Islamic Help is a UK registered charity and international NGO established in 2003 by a group of young people determined to make a difference to the lives of those afflicted by poverty and suffering.
Enthusiastic, dedicated and visionary the group took their ideas to older and wiser members of the community and were pleased to get their support and to launch an initiative that a few years later would become the globally recognised charity that is Islamic Help.
A truly grassroots initiative a spate of international disasters provided the impetus for the group to launch into the work. Whilst barriers to participation were difficult to overcome for so small a group the determination of the group was such that only a little while after launching the charity was able to play a significant role in the delivery of aid and assistance after major crises like the Pacific Ocean Tsunami, the Bam Earthquake and the Pakistan Earthquake.
Characterised by its involvement with young people and its ability to inspire, motivate and mobilise young people Islamic Help now works in over 20 countries and has offices in Birmingham, London, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sudan and Tanzania. Islamic Help remains a youth led and youth driven organisation but has at its helm experienced and dedicated leaders in the field of international development work. Islamic Help prides itself too on its unique ability to marshal young people, many of whom are still in full time education, into the field of development work.
Having grown exponentially over the last seven years Islamic Help has still maintained its unique grassroots and community led ethos allowing it to engage with and engage the services of the UK community so as to make a difference to the lives of those in need ( a million miles away). The Charity remains dependant on its dedicated and active volunteers who provide the grassroots input into its work.
Islamic Help remains a youth led and youth driven organisation but has at its helm experienced and dedicated leaders in the field of international development work. This unique collaboration lends to the organisation its unique character and its appeal to the conservative and the radical.
To create a world free from poverty based on principles of justice and equality.
To help and empower the poor and needy through building their confidence and independence.
We base all our values on the teachings of the Qur'an and Sunnah.
We must be open in our work and actions as we are answerable to God Almighty for all that we do.
Each person has the right to live and be treated with dignity and integrity.
Through empowerment, people are able to make a difference in their life and the society they live in.
By understanding the needs of the different people we are able to provide the best services they require.