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1306, 2024

Knowledge is key: The divine gift of understanding in Islam

By |June 13th, 2024|Categories: News|

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[...]

1204, 2024

Building the Capacity of NGOs: 2020-2023 Report

By |April 12th, 2024|Categories: News|

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[...]

304, 2024

Strengthening Community Organisations Across The UK

By |April 3rd, 2024|Categories: News|

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[...]

2703, 2024

How training helped me better support Yemeni communities and people in need

By |March 27th, 2024|Categories: Blog|

As the learning division of Islamic Relief, we have access to over 40 countries worldwide and therefore, we can support humanitarian workers around the world to build their skills and better serve their communities. Here, Ahmad Alhakami, a project officer at Islamic Relief, explains how we helped him support his fellow aid workers and communities in Yemen. As a project officer with Islamic Relief Yemen, my focus is on developing[...]

1801, 2024

NEWSLETTER JULY – DECEMBER 2023

By |January 18th, 2024|Categories: News|

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[...]

808, 2023

NEWSLETTER JANUARY – JUNE 2023

By |August 8th, 2023|Categories: News|

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[...]

1607, 2023

ISLAMIC RELIEF CEO – WASEEM AHMAD

By |July 16th, 2023|Categories: stories from senior humanitarians|

“My experience with HAD is fantastic and I am extremely proud of the organisation. Islamic Relief Worldwide established HAD based on our cumulative experience and knowledge, which was gathered from our operations globally. It brings together the learning and insights from across our humanitarian and development activities. along with input from other colleagues and professionals with whom we work and has a vital role to play in keeping Islamic Relief[...]

1607, 2023

Dr ARIF PATHAN – IR CANADA MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

By |July 16th, 2023|Categories: stories from senior humanitarians|

"The bringing together of the minds and experience but most importantly the hearts of all of the board directors from around the world and bringing them to one place helped us to have a unity and purpose, a unity of mind a unity of values which is so important for Islamic Relief’s growth as an organisation."

1607, 2023

YUSRA RIZWAN – MEMBER OF SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

By |July 16th, 2023|Categories: stories from senior humanitarians|

“I loved that the programme gave me the opportunity to interact with different leaders from across the IR family and I got to learn from them and their experience. That was a really great opportunity. Outside of that the programme is very interactive and so it wasn’t just a lecture style, but we got to apply what we were learning and really engaging and interesting activities and so that really[...]

1607, 2023

Nurhayati Hassan – Vice Chair of IRW Board of Trustees

By |July 16th, 2023|Categories: stories from senior humanitarians|

“I find that especially when we planned and did the case study as a group, that was where all the real learning came in. Having the different trustees and CEOs from different countries come together was  amazing to see as we can learn from each other and achieve our goals  together.”

2705, 2023

“I would highly recommend HAD for any training needs you have”

By |May 27th, 2023|Categories: Stories|

“Having recently joined the organisation, it was really important for me to understand what being a leader at IR Canada looks like and what kind of skills I really need to acquire especially in the humanitarian context” says Faghya who is the Chief Finance Officer at Islamic Relief Canada leading a team of up to 50 people. “So, taking on this programme it has been an incredible journey so far.[...]

2405, 2023

ABDUL’S STORY

By |May 24th, 2023|Categories: Stories|

“It's a brilliant leadership programme led by some of the finest trainers out there. I've definitely learnt a lot in the short space of just a week and can really see myself applying all the skills & knowledge to my role at Islamic Relief UK.”

2305, 2023

NAJAH’S STORY

By |May 23rd, 2023|Categories: Stories|

“Working within the humanitarian sector could sometime feel like being in a marathon-constantly running, and sometimes without envisioning a finishing line. This course was a much-needed breathing space, where we had a chance to stop and reflect on our day-to-day job. Think about methods we instinctively adopt and means to improve and develop. One of my take-aways from this course is learning to appreciate different personality traits and skill sets.[...]

2305, 2023

MERVE’S STORY

By |May 23rd, 2023|Categories: Stories|

“As a humanitarian, my job requires me to have good communication, leadership and time management skills which ensures the work I do is of high quality and helps as many people as possible. Humanitarian work is also about building trust. My role requires me to talk to different groups of people in different ways, from children to older people and religious leader. And you need to be a good observer[...]

2205, 2023

HADEEL’S STORY

By |May 22nd, 2023|Categories: Stories|

“The report writing training was so powerful and effective that as a result, we’ve now secured new projects from donors” says Hadeel who is from Gaza working with an association for equality and human rights in the Gaza Strip. She attended one of the popular trainings by HAD on Report Writing which focuses on helping humanitarians write quality reports, enabling them to secure funding. Before completing the training by HAD,[...]

2205, 2023

TAZHAN’S STORY

By |May 22nd, 2023|Categories: Stories|

“First, I would like to thank HAD team and the trainer who explained the lesson and the importance of follow-up, evaluation and accountability during our report writing and strategic planning trainings. I learned how to manage projects and solve problems” says Tazhan who was one of the participants from on the training in partnership with UNFPA Iraq. She works for the National Mine Action Authority (NMAA) as an administrator and[...]

2005, 2023

MAHMOUD’S STORY

By |May 20th, 2023|Categories: Stories|

“It was one of the best courses I've ever had on humanitarian training. I feel I've learnt a lot of valuable skills that can help me to implement changes in how I work with people in need and within my team in Iraq.”

2005, 2023

KHALID’S STORY

By |May 20th, 2023|Categories: Stories|

“Train The Trainer Programme was a great opportunity for me to connect with all trainers in the field who know best the context of Yemen and in specific the Civil Society Organisations in Yemen. HAD provided me with the right skills & knowledge to be able to tackle some difficult projects and tasks in my field of work. The academy is helping to leave a legacy and build the true[...]

1305, 2023

Project Management for Development Professionals

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: L&D Case Study|

Mission Saudi Arabia / November 2019 Re-building Syria 2019: HAD continues its capacity building of Syrian NGOs, delivering Project Management for Development Professionals (PMD Pro) Level 1 training Ensuring relevance to the sector and adding value to day to day work, we delivered our PMD Pro training to a number of NGOs in Jeddah who work with large portfolios. The aim of this project was to help them to improve their[...]

1305, 2023

Volunteer Leadership Programme (VLP)

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: L&D Case Study|

Mission UK / 2015- ongoing The ground-breaking Volunteer Leadership Programme (VLP), the first of its kind globally, is a volunteer-lead programme designed to train its participants in the subject area of desire. Co-developed and ran by HAD and Islamic Relief UK, some of the course areas we cover include digital and social, fundraising and volunteering on the front lines etc. At HAD, empowering and strengthening the humanitarian sector including its[...]

1305, 2023

Managing Humanitarian Funds in Niger

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: L&D Case Study|

Mission WEST AFRICA / 2019 4 day training was organised (14-17th January 2019) in Niger for Islamic Relief West Africa region in partnership with Bioforce. The training was aimed at primary programs staff with the aim of understanding different approaches and tools commonly used to raise and manage funds within the humanitarian sector. This entailed comparisons between the project and funding cycle, the funding sources available, developing projects in line[...]

1305, 2023

Management Development Programme (MDP)

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: L&D Case Study|

Mission GLOBAL / ONGOING HAD launched MDP with the aims of equipping new and existing managers so that they can individualise their approaches, understanding that each employee has unique goals aligned with overall business objectives. Enable managers to consistently uphold the organisations vision, mission and values. MDP provided managers with a toolkit to enable them to develop and engage their teams so that everyone is inspired to achieve more. Following[...]

1305, 2023

Train The Trainer (TTT)

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: L&D Case Study|

Mission Global / 2015- ongoing Become self-sufficient and develop your own in-house training function with HAD’s Train the Trainer training workshop. Training is not simply about imparting information – facilitators need to make it interactive, it needs to ‘stick’. The Train the Trainer workshops are designed to give participants the fundamentals of current thinking on effective pedagogical approaches. Pedagogy refers to the interactions between facilitators and participants, and the learning[...]

1305, 2023

Capacity Building Training for Frontline Syrian NGOs

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: L&D Case Study|

Mission 3 Countries / 2018 Re-building Syria 2018: HAD provides capacity building training to Local NGOs Responding to the Syrian Crisis in Iraq, Turkey and Lebanon Responding to current pressing humanitarian crisis’ is forever at the forefront of HAD’s objectives. With the ongoing conflict in Syria effecting several aspects of the lives of its inhabitants, HAD was hired to deliver a number of training courses aimed at empowering and strengthening[...]

1305, 2023

Recruitment and Selection

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: L&D Case Study|

Mission UK / 2018- ongoing January this year saw the long awaited roll out of the Recruitment and Selection workshop. This is a mandatory course initially for all recruiting managers but ultimately anyone who sits on an interview panel will be required to complete this and will roll out globally. Whether in the humanitarian sector or elsewhere, recruitment and selection is one of the key and often underestimated aspects of[...]

1305, 2023

Leadership Development Programme (LDP)

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: L&D Case Study|

Mission Global / 2015- ongoing The Leadership Development Programme (LDP) enhances top-level capability and moulds INGO culture. This flagship executive programme expands horizons by demonstrating how the organisation can thrive as a result of improved strategic leadership. Greater executive impact results from effective leadership behaviours so that, aligned with corporate strategy, others are inspired to follow and give their best. LDP is accredited with the acclaimed ILM Level 7 Award[...]

1305, 2023

Sustain 2021 Kyrgyzstan

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Mission Kyrgyzstan / 2020 – 2021 Aiming at improving CSOs Financial Sustainability, the project interventions worked towards developing increase income generation of the CSOs from diversified sources, improve effectiveness of fundraising activities and increase human capital in the area of fundraising. Project included conducting a baseline study in each country for 21 LNGOs, producing a concrete definition and framework of financial sustainability, development of 5 financial sustainability training modules, delivery of[...]

1305, 2023

Sustain 2021 Tanzania

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Sustain 2021 Mission Tanzania / 2020-2021 Sustain 2021 Tanzania :Aiming at improving CSOs Financial Sustainability, the project interventions worked towards developing increase income generation of the CSOs from diversified sources, improve effectiveness of fundraising activities and increase human capital in the area of fundraising. Project included conducting a baseline study in each country for 21 LNGOs, producing a concrete definition and framework of financial sustainability, development of 5 financial sustainability training[...]

1305, 2023

Youth advocacy & negotiation online training

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Mission Gaza, Palestine / 2020-2021 The project contributed to increasing youth inclusiveness in Covid-19 response in Gaza. The training course aimed at enhancing skills, knowledge and confidence of 15 youth from Gaza Strip in their ability to design, facilitate and implement, round-table/webinars discussion with relevant stakeholders on the COVID-19 response in Gaza, through evidence-based presentation. 16 days of training to 12 youth supported by 4 days mentoring & coaching.

1305, 2023

Locally Driven Support to Gaza

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Locally Driven Support to Gaza : Mission Gaza, Palestine / 2015- ongoing Locally Driven Support to Gaza : The project aimed to enable LNGOs to increase their chances of winning projects and securing funds directly from funding sources. This was done through interventions; Gap and needs assessments, training, mentoring, coaching in both proposal and report writing. In addition to CHS workshop in coordination with CHS Alliance on strengthening quality and accountability.

1305, 2023

Remote capacity building of Yemeni, Syrian & Iraqi NGOs to adapt to COVID-19 Context

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Remote capacity building Mission Yemen, Iraq, Syria/ 2020 – 2021 Remote capacity building :Local Iraqi, Syrian and Yemeni NGOs were provided training, coaching, and mentoring to adjust to the COVID-19 crisis in order to ensure their sustainability and business continuity through the pandemic and other crises. The project built the capacity of NGOs on COVID-19 response and provided access to information, knowledge and skills to implement and ensure business continuity. The[...]

1305, 2023

Provision of Technical Report Writing and Negotiation Skills to the Libyan Ministry of Planning

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Mission Istanbul, Turkey / 2019 – 2020 HAD Provided Technical Report Writing Training and Negotiation Skills Training to the Libyan Ministry of Planning employees, funded by UNDP Libya. The training courses lasted 5 days each and created a total of 25 training seats. The training was designed using an interactive approach, with HAD providing the training materials, pre- and post-tests and certificates of completion. Please use the following links for more information[...]

1305, 2023

Provision of Training on Report Writing to UNMAS partners in Iraq

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Mission Baghdad, Iraq / 2021 Beginning on 30th May 2021, HAD delivered a 5 day Report Writing course to 16 participants from various national partners of UNMAS Iraq. The course aimed to improve the participants’ capacities in preparing and writing reports, as well as providing them with the technical skills necessary to collect information and data, prepare, formulate and produce reports efficiently and effectively. The training also provided the participants with skills[...]

1305, 2023

Provision of Project Management Courses Amendment to National Mine Action Authorities in Iraq

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Project Management Courses Mission Erbil and Baghdad, Iraq / 2021 – 2022 Project Management Courses :Under this project, HAD delivered two 5-day Project D Pro trainings to the National Mine Action Authorities in Iraq, one each in Erbil and Baghdad. The trainings were attended by 15 participants from the Iraqi Kurdistan Mine Action Agency in Erbil and 12 from the Directorate of Mine Action in Baghdad. The course delivered the PM4NGOs method[...]

1305, 2023

Capacity Building of UNFPA Partners in Iraq

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Mission Erbil , Iraq and virtually / 2022- ongoing Capacity Building of UNFPA Iraq Partners, HAD is currently providing capacity building services to UNFPA in Iraq through the delivery of both remote and face to face trainings in 4 subject areas, including: Report Writing Advanced Accountability and M&E IT Trainings (MS software) Strategic Planning for the Directorates

1305, 2023

Best Practice Forum on British Muslim Charitable Organisations

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Mission Humanitarian Academy for Development / January 2020 Thought leadership and capacity-building require spaces to nurture, consider, develop and spread new ideas and approaches. With that need of the sector in mind, the Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD) co-organised and hosted a conference bringing together academics, practitioners, donors and thought leaders within the Muslim charities sector. Attendees were part of thoughtful and innovative discussions and presentations which covered a range[...]

1305, 2023

Programmes Focused Capacity Building Training

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Programmes Focused Capacity Building Training Mission Gaziantep, Turkey / July 2019 Capacity Building Training : Capacity Building training was developed and delivered by our Head of Programmes, Dr Jennifer Philippa Eggert, who has over 15 years of experience working as a programmeser and practitioner in the Middle East, Europe and South Asia. Participants included staff and volunteers of Syria Bright Future, a local NGO that focuses on mental health and community[...]

1305, 2023

Professional Youth Humanitarian Program (PYHP)

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Professional Youth Humanitarian Program (PYHP) Mission UK / 2019- ongoing The innovative Professional Youth Humanitarian Program (PYHP) was designed to transform the youth humanitarian action from random emotions-based action into a steady visioned and professional action. The program provides participants with comprehensive and detailed insights into humanitarian action, enabling a deeper understanding of humanitarian policies, principles and values, as well as a wider wider understanding of the sector. Participants are[...]

1305, 2023

MADAD Youth Resolve: Humanitarian Internship Programme

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Mission JORDAN & LEBANON / 2017-2019 This humanitarian internship programme provided 10 young people aged 20-26, from diverse backgrounds across the EU, with an opportunity to play an active role in reducing inter-communal tensions, foster social cohesion, build livelihood opportunities and contribute towards alleviating local development challenges. Funded by the European Union, the programme focuses on strengthening and developing interns’ knowledge and skills through a combination of training and work-based[...]

1305, 2023

Recruitment and Selection

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Mission UK / 2018- ongoing January this year saw the long awaited roll out of our Recruitment and Selection workshop. Initially, this is a mandatory course for all recruiting managers but, ultimately, anyone who sits on an interview panel will be required to complete this, and this will roll out globally. Whether in the humanitarian sector or elsewhere, recruitment and selection is one of the key, and often underestimated,[...]

1305, 2023

Leadership Development Programme (LDP)

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: About, Our Impact|

Leadership Development Programme (LDP) Mission Global / 2015- ongoing The Leadership Development Programme (LDP) enhances top-level capability and moulds INGO culture. This flagship executive programme expands horizons by demonstrating how the organisation can thrive as a result of improved strategic leadership. Greater executive impact results from effective leadership behaviours so that, aligned with corporate strategy, others are inspired to follow and give their best. LDP is accredited with the acclaimed[...]

1305, 2023

Volunteer Leadership Programme (VLP)

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Mission UK / 2015- ongoing The ground-breaking Volunteer Leadership Programme (VLP) is the first of its kind globally, and is a volunteer-lead programme designed to train its participants in the subject area of desire. Co-developed and ran by HAD and Islamic Relief UK, some of the course areas we cover include digital and social, fundraising, volunteering on the front lines and more! This programme has greatly improved volunteer retention and[...]

1305, 2023

Domestic Programming

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Mission Global / 2015- ongoing Domestic Programming: R&D conducts cutting-edge programmes on development programmes in Canada, Germany, Malaysia, South Africa, Sweden, UK and the US One of the big themes that have recently dominated the development sector is the question of how accurate it is to continue speaking about development as something that states and organisations based in the Global North help countries in the Global South achieve. Historically, development has[...]

1305, 2023

Capacity Building Training for Frontline Syrian NGOs

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Mission 3 Countries / 2018 – 2020 Rebuilding Syria 2018: HAD provides capacity building training to local NGOs responding to the Syrian Crisis in Iraq, Turkey and Lebanon. Responding to current pressing humanitarian crises is forever at the forefront of HAD’s objectives. With the ongoing conflict in Syria affecting several aspects of the lives of its inhabitants, HAD was hired to deliver a number of training courses to empower and[...]

1305, 2023

Train The Trainer (TTT)

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Mission Global / 2015- ongoing Become self-sufficient and develop your own in-house training function with HAD’s Train the Trainer training workshop. Training is not simply about imparting information: facilitators need to make it interactive, it needs to ‘stick’. The Train the Trainer workshops are designed to give participants the fundamentals of current thinking on effective pedagogical approaches. Pedagogy refers to the interactions between facilitators and participants, and the learning environment[...]

1305, 2023

Keeping Faith in 2030: Sustainable Development Goals

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Mission 3 Countries / 2016-2019 ‘Keeping Faith in 2030’: R&D concludes major international programmes project on religion and the SDGs in India, Ethiopia and the UK February saw the conclusion of a major R&D-co-led programmes project on religions and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ‘Keeping Faith in 2030’. The programmes project aimed to enhance international and cross-sectional exchange about the role of religions in defining, implementing, and safeguarding sustainable[...]

1305, 2023

Peacebuilding in Conflict

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Mission 3 countries / 2018 HAD’s recently worked on conflict prevention and peacebuilding training to Syrian NGOs which promotes social cohesion and empowering nations and communities to become inclusive and resilient to external and internal shocks. This is done by supporting and strengthening of key NGOs needed to peacefully navigate countries away from potential conflict and ensure durable societal transformations occur. Responding to current pressing humanitarian crisis’ is forever at[...]

1305, 2023

Managing Humanitarian Funds in Niger

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Mission NIGER / 2019 A 4 day training course was organised (14-17th January 2019) in Niger for Islamic Relief West Africa region in partnership with Bioforce. The training was aimed at primary programs staff with the aim of understanding different approaches and tools commonly used to raise and manage funds within the humanitarian sector. This entailed comparisons between the project and funding cycle, the funding sources available, developing projects in[...]

1305, 2023

Action On Climate Change and Consumption (ACC Project)

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Mission 10 Countries / 2016 – 2018 The Action on Climate and Consumption Project (ACC) explored how religion and faith can drive positive behavioural change, with a specific focus on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). The project was led by the Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD) and funded by the KR Foundation. The outputs of the project were twofold: those developed by HAD to guide the project, and those delivered[...]

1305, 2023

Management Development Programme (MDP)

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Mission Global / Ongoing HAD launched MDP with the aims of equipping new and existing managers so that they can individualise their approaches, understanding that each employee has unique goals aligned with overall business objectives. Enable managers to consistently uphold the organisations vision, mission and values. MDP provided managers with a toolkit to enable them to develop and engage their teams so that everyone is inspired to achieve more. Following[...]

1305, 2023

The Internship Programme

By |May 13th, 2023|Categories: Our Impact|

Mission GLOBAL / 2014 – Ongoing The Talent Development department is an integral part of HAD’s structure. Working alongside our two other key departments, Programmes & Development (R&D) and Learning & Development (L&D), Talent department focuses on developing the skills and competencies of young budding humanitarians. Working alongside the humanitarian leaders of tomorrow, we ensure that junior humanitarians are able to develop the vital competencies needed to kick-start their career[...]

1005, 2023

Keeping Faith in 2030: Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals

By |May 10th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

4. FBO Workshop on Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals, UK. This workshop was the first event of a new programmes network funded by the Arts and Humanities Programmes Council on the topic of religions and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It brought together faith-based organizations and other actors in the UK involved in religions & development practice to examine the new SDGs. The workshop had two aims, one to[...]

805, 2023

‘Resilience’ and Conflict and Disaster Risk: Using Beirut as a Case Study

By |May 8th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

‘Resilience’ and Conflict and Disaster Risk: Using Beirut as a Case Study Executive Summary It is now widely recognised that disasters are not exogenous extreme events which cause catastrophe but the structural failure of political, economic and social systems. It has been all too easy to demonise hazards as the cause of vulnerability, but hazards only become catastrophic disasters when people in power fail. Thus, international bodies such as UNISDR[...]

705, 2023

Leave No One Behind in Humanitarian Programming: Paper 1

By |May 7th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

An approach to understanding intersectional programming: Age, Gender and Diversity Analysis Responding appropriately during humanitarian crises means understanding the social and cultural factors that makes some groups and individuals vulnerable, such as age, gender, ethnicity, disability or religion. The overlapping or intersection of multiple factors can dramatically increase a person's risk or vulnerability during a humanitarian crisis, resulting in inequitable access to resources. This paper outlines a new approach to[...]

705, 2023

Keeping Faith in 2030: Religion and the Sustainable Development Goals

By |May 7th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

1. Findings and Recommendations Religion is a mahor cultural, social, political, and economic factor in many official development assistance (ODA) recipient countries. Understanding religious dynamics and the role of faith communities and actors is crucial for sustainable development. While faith communities have endured and thrived the world over, a wave of modernist, secular social change had dominated development practice and discourse from the second half of the 20th century onwards.[...]

705, 2023

Leave No One Behind in Humanitarian Programming: Paper 2

By |May 7th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Lessons from five countries: The diverse contexts in which Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) operates mean it must adopt an inclusive approach to designing, implementing, monitorng and funding its programmes so it can respond to vulnerability in all its forms. To this end, IRW has actively endorces and supported the development of the Inclusion Charter, encouraging the delivery of impartial and appropriate assistance to the most marginalised people. IRW also understands[...]

605, 2023

Keeping Faith in 2030: Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals

By |May 6th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

2. Workshop Report: Religions and Development in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, September 20th-21st 2018. Following the expiry of the United Nations Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, a new set of globally agreed development goals and indicators, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - known more broadly as Agenda 2030 - were formulated. At the core of Agenda 2030 is a heavy emphasis on inclusion within global development practice. Inclusion in development[...]

605, 2023

Keeping Faith in 2030: Religion and the Sustainable Development Goals

By |May 6th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

3. Citizenship, Marginalities and Development: Marginalised Communities and the Sustainable Development Goals, New Delhi, India. Following the expiry of the United Nations Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, a new set of globally agreed development goals and indicators, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - known more broadly as Agenda 2030 - were formulated. At the core of Agenda 2030 is a heavy emphasis on inclusion within global development practice. Inclusion[...]

505, 2023

Impacts of Agricultural Interventions by FBOs and non-FBOs in Malawi

By |May 5th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Evaluating the impacts of agricultural interventions by Faith Based Organisations (FBOs) and non-FBOs on Sustainable Consumption and Production of rural community livelihoods in the climate change adaptation process in Malawi. "Climate change and variability, coupled with other pressures such as environmental degradation and rapid population growth, are negatively impacting on agricultural production in many parts of Malawi. Consequently, rural livelihoods have been greatly affected as most of the communities depend[...]

505, 2023

Sustainability and Climate Change

By |May 5th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Sustainability and climate change in major religions with a focus on Islam. Climate change mitigates adaptation and requires not only technical solutions, but also better insights in the understanding of relevant belief and identity systems, in which religion plays an important role. Human attitudes, convictions and ultimately our consumption patterns will play an important role in climate adaptation and mitigation. Religion is a key determinant of individual convictions and a[...]

505, 2023

Islamic Relief Domestic Programmes Programmes

By |May 5th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

In 2016 Islamic Relief's Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD) approached Dr Susannah Pickering-Saqqa, University of East London to undertake programmes on seven of their Domestic Programmes (DPs) in Canada, Germany, Malaysia, South Africa, Sweden, UK and USA. This programmes provides an external perspective on the extent and scope of these seven programmes. It maps and analyses the implementation challenges facing them, possible areas for future expansion, collaboration potentials within the[...]

405, 2023

The Path To A Brighter Future Starts Here

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief Academy We have a team of specialist trainers with decades of experience in projects management and emergency response. The academy provided face to face and online training courses to a wide range of very diverse aid works in more than 40 countries. Our e-learning programme currently gives learners access to more than 250 online courses. Following the success of the Management Development Programme (MDP), the academy designed and[...]

405, 2023

An Islamic Perspective on Leadership: Qur’anic World View on the Qualities of Leaders

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Leadership as a topic can be studied from many different viewpoints including political military, social, religious or corporate. This paper aims to provide scholars with an analysis of religious perspective on corporate and social leadership. This paper focuses on Qur’anic scripture in relation to the qualities of leaders from an Islamic viewpoint and the scripture’s applicability to contemporary views on leadership. This work further examines leadership and its importance and[...]

405, 2023

Campaigning for Change in Conflict Environments A Case Study on Islamic Relief’s Development Programme to End Violence against Women in Iraq

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is often systematically used as a ‘weapon of war’ and may be physical, sexual, psychological, economic, or socio-cultural in nature and be perpetrated in public or private settings. Itis associated with increased instances of sexually transmitted infections such as HIV, unintended pregnancies, Gynaecological problems, induced abortions, and adverse pregnancy outcomes including miscarriage, low birth weight, and foetal death. Women are often disempowered by exploitation,[...]

405, 2023

Orphan and Widow Sponsorship Committee

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

To those hoping to enter paradise, and those who fear leaving behind young children, we put forward some facts about the conditions of the Muslim children who slept without a roof over their head and no guardian to look after them. They call upon you in desperation to help them. Hardcopy Available upon Request Citation Islamic Relief. (1986). Orphan and Widow Sponsorship Committee.

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Orphans, Widows & Destitutes

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Abu Hurayrah (RA) narrated that the Prophet (S): “Every day two angels come down from Heaven; one of them says ‘O Allah! Compensate every person who spends in Your cause.’ The other angel says ‘O Allah! Destroy every miser’ (Bukhari) Hardcopy Available upon Request Citation Islamic Relief. (1986). Orphans, Widows & Destitutes

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Faith-inspired Action on Gender Justice in the Muslim World: A Programmatic Approach to Empowering Communities in Conflict Environments

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Literature on sexual violence in armed conflict indicates that rape and violence against women (VAW) prior to, during, and after conflict is extensive in scope and magnitude. Violence is often systematically used as a ‘weapon of war’ and may be physical, sexual, psychological, economic, or socio-cultural in nature and be perpetrated in private or public settings. Gender-based violence (GBV) is associated with increasing instances of sexually transmitted infections such as[...]

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Sponsorship Proposal

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Evening of Inspiration Background Islamic Relief has been working closely with the local community for the past 20 years. As one of the oldest and largest Muslim organisations in the UK, Islamic Relief has been at the forefront or organising local and national community events. Events organised include the Islamic Relief Games and ‘Islam, Love and Peace’ which was the UK’s first Islamic concert tour in 1998. Building on the[...]

405, 2023

Silent Truth

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

  The world today is beset by a new phenomenon to create a world in which religion is excluded from the major role it has always played in the expansion of civilisation. Few can deny the importance of religion throughout history and throughout human development. One can go so far as to say that without religious codes society would not have developed at the rapid successful pace at which it[...]

405, 2023

“Positivophobia”

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

  This year Islamic Relief was invited to the United Nations Headquarters in New York for a seminar discussing Islamophobia and confronting intolerance. I was asked to be one of the panel speakers and proceeded to prepare a lengthy speech which tackled this thorny subject. A few days before I went to New York, however, I began to think about a second shorter speech would could be delivered instead of[...]

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“Why Foreign Policy Matters”

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

 As an International Humanitarian Aid Agency, Islamic Relief has been privileged enough to work amongst a variety of people in many nations across the cultural, religious and international spectrum. This has, we feel afforded us the opportunity to learn a great deal about how so many diverse groups view those like us who play such a large part in their lives. I say learn because that, I feel, is what[...]

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Conflicting Agendas, Converging Hopes

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Many People, including myself, are increasingly wearing of hearing about numerous lectures, meetings and conferences addressing the issue of dialogue. These gathering are perceived by some as being a waste of time, money and effort. Why? Because whilst we stand here talking and theorising, the public about which we like to speak does see nor feel any concrete results. Indeed, whilst we discuss these issues, the feelings of division, stigmatisations[...]

405, 2023

Supporting Field Hospitals in Syria with Medical Bags

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Through this project Islamic Relief support field hospitals with medical bags needed urgently to treat and save lives of injured people inside Syria. These medical items used in the hottest areas by the Syrians medical staff. Office https://islamic-relief.com.au/ Citation Islamic Relief Australia. (2013). Supporting Field Hospitals in Syria with Medical Bags. Islamic Relief Australia, Auburn, [Online] Available: https://islamic-relief.com.au/wp-content/uploads/Syria/Islamic-Relief-medical-bags.pdf

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20 Years of Charitable Work of Islamic Relief-a WW in Bosnia and Herzegovina

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief in Bosnia and Herzegovina was established twenty years ago. Islamic Relief in the United Kingdom was established more than twenty six years ago as a solution to the suffering in the world. Today, with God’s mercy, it is one of the greatest humanitarian organizations with the branch offices in more than 40 countries in the world. We closely cooperate with local communities, governments, United Nations (we are a[...]

405, 2023

Syria Emergency Relief Operations In Turkey

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

The crisis continues to deepen in Syria with a starkly worrying picture for the humanitarian situation. At least 2.5 million people are affected, and the UN estimates that up to 4 million people could be affected in the next coming months. Widespread damage and destruction to medical facilities have left large parts of the population without access to health care and many children are denied education as schools become collective[...]

405, 2023

Partnership (Winter 2006)

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief responds to South Asia Earthquake Over 79,000 people were killed, and over 3 million people were left homeless in the devastating earthquake which affected Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan. Islamic Relief immediately responded, and long-term projects are underway to help the victims. Office http://www.irusa.org/ Citation Islamic Relief USA. (2006) Partnership (Winter 2006) [Online] Available: http://www.irusa.org/content/uploads/2011/08/Partnership_winter_06.pdf

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Partnership (Ausgabe 56, Oktober 2012)

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Gemeinsam für eine bessere Zukunft Unter dem motto „kurban verbindet die Herzen“ blickt islamic relief dem opferfest 2012 entgegen. die islamic relief- Helfer auf der ganzen Welt bereiten deshalb zurzeit intensive die Verteilung von frisch geschächtetem kurbanfleisch an bedürftige in zahlreichen ländern vor. Für viele menschen gehört der Verzehr von Fleisch nicht zum alltag, deshalb bedeutet dies für sie eine ganz besondere Freude. Gleichzeitig machen Sie, lieber Spender, durch ihre[...]

405, 2023

Partnership (Winter 2009)

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Afghanistan Enduring three decades of war and conflict, Afghanistan and its people are in desperate need of continuous support. Over half of the country’s 31 million people live below the poverty line, and 40 percent of the population survives on less than $1 a day. Office http://www.irusa.org/ Citation Islamic Relief USA. (2009). Afghanistan. Islamic Relief USA, Alexandria, VA.

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Partnership (Special Edition, 2006)

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

One Year Later Almost one year after the disaster, Islamic Relief continues to provide humanitarian assistance to over 300,000 people in the earthquake affected areas of Pakistan. In photo above, Islamic Relief is awarded the Sitar-i-Isaar (‘Star of Dedication’) from Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf. October 8 marks the one-year anniversary of the earthquake which claimed over 73,000 lives Office http://www.irusa.org/ Citation Islamic Relief USA. (2006) Partnership (Special Edition, 2006)[...]

405, 2023

Waisen Patenschaften

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Jedes Kind Braucht Liebe, Waisen eine Familie Allein, hungrig, schutzios-so fuhlen sich kinder, die ihre Eltern verloren haben. Sie haben niemanden, der sich um sie kummert und sie trostend in den Arm nimmt. Wie soll eine Mutter, die ihren Mann verloren hat, ie hungrigen Magen ihrer Kinder fullen? Unser prophet Muhammad (Allahs Segen und Friede auf ihm) war selbst eine Waise und spornte uns an, uns um Waisenkinder gut zu[...]

405, 2023

Aktionsleitfaden

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Für ehrenamtliche Helfer Damit es gelingen kann, Spenden für einen wohltätigen Zweck zu sammeln und Menschen in deiner Umgebung zu mobilisieren, haben wir hier einen Aktionsleitfaden für dich zusammengestellt. Er fasst kurz und knapp zusammen, worauf es ankommt und macht dir ein paar Vorschläge, wie du eine Fundraising-Aktion starten und erfolgreich durchführen kannst. Für uns heißt dies, dass selbst ein kleiner Beitrag Großes bewirken kann und den Notleidenden sehr viel[...]

405, 2023

Gaza One Year On

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

The 22-day war On December 27, 2008, Gaza was plunged into a 22-day war that led to one of the worst humanitarian crises the region has witnessed in decades. Office http://www.irusa.org/ Citation Islamic Relief USA (2010). Gaza One Year On. [Online] Available: http://www.irusa.org/content/uploads/2011/08/Gaza-One-Year-On-2010.pdf

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Middle East

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Building Foundations Creating Solutions After years of hardship and poverty—and now, in some areas, the shock of recent political upheaval—people across the Middle East are struggling to rebuild and strengthen their communities. Office http://www.irusa.org/ Citation Islamic Relief USA. (2013). Middle East Building Foundations Creating Solutions. [Online] Available: http://www.irusa.org/content/uploads/2012/05/MiddleEast_Book_WEB.pdf

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Afghanistan

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Many of the children in the Vocational Training for Orphans program in Kabul used to spend their days washing cars, cleaning or begging. After being chosen for this program, they began to spend their days in classrooms, learning vocational skills such as how to tailor clothing, repair cell phones or make latticework, in addition to reading, writing, critical thinking and peace-building. Now 300 orphans ages 10 to 18 can look[...]

405, 2023

Pakistan: Paving the Path to Development

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

 The global Islamic Relief family has been providing services in Pakistan since 1992, opening an office in Islamabad in 1994. Since then, we have expanded to operate five offices that provide services from one end of the country to the other. Office http://www.irusa.org/ Citation Islamic Relief USA. (2013). Pakistan: Paving the Path to Development. [Online] Available: http://www.irusa.org/content/uploads/2012/05/Pakistan_Book_Web.pdf

405, 2023

مقترح مشروع األضاحي Qurbani Proposal 2013

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

مٌقترح مشروع الأضاحي 2013 تهدف منظمة "الإغاثة الإسلامية" إلى توصيل لحوم الأضاحي إلى أكثر من 375 ألف شخص في الهند وذلك في إطار حملتها لعام 2013م, والتي ترمي إلى تمكين المقتدرين الراغبين في التضحية من المشاركة في الحملة ليستفيد ما يزيد عن 1.8 مليون شخص من الفقراء والمحتاجين في أكثر من 30 دولة حول العالم. Office http://www.islamic-relief.me/ Citation Islamic Relief Worldwide (2013). Qurbani Proposal 2013. [Online] Available:http://www.islamic-relief.me/

405, 2023

Enhancing Environmental Health at Schools in Baghdad

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

The second millennium development goal is to achieve universal primary education. By 2015, the global target is to ensure that children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling. It seems this target is very detached from the Iraqi reality. The education system in Iraq is facing complex challenges and demands. Thousands of schools all over Iraq have suffered tremendous neglect and[...]

405, 2023

Provision of Safe Drinking Water Along With Reducing Climate Changes Impacts

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Provision of Safe Drinking Water The project aims at enhancing people wellbeing and reducing mortality and morbidity rate among target people through provision of potable water and safe conserved environment. The project will accomplish: digging and construction of 80 drilled wells, planting of 4500 trees, establishing 80 Water Management Committee (WMC) and establishing of 80 Open Defecation Eradication Committee (ODEC) for 2400 people. Office http://www.islamic-relief.or.id/ Citation Islamic Relief Indonesia [n.d][...]

405, 2023

Syria Winter Appeal

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

The conflict in Syria resulted in an unprecedented severe humanitarian situation in the history which is a matter of concern for the international community. According to the UN, 9.3 million people are directly affected by the crisis, 6.5 million Syrians are internally displaced and over 2.2 million refugees fled to the neighboring countries of which more than 500,000 are women and girls of reproductive age and 41,000 are pregnant (Regional[...]

405, 2023

Working for Better Child Health

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Doctor Maigari is head doctor at the Therapeutic Feeding Centre in Tillaberi, Niger and sees on a daily basis the impact of malnutrition on children. Established by Islamic Relief in 2005, the health centre provided nutritional support to hundreds of children suffering from severe malnutrition and their mothers during the food crisis. Now that the crisis is over the centre also offers medical care for children suffering from a range[...]

405, 2023

Capacity Study of Islamic Relief

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Study of the Humanitarian Capacity of Plan Sweden SOS Children Villages Sweden and Islamic Relief Sweden Sida’s Division for Humanitarian Assistance regularly performs capacity studies of humanitarian actors to learn more about the organisations and to assess their capacity to carry out humanitarian relief programmes. In 2006, Sida commissioned Deloitte to conduct capacity studies of Islamic Relief, SOS Children Villages and Plan, with a particular focus on their humanitarian work.[...]

405, 2023

Syria Emergency Update

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Humanitarian Update February 2014 Syria Key Facts 3 million people require humanitarian assistance (OCHA,2013) 3 million children are in need of assistance (http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/3/10/reportmore-than43msyrianchildrenneedhumanitarianaid.html ) 5 million people are internally displaced in Syria 4000 schools have been destroyed (UNICEF, December 2013) By the end of 2013, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had recorded 130,433 casualties - at least one-third of whom were civilians (Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Press release,[...]

405, 2023

Caring for Children

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief’s Orphan Welfare Programme Every year millions of children die because they do not have enough food, the water they drink is contaminated and they have no access to basic health care. An estimated 134 million children have also never been to school due to the effects of HIV/AIDS, natural disasters, conflicts and crippling poverty. They are missing out on a childhood and without support, they face a bleak[...]

405, 2023

Community-based Climate Change Adaptation Khyber-Pakhtunkwa (KPK) Pakistan

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Climate change is the defining human development challenge of our time. It threatens to stall poverty reduction and hard-earned progress made in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. In the countries of South Asian region, including Pakistan, the early signs of climate change are already visible. Out of the last 12 years of the last century, 11 were the hottest of the last 400 years where temperatures in Pakistan reached 53[...]

405, 2023

An Act of Faith

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Humanitarian Financing and Zakat All of the world’s major religions contain some element of alms giving, and faith plays a key role in the funding and delivery of humanitarian response across the world. While we cannot say how much religiously motivated giving takes place globally each year, it is clear that faith-based organisations mobilise and channel a significant proportion of global humanitarian assistance, and are actively involved in its delivery.[...]

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Keeping Faith in Development

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Increasing recognition has been given in recent years to the role that faith plays, both constructively and destructively, in the work of development and humanitarian aid organisations. Keeping Faith in Development explores how faith-based organisations can work across the religious divide and how better interfaith relations can improve their ability to deliver aid. The work of Christian Aid, Islamic Relief and World Jewish Relief, our partners in this project, shows[...]

405, 2023

Universal Children’s Day: Raising Awareness About Displaced Children

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

There are over forty million refugee and displaced people around the world and many of them are children. As the world celebrates Universal Children’s Day on 20th November, Islamic Relief is marking the occasion by highlighting the stories and struggles of just some of the millions of children who are trying every day to survive their ordeals. Office http://policy.islamic-relief.com/ Citation IR Policy & Programmes. (2012). Universal Children’s Day Raising Awareness[...]

405, 2023

Women Farmers Perceptions about Climate Change

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Climate change is the defining human development challenge of our time. It threatens to stall poverty reduction and hard-earned progress made in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It requires knowledge, skills and resources to adapt to the changing climate. Throughout South Asia, the early signs of climate change are already visible. Out of the last 12 years of the last century, 11 were the hottest of the last 400[...]

405, 2023

Islamic and Christian inspired relief NGOs: between tactical collaboration and strategic diffidence?

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

This article focuses on the identification of different types of Islamic and Christian inspired relief NGOs. Four ideal types are outlined following a framework for the analysis of Religious NGOs. The possibilities of collaboration between these NGOs are investigated. The article argues that there is a greater likelihood of collaboration among NGOs closer to the moderate end of the framework. However, collaboration remains difficult on a strategic level and is[...]

405, 2023

Analysing Cultural Proximity

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Based on fieldwork carried out on Islamic Relief’s relief programme for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, this article contributes to the debate on whether Muslim aid agencies bring added value when working with Muslim beneficiaries in Muslim areas. The author explores the significance of religion in relations between actors in the aid process and argues that a common religion does not necessarily override political, social, and cultural divisions. The article questions[...]

405, 2023

After The Troops Withdraw

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

NATO foreign and defense ministers are meeting in Brussels on April 18 and 19 to plan conferences in Chicago (May) and Tokyo (July) that will shape security arrangements and international aid in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of western troops in 2013 and 2014. Islamic Relief, one of the leading international aid organisations operating in Afghanistan, believes there are six key priorities for current and future humanitarian and development aid that[...]

405, 2023

Situation Analysis and Proposal Writing – Livelihoods in the Horn of Africa

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

The causes of the current crisis in the Horn of Africa are resulting from a combination of factors that are linked to environmental change and political ecology. The continuous cycle characterised by drought impacts have been exacerbated through the cumulative effect, also known as the ratchet effect, where through repeated exposures to drought impacts increase vulnerability. Environmental changes, including changes in rainfall patterns from regular seasonal cycles to shorter and[...]

405, 2023

Livelihood Assistance to Flood victims – Sri Lanka, 2011

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

The recent heavy rain falls across Sri Lanka causing floods and landslide and have left thousands of people with homeless. Out of the most affected areas are the eastern province districts it is proposed to implement this project in Ampara district. Sri Lanka is an island surrounded by the Indian Ocean. The total population of the country is of approximately 22 million. The unprecedented monsoon rains that continued flooding 12[...]

405, 2023

Syrian Refugees: Shattered Lives with Little Hope

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

A few kilometers away from the Syrian city of Daraa, over 31,000 Syrian refugees are living in the Zaatari refugee camp, having fled the violence in Syria. They are living in tents supervised by Islamic Relief’s local partner, the Jordanian Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO). Islamic Relief is on the ground in the Zaatari Camp. We met some of the refugees and listened to their stories. Office http://policy.islamic-relief.com/ Citation Islamic Relief[...]

405, 2023

Prevention of Blindness (POB) AJK

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Concept Paper Considerable efforts are underway worldwide to minimize the huge backlog of curable blindness. The optimistic prospective may be 80% avoidable blindness out of the total global blindness. 90% of total visually impaired live in developing countries where eye care facilities are not adequately available that can deal with the menace of blindness in proportion with its incidence (continuously increasing new cases). The reasons include the lack of appropriate[...]

405, 2023

The Rights of Forced Migrants in Islam

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islam has a strong heritage of forced migrant protection, stemming from the original teachings of the Qur’an, as well as from historical examples taken from the lives of great Prophets – from Ibrahim (PBUH), to Musa (PBUH), to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This heritage includes strong – even stern – commands on the importance of seeking refuge if one is facing persecution, as well as on the duty of providing asylum[...]

405, 2023

Islamic charities and the ‘War on Terror’: dispelling the myths

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Humanitarian Exchange (Number 38, June 2007) In the public mind, Islamic charity organisations have become little more than funding fronts for terrorism and jihad. Yet, despite allegations in television programmes, books and investigative reports in the UK, very little evidence has actually been forthcoming linking agencies or their staff with terrorist activity. Since 1998, the British government’s Charity Commission has conducted only 20 inquiries into suspected links with terrorism, ten[...]

405, 2023

Humanitarian Aid, Independence and Innovation

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

In the aftermath of 9/11, governments have been increasingly inclined to make humanitarian action subordinate to broader political and military objectives. Since many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are financially dependent upon governments, this raises issues related to their independence and neutrality.At worst, NGOs may be reduced to contract agencies, or even, as some politicians would wish, mere ‘force multipliers’ in the ‘global war on terror’. Does dependence upon government funding indeed[...]

405, 2023

Milk for Preschoolers Project

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief intends to implement this project to alleviate the problems of malnutrition the children of Gaza Strip suffer. The main component will be the provision of fortified milk and high energy biscuits to preschool children on a daily basis. The preschools targeted are those in the marginalized and vulnerable areas of the Gaza Strip, particularly those near border areas prone to vulnerability from Israeli incursions and attack. Office http://www.irpal.ps/irpal/[...]

405, 2023

A Faith Based Toolkit for Islamic Relief: Working in a Conflict

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief’s focus is on working with communities to build resilience and reduce risk to future disasters. The values that motivate us are rooted in Islam, our identity as an Islamic-based organisation can help us connect with and gain the trust of vulnerable Muslim communities. Our Islamic faith and commitment to community driven development have each inspired us to ask: What does it mean to be a Muslim INGO working[...]

405, 2023

An Examination of Islamic Relief’s Work with Refugees and IDPs

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

  This paper analyses the experience of an international non-governmental organisation (INGO), Islamic Relief, in working with and for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). Although much relief work is carried out by faith-based organisations worldwide, and although religious identity is often an important factor in understanding communities, little work has been done to examine the work of faith-based organisations in the field of development in general (see Tomalin 2006;[...]

405, 2023

Flooded and forgotten

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

The ongoing crisis threatening lives and livelihoods in Pakistan Last summer I saw for myself the devastating impact of the worst floods ever experienced in Pakistan. Over 18 million people were affected, 11 million of whom were forced from their homes. Houses were destroyed, livelihoods lost, hopes for the future shattered. Islamic Relief first provided tents, food and other emergency aid, then moved into a major programme of reconstruction. Our[...]

405, 2023

Community managed Village based water supply project

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Mannar District is located in Northern part of Sri Lanka consisted of 05 DS divisions with a population of 107,876. The district represents different ethnic communities and cultures. The district was one of the heavily suffered war torn district as well affected by Tsunami and recently affected by floods. Now after the end of war the displaced communities are returning to their places of Origin. Ahathimurippu is one of the[...]

405, 2023

Islamic Relief: Faith and identity in Practice

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Inspired by his Islamic faith, Dr Hany El Banna, an Egyptian immigrant, founded Islamic Relief (IR) in the UK in 1984. IR is a faith-based organisation (FBO) and the largest Muslim humanitarian aid organisation in the West. Faith is a major factor in shaping its identity as well as its values and choices. Islam indicates that each individual has a duty to care for the poor and is accountable for[...]

405, 2023

The Importance of Spiritual Capital within Human Development in Islamic Teaching

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

In Islam, the basic goal of development is to create an environment that enables people to enjoy spiritual, moral and socio-economic well-being in this world and success in the Hereafter (falah). Such an environment can only be created in societies that work to remove sources of human deprivation in multiple dimensions. This paper agrees with the view of some scholars of the objectives of Islamic law (Maqasid al-Shari’ah); that there[...]

405, 2023

Islamic Perspectives on Education

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

According to the 2008 UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report, at the end of 1999 less than one-third of the 800 million children under the age of six benefited from early childhood education. Of the 113 million children without access to primary education schooling, 60 percent of these were girls. Furthermore, some 880 million adults, the majority being women, were illiterate. Additionally, excluding the United States and Europe, approximately[...]

405, 2023

Back from the Brink

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

10 ways the international community must address Somalia’s humanitarian crisis In Korsan camp near Mogadishu’s international airport, there is no getting away from the human cost of the worst food crisis of the 21st century. A large cluster of tiny graves on the northern side of the camp paints a tragic picture. Today Korsan is a place of refuge and relative safety for some of the tens of thousands of[...]

405, 2023

Islamic Microfinance – Theory, Policy and Practice

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

As well as providing a theoretical framework outlining the tenets upon which Islamic financing is based, this document provides practical advice on how such a programme may be structured; guidelines that can be followed when implementing a microfinance programme; as well as advice upon programme monitoring and evaluation. The target audience is organisations that wish to provide microfinance services that conform to Islamic financing principles. This document is, primarily, a[...]

405, 2023

The UK Programme of Development Assistance to Pakistan

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief commenced operations in Pakistan in 1992. Since inception in Pakistan, including AJ&K, Islamic Relief has successfully implemented many relief and development projects in the sectors of Water & Sanitation, Health & Nutrition, Education, Income Generation, Islamic Microfinance, Renewable Energy, Orphans Support and Disaster Preparedness & Response Office http://policy.islamic-relief.com Citation Islamic Relief Worldwide (2012). The UK Programme of Development Assistance to Pakistan. Islamic Relief Worldwide, Birmingham, [Online] Available http://policy.islamic-relief.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/UK-Programme-of-Development-Assistance-to-Pakistan.pdf

305, 2023

Mali: An Ongoing Crisis

By |May 3rd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Mali: An Ongoing Crisis says that the 18-month-old conflict – which began with attacks by separatist insurgents, followed by a military coup and subsequently intervention by foreign troops – has exacerbated the impact of drought, closed off the main aid and trade route from the south, shut down week Office http://policy.islamic-relief.com/ Citation Chekhar, L & Patel, R . (2013). Mali: An Ongoing Crisis. Islamic Relief Worldwide, Birmingham, [Online] Available: http://policy.islamic-relief.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Mali-an-Ongoing-Crisis.pdf

305, 2023

The Four Eponyms of Sunni Islamic Jurisprudence

By |May 3rd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

The framing of Islamic law in the first four centuries of Islam is of great significance to scholars. During this period, the Islamic diaspora was in the earliest part of its development, establishing its identity and developing the foundations of its knowledge principles. These times were tumultuous; yet, at the same time, what occurred during these early centuries formed the bedrock upon which a further millennium of growth has taken[...]

305, 2023

Feeling The Heat

By |May 3rd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

As climate change bites, natural disasters such as floods, drought and tropical storms are becoming more frequent and severe. The people paying the heaviest price are the world’s poorest communities, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. With the global economy stagnating, the international community can ill afford to throw ever-increasing amounts of emergency aid at the countries affected by these disasters. And poor communities can ill afford an approach[...]

305, 2023

Water

By |May 3rd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Solutions are Clear, Every Drop Counts More than anything else, people need clean water to live a healthy, safe, productive life. Water affects everything: Nutrition, health, livelihood, even access to education. Journey with us and see why that is—and what a difference the solutions can make in people’s lives. Office http://www.irusa.org/ Citation Islamic Relief USA. (2012). Water Solutions are Clear – Every Drop Counts. [Online] Available:

305, 2023

Bosnia Appeal: The charities that need your support

By |May 3rd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

ISLAMIC RELIEF, which works for distressed people of all races and religions, has delivered up to pounds 7m of aid to former Yugoslavia since 1991. Earlier this year the charity set up 26 programmes in Bosnia and Croatia, including rehabilitation and resocialisation of rape victims, sponsoring and caring for 40,000 orphans. The charity aims to supply wood and water to 50,000 families in Bosnia throughout the winter; it needs just[...]

305, 2023

Reproductive Health Policy

By |May 3rd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Poor reproductive health is an enormous problem in the developing world. More than half a million women die every year from pregnancy-related complications. Similarly, many of the estimated 100 to 140 million women who have undergone Female Genital Cutting (FGC) have their health jeopardised. In the 2004 Strategic Conference of Islamic Relief, reproductive health was classified by the majority of Islamic Relief staff as a top priority for which a[...]

305, 2023

A Book of Projects

By |May 3rd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief focuses on developmental projects in the following areas Education and Vocational Training Improving the income of poor families Providing clean water Health and Nutrition It also provides emergency humanitarian assistance to many countries around the world. It was one of the first charities to provide humanitarian relief in Bosnia, Chechnya and Kosovo. The relief work provided by Islamic relief is dependent on the nature of the disaster and[...]

305, 2023

An Islamic Perspective on Fair Trade

By |May 3rd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

European and North American Fairtrade labelling bodies, non-governmental organisations and various faith-based organisations have all been instrumental in promoting fair trade. Indeed, for ethical and moral reasons, many Christian faith-based organisations have adopted a clear and unequivocal position in support of fair trade.6 Is an Islamic perspective on fair trade also supportive? Do Islamic principles and teachings encourage Muslim organisations to be equally active? And does an Islamic perspective provide[...]

305, 2023

Educated Women Educated Nation

By |May 3rd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Development in a nation is keyed to “development” among the country’s female population, as correlations between improvements for women, such as higher school enrollment and completion rates, and improvements for the society overall, such as lower birth and infant mortality rates continue to emerge. When development among women education, health, role in society, legal status, etc.) is progressing, it drives a wide variety of other positive developments for the society[...]

205, 2023

The Influence of Faith on Islamic Microfinance Programmes

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Understanding poverty as a poverty of assets is to recognise that poor people have a diverse set of physical, human, social, and environmental assets. Assets can be tangible or potential and material or social, and individuals, households and communities can draw from them in times of need or crisis. A shortfall in these assets results in individuals living in poverty. Poverty as a breach of human rights is often understood,[...]

205, 2023

Definitions of Poverty

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Understanding poverty as a poverty of assets is to recognise that poor people have a diverse set of physical, human, social, and environmental assets. Assets can be tangible or potential and material or social, and individuals, households and communities can draw from them in times of need or crisis. A shortfall in these assets results in individuals living in poverty. Poverty as a breach of human rights is often understood,[...]

205, 2023

Charitable Giving in Islam

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

The principle of giving charity is one that spans all cultures and religious faiths and is an important means of establishing a social safety net for the poor. A general definition of ‘charity’ is: “a voluntary giving of money or other help to those in need” (Bentley, Webber and Hall-Russell 1999). Oftentimes, charitable giving is motivated by people’s religious beliefs. This report highlights the strong connection between religious belief and[...]

205, 2023

A Brief History of Humanitarism in The Muslim World

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

The modern humanitarian principles of saving lives and alleviating poverty are divinely entrenched in the teachings of Islam; according to the Qur’an, saving a life is like saving the whole of humanity.1 Inspired by these teachings, acts of charity, concern for others and the provision of social welfare have played an integral role in Muslim societies for the last 1400 years. This document provides a brief historical overview of humanitarianism[...]

205, 2023

Islamic Relief Trade Policy

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief is a faith-based member of today’s relief and development community. To reflect both our roots and our contemporary nature, this policy looks at trade in the context of both poverty alleviation and Islamic economic values. It then stipulates what Islamic Relief will do, in terms of its programmes and projects, to utilise the opportunities that trade offers in order to circumvent the constraints of the current global trade[...]

205, 2023

Islamic Relief Debt Policy

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief seeks to alleviate the poverty and suffering of the poorest people and, as such, must do what it can to remove the root causes of poverty. One of these root causes is international debt. Islam condemns both exploitation and the concentration of wealth. As loans have the risk of causing both, they should be issued with caution, and lenders and borrowers should share the risk of the loan.[...]

205, 2023

Disaster Risk Reduction and Resillience through Inclusive Finance

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

From disaster response to DRR With news of floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, cyclones and many other catastrophic events often dominating our television nowadays, it appears that the incidence and impact of natural disasters has risen dramatically over the last few decades. A combination of population growth and climate change has put additional pressure on resources and created new hazards that traditional mechanisms cannot cope with. New ideas and initiatives are needed[...]

205, 2023

Trapped in Debt: A Review of Pakistan’s External Debt

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Pakistan, in recent years, has witnessed mounting levels of both external debt and domestic debt. The position with respect to external debt servicing depends upon the growth of exports and home remittances and containment of the current account deficits in the balance of payments. Despite growth of 6 percent in exports and 23 percent in home remittances during the first eight months of 2011-12, the current account deficit has widened[...]

205, 2023

Islamic Imperatives to Curb Corruption and Promote Sustainable Development

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Corruption can be triggered by forms of institutional inefficiency; bureaucracy, political instability, and weak legislative and judicial systems (Mauro, 1998:12). It affects governance and the effectiveness of public services; it affects infrastructure and development priorities, and it undermines the principles of justice, equality and accountability, deepening institutional inefficiency. This leads to a distortion of social harmony, trust, ethics and the value system of society. The paper begins by presenting the[...]

205, 2023

An Islamic Perspective on Human Development

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

This paper relies on the primary sources of knowledge in Islam, Quran and Sunnah (practice and sayings of Prophet Muhammad . PBUH) to identify the key principles and core values of that underpin Islamic views on development, poverty reduction, human rights and advocacy. It will attempt to define these concepts from an Islamic point of view and present an outline of some of the tools and approaches that are provided[...]

205, 2023

Partnership (Spring 2008)

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

HIV & AIDS In November 2007, Islamic Relief hosted a five-day conference on Islam and HIV & AIDS in Johannesburg, South Africa. Learn more about the pandemic that is currently affecting nearly 40 million people in every continent of the world, with about four million new people infected every day. Office www.irusa.org Citation Islamic Relief USA. (2008). Partnership (Spring 2008) Available: http://www.irusa.org/content/uploads/2011/08/Partnership_spring_08.pdf

205, 2023

Belated Eid Celebrations for Syrian Refugee Children

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

As part of Islamic Relief’s work in providing psychosocial programmes aimed at alleviating the trauma and scars of displaced Syrian children due the ongoing violence in Syria, our team in Lebanon organised a belated Eid-ul-Adha entertainment day for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Office http://policy.islamic-relief.com/ Citation Islamic Relief Worldwide (2012). Belated Eid Celebrations for Syrian Refugee Children. Islamic Relief Worldwide, Birmingham, [Online] Available: http://policy.islamic-relief.com/downloads/549-Belated%20Eid%20Celebrat.pdf

205, 2023

Partnership (Fall 2008)

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Global Food Crisis The age-old pattern of famine is changing. It is no longer just rural populations being affected by hunger, but urban ones as well. Although food is available in markets and shops, very few can afford it. This is the new face of hunger. Office www.irusa.org Citation Islamic Relief USA. (2008). Partnership (Fall 2008) [Online] Available: http://www.irusa.org/content/uploads/2011/08/Partnership_fall_08.pdf

205, 2023

Partnership (Summer 2011)

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Year of Hope, Year of Emergencies Each crisis the world sees is unique, but at Islamic Relief USA, we have a single response: It is our duty to provide relief when we can, where we can, the best way we can. This year’s edition of Islamic Relief USA’s magazine will show you a year of emergency response efforts, and with this message we also thank those who are vital in[...]

205, 2023

A Smile is Charity

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

The world is a big place. We want you to learn more about places where people live and where Islamic Relief works. Office http://www.irusa.org/ Citation Islamic Relief USA. (2010). A Smile is Charity. [Online] Available: http://www.irusa.org/content/uploads/2011/08/A-Smile-is-Charity-2010.pdf

205, 2023

Partnership (Ramadhan 2009)

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Making Ends Meet: Poverty in a worsening economy We can all feel the side effects of the ongoing economic crisis in our daily lives. It is in the higher food costs, the ever-changing prices for gasoline, the rise in unemployment, and the increasing difficulty to buy and sell homes. Office http://www.irusa.org/ Citation Islamic Relief USA. (2009). Ramadan 2009: Choosing to Make A Difference. [Online] Available: http://www.irusa.org/content/uploads/2011/08/Partnership_fall_09.pdf

205, 2023

Partnership (Winter 2013)

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Every Child Counts I met a Syrian refugee child who was too afraid to give me his name in Jordan. He had been shot in the head during violence that broke out in Syria. He wasn’t the only child refugee at the camp—There were so many children at the camp living in some of the harshest conditions I’ve ever seen. Office http://www.irusa.org/ Citation Islamic Relief USA. (2010). Every Child Counts.[...]

205, 2023

Syrian Crisis Two Year Update

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief USA Two years since the start of the uprising, the people of Syria are in the midst of one of the world’s gravest humanitarian crises in recent years. As of March 2013, more than 70,000 people have been killed and more than 1 million people are refugees. Office http://www.irusa.org/ Citation Islamic Relief USA. (2013). Syrian Crisis: Two Year Update. {Online] Available: http://www.irusa.org/

205, 2023

No Eid Joy for Syrian Children

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

As Muslims across the world enjoyed their Eid-ul-Adha celebrations, thousands of Syrian children spent their Eid away from their homes and loved ones. Before the current violence in Syria, Eid was a time of celebration for children as with anywhere else in the world. Children would wear new clothes, receive Eid money, buy sweets and chocolates and visit relatives. But this year was the third Eid that many Syrian children[...]

205, 2023

Partnership (Summer 2012)

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Crisis Moves West Since Islamic Relief’s beginning, our name has been synonymous with international relief. Bosnia. Ethiopia. Palestine. Chechnya. Pakistan. We’ve worked through the years to provide relief around the world. Over the past year—as we sent aid to starving children in Somalia, to impoverished families in Egypt and Palestine, to flood-damaged villages in Pakistan and to refugees from Syria— we’ve also placed new emphasis on providing aid in one[...]

205, 2023

Madrasah Education: Protecting and Educating Children in Islam

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Over the last two decades Islamic Relief through its work in many marginal and challenging regions has come into contact, interacted with, and in some cases worked with madrasahs in tackling poverty. They represent an extremely important institution in the lives and psyche of billions of Muslims worldwide who struggle to educate their children and maintain their faith teaching and way of life. In many of the poorest countries and[...]

205, 2023

Understanding an Islamic Framework for Peacebuilding

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic conceptual framework of peace This paper discusses Islamic traditions of peace and conflict resolution, and argues that non violent and the peaceful resolution of conflicts has been an integral aspect of Islamic tradition since the time of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This paper also discusses various community conflict resolution mechanisms that have been developed and effectively applied to resolve conflicts in the Muslim world such as wasata (mediation), sulha[...]

205, 2023

Waqf Annual Report 2012

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

In the twelfth year of Islamic Relief’s Waqf programme, it gives me great pleasure to report on the performance of your Waqf contributions and on the life-changing support your generosity has provided. It is with the support of people such as yourself that we are able to carry out such vital work, the fruits of which can be seen in the benefit derived by the beneficiaries, who are able to[...]

205, 2023

Islamic Relief Worldwide and the Post-2015 Process

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Making Islamic Perspectives Heard Building on the legacy of the Millennium Declaration and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which sought to mobilize the global community around poverty alleviation, the Post 2015 process is designed to address the underlying causes of poverty. Unlike the MDGs, the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognize that poverty is not only a ‘developing country problem’ but a fundamental injustice that impacts all countries. The time[...]

205, 2023

Waqf Sustainable Solutions

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Ten Steps for Permanent Waqf Donating for Waqf is a highly righteous deed. Waqf has a great impact on society because it is an ongoing charity which provides a continuous benefit to people. It is characterised by longevity and sustainability. Allah (SWT) urged to us in the Holy Quran, in several verses, the importance of leaving behind a legacy due to its benefit to society We record that which they[...]

205, 2023

Haiti Earthquake Two Years On

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

The first time Islamic Relief set foot in Haiti, as an organisation, was in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. This resulted in extremely challenging. Conditions; we were entering a new country and culture for the first time while simultaneously attempting to help its communities during their most difficult time in recent history. We set up a new office while circumventing the damage and destruction of banks, government buildings, telephone[...]

205, 2023

Waqf Sustainable Solutions: Sowing the seeds for a better future

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Why Waqf ? Waqf in Islamic Relief Participation in the Waqf program is different from any other form of charitable activities, because Waqf means that the capital is retained forever and, moreover, allowed to grow further. This ensures the provision of a permanent and uninterrupted source of giving and income for the orphans, women, children, and vulnerable people including the elderly, the disabled and all other deprived people who are[...]

205, 2023

Waqf Future Fund: Working Towards a Better Future

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Why Waqf ? A lasting gift to those in need Waqf (plural: Awqaf) is a form of Sadaqah Jariya (ongoing charity) in which a gift is donated to bring a charitable return. The original gift is invested to make a profit for the cause to which it is donated, but cannot be sold. If for example, a field is given as a Waqf, the crops and benefits derived from it[...]

205, 2023

Syria Emergency Response 2013

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Syria Crisis Three years of conflict, insecurity, and instability in almost all parts of Syria have resulted in a critical humanitarian crisis. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, has described the Syrian conflict as “the worst humanitarian disaster since the end of the cold war”. The escalation of conflict across Syria has badly affected the country’s infrastructure. Schools, hospitals, roads, power stations, and water supplies have been destroyed.[...]

205, 2023

Syria Humanitarian Crisis: January-June 2013 Update

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Unprecedented Crisis More than 2 years of unrest and fighting have created the worst humanitarian crisis in the modern history of the Middle East region. More than 6 million Syrians are in need for humanitarian aid, around 4 million people have been internally displaced, more than 1.7 million refugees have fled the country to neighbouring countries, the UN estimates around 100,000 have been killed and tens of thousands disappeared, millions[...]

205, 2023

Tsunami

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Indonesia: Three years on ‘We visited an area 15 kilometres from the shoreline; it was completely destroyed. The sea had washed away houses, it had carried vessels from the ocean and deposited them on top of buildings and bridges.’ ‘It carried tractors, coaches, all types of vehicles into the middle of rice fields; it carried dead bodies everywhere. Massive concrete structures and multi-storey buildings were reduced to rubble. Every few[...]

205, 2023

Syria: Regional Response to Syria Crisis

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

The crisis continues to deepen in Syria with a starkly worrying picture for the humanitarian situation. At least 2.5million people are affected, and the UN estimates that upto 4million people could be affected in the next coming months. Widespread damage and destruction to medical facilities have left large parts of the population without access to health care and many children are denied education as schools become collective shelters for IDPs[...]

205, 2023

Islamic Relief Environment Policy

By |May 2nd, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Many poor people in developing countries live in ecologically vulnerable environments. This affects both their livelihoods and their safety. As their farm lands erode, deserts advance and forests disappear, they are finding it increasingly difficult to ensure a sufficient and sustainable income. As increasing numbers of people are forced to live in precarious locations such as steep hills, slums and unstable coastal areas continues to rise, natural hazards such as[...]

105, 2023

Local Faith Community and Related Civil Society Engagement in Humanitarian Response with Syrian Refugees in Irbid, Jordan

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

There is renewed interest in the engagement of faith-based organizations in humanitarian response, mirroring broader attention to the role of faith and faith-based action in the public sphere. However, a recent scoping report by the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities of the role of local faith communities in supporting resilience in contexts of humanitarian crisis has indicated the dearth of knowledge regarding the interface of governmental, intergovernmental[...]

105, 2023

Humanitarian assistance from non-state donors

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

  Non-state or private donors – including individuals, trusts and foundations, and companies and corporations – have long played a key role in supporting the international humanitarian response. As part of efforts to leverage new and alternative forms of assistance to help close the growing humanitarian financing gap, the humanitarian sector is currently focusing significant attention on building the role of private actors – particularly the private sector, such as[...]

105, 2023

Islamic Relief Gender Justice Policy

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief (IR)’s mission is to eradicate poverty and end human suffering. To achieve this, it is crucial that issues of injustice are given a major focus, along with the reasons injustice persists. Within the category of injustice is gender injustice, which IR is prioritising within this paper. “Gender” is the social term which identifies personas female or male. It suggests roles, characteristics, behaviour and activities which are seen as[...]

105, 2023

A religious education unit for ages 9 to 11

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Beliefs and actions in the world: Can Christian Aid and Islamic Relief change the world? Office External programmes http://learn.christianaid.org.uk/ Citation Blaylock,L (2008) A religious education unit for ages 9 to 11. [Online]. Available: http://learn.christianaid.org.uk/Images/teaching-unit-faith-based-orgs_tcm16-37896.pdf

105, 2023

Jaaverslag 2009

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Toen het jaar 2009 van start ging, was het offensief op de Gazastrook net begonnenn. Op de dag van de aanval had Islamic Relief een noodhulpactie gelanceerd. In Nederland was de betrokkenheid bij de slachtoffers in de Gazastrook groot. Dankzij de onmisbare inzet van onze vrijwilligers en de bijdrage van vele initiatieven in het land, verliep de actie SOS Gaza zeer succesvol. Met de inkomsten uit deze actie kon Islamic[...]

105, 2023

Islamic Relief Annual Report 2009

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

During a period of considerable change, 2009 saw Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) come to the end of a successful three- year strategy, and, building on the aspirations and ideas of the whole organisation, look ahead to a new set of objectives for the next ! five years. In 2009, we marked our 25th year of working with vulnerable communities around the world. Islamic Relief has come a long way since[...]

105, 2023

Waisenbericht

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Sie haben sich vor einiger Zeit entschieden, eine Patenschaft für ein Waisenkind zu übernehmen Sie haben sich vor einiger Zeit entschieden, eine Patenschaft für ein Waisenkind zu übernehmen. Damit haben Sie ein sehr gutes Werk verrichtet, das im Islam einen hohen Stellenwert hat. Dafür möchten wir Ihnen im Namen der Waisen herzlich danken! Möge Allah es von Ihnen annehmen und Sie reichlich dafür belohnen! Durch die Unterstützung unserer Paten können[...]

105, 2023

Interfaith Declaration to Improve Family Health and Well-Being

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

We, leaders of religious institutions and faith based organizations (FBO), believe that health is a universal value held by all faiths and a universal right for human beings. Our faith traditions, spiritual values and commitment to social justice lead us to believe passionately that families should not suffer needlessly because they lack access to health services. We acknowledge the evidence that the health benefits of access to education and services,[...]

105, 2023

Community-based Climate Change Adaptation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Climate change is the defining human development challenge of our time. It threatens to stall poverty reduction and hard-earned progress made in achieving the Millennium Development Goals. In the countries of South Asian region, including Pakistan, the early signs of climate change are already visible. Out of the last 12 years of the last century, 11 were the hottest of the last 400 years where temperatures in Pakistan reached 53[...]

105, 2023

Overcoming Hardship: A Visitor’s Perspectives Of Life in Mali

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world, and that’s exactly what I kept reminding myself when I visited the country with an Islamic Relief USA delegation earlier this year. But no matter how hard I tried to prep myself mentally. There was nothing that could have prepared me for experiencing life without electricity and running water. It was a different lifestyle. Even the international airport in the[...]

105, 2023

Mapping UK Muslim Development NGOs

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Religions and Development Programmes Programme The Religions and Development Programmes programme (2005-2010) is working with programmes partners elsewhere in the UK and also in Nigeria, Pakistan, India and Tanzania. In addition, it has forged a non-academic partnership with Islamic Relief Worldwide, which is also based in Birmingham. In particular, it is working with Islamic Relief’s Policy and Programmes Unit. The collaboration has taken the form of a joint appointment, in[...]

105, 2023

Working in Conflict: A Faith Based Toolkit for Islamic Relief

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

  The toolkit has been designed to be a practical resource for our staff and is designed to be used in tandem with existing guidelines. We hope, insh’Allah, that this toolkit will not only be used by Islamic Relief staff, but also by colleagues from other agencies who are working with Muslim communities towards building lasting peace. To this end we have included a separate ‘Introduction’ for readers who are[...]

105, 2023

Keeping The Promise (Islamic Relief 2006 Annual Report)

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief has long been known to help ease the suffering of some of the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world. But this tremendous task can not be done by one organization alone. Building on a common foundation and belief in providing humanitarian aid, Islamic Relief was proud to widen our partnerships with other organizations during 2006. Islamic Relief also expanded its relationship with The Church of Jesus[...]

105, 2023

Islamic Relief USA Annual Report 2009

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

2009 was a year of challenges and tests for many around the world. Millions of people — including women, children, the elderly and the disabled — faced hardships not just at the hands of man but also due to the wrath of nature. From the death and destruction in Gaza, to the millions displaced in Pakistan, to those suffering from the twin earthquakes in the Pacific Rim, Islamic Relief USA[...]

105, 2023

Islamic Relief USA Annual Report 2011

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief is getting ready to celebrate its 20th year of service to humanity. We’ve worked to help bring about positive change for people in need, and thanks be to God, over the years, we’ve been able to reach more people than ever before. With your continued support and with the help of our teams, this report shows some of the challenges we’ve been able to tackle and the great[...]

105, 2023

Surviving the strongest storm

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Andrea, her husband and their three grown sons took shelter at a relative’s stronger, larger home when Typhoon Haiyan first hit. Parts of the roof flew off, water came in the house where they were sheltered, and she could see a tree fall on her own home in the distance. After the family thought the furious storm was over, they went back to their damaged home. They were eating when[...]

105, 2023

Palestinians in Yarmouk: Refugees once again

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

When your home is being destroyed, and your life and the lives of your children and loved ones are threatened, you have no time to think and few choices. You have to try to get everyone somewhere safe—away from the bombing, bullets, and other immediate threats as soon as possible. But then you find yourself displaced in shelters and camps, with very little to no food, water, money, work, sanitation,[...]

105, 2023

Lessons from Islamic Finance for socially, economically and environmentally just outcomes in the Financing for Sustainable Development process

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

From its earliest beginnings in the Rio+ 20 conference, the Post 2015 Process has emphasised the importance of addressing rising inequality within and between nations. However, proposals for reform of the global economic system – the weaknesses of which were laid bare following the 2008 financial and economic crisis – have not advocated strongly enough for the transformative changes that are necessary for a more inclusive, socially just economic system[...]

105, 2023

Does Faith Matter? An Examination of Islamic Relief’s Work with Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

 This paper analyses the experience of an international non-governmental organisation (INGO), Islamic Relief, in working with and for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). Although much relief work is carried out by faith-based organisations worldwide, and although religious identity is often an important factor in understanding communities, little work has been done to examine the work of faith-based organisations in the field of development in general (see Tomalin 2006; Thomas[...]

105, 2023

Islamic Philanthrophy, Development and Wellbeing

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic philanthropy has been experiencing much shifting terrain with respect to its role of promoting wellbeing. The term Islamic philanthropy is used here to refer to private goods given in accordance with Islamic ordinances of charitable giving for public purposes. Islamic philanthropy is to be differentiated from philanthropy in Muslim communities, which can be private giving for public purposes that may or may not be driven by a fulfilment of[...]

105, 2023

Thousands flee South Lebanon

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

More than half a million refugees have fled Southern Lebanon, as a consequence of the current intensified military bombardment. Most of them are old people, women and children. Their numbers are increasing daily and continue to worsen. Office http://www.islamic-relief.org/ Citation Islamic Relief Worldwide [n.d], Thousands flee South Lebanon

105, 2023

Partnership (Autumn 2001, Issue 18)

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Disaster A humanitarian disaster of catastrophic proportions has engulfed the ordinary people of Afghanistan. Up to 8 million people face severe food shortages or starvation. Recent events come against backdrop of 4 years of drought and two decades of war. As the bitter Afghani winter approaches, Islamic Relief's emergency staff have joined the desperate race to pre-position supplies of food, water, blankets, tents and basic healthcare. Office http://www.islamic-relief.org/ Available upon[...]

105, 2023

Partnership (Winter 1999, Issue 14)

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Once again we await the arrival of the best of guests into our homes. A guest carrying gifts, his hands full of reward, blessings and forgiveness for those wishing to take full advantage of this golden opportunity. Intrigued as to who this guest is? The guest is the holy month of Ramadhan. Yes, it is the best guest, containing the best days and the best moments of our life. Millions[...]

105, 2023

Keiner muss hungern

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Ramadhan 2015 Segen im Ramadan für Umm Abdullah und ihre Familie UmmAbdullah, 68 Jahrealt,stammt aus Syrien und musste aufgrund des Krieges nach Jordanien fliehen.Sie erzählt:„ Als wir wegen der Bombardierungen fliehen mussten, verloren wir all unseren Besitz und unsere Lebens-grundlage. Alles,was uns bleibt,sind unsere Träume. Office http://www.islamicrelief.de/ Citation Islamic Relief Deutschland (2015), Keiner muss hungern, Ramadhan Broschüre 2015, [Online], Available at: http://www.islamicrelief.de/fileadmin/user_upload/pdf/2015/IRD_Ramadan-Broschuere_2015.pdf

105, 2023

Islamic Relief Deutschland Selbstdarstellung

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief Deutschland, 1996 in Köln gegründet, ist eine international tätige Hilfsorganisation. Dank des weltweiten Netzwerkes von Partner- und Projektbüros in mehr als 40 Ländern erreicht sie mit ihren Nothilfe- und Entwicklungsprojekten bedürftige Menschen in Afrika, Asien, Nahost und Osteuropa. Die Gründungsgeschichte von Islamic Relief geht zurück auf das Jahr 1984 und begann mit der Hungersnot am Horn von Afrika. Office http://www.islamicrelief.de/ Citation Islamic Relief Deutschland (2014), Selbstdarstellung, [Online], Available:[...]

105, 2023

Syrien – Nothilfe 2012-2014

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Weltweites Islamic Relief-Netzwerk Syrien befindet sich im Zentrum einer der weltweit schlimmsten humanitären Krisen. Das Land ist von internen Konflikten betroffen, die millionen von Familien entwurzelt haben. Schätzungsweise 3,2 millionen menschen sind aus dem Land geflohen und haben Zuflucht in Jordanien, dem Libanon, dem Irak, Ägypten und der türkei gefunden. Viele Flüchtlinge haben Familienmitglieder verloren, haben Gewalt mitansehen müssen und mussten aus ihren Häusern und Städten ins ausland fliehen, wo[...]

105, 2023

Partnership (Ausgabe 55, July 2012)

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Gemeinsam für eine bessere Zukunft wieder nähert sich der Fastenmonat ramadan, und in diesem Jahr ist er bei uns ein weiteres Stück mehr in den Sommer gerückt. als Fastende spüren wir durch die langen Fastentage und die höheren temperaturen die körperlichen auswirkungen des entzugs von Wasser und fester nahrung noch deutlicher. Vielleicht können wir dadurch besser nachempfinden, wie es millionen von menschen geht, für die Hunger und durst an der[...]

105, 2023

Islamic Relief Projects 2004

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

On the occasion of our 20th anniversary, it gives me great pleasure to introduce the Projects Booklet 2004 on behalf of Islamic Relief. With your generosity and our expertise, we have managed to achieve many successes in the past year, and indeed, the past twenty years. Our plans for 2004 are based on the same dedication that has driven us for two decades, and we trust your commitment will also[...]

105, 2023

Partnership (Winter 2006/7, Issue 30)

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Lebanon: Life after war June 2006 saw the small country of Lebanon come under a relentless attack that lasted six weeks and completely changed the life of the whole nation. In a short space of time, one million people, nearly a quarter of Lebanon's population, fled from towns and villages in the south of the country, leaving behind their homes, possessions and sometimes even their loved ones. Office http://www.islamic-relief.org/ Available[...]

105, 2023

UK Partnership (Autumn 2005)

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

With the needy We have an obligation to serve our two most important stakeholder, you the supporters and the beneficiaries (the people we help in the field). In this issue we will be showing you the best of both sides. A periodical of this size can only give a glimpse of our work in the field. With operations in over 20 countries it is difficult to give details about all[...]

105, 2023

Partnership (Autumn 2002, Issue no:2)

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

The newsletter of Islamic Relief Pakistan edition The continuous rains from the end of July to the beginning of August 2003 paralysed life in Sindh. The provincial Government of SIndh declared emergency due the widespread heavy rains and subsequent floods. The rainfall was the heaviest during the last seven years. It intermittently continued for about one week and resulted in the flooding of about 1,900 villages, damaging thousands of houses.[...]

105, 2023

Partnership (Spring 2002, Issue 19) UK edition

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

With the needy UK Edition Afghans struggle for peace As Afghanistan emerges from the latest chapter of its turbulent history, Islamic Relief continues its tireless work, bringing vital relief supplies to those devastated by the recent crisis. 22 years of war has all but destroyed Afghanistan's infrastructure. A fourth year of drought, the recent aerial bombardment and the country-wide fighting has plunged Afghanistan into "the worst humanitarian crisis in the[...]

105, 2023

Partnership (Autumn 2000, Issue no.16)

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

The newsletter of Islamic Relief International edition Building peace and justice in Bosnia The Srebrenica and Zvornik municipalities witnessed the worst murder of Bosnian civilians by Serb Paramilitaries during the vicious Bosnian war, which ended in 1995. The most infamous incident was the deliberate killing of over 7000 Bosnian men who had sought shelter in the UN compound near Srebrenica town. Thousands are still missing from the war, buried in[...]

105, 2023

Islamic Relief Projects 2003

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

It is with great pleasure that I present to you Islamic Relief's Project Development Booklet 2003. Once again our aim has been to highlight how much good has been achieved through your generous donations. More than ever before, the call to help alleviate the poverty and suffering of the world's poorest people has been heeded by you. Your efforts, as we will show in this book, have not been in[...]

105, 2023

Partnership (Spring/Summer, Issue 21) UK Edition

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

With the needy UK Edition Islamic Relief convoy rolls into Baghdad Despite the dangerously volatile situation, Islamic Relief convoys have arrived in Iraq from Jordan and Syria. Islamic Relief staff are delivering aid to thousands of Iraqis in desperate need of help. Office http://www.islamic-relief.org.uk/ Available upon request Citation Islamic Relief UK (2003), Partnership (Spring/Summer, Issue 21)

105, 2023

Partnership (Autumn 2001, Issue 18)

By |May 1st, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

With the needy HRH the Prince of Wales visited Islamic Relief on 1st of November in recognition of its humanitarian aid efforts in Afghanistan at its UK Head Office in London. The visit included hearing a first hand account of the crisis from Sikander Ali, Islamic Relief's Country Representative for Afghanistan. The Prince emphasised his support for the "wonderful work being done by Islamic Relief to alleviate the terrible suffering[...]

3004, 2023

Waqf Future Fund

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief presents Waqf Future Fund Islamic Relief's Waqf Future Fund is aimed at reviving the great tradition of setting up a charity that continues to benefit the needy for generations to come. Popular forms of continuous charity for many people include donating towards building of a water well or a school. The Waqf scheme takes this idea further and allows people to support numerous schools and wells. The third[...]

3004, 2023

Partnership (Summer 2006, Issue 29)

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Africa food crisis On the dusty barren plains of Mandera in north-east Kenya I saw sights I will never forget. I watched humans and animals drink the same dirty, disease-infested water, desperate to quench their thirst. I saw rotten animal carcasses scattered everywhere with frightening frequency. The villagers and pastoralists for whom this is home carry a look of fear and anguish. Every day they watch helplessly as their livestock[...]

3004, 2023

Partnership (Autumn 2003, Issue 22)

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

IR in Iraq Islamic Relief started its operations in Iraq in April 1996, when a mission visited the country for the first time to assess the humanitarian situation and implement a food distribution programme. It went on to implement three major relief projects, the Leukaemia Treatment Project, the Hospital Hygiene Project and the Food Aid Programme, which has, over the years, supplied food to over 200,000. In 1998 Islamic Relief[...]

3004, 2023

An Islamic Perspective on Economic and Social Justice

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

The Muslim world has a proud tradition of providing economic and social justice to their diverse citizenry during their ubiquitous leadership of the early Islamic period. To be relevant today and into the future, however, developing Muslim societies will need to re-examine their currently Euro-centric understanding and model of social advancement and strive to serve global equity through a more balanced philosophy, one that acknowledges their rich cultural heritage whilst[...]

3004, 2023

The Overreaction against Islamic Charities

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

The title of this article may be tempting fate. The British counter-terrorist services have reported that the financial trail leading to the 7 July 2005 attacks on London included direct or indirect links to eight unspecified charities. A single major terrorist outrage anywhere in the world, clearly funded through abuse of an established Muslim charity, would decisively blacken the reputation of the whole sector. However, from the evidence available at[...]

3004, 2023

Partnership (Spring 2007, Issue 31)

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Drought, floods and climate change The reality of climate change is now widely acknowledged. The weather is getting hotter, the weather is becoming more extreme and floods, drought and natural disasters are increasing. All these changes disproportionately affect poor communities, putting their lives and livelihoods at risk. What is climate change? It is a change in the natural climate of the earth, which currently means that the earth is getting[...]

3004, 2023

Partnership (Autumn 2004, Issue no. 27)

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Afghanistan's children of war Thousands of orphans in Afghanistan are living with images of violence imprinted on their minds. If we could capture the events they have witnessed on film, it would not be a movie we could show our children, even in the comfort of their own homes. The orphans of Afghanistan have no comfort zone they can call home, and there has been no censorship of what life[...]

3004, 2023

Child Welfare Programme

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Every child dreams of going to school and making a better life for him or herself. Just like adults, children need support; they need a supportive environment in which they can fulfill their dreams. This is especially so for orphans, the poor and marginalised. By supporting children who have suffered tragic losses, IR through its CWP, is contributing to build up the next generation of teachers, entrepreneurs and leaders. The[...]

3004, 2023

Syria: Two Years, Two long

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Key recommendations for easing the suffering of the Syrian people Our report draws on Islamic Relief’s first hand experience inside Syria and in the refugee camps of neighbouring Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon, as well as building upon programmes and consultation with various aid agencies. The report illustrates how the intensifying conflict – which escalated from civilian demonstrations two years ago – increasingly exacerbates the humanitarian crisis and directly affects over[...]

3004, 2023

Partnership (Summer 2008, Issue 34)

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

The ultimate challenge: Global Food Crisis In this issue we look at one of the most serious challenges faced by the world today: the global food crisis. As a consequence of shortfalls in supply, higher levels of demand and rising fuel prices, the cost of food is rising rapidly. The effect has been most acute on the poorest. In these most vulnerable communities rates of malnutrition amongst children are rising[...]

3004, 2023

Islamic Relief Annual Report 1999

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

15 years of serving the needy 1999 was significant not only for marking our fifteenth year of existence, but most importantly for marking a milestone in the scale and quality of our work. We could not have imagined 15 or even 10 years ago, working from a single small office in Birmingham that in 1999 Islamic Relief would take a leading role in alleviating three major humanitarian disasters and a[...]

3004, 2023

Islamic Relief South Africa

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief South Africa Making a world of difference Islamic Relief South Africa was founded in Johannesburg in 2003. Additional field offices have since been opened in Cape Town, Durban and Pietermaritzburg. The organisation is registered with: The registrar of companies as a section 21 for non-profit company (registration number 2004/025107/08) in September 2004 The non profit organisations directorate of the national department of social development (043-357-npo) The South African[...]

3004, 2023

Muslim Action Guide 2009

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Unfair trade rules continue to lock millions of people in the developing world in poverty. Two billion people – a third of humanity – work hard to support themselves yet still struggle to survive on £1 per day or less. Through Fairtrade we are trying to help tip the balance in favour of poor farmers and workers. You can help by taking action in Fairtrade Fortnight (23 February – 8[...]

3004, 2023

Building Lives

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

How faiths and aid agencies work together against poverty and disaster Aid agencies are sometimes also called NGOs (non-governmental organisations). This means that they don’t work for governments, but they do often work with governments, to fight poverty. Islamic Relief is just one of many, many aid agencies and NGOs working to help people across the world. It started in 1984, when a young medical doctor in Birmingham – Hany[...]

3004, 2023

Humanitarian Forum

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Leaving behind their loved ones and the comfort and safety of their homes, aid workers of every race, creed, colour and background work selflessly on every continent and make a difference to the lives of complete strangers. Putting aside all thought for their safety and comfort, members of the NGO community offer assistance to those devastated by natural man-made disasters. They are the ambassadors of goodwill whose intervention into the[...]

3004, 2023

South Asia Earthquake Update

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Rebuilding shattered lives On Saturday 8th of October 2005, the world awoke to a devastating earthquake hitting Northern Pakistan and India. Measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale and penetrating just six miles below the earth's surface, the quake caused an enormous loss of life with current death toll estimates surging past 74,000. Entire villages have been wiped out by the quake, with hundreds of homes destroyed making this one of[...]

3004, 2023

Islam and Fairtrade

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

In striving to be the best Muslim, we aim to perfect our ritual acts of worship, but also to live our lives by the principles and spirit of Islam. Every day we struggle to uphold principles of justice, fairness and honesty in our dealings with family, friends and colleagues. But our responsibilities are not restricted to only those directly around us. All creations of Allah – nature, animals, humans –[...]

3004, 2023

In-depth Recovery Needs Assessment of Cyclone Aila Affected Areas

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

  Just over 5 months have passed since Cyclone “Aila” hit Bangladesh( 25 May 2009) but sufferings still continuing in the severely affected districts of Khulna and Shatkhira where more than 201,982 displaced people (70% of severely affected people) are still living in temporary places and shlters. According to the government estimate 1149 million US dollars is needed to assist in the recovery and reconstruction after Cyclone Aila. In addition[...]

3004, 2023

2-Day Disaster Management Exhibition

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief stressed the importance for strengthening disaster response system Islamic Relief Pakistan Country Director Fadlullah Wilmot stressed the need for strengthening the disaster response system through institutional capacity building for a timely response to deal with major disasters. He was talking to media persons in two-day disaster management exhibition held in Peshawar on Thursday (April 21, 2011). A two day disaster management exhibition was being arranged by Centre for[...]

3004, 2023

Partnership February 2012, Pakistan edition

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Dedicated alleviating the suffering of the world’s poorest people An inauguration ceremony was arranged in village Zara Miana, district Nowshera to hand over 200 permanent shelters built for flood-hit families. A large number of people from all walks of life, especially the community attended the ceremony. Under the Nowshera Integrated Village Rehabilitation Programme (NIVRP) funded by Islamic Relief USA was implemented in village Zara Miana benefitting the flood-affected community. One[...]

3004, 2023

Partnership January 2012, Pakistan edition

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Dedicated to alleviating the suffering of the world's poorest people. Islamic Relief has handed over 497 permanent shelters to the flood-affected people of district Muzaffargarh. So far IR has constructed 1522 permanent one room shelters for victims of 2010 floods in Muzaffargarh. In its 2010 flood response programme, Islamic Relief immediately responded the immediate needs and early recovery of the flood-affected people and started its long-term development programmes in district[...]

3004, 2023

Feeling the spirit of Qurbani

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Special Edition Islamic Relief Pakistan Islamic Relief has planned distribution of sacrificial meat to approximately 36,000 families (250,000 individuals) in Kurram Agency, Nowshera, Charsadda districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Naseerabad, Jaffarabad – Balochistan, Muzaffarabad, Bagh and Neelum districts of Azad Kashmir respectively. Islamic Relief’s Qurbani programme started in 1986 and over the years has been increasing in size, reaching more and more people every year. In 2011, over 130,000 Qurbanis were[...]

3004, 2023

Islamic Relief Bangladesh

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Striving for a Caring, Resilient and Poverty Free Bangladesh Islamic Relief in Bangladesh seeks to develop capacity and optimise its reach and impact. We do this by developing mutually-beneficial strategic partnerships with national bodies, relevant government agencies and local institutions. According to strategic needs, this includes universities, programmes bodies, local and national partner non-governmental organisations. We actively participate in various consortium's to leverage greater impact and mobilise resources from different[...]

3004, 2023

Fortified milk for pre-schoolers

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Palestine is an exception as malnutrition is on the rise among children under five. Currently, 11 out of 100 Palestinian children under-five suffer chronic malnutrition. Islamic Relief Palestine wants to continue the supporting of Palestinian children in Gaza, aiming to combat malnutrition, through providing them with their need for a part of the day, by supplying fortified milk to 4000 Palestinian children in kindergartens in the poor communities for one[...]

3004, 2023

Let’s rebuild Egypt

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Working together for a better world My dear brothers and sisters, the people of Egypt have struggled and sacrificed for the betterment of their nation and their people for a long time. An Islamic Relief delegation had the honor of traveling to Egypt to meet with the minister of development Gouda Abdel Khalek, the minister of health Ashraf Hatem, grand mufti Ali Gomaa and Al-Azhar shaykh Ahmed el-Tayeb. Together, we[...]

3004, 2023

Islamic Relief starts Humanitarian Assistance for 4000 off-camp IDP families at Jalozai, Nowshera

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Displaced within homeland In the wake of fleeing from the conflict-torn Khyber Agency, Islamic Relief Pakistan started implementation of Humanitarian Assistance for Internally Displaced Persons at Jalozai, district Nowshera. The project aims to assist 4000 off-camp IDP families under health & hygiene promotion along with sanitation facilities. Project focuses on Primary Health Care (PHC including mother & child health care) Psycho-social Support (psycho-social counselling and referral where needed) WASH (health[...]

3004, 2023

Blockade on opportunity

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Gaza’s unemployment trap and, Islamic Relief’s efforts to tackle it The people of Gaza are afflicted with one of the highest rates of unemployment in the world, exacerbated in recent years by a blockade that has restricted imports of essential supplies and curtailed opportunities for trade and economic development. This reports highlights the extent of the problem, and describes the work Islamic Relief is doing to help the people of[...]

3004, 2023

Pembangunan Semula Gaza/Rebuilding Gaza

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

7 Sektor Utama/ 7 Main Sectors Pemulihan dan penyelenggaraan sekolah rosak di Semenanjung Gaza. Pemulihan dan peningkatan telaga bagi pertanian dan saliran pengairan. Membantu nelayan yang terjejas. Pemasangan sistem rawatan air di Hospital & Perumahan. Meningkatkan perkhidmatan kaunseling Psychosocial di sekolah-sekolah. Memulihan kerosakan di rumah anak yatim. Memulihkan kerosakan kemudahan perubatan di Gaza Office http://islamic-relief.org.my/ Citation Islamic Relief Malaysia [n.d], Pembangunan Semula Gaza/Rebuilding Gaza , Islamic Relief Malaysia, Selangor

3004, 2023

Directory for the Micro Enterprise Program

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

تعتبر اإلغاثة اإلسالمية من أكبر المؤسسات التي تقوم بتقديم التمويل بصيغ تتالئم مع الشريعة اإلسالمية في قطاع غزة، حيث قامت بتأسيس برنامج تنمية المشاريع الصغيرة جدًا في العام 1998 بهدف مساعدة ذوي الدخل المحدود من أصحاب المشاريع الصغيرة لتطوير مشاريعهم أو البدء بمشاريع جديدة مدرة للدخل وذلك لتحسين دخلهم ومساعدتهم على توفير سبل العيش الكريمة. وتسعى اإلغاثة اإلسالمية إلتباع أفضل الممارسات في التمويل األصغر وتسعى للوصول ألكبر عدد ممكن من[...]

3004, 2023

Hazard, Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (HCVA)

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief Pakistan feels delighted to present Hazard, Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (HCVA) Report of District Thatta. The main ethos behind this is to increase awareness amongst communities, civil society organizations and government and promote culture of building resilience through analysis of existing strengths and weaknesses. Islamic Relief accepts no liability for any negligent or inaccurate statement of finding in this HVCA report, any omission, or in any situation where[...]

3004, 2023

Pakistan Snapshot

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Our Work in Pakistan Islamic Relief commenced its operations in Pakistan in 1992, and secured a registration with the Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan in 1994 as a company limited by guarantee. Islamic Relief is also registered with the Ministry of Finance. IR in Pakistan is focusing on the following sectors: Sustainable Livelihoods Health Water & Sanitation Islamic Micro-finance Orphan Sponsorship Emergency Response Disaster Risk Reduction Seasonal Programmes Office[...]

3004, 2023

Identity Based Giving: A Case Study of Islamic Relief

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is an independent humanitarian and development organisation present in over 40 countries around the globe. Inspired by the Islamic faith, IRW has helped millions of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people since receiving our first donation from a young Muslim boy in 1984. Our projects include responding to emergencies, most recently in Syria, Yemen and Nepal, and providing sustainable solutions to long-term development challenges, through[...]

3004, 2023

Be a partner in protecting them كن شريكا ﻓﻲ حمايتهم

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

What is the standard framework? ما هو التدبير الإتفاقي؟ هو اتفاق جماعي بخصوص التدبير الأكثر تلاؤما مع وضعية الطفل وحاجاته ومصلحته الفضلى (وجوب تحرير اتفاق بدقة يتضمن تحديد الوضعية والطرق الكفيلة بمعالجتها). ويتم تدوينه وتلاوته على مختلف الأطراف (أبوي الطفل أو من له النظر عليه) بما في ذلك الطفل إذا ما بلغ 13 عاما للمصادقة عليه. The standard framework aims to regulate the relationship between the parents to ensure that[...]

3004, 2023

Qurbani Meat Distribution 2014

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Case Study Interview - 2014 Template For this year’s project, we have coordinated with the regional offices of the Ministry of Social affairs in the targeted regions. Thus, they provided us with a list of the poorest families in each region noted that all these families have Poverty Cards, which are assigned to the beneficiaries according to precise criteria. The main challenge we faced in this year’s project was principally[...]

3004, 2023

Remembering the past and building the future حفظ للماضي.. ٌ وحضارة للمستقبل

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Employment Project contributions in the Gaza strip إسهامات مشروع التشغيل في قطاع غزة A project implemented by Islamic Relief aims to assist graduates who have recently completed their studies from various academic schemes to find employment. The project assessed market needs in order to equip fresh graduates with relevant knowledge and skills enabling them to meet the needs of the market. The project managed to enhance the economic, social, and[...]

3004, 2023

The charitable legacy that lives on

By |April 30th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

...even when you're gone Case Focus: Health Waqf Providing Daily Hot Meals in Chechnya The conflict in Chechnya has deprived thousands of children of a normal childhood. Growing up with war and insecurity, their lives have been marked by poverty and turmoil. Instead of running from classroom to playground they seek refuge in makeshift homes and worry about where their next meal will come from. Poor general health is common[...]

2904, 2023

16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence

By |April 29th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

How does the UNHCR intervene to reduce Gender Based Violence? Gender based violence violates human rights. The UNHCR in cooperation with the hosting country are responsible for guaranteeing that migrants and asylum seekers are provided with the protection needed as a preventive strategy to minimize being subject to gender base violence. The UNHCR funds different activities in Tunisia that aims at reducing violence through partnering with different organisations such as:[...]

2904, 2023

My Education My Hope

By |April 29th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Public Libraries المكتبات العمومية  تحسين و تطوير الخدمات الإعلامية في 14 مكتبة بتوفير 15 جهاز كمبيوتر موصولة بالانترنت في كل مكتبة تدريب 28 اطارا على استعمال تكنولوجيا الاتصال 20 دورة تدريبية في مجال اعلامية لكل مكتبة عمومية توفير مكتبتين متنقلتين للمناطق الريفية Enhancing and developing media services for 14 libraries in Tunisia Providing 15 computers for each library 28 training courses on information technology Conducting 20 media training courses Providing[...]

2904, 2023

I Love My Library

By |April 29th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Reading is the source of information and experience How can you benefit from reading? Do not read unless you are focused and you have a pen/pencil next to you. Add a subheading for the book themes or topics Utilise the book effectively Read the book more than once, especially if it’s an important one It is worth agreeing with your friends on selecting a book topic, or reading the same[...]

2904, 2023

The Role of Values and Their Relationship with Faith in a Faith-Based Organisation

By |April 29th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

In this paper, the author, Shakil Butt, has demonstrated this to great effect - that Islamic Relief fits this model of organisational development well and the narrative of growth dynamics and its impact on values outlined is exemplified in Islamic Relief. Now a mature organisation with a thirty year history, over 3500 employees and across forty offices in all continents, organisational dynamics once reached a tipping point, which necessitated a[...]

2904, 2023

Pakistan continues to pay a heavy cost for the reckless borrowing

By |April 29th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

"A Glossary of Debt Terminologies” Aid Providing assistance to those in need. All developing countries need more money to be able to reduce poverty, provide healthcare, educaon and services for their cizens. Balance of Trade The financial difference between imports and exports. Bank for Internaonal Se:lements (BIS): the world‐wide organizaon of central banks. The BIS played an important role in the early stages of the debt crises a5er 1982, by[...]

2904, 2023

Chained into Debt

By |April 29th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Each Pakistani owes Rs. 101,338/- of public debt The average common person of Pakistan has suffered from a crippling national debt for long. The devastating earthquake of 2005, the global financial crisis of 2008 and the horrific floods of 2010, and so‐called war on terror have increased the miseries of people. These internal events such as earthquake and floods have created a dearth of food items, while the external event[...]

2904, 2023

We urge the government of Pakistan to repudiate the debt required by non representative regimes

By |April 29th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

“We Demand” We urge the Government of Pakistan to establish a Debt Audit Commission in line with the recommendation of the Special Committee on Foreign and Domestic Loans (SCFDL), “Government must obtain expert opinion of the independent economists of impartial assessment of country's alarming debt situation on.”We urge the Government of Pakistan to empower the parliament to decide on the Acquisition, Disbursement & Repayment of all (new/old) loans. Office http://www.islamic-relief.org.pk/[...]

2904, 2023

Islam and Refugees

By |April 29th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Asylum and refugees in Islam In Islam, asylum is a right of anyone seeking protection. In his study of asylum in the Arab Islamic tradition, G.M. Arnaout argues that asylum ‘is an integral part of the islamic [sic] conception of human rights’. Islam embraces people of different races, nationalities and ethnicities. Islamic ideas of asylum and refugees reflect the inclusiveness of this religion. Its most important scripture, the Holy Qur’an,[...]

2904, 2023

Our future is being crushed by debt

By |April 29th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

There are 5.5 million out of school children Keeping in view the above argument, there is a need to exercise the right of foreign debt cancellation. For instance, the losses incurred by different sectors of Pakistan's economy as result of US‐led war on terrorism in the last 13 years might go close to $102 bn mark a rough estimate. In return, Pakistan had so far received around $15bn through official[...]

2904, 2023

Debt and Islam

By |April 29th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief International | Information Paper It is well known that debt is one of the root causes of poverty in many poor countries. Less well known is how Islam, a religion with charitable giving, social rights and justice at its core, deals with the issue. Muslim teachings are rarely utilised in the international discourse on ‘unjust’ debt and its consequences, yet studying them reveals many ways that the debt[...]

2904, 2023

Religion and Legitimacy in Development

By |April 29th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

A Case Study on Islamic Relief and its Comparative Advantage in Sudan In this paper, Faizan Polani begins by skilfully exploring the definitions and typologies of FBOs, discovering a nuanced spectrum of understanding and classification among academics and scholars and carefully differentiating their applied value and method of categorisation, going further to apply these meanings to Islamic Relief. He then goes on to contribute to the broader discourse of sacred[...]

2904, 2023

Preliminary Study of the Potential Role of the Mosque in Disaster Situation in Indonesia

By |April 29th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Six Mosques in Two Provinces This book reveals the fact that the mosque indeed has a potential role in disaster. Despite only a small number of the mosque being used for the programmes, it at least provides a portrait of how the mosques help the survivors in facing difficult times caused by the earthquake, starting from providing food assistance, clothing, shelter to the internally-displaced people, the provision of clean water[...]

2904, 2023

Incorporating Climate Change Adaptation in Environmental Impact Assessments and Programme Planning

By |April 29th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Climate Change in Environmental Impact Assessments Since both adaptation to and mitigation of climate change need to be addressed at the programme level and implemented locally, regionally and globally; it is crucial that long term environment and climate change impacted are assessed in IRW development initiatives at the planning stage. The IPCC indicates that a region’s vulnerability to climate change depends largely on its adaptive capacity, sensitivity, and exposure to[...]

2904, 2023

Remodelling Donor Behaviour

By |April 29th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

Islamic Relief Academy In this programmes, Abdulbaset Hamadi investigated faith-based donor behaviour in detail, remodelled it and proposed a new, practical model; generally applicable, though particularly suitable for Islamic institutions and donor circumstances specific to Muslim charitable giving. Additionally through his programmes into donor recipient interaction, Abdulbaset has recognised significant issues with respect to donor retention and has proposed solutions for receiving organisations to address these problems. He has articulated[...]

2904, 2023

Islamic Relief Australia Prospectus

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Making a world of difference Inspired by Islamic humanitarian values, Islamic Relief Worldwide works to meet the needs of vulnerable people and empower them to become self-sufficient so that they can live with dignity and independence. We help individuals, families and communities overcome the challenges of living in poverty and work closely with them to achieve sustainable development. In doing so we make it possible for those who wish to[...]

2904, 2023

Keeping the Faith

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The Role of Faith Leaders in the Ebola Response With its focus on faith leaders, this study uses the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia to explore the relationship between humanitarianism and religion and seeks to provide evidence, in real time, of the role of faith leaders in the Ebola response. It offers recommendations for how faith leaders can support the recovery efforts of the affected countries and it[...]

2904, 2023

Yemen Crisis Update

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Yemen The situation in Yemen reached crisis point when, following several months of fighting, over half a million people were forced to flee their homes in fear of their safety. Fighting has disrupted supplies of water, electricity and medicine. With barely any access to clean water of healthcare, diseases like malaria, meningitis and TB are spreading fast, and over a million people now need emergency treatment. On top of this,[...]

2904, 2023

Poverty Reduction of Vulnerable Households through Entrepreneurship Development (PROVED) project

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This project is funded by DFID PP Programme and implemented by Livelihood and Community Development Program Islamic Relief, Bangladesh Islamic Relief Bangladesh has started PPA PROVED project with the objective to contribute towards achieving MDG1 (reduction of poverty and hunger) through improving livelihoods of the rural poor people in northwest part of Bangladesh. PPA PROVED implemented with different activities for achieving the results set in the project. 191 self-help groups[...]

2904, 2023

Comparing the Effectiveness of Waqf and English Charitable Trusts

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Programmes conducted by Mohammad Abdullah Nadwi, Markfield Institute of Higher Education, UK. This paper explores the concept of Waqf, its role in contemporary society and its growth, usage and methods of implementation. The programmes reveals that historically, Waqf was well established during the period of Islam’s establishment in the seventh century and went on to become utilised with a variety of driving forces across the growing Muslim world in the[...]

2904, 2023

The Islamic Climate Change Declaration Toolkit

By |April 29th, 2023|Categories: E-Library|

How to use this toolkit This toolkit will help equip you and your supporters to share the Islamic Climate Change Declaration with Muslims, people of faith and other stakeholders around the world. It is a simple and easy to use guide to get supporters to champion climate justice in your local community on a global issue that affects us all. Together, we hope this toolkit will help build a greener[...]