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Causes: Disaster Aid, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Services, International, Philanthropy

Mission: Islamic Relief USA strives to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy, and diseases worldwide regardless of color, race, religion, or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. Islamic Relief USA aims to provide rapid relief in the event of human and natural disasters and to establish sustainable local development projects allowing communities to better help themselves.

Target demographics: Islamic Relief USA provides assistance to anyone in need, anywhere in the world, regardless or race, color, reliegion, or creed.

Geographic areas served: United States and Internationally. Islamic Relief USA operated domestically in 24 states in 2010, specifically VA, MI, MD, TX, NJ, RI, IL, CA, KS, SD, GA, PA, OR, MN, NY, MA, DC, WA, AZ, NV, ME, CT, OH, and OK. In 2011, Islamic Relief USA assisted with the Alabama tornado devastation. Islamic Relief USA operated in 33 countries in 2010: Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Cambodia, Chad, Chechnya (Russian Federation), China, Columbia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Pakistan, the Occupied Palestinian Territories (Gaza/West Bank), Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.

Programs: ORPHANS 1-TO-1 SPONSORSHIP: Islamic Relief's One-to-One Orphan Sponsorship helps the world's most desperate orphans. The beneficiaries live in the world's poorest and most devastated countries, where millions of children are orphaned and left to struggle for survival. 100 percent of our sponsors' contributions are sent directly to an orphan's guardian, where Islamic Relief's One-to-One Orphan Sponsorship allows children to remain with a loving family member who may not have been able to care for them otherwise. RAMADAN “FEED THE NEEDY” PROGRAM: During the month of fasting, known as Ramadan, Muslims are required to fast from sunrise to sunset. Feeding people at the end of the fasting day represents a very rewarding spiritual act according to Islamic tradition and teachings. The Ramadan “Feed the Needy” Program offers an opportunity for many needy people around the world who face food insecurity and hunger to be provided with a ‘Ramadan Food Pack’, which ensures that their burden is eased during the month of Ramadan. A wide range of beneficiaries were selected, they included categories like widows, orphans, destitute, aged, disabled, refugees and people affected by disasters. The beneficiaries are selected in conjunction with local welfare groups working alongside Islamic Relief offices in a given country. QURBANI “MEAT DISTRIBUTION” PROGRAM: Qurbani “meat distribution” activities are performed during the season of Eid al Adha. Muslims from the United States donate money which is used to purchase and slaughter livestock – mainly sheep, goats and cows. The meat from these animals is then distributed to the needy people in the poorest regions of the world on behalf of the donors. According to Islam, one sheep or goat equals one Qurbani; one cow, buffalo or camel equals seven Qurbanis. Qurbani meat is distributed in three different methods, the method chosen for a country is dependent on several factors including cost, availability of livestock, logistical issues and current situation of that country e.g. war, famine, natural disaster. This year again a wide range of beneficiaries were selected, they included categories like widows, orphans, the destitute, the aged, the disabled, refugees and disaster affected populations. The beneficiaries are selected in conjunction with local welfare groups working alongside Islamic Relief field offices in a given country. INTERNATIONAL GIFT IN KIND (GIK) DONATIONS: Typical donations include hygiene kits, newborn supplies, school supplies, orphans supplies (children’s clothing), children’s toys and books, medical supplies, emergency medical supplies, shelf-stable food, and medicine sent to disaster and relief locations worldwide. DOMESTIC GRANTS: Each year Islamic Relief USA provides cash to assist medical clinics, warming centers, shelters for the homeless and/or victims, educational institutions, food banks, and social service offices. DOMESTIC “DAY OF DIGNITY” PROGRAM: Islamic Relief USA provides beneficiaries in the U.S. with food (on-site meals), canned goods (select locations), clothing (t-shirts, hats, socks, undergarments), school supplies (backpacks, pencils, books), toys, blankets, sheets, towels, medical care (including oral cancer screenings, glaucoma screenings, and blood pressure readings), physical exams, dental care, first aid, wound checks, haircuts, job training (select locations), and other social services to all who attend, regardless of their backgrounds. DOMESTIC “ZAKAT” PROGRAM: Every year, IRUSA uses donated Zakat money to support the Domestic Zakat Partnership Program. Domestic Zakat is administered through local Zakat partners to provide limited financial assistance to those in need. This assistance is primarily focused upon providing basic living costs, such as food shelter, clothing, and other family needs. DOMESTIC “QURBANI” PROGRAM: Every year during Eid Al-Adha, Islamic Relief USA slaughters and distributes Qurbani meat throughout the United States. Islamic Relief USA distributes the Qurbani meat to mosques, Islamic centers, and service organizations across the country, who then distributes the meat to the neediest in their local communities. After the slaughter had been completed, the meat was packaged in five-pound packets and frozen. Local organizations were then asked to distribute ten pounds of meat per family.

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307 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Trustworthy. Very organized . Highly recommended .

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Donor

Rating: 5

Trustworthy. Unbiased A+++++ service Always donate to help people in need

2 Nor R A.

Donor

Rating: 5

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

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Donor

Rating: 5

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!!!!!!! ✌️❤️

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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...

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Jason H.4

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Salam aleikum
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
Account: 5168-7573-1923-5414
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

If you doubt that the money we need is for a house, then you in yourself buy a house for us please,so that you know exactly
what the purpose of this money

Donor

Rating: 5

Aslamu Alikum .we make a Madressa And old home.Our work in proses but Money is over.anbody if want we visit the place in Madresa anybody help me for Good seek.03034766755

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Flint + Hurricane Harvey + Hurrican Irma + Refugees in Greece + Syria + Palestine + All of Africa + + + = A+ Charity!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Great Job Islamic Relief, this month you guys are helping in Myanmar, and the Hurricanes that hit the US and Caribbeans and the Earthquake in Mexico. I love how you hold true to your mission of providing relief and development in a dignified manner regardless of gender, race, or religion, and works to empower individuals in their communities and give them a voice in the world.

Keep up the amazing work

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Donor

Rating: 5

Always amazed at the work you do Internationally, and here in the USA. A few weeks back I saw the work you did at a food distribution of meat near my house at the ADAMS center. May God reward you for all the people you are helping. You distributed food in a dignified manner and it was very organized.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.