Salaam alaikum I converted to Islam in December 2019 and wanted to do something to help. I wish I could give more. May Allah bless you all for your work.!
Islamic Relief USA is much known and appreciated for the
1. Customer/donor care, Donor satisfaction is a priority and always there to answer their questions.
2 Great programs where helping people in need is constantly reviewed to give the best service where it is needed most.
3. Always looking at ways to save and direct the funds to lower overhead cost.
4. Engaging volunteers & bringing communities together.
5. Great team to be part of and work with. Employees are valued highly.
6. Upper Management team is engaging & listening to all levels of employees.
IRUSA is a good nonprofit organization that I trust.
They do absolutely amazing work, so many beneficiaries around the world. They are a strong organization that deserves to be recognized for their hard work. They have caring and dedicated staff that work tirelessly for the cause to help those around the world that are in need.
Highly recommend them to anyone.
This organization is by far one of the most upstanding non-profits around. The compassion they have to serve so many folks around the world with such dignity and professionalism is truly outstanding! I've been a long-time donor and I have full assurance that my money is in the right hands and trust that it will help serve the most vulnerable! Keep up the great job IRUSA!
Islamic Relief USA is Great Nonprofit that reaches every where and helping every one regardless of their race,color,region and ethnicity. I believe in their mission and I support them.
I love Islamic Relief USA for it's massive network and work it implements inside the USA and abroad. I live in CA, and we had several major fires in the last 2-3 years in Northern and Southern CA. Islamic Relief USA deployed their staff and volunteers in Northern CA and helped in the first days of the crises managing one of the shelters. The puck didn't stop there, several months down the road when people stopped talking about the disaster on the news, they still were committed and delivered financial assistance to some of the impacted families.
Faith inspired and mission driven. The work and the level of impact it reaches across the globe is paramount. Keep up the great work !
Islamic Relief is one of the best charities I know. It was amazing how quick they responded to Lebanon. Not only in collecting funds but being on the ground working and doing clean up. Amazing work Islamic Relief!!!
Amazing charity, I love the work you do and the transparency. Keep up the great work and thank you for the options and the easy usability on your site. I feel like you guys really do help around the globe
Long time donor, supporter, and more. I remember when they started out when I was just out of high school. I know when there is an emergency somewhere around the world, I can depend on them to be there. So happy they are the premiere charity working with the WFP in Yemen.
They’re a charity that helps me fill out my requirements for zakat and the work they do for those in are very admirable. Through their work they’re helping fix the false image of Muslims that the media portrays and show the world our true values as a religion
This is a great organization. I have observed the meaningful work that they are doing in the community via sponsoring events, conducting outreach, and providing needed services. They truly stay in touch with the community, take time to assess its needs, and respond in thoughtful and innovative ways.
Great website, very user friendly, easy to navigate and make donations. They also send you pictures and show you the progress of the orphans you sponsor and show you How your donations are helping the vulnerable people and making positive impact.
I have donated 3 plus times usually - Recently as today for Zakat in Ramadan - I am a hindu by birth but through people one sees god. What other than Zakat to the ones whom need the most and how IRUSA makes this happen in most difficult countries and situations - Inshal Allah for that - I did rate 4 coz at times it will beneficial to see where a donation finally reached - a small photo or video shared may be an awesome ending - something if possible to consider in future
This group did a HORRIBLE job with their event today in Las Vegas. People who really needed items like jackets and backpacks lined up four hours early for the event. When they opened up, they let over a hundred others in first -who hadn't been waiting, but just rushed up to the front of the line- and when those who actually waited voiced their concern, they were met with hostile and aggressive responses from those in charge. So basically the selfish reaped the rewards, and all the honest received were hostile aggressive words and actions from those in charge. All in the name of the Lord. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
Islamic Relief has helped save over 134,000,000 million people around the globe, providing food, clean water, medical supplies, education, shelter and much more to over 70 countries since their inception. They’re ambitious, they take risks. They share their successes and their failures. They’re transparent.
Their website and their use of social media are great. They are simple and beautiful and lovable. And it’s funny seeing other charities adopt their color schemes and style.
One of the reasons I donate to them is they don’t claim they are a ‘100% model’ charity where they guarantee that 100% of my donation will go directly to the field. Because of that I support Islamic Relief.
It’s unnecessary and irresponsible, and it’s not sustainable to claim that.
Organization that do even in the simplest of terms a donation from me would almost certainly incur ‘credit card’ fees. But how can you operate like that. How about if the volunteer who does it for free has a life changing status or the donor who covers it can not.
Staff deserve wages and that’s why I give to Islamic Relief because of their values they have Rahma to their staff by paying them fair wages.
For the charities that claim 100% who pays the wages? Their rent? Their electricity bill? Supplies? Credit card fees. What if they can’t find enough ‘private donors, foundations and sponsors’ to pay these? Does my donation just sit in account, unable to be used because of their own restrictions?
And really, shouldn’t some of my donation be spent on auditing the finances behind my donation? Shouldn’t some be spent on measuring the impact of my donation? Shouldn’t some be spent on assessing how next year’s donation can be used better than this year’s?
As much as I respect The effort of 100% donation from these charities, I get the sense that perhaps they don’t respect me, the donor.
Most of all, the 100% Model is damaging to nearly every other charity because it gives the public unrealistic expectations. It implies that ‘100% to the field’ is desirable, truthful and even possible. It’s not.
This is why I give to Islamic Relief. They have great staff, a great vision and being faith based governed by their great values I trust they will not be wasteful with my donation and have a reasonable overhead like they do.
Thank you Islamic Relief for your professionalism.
Recently I have been searching for top charities to donate to for the Tsunami and Earthquakes that hit Indonesia and to my surprise one of my favorite charities is one of the preferred charities to give to because of their boots on the ground.
Its great to see them distributing much needed aid whiten days of the disaster. Keep up the great work.
I’ve been blessed to volunteer and donate to Islamic Relief USA. I’ve seen their work first hand. They take great pride in fulfilling the donors intent and work tirelessly to maximize the impact of their programs for those whom they serve. The organizations values are inspiring. Additionally, the organizationally continuously, year after year is amazingly transparent. This organization is near to my heart and I hope more people can support it so it can continue doing the great work it does.
I've continuously volunteered for Islamic Relief throughout the years, and it's always a great experience! I always look forward to Islamic Relief's fundraising events - it's a great way to meet new people in the community while doing good for local or international causes. Highly recommend volunteering and donating to IR in any way that you can.
Time and again, I entrust my donations with Islamic Relief USA -- they serve millions of people each year, and many of their programs tackle basic but untreated needs to help people living in poverty get the resources they need to break a ridiculous, vicious cycle that keeps them bound. I like that it's basic stuff, like building proper bathrooms in Tunisian schools or providing community grants in cities in the US or responding to emergencies in Africa or Asia -- it proves that it doesn't take a rocket scientist to provide solutions for poverty -- it just takes some compassion and work. Where there is a need, IR seems to be right there ready to help.
I am very very disappointed in the Islamic organization in Florida the person in charge in St. Petersburg
I was in need for money I am busness owner who was about to be in the street losing my business and house I requested loan I truly was plan to return the loan money and donate monthly to that organization but he was ignorant did not want to help I was going to give him the imam number if he does not believe me but he did not help what so ever I told him God is mercy he will not put me down and Blessing of God and his mercy helped me not through him I promised myself I will never donate to any organization what so ever cause I am a giver before that any organization comes collect money I used to give all what I can even if it is the last hundred in my pocket
I am still a giver Alhamdo lelah but I know who to give my donation to I give it to orphans direct not through organization
I've worked with Islamic Relief since high school and have always felt like a part of a giant family that's always working towards goodness! Whether it's a fundraiser at a "small" community or a big one, they never devalue any effort or any person who wants to help. There's always room in the IR family for anyone who wants to do good, in any way you want to do it- I've been a volunteer and attendee at fundraiser dinners, conference booths, and have always been interested in the meal packing for the homeless and fundraising runs! I look forward to being a lifelong volunteer with Islamic Relief, God willing.
Produces incredibly thoughtful, life-changing programs to those most in need. An organization that is not afraid of a challenge and doesn't show any sign of slowing down.
This is an incredible organization that serves all backgrounds in a dignified manner. IRUSA is on the ground helping rebuild homes in Texas, feeding folks nationally and internationally through their feeding programs, aiding when emergencies strike worldwide, caring for orphans, providing sustainable initiatives for folks to care for themselves, and educating generations on WASH, job training and so much more. This is my favorite nonprofit as it cares for all and is there when needed.
IRUSA is definitely working towards a better world!
Some of the most rewarding experiences I've had in my life were with volunteering for Islamic Relief. I've been able to package food that went straight from my hands to those in need. I've been a volunteer for 12 years and have made a lot of my best friends from this organization. I love that they not only give back to those in need overseas, but locally and even to their own volunteers. They never treated you like worker dogs, but valued your interests, your time, your efforts. The only place I've ever received shirts, food, special invitations as honored volunteers. Volunteering there you feel like every minute you spend counts and unlike a lot of other struggling charity groups everything has been organized and and given top value down to publications, events, merchandise, and facilities. IRUSA is an amazing organization and one of the best things I have in my life to look back on that I feel proud to have been a part of.
I've known and donated to this charity for about 20 years. One thing they have built is reputation and established themselves in the field of charity work, and for a long time were leading in terms of operational efficiency. Given their size, they are still doing pretty well with expenses unlike most of the highly advertised and known secular US charities (look them up on Charity Navigator).
Their established network of operation means you can be more assured they will get to places of need throughout the world. It is heart warming to see positive reviews by the volunteers because they help in reducing overhead of expenses by donating their time.
Beautifully executed. Trusted. Many Causes. Always aware of all causes not just one! Which keeps you motivated to help since its becoming so easy! and IR USA Makes it even Easier.
hello dear sir,
I am kawsar Ahmad from Bangladesh, I am teacher and committee member of quran school.in attachment you will found some pictures of my school.quran school name is Darul Qirat Majidiah fultaly trust Daud pur centre, our mosque already damaged and the roop is so weak,it will be Collapse anytime,the blockboard broken, and the quran school establish just for Ramadan month, we have more then three hundred students but we have enough space but we haven't class rooms, the students standing and reading under the sky, but this is the Season of rains, at the time we need a new building, we request from our students and committee for help us.I hope your charity will be help us.
Donating online is very easy and they offer many support programs to choose from. Thank you for all that you are doing to help people in need around the world.
May Allah bless you guys for your efforts. Thanks for helping and reaching out to people that're in need. I'm glad I got a chance to help those people a little as well. I hope Allah accepts our deeds. Amen!
I volunteered with Islamic Relief during the months of October and November 2018 for their fundraising Event to Benefit the Children in Conflict Zones of Yemen, Syria, Palestine and Myanmar. I also volunteered for their 10k Meal Pack Out. Both experiences were the absolute best I have ever had with volunteering. As a Muslim it is my duty to help others in need and it was fun and well worth every minute I spent doing it and I would do it again if asked. I met some truly amazing people and made quite a few new friends along the way. Alhamdullilah.
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I used to be a big donor to IR USA until I found out they were fudging (inflating) their numbers to promote themselves as a big organization. I found out from an article ran by a reputable business journal and I started my own investigation. I have even contacted IR USA on several occasions to get a feedback from them but my calls went unanswered. I then decided to stop supporting them and not trusting them. Its too bad, they have managed to mislead a lot of people, but as the saying goes, fool me once shame on you; fool me twice shame on me.
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I'm on the mailing list for Islamic Relief USA and they always seem to be responding the quickest to disasters or emergencies around the world and they tell me what's happening if I can't check the news. As a humanitarian Muslim it's where I choose to donate, because it seems like they respond to needs almost everywhere. I also love the transparency of the organization and their overall values which I feel match my own. I'm definitely will be a long time supporter for years to come.
Amazing work with sincere and kind people! Working together for a better world is always your aim
It's awesome how they're working so hard to help the needy people around the world. May Allah (SWT) give u ajar for this!
I have been a long time supporter and have been a volunteer with IRUSA for almost a year. I have participated in relief and aid efforts that are local (2,000 food box pack-out for local families), national (rebuilding homes for flood victims in North Carolina) , and international (packed 10,000 meals for Uganda and a 120 mile charity bike ride in Turkey to raise funds for water wells in Africa). Every experience I have had with them has been first rate. The staff, events, and efforts are extremely organized, focused, professional, polite and courteous. Their operations are world class and they work with other world class organizations, both faith based and non faith based, to make things happen. There are no political affiliations, it’s just pure charity. They are there wherever there is crisis, wherever long term recovery is needed, and wherever there is need. Donation money is not squandered and is used effectively and my understanding is that more than 90% of donations goes towards projects with the remaining less than 10% towards administrative costs. That’s pretty good! I have met many amazing people, both staff and volunteers, through working with them. I actually wish I could participate more because of how positive the experiences are. Regardless of your faith, Islamic Relief is great charitable organization on all fronts and I highly recommend them to everyone looking for a charity to donate their time and/or to.
We joined IR USA for the cycling challenge in Turkey to raise funds for a borehole in Somalia. It was a really well organised tour. A detailed itinerary was provided before the tour and everything went really smoothly. There were police escorts, an ambulance and a support vehicle with the group at all times. We visited some historic sites in Turkey that otherwise I may never have visited. Finally we arrived in Istanbul and were also taken on a tour around the city. I found the volunteers and organisers from the different countries motivational and we all helped each other through the challenge. Even though we were all from different backgrounds and different pars of the world we were all there for the same reason hence had a common purpose.
Rizwan fae Glasgow
I participated in a fundraising event with IR USA in Turkey, biking 155 km and raising funds for water projects for Chad and Mali. This was an incredible trip and event! IR USA clearly is a world class non-profit, organising engaging and rewarding fundraising events. I will definitely be planning an annual fundraising trip with them.
The Islamic Relief website is easy to use. I can see exactly where my donations are going to!! I love the blogs and social media posts! they are always active in different communities
Becoming a volunteer for IRUSA was the best decision I have ever made. It is a truly fun experience. The staff makes sure the events are organized which allow for the events to run smoothly and the guests always enjoy their time.
Special thanks to the IRUSA North East team and shout out to Sanat the most amazing Events coordinator!
Islamic Relief USA is a top tier non profit. All of their employees are incredibly motivated and dedicated to helping make the world a better place, and their events are so much fun both for attendees and volunteers alike! The level of professionalism and care with which they handle their events, be it a large gala or a small volunteer event is unparalleled. They are an honor to work with and their work is and will continue to benefit millions in need.
Trustworthy. Unbiased A+++++ service Always donate to help people in need
Alhamdulillah, I am glad I find this website, will always donate whenever I can. May Allah bless us all for helping each other in times of need
Amazing Orphanage For The Sake Of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’Allah! May Peace Be With You Thank You And May God The Almighty Bless Protect And Guide Us All Forever To Gardens Of Paradise!!!!!!! ✌️❤️
Islamic relief is the best way to help struggling muslims all over the map from Palestine to Syria, from Dubai to Europe. Globally this organization would provide the during times of need when the politics and governments oppress the populations of human life's. The world is in desperate need of brave people who go out on the limb who risk themselves to assist the needy. IRUSA is a family of people who's support extends their open arms of love to the children while never pressuring people to donate as other organizations do constantly.
People in need depend on such love and support. Keeping people in faith to remind them that no matter hard life gets good people are still out there.
Take care and All Praise is due to Allah.
I am glad that there are people like us out there who have offered support to Syrians, Palestinians, Yemens, Afghans, Iranians, Turkish, people of the Ummah basically who show the world leaders who are the cause behind this evil actions. I will continue include in my dua that this harm to humanity must stop for the Love of Allah. (s.w.t.)
I hope to give more and that is why I strive hard in life to find success in order to contribute donations. I have always struggled to find work, love, friends, and getting up for fajr.... Well my problems are nothing incomparably to them innocent people.
I lost my brother 5 months ago and I know the pain it brings... He was healthy young and full of goodness yet his life was taken away by the same enemies, corrupt people and evil doers...
May we find peace in this life and the next. And protection from Allah (s.w.t) against the punishment of hellfire the home of the evil ones resting place...
IRUSA (Islamic Relief USA) is among the top leading non-profit organizations that I have known and have witnessed their work in different countries. Though the name might sound like helping only Muslims, but I have seen their projects helping whole community regardless of what their religious believes are. Seeing them working and supported by USAID, UKAID, European Commission and other large donor agencies, also a proof of their credibility which is helpful in knowing that this organization is all good to work with regardless of who you are.
I am a regular donor of Islamic Relief USA and I have worked with this world's renowned charity in South Asia, Africa and USA. I have first-hand experience of how the services are delivered to the people who are in need in some of the world's difficult to reach areas that are affected by disasters, wars and conflicts. Hats off for IRUSA! Keep up the good work. At Islamic Relief, staff not only fulfill their responsibilities but in such a responsible way that most of times they go out of the way. Some times they put their own lives at risk but that is to save many other lives. They work in a professional manner so all the due diligence is done before deploying staff on the ground particularly in war and conflict zones.
IRUSA is such a blessing and all the hard work that they do makes me want to donate even more. As a young a child and until now I have always dreamt of making such a difference in the world and I look forward to the day when I finish my university and I am able to make a direct impact in the children and family lives. A million thanks to this organization and good tidings to all of those who donate and help this wonderful organization.
I’m poor and I need house for my family because i got accepted in job it’s far away but I found house is 15000 dollars and I had bad credit I can’t get a loan because I made seurugry and I had no health insurance so I couldn’t pay the hospital until I got some assistant to pay it off but it was too late I got bad credit from late bills I know loans is very bad but I can’t even get it I need any ones help so pay me the house money and I’ll sign contract I’ll pay some money every month and I also will pay all my all income tax it’s gonna be higher because I have 3 kids please help as soon as possible
I am a Muslim convert looking to ensure that I can lend some support to my fellow human beings. The website has a zakaht (charity) calculator which facilitates the process and Islamic Relief has a great variety of programmes and initiatives you can choose from. Our family decided to sponsor an orphan and then I began chatting with a really helpful person from the Islamic Relief who informed me of the places with the most need. This was extremely helpful and the process was easy. Our family looks forward to helping this young person the best we can throughout the year.
I went to the website, found what I was looking for and I pretty much got done with it. It is always a good thing to give something when you have the chance to. May Allah bless every single person who dedicated their time, wealth, integrity and modesty towards those who are in the dire need of help. May Allah reward them and bless them!
Bissmillahullrahmaarahim. I am a muslim brother that has seen his collection of struggle and disarray. Islamic Relief Fund visit my masjid during Ramadan—a year ago, I was not financially stable. I promised myself then, that when I am on my feet that I will not stop the charitable donation for the Umma Inshallah. Thanks be to the help of my entire community. IRU is a continuing benefactor as well as the Sunna that is bestowing me by giving for the afterlife. Ameen Inshallah.
I am your Muslim sister al baghdadi natalya. I from Ukraine city Lugansk because of the war we lost our apartment. because of the war began the economic collapse. there is not jobs in our city but the work is there in city Kiev there are small salaries. we do not have a way out and hope in life. I know as a Muslim sister how prophet Muhammad said ((that we are one people even if we are of different nations and different colors if one of us feels pain and needs help, then the Muslim people have to support him in a difficult minute)) .
Allah said in the Koran is a Muslim who holds a prayer and gives help (Sadaka) who does not do so and he has money Allah will not accept his prayer.
we have so many Muslims in the world if every Muslim will sacrifice only one dolor , in the world will not be poor Muslims.
please help your Muslim sister to buy a house in Kiev where there is jobs. my heart full of hope that you will not reject help for me.
if you do not have the opportunity to help tell the other brothers that they help me if the brothers do not help then let them sit at home unnecessary to go to the mosque.
Allah is not an accept prayer from stingy people.
For Allah they are not Muslims. I believe that there are real Muslims.
we need (70 000) $
- send me money please in this Address:
Beneficiary: AL-BAGHDADI NATALIIA
Bank of beneficiary: PRIVATBANK DNEPROPETROVSK, UKRAINE
SWIFT CODE: PBANUA2X
Intermediary: JP MORGAN CHASE BANK 7TH FLOOR BROOKLYN NY 11245 USA
SWIFT CODE: CHASUS33 Correspondent Account: 0011000080
My Tel: +380662042955
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what the purpose of this money
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Flint + Hurricane Harvey + Hurrican Irma + Refugees in Greece + Syria + Palestine + All of Africa + + + = A+ Charity!
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته انا عراقي من الموصل وانا وحدي في تركيا مقيم واهلي في الموصل واتمنى منكم ان تساعدوني او ان اكون احد الفريق وانا طالب في
الثانويه وانا اريد اكمل دراستي وانا عمري 19 سنه وضاع مستقبلي واتمنى من احدكم ان يأويني الى اي
دولة كانت ولان انسى له معروفه الى نفس في حياتي وانا اول شبابي ضاع شبابي وضاع مستقبلي والحمدلله على كل حال وشكراااا
I have been a dedicated donor and volunteer with Islamic Relief since 1999.
I trust them and their professionalism and am thankful that a trustworthy organization like theirs exists so that I, as an unconnected individual, can reach out and help those in need.
Thank you for not forgetting about Yemen. Yemen is facing the world's worst cholera outbreak more than 2,000 people have died from the highly contagious bacterial infection, which can kill within hours if left untreated. There are more than half a million suspected cases of cholera in the country and on average 5,000 new cases are recorded a day.
Which add to the conflict that has killed more than 10,000 people, wounded tens of thousands and displaced millions.
No one knows about this but you guys are still helping. I saw you guys are putting a big effort for the cholera outbreak. Thank you our people need it.
I have been following the tragedy of rohingya people who are fleeing their homes for safety. So many people are being killed and I saw how our donations helped build a refugee camp back in 2012 while this issue was not in the spot light.
5 years later you guys are still helping while other organizations just woke up to the issue. I love how you guys help even without the camera and media being there. It shows that you guys are an org truly trying to help people and not chase cameras. May you be rewarded for the great work you are doing.
Thank you for helping all those refugees coming into Europe. I love the work you do around the world, while helping the refugees an Earthquake hit Afghanistan and you managed to respond to that while also helping in Africa. I feel Islamic Relief is everywhere all the time. May Allah reward you all for the hard work, may Allah also reward your families as well.
This is an incredible, outstanding organization that truly seeks to better the world for the right reasons. In a time when so much suffering is going on around the world (including our brothers and sisters in Burma, Syria, Yemen, and across the world), IRUSA is doing very very important work.
This Islamic relief charity is amazing! They are in places that are hard to reach to give aid to. I'm really glad they exist so I can help my brothers and sisters in Myanmar.. may god be with you and help your staff deliver aid for these oppressed people! Amen
I just donated to this great charity and I feel that I can certainly trust them that the donations will all go to where they were assigned to go just as I chose; they were transparent and clear about where the money will go. I hope they always keep that transparency and only go up from there about transparency.
I used to give zakat to IRUSA but discontinued several years ago because of their very high admin. expenses and much lower expenditure on relief programs compared to some other Islamic charities. Their CEO and other employees are too highly paid (including benefits) for an Islamic charity organization. Just look at their IRS forms 990 available on Charity Navigator. They should fear Allah swt and cease making this a money-making organization for their employees.
Do not forget to check out their IRS forms 990 for the past several years.
I didn't know that the zakat amount includes 12.5% admin fee and other types of donation has 10.68% admin fee.
We as Believers have an Obligation to give, and with our Holy Month Of Ramadan, our giving should be so easy. When we take time to reflect on our daily Blessings, Allah has given us 86,400 seconds, per day, Our Hearts started beating , while we were still in our Mother's Womb, and If we never go into Cardiac Arrest, and we are blessed to live for 90 years, that means our hearts have been beating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, plus Womb Time, for 90 years . How could we ever feel, we don't owe Allah, and feel the need to RUSH AND GIVE, TODAY. RAMADAN MUBARAK. Hajjah Miniimah Bilal-Elahi