Nurturing Minds, Enriching Lives

Your generosity helps us provide educational opportunities and essential school facilities to communities that need it most.

Be the catalyst for change for children in need

What is the Back to School Initiative?

The ‘Back to School’ initiative is a campaign that aims to remove the barriers to education standing in the way for underprivileged children around the world.


Education is an incredible tool for empowering individuals and communities. It provides opportunities to build more sustainable livelihoods, offering those in need the means to escape poverty.


By supplying school essentials like books, uniforms, and stationery, alongside nutritious meals and access to safe drinking water, this initiative strives to ensure children from impoverished and vulnerable communities can thrive in school.


Because every child, regardless of their circumstances, deserves to gets an opportunity to attend school, explore their potential and build a brighter future for themselves and their communities.

"Seek knowledge and impart it to the people"

- Prophet Muhammad ()

how education changes a child's life

Education is a powerful key. It provides the tools and skills needed for children to discover their full potential, paving their pathway towards a bright future.


No matter their circumstances, children with access to education have more tools to build more secure livelihoods, not just for themselves, but also their families.


As, through learning, children gain critical thinking skills and knowledge. Enabling them to seek better job opportunities and solutions that break their families free from poverty. 

Furthermore, education teaches children about their rights. It gives them the confidence to assert and protect these rights, encouraging them to dream bigger and strive for more.


As, an educated child can uplift not just themselves, but their entire family, and even their community, breaking the cycle of poverty for future generations.


It’s a ripple effect of empowerment that begins with a single child heading back to school.

Back to School FAQs

A percentage of 2.5% of your total wealth which have completed 1 physical year (Haul) in one’s possession.
Zakat is used in accordance with religious requirements. It can be used in emergency and disaster relief, development projects including water solutions, empowerment of people with disability, poverty alleviation through micro-entrepreneurship as well as food security. It’s a promise that we must fulfil to help those in need. Your zakat donations through Islamic Relief bring joy to these people, who know that their brothers and sisters all over the world haven’t forgotten them.
Zakat al-Mal (commonly called “Zakat“) is due when a person’s wealth reaches the nisab amount and can be paid anytime during the year. Zakat al-Fitr is paid by the head of the household for each member of the family, before Eid al-Fitr prayer. Zakat al-Fitr is $17 for 2023. Please do consult with your local imam or scholar for further clarification and exact amounts as applicable to your circumstances.