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Our History

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.

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 its ideas to older and wiser members of the community. With their support, a humanitarian initiative was launched 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 its work. Despite limited resources, the determination and commitment was such that shortly after its official launch 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.

In recent years, Islamic Help has continued providing emergency relief following major disasters and has delivered humanitarian aid to hundreds of thousands of refugees and displaced as a result of conflicts like Gaza, the Central African Republic and Syria.

We have also established long term programmes to help communities with water, livelihoods, health, education, community building, environmental sustainability and orphan care.

Characterised by its involvement with and its ability to inspire, motivate and mobilise young people, Islamic Help has worked in over 20 countries. We now have offices in Birmingham, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Gaza, Yemen, Jordan, France and Australia.

Islamic Help remains a youth-led and youth-driven organisation with experienced and dedicated leaders in the field of international development work at its helm. 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.

Since it was established, Islamic Help has 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. It remains dependent on its dedicated and active volunteers who provide the grassroots input into its work.

  • Our Vision

    To create a world free from poverty based on principles of justice and equality.

  • Our Mission

    To help and empower the poor and needy through building their confidence and independence.


Our Values

We base all our values on the teachings of the Qur'an and Sunnah.

  • Transparency

    We must be open in our work and actions as we are answerable to God Almighty for all that we do.

  • Integrity

    Each person has the right to live and be treated with dignity and integrity.

  • Empowerment

    Through empowerment, people are able to make a difference in their lives and the society they live in.

  • Understanding

    By understanding the needs of different people, we are able to provide the best services they require.