Islamic Relief Strategy 2007-2009
Working for change
All human beings have the right to live dignified lives. There are two main requirements that can ensure this: the existence of sufficient resources and the conditions of social justice that allow these resources to be distributed fairly. Although Allah (Most Exalted and High), the Lord of the Universe, has provided the former in abundance, peace and social justice have often been lacking. As a result, millions of people around the world do not have enough food and water to satisfy their hunger and thirst.
At Islamic Relief (IR), our humanitarian work is inspired by the saying of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): “The best of people are those who are most beneficial to others.” Islamic Relief is striving for a fairer world. Our mission is to help the poor and those in need to live sustainable, self-reliant lives within safe and caring communities. Our work is guided and shaped by the core values of accountability, humanitarianism, neutrality and impartiality, inclusiveness, integrity and co-operation, all of which are also integral to the Islamic faith.
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