About Us

About us: Our Story

Our faith and shared values tell us that every person has a God-given purpose. Where poverty and injustice hold people back from that purpose, you can help them break free from suffering and fulfil their potential.

Islamic Relief Australia is a humanitarian and development organisation dedicated to fighting poverty, alleviating the suffering of people globally and overcoming all kinds of injustice. We seek to improve the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people through relief, development and advocacy work. We are a network of change makers – made up of committed volunteers, donors, community members, partners and staff – working to empower communities in need and create positive change in the world. 

Established in 2010, we are a member of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW); a leading international charity made up of 15 members –  Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Mauritius, Middle East, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, the UK and US – united by a shared vision, mission and identity.

Our vision 

Inspired by our Islamic faith and guided by our values, we envisage a world where communities are empowered, social obligations are fulfilled and people respond as one to the suffering of others. We believe that those in need have rights over people with wealth and power – regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief.

Our mission 

Exemplifying our Islamic values, we will mobilise resources, build partnerships and develop local capacity as we work to: 

  • Enable communities to mitigate the effects of disasters, prepare for their occurrence and respond by providing relief, protection and recovery; 
  • Promote integrated development and environmental custodianship with a focus on sustainable livelihoods; and 
  • Support the marginalised and vulnerable to voice their needs and address root causes of poverty.

Our values

We remain guided by the timeless Islamic values of: 

  • Sincerity (Ikhlas
  • Excellence (Ihsan) 
  • Compassion (Rahma) 
  • Social Justice (Adl) 
  • Custodianship (Amana) 

YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS HELP

We seek to improve the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people through relief, development and advocacy work.

We are a network of change makers – made up of committed volunteers, donors, community members, partners and staff – working to empower communities in need and create positive change in the world.

In 2019

446,513

Thanks to your support, we reached over 446,513 vulnerable people globally.

In 2019

84&nbspcents

84 cents of every $1 spent went to our programs.

10,000

More than 10,000 supporters helped us alleviate the suffering of some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities.

TAKE ACTION

Empower communities, promote integrated sustainable development
and support the marginalised and vulnerable

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