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Analyse and Explain the work of one Muslim Agency working for world development

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Aiii) Analyse and explain the work of one Muslim Agency working for World Development In this section of coursework I will write about the work of a Muslim agency, a Muslim agency is an organization dedicated to reducing poverty and reducing the suffering of poor people around the world. There are many different Muslim agencies situated in different parts of the world but the one I will be looking into is 'Islamic Relief (IR)'. Islamic Relief (IR) is an international relief and development charity, which aims to reduce the suffering of the world's poorest people. It is an independent Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) founded in the UK in 1984 by Dr Hany El Banna. IR currently has field offices in Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Chechnya, China, Egypt, Kosova, Indonesia, Mali, Pakistan, Palestine, and Sudan, and carries out further projects in Ethiopia Jordan, Kenya, India, Iraq Somalia, and Yemen. Islamic Relief responds to disasters and emergencies i.e. Short-Term Aid. They also provide Long-Term Aid for many countries across the world, which will last for a long time, providing people with many things and means of survival. As a Muslim Agency, Islamic Relief believes: "Whoever saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all mankind" Qur'an 5:32 Also the Prophet (s.a.w) said: "Best people are those who are useful to others." ...read more.


Between July and October Islamic Relief distributed over two million litres of clean drinking water to people in Marouahine and Nabatiyeh, Islamic relief also provided 50 large and 26 medium water bladders to villages south of the country, also 4000 jerry cans so that people are able to collect clean water. Islamic Relief has launched an emergency appeal for �5 million to intervene in the Middle East crisis. An initial �1 million was allocated to support the victims of the conflict in Lebanon. "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." Islamic Relief believes in the saying above because they give a person the means of living, e.g. Islamic Relief is tackling the causes of poverty by creating jobs and helping hundreds of Palestinians establish businesses with interest-free loans. There is also a Hadith of the Prophet (PBUH): Once, a beggar from Al-Ansar came to the prophet (PBUH) who asked him: don't you have anything in your homes? The man answered: yes, a piece, of a cloth, part which we wear, and part of which we lay on the ground; and a pot for water. The prophet (PBUH) told him: Get them. Then the prophet (PBUH) sold the cloth and the pot to one of his companions for two dirhams, gave the price to the man from Al-Ansar and told him: Buy food for your family with one dirham and buy an axe head with the other. ...read more.


Around 50% of the workforce earns wages that are below the poverty line. To try to solve this Islamic Relief is assisting small businesses by giving out business loans. Loans are given out to support business in several different sectors including agriculture, commercial, services, and industry. So now more than 458 small businesses have received loans, resulting in over 857 jobs and this project directly benefited 3,365 people. Another example of a long term project launched is in Malawi, the food crisis brought Islamic relief to make an aim of feed the poor by distributing emergency food supplies and helping to restore failing harvests. Two years of flooding and droughts have had a devastating effect on Malawi's crop yields. Also spread of AIDS has disabled many farming families, so that breadwinners are too ill to look after their land this caused 3 million people facing severe food shortage or starvation. Farmers were in desperate need of seeds and fertilizers to help the growth of plants. Therefore Islamic Relief distributed family food hampers of maize and high-energy porridge cereal, they distributed farmers' starters packs of maize seeds, groundnut seeds and fertilizer. They trained farmers in planting methods so that it won't be hard to grow food to clear the problem. Islamic Relief also dug borehole wells in 10 villages with fitted pipes and hand pumps so that people can have access to clean drinking water. ...read more.

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