Mohd Zarith Md Hanipah
On Thursday 1 August 2019, Islamic Relief Australia was honoured by a visit from His Eminence The Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed. As a show of his ongoing support to the charity, The Grand Mufti joined Islamic Relief staff in celebrating a milestone for the organisation –having reached over 420,000 vulnerable people globally across its humanitarian and development activities in 2018. As a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), Islamic Relief Australia has supported projects and activities in 34 countries to combat poverty and injustice while providing vital humanitarian assistance to communities in need.
In the past year, Islamic Relief has benefitted over 9,000 community members in Australia through its domestic violence awareness campaign, youth development programs, migrant and refugee support, and family and women’s support interventions. Dr Ibrahim delivered a moving speech highlighting the importance of giving charity and commended the organisation for building stronger, healthier communities both locally and internationally. Dr Ibrahim was also proud of Islamic Relief’s achievements and gave his unwavering support to the organisation and the work it does in transforming the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people regardless of their background, ethnicity or religion.
The theme of Islamic Relief Australia’s current Qurban campaign is A Prophet’s Legacy, which commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh) and the momentous act of submission he made. As part of a global family, Islamic Relief aims to benefit over 3 million people in over 35 countries through its Qurban Program during Eid al-Adha this year. Islamic Relief Australia is made up of a dedicated group of staff, donors, community members, partners and volunteers working together to empower communities in need and create positive change in the world.