the marginalised and vulnerable to voice their needs and address root causes of poverty.
They remain guided by the timeless values and teachings of the Qur’an and the prophetic example (Sunnah), most specifically:
Sincerity (Ikhlas) – In responding to poverty and suffering, their efforts are driven by sincerity to God and the need to fulfil their obligations to humanity.
Excellences (Ihsan) – Their actions in tackling poverty are marked by excellence in their operations and the conduct through which they help the deserving people they serve.
Compassion (Rahma) – They believe the protection and well-being of every life is of paramount importance and they shall join with other humanitarian actors to act as one in responding to suffering brought on by disasters, poverty and injustice.
Social Justice (Adl) – Their work is founded on enabling people and institutions to fulfil the rights of the poor and vulnerable.They work to empower the dispossessed towards realising their God-given human potential and develop their capabilities and resources.
Custodianship (Amana) – They uphold their duty of custodianship over Earth and its resources, and the trust people place in them as a humanitarian and development practitioner to be transparent and accountable.
Islamic Relief works with communities to strengthen their resilience to disasters, and they provide vital emergency aid when disasters occur.
They help poor people to access basic services, including education, water and sanitation, as well as healthcare. They provide lasting routes out of poverty through our sustainable livelihoods schemes, and their integrated approach to development is transforming communities worldwide.
They tackle the root causes of poverty and make sure that the world’s most vulnerable people have a strong voice and real influence in both their programmes and advocacy. They are also a policy leader on Islamic humanitarianism, and our research programmes develop distinctive, practical approaches to the key issues that are affecting our world today.
Islamic Relief endeavours to:
Protect life and dignity
Campaign for change
Strengthen the Islamic Relief family
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