Nurturing Minds, Enriching Lives

Your generous donations to Islamic Relief drive forward educational opportunities and clean water access, fostering resilience and hope in communities that need it most.

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What is the Back to School Initiative?

The ‘Back to School’ initiative is a campaign that seeks to remove the hurdles standing in the way of education for underprivileged children. Education is a potent tool for empowering individuals and communities, offering them the means to escape poverty.


This initiative focuses on supplying school essentials like books, uniforms, and stationery, alongside nutritious meals and access to safe drinking water. Our aim is to ensure that every child, irrespective of their circumstances, gets an opportunity to attend school, enrich their minds, and build a brighter future for themselves and their communities.


"Seek knowledge and impart it to the people"

- Prophet Muhammad (pBUH)

how does education change a child's life

Education is a powerful key that can unlock the chains of poverty for an underprivileged child. It provides the tools and skills necessary for them to overcome their circumstances and pave a path towards a more secure future. Through learning, they gain critical thinking skills and knowledge that enable them to seek better job opportunities and break free from the constraints of their current socioeconomic status.

Education teaches them about their rights, giving them the confidence to assert and protect these rights. Furthermore, it instills a sense of self-worth and ambition, encouraging them to dream bigger and strive for more. 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.