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Knowledge is key: The divine gift of understanding in Islam

2024-06-13T16:40:10+00:00

The importance of knowledge in Islam Knowledge holds a divine place in Islam, a fact established through the Qur’an. Allah subhanah wa ta'ala (swt) created mankind for a purpose, transforming us from nothing into beings with the potential for greatness. The first ayah revealed to Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in Surah Al-Alaq commands Iqra, “Read," emphasising the sacred duty of seeking beneficial knowledge. This directive marked the beginning of a profound journey in human pursuit of understanding and wisdom. The role of knowledge in Islamic tradition Islam has always provided great impetus for the pursuit of knowledge. The qalam (pen) used to [...]

Knowledge is key: The divine gift of understanding in Islam2024-06-13T16:40:10+00:00

Building the Capacity of NGOs: 2020-2023 Report

2024-06-13T16:06:57+00:00

Building the Capacity of NGOs HAD has been busy over the past few years delivering vital institutional strengthening and capacity building programmes to local NGOs from across the globe. Our work has ranged from delivering practical skills-based training, to providing more holistic institutional development in areas such as leadership, programme management, and financial sustainability. Through building the resilience of local organisations in this way, we aim to nurture and support local civil society in many of the contexts within the humanitarian sector, therefore developing viable local partner organisations to aid in the delivery of our work in supporting local communities and [...]

Building the Capacity of NGOs: 2020-2023 Report2024-06-13T16:06:57+00:00

Strengthening Community Organisations Across The UK

2024-05-06T18:56:37+00:00

Last year, with the support of Islamic Relief, we the Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD), kicked off a series of 5 taster workshops both in-person and virtually across several major UK cities with. The sessions aimed to boost the competency of UK mosques and campaign groups in their daily activities and included training on topics such as bid writing, safeguarding, finance for non-finance managers, governance and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Muslim Council of Britain, East London Mosque, Green Lane Masjid, READ foundation and Human Appeal were among 100 prominent participants that attended the sessions carried out in London, Manchester [...]

Strengthening Community Organisations Across The UK2024-05-06T18:56:37+00:00

NEWSLETTER JULY – DECEMBER 2023

2024-05-16T09:34:04+00:00

As we bid farewell to 2023, we take immense pride in the significant achievement of delivering comprehensive training to 3,340 humanitarians, fostering a community dedicated to making a positive impact. Through 38 face-to-face sessions and 30 remote engagements, we have equipped individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the challenges of humanitarian work effectively. Our commitment to serving the community and the Islamic Relief family remains unwavering. Looking ahead to 2024, we are excited about the prospect of further accomplishments with the implementation of the Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD) new strategy. Newsletter Jul - Dec 2023

NEWSLETTER JULY – DECEMBER 20232024-05-16T09:34:04+00:00

NEWSLETTER JANUARY – JUNE 2023

2023-08-08T12:16:21+00:00

Stepping into the first half of 2023 has been a very exciting time of growth and progress for us here at HAD. We've been working on developing the capabilities of humanitarians, empowering those dedicated to aiding the most vulnerable and crisis-stricken corners of our world, including regions like Yemen. We've worked with NGOs and CSOs, to strengthen and transform the skill set of on-ground humanitarians which is ultimately helping to elevate their service to those in dire need. A key achievement for us was being a part of the STRIDE project which aims to equip local partners of Islamic Relief [...]

NEWSLETTER JANUARY – JUNE 20232023-08-08T12:16:21+00:00

NEWSLETTER JULY – DECEMBER 2022

2024-05-16T09:19:17+00:00

The second half of 2022 has been an exciting time of growth and progress for us at HAD. We've transformed humanitarians working in some of the most vulnerable and crisis-hit parts of the world like Yemen and Iraq. We have also worked very closely with NGOs and CSOs in these countries to build on the strengths of humanitarians working on the ground to serve the needy. One of our milestones achieved was towards the end of this year as we introduced our unique Train the Trainer programme to a group of 30 aid workers. We had a fantastic time working on [...]

NEWSLETTER JULY – DECEMBER 20222024-05-16T09:19:17+00:00

HAD Newsletter January – June 2022

2023-04-25T08:49:25+00:00

The first half of 2022 has been very successful for HAD, with some challenges faced along the way. So far we have managed to secure and close some big projects focusing more on strengthening the local NGOs & CSOs in countries like Iraq and Yemen. We have also had some milestone achievements in building the capacity of Islamic Relief Worldwide through our continued training programmes like Governance Training where we bring together the board of trustees to tackle key issues facing the organisation. We had a fantastic time working on all the projects and we are sure you will enjoy reading [...]

HAD Newsletter January – June 20222023-04-25T08:49:25+00:00

HAD Newsletter July – December 2021

2023-04-25T08:44:05+00:00

2021 has been an incredibly successful for HAD, with some key challenges faced along the way. The year marked a very robust effort by the HAD team – from securing vital projects to partnering with external bodies, we’ve had a brilliant year to look back on. We had a fantastic time working on all the projects and we are sure you will enjoy reading through some of our key highlights from the latter half of the year. Please click the link below to access the full newsletter. HAD Newsletter Jul - Dec 2021    

HAD Newsletter July – December 20212023-04-25T08:44:05+00:00

HAD Newsletter January 2021- June 2021

2023-04-25T08:58:22+00:00

It is with great pleasure that we present to you the official HAD newsletter, covering the period from January to June 2021. We would like to begin by recognising the efforts and commitment of all our staff who continue to work tirelessly to help achieve our goals and deliver our long-term vision. The last year has been particularly challenging as the Covid-19 pandemic presented significant operational challenges. The resilience of our staff during this time has been remarkable. Please click the link below to access the full newsletter. HAD Newsletter Jan 2021- June 2021

HAD Newsletter January 2021- June 20212023-04-25T08:58:22+00:00
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