Saudi Arabia’s answer to 21st century philanthropy

Shaima Hamidaddin

If there are to be solutions to the problems we face, the Misk Foundation believes they will come from working in collaboration and empowering young people

Generosity has been a trait exhibited among the poor and expected of the wealthy since the foundations of the Arab society Peninsula. It was made even more integral to our identity by the revelation of Islam more than 1,400 years ago and the institution of the practice of zakat. One of the five main pillars of Islam, zakat mandated Muslims to contribute a portion of their wealth to those in need. Furthermore, Islam encourages giving (sadaqa) and sharing whether in the form of wealth, actions or words. Drawing from that mandate and our heritage’s emphasis on giving, Saudi Arabia strives to be at the forefront of generous givers regionally and internationally.

We work closely with forward-thinking partners to empower young leaders to create impact on a global scale. Unlocking their potential will be like igniting the torch which will light the way to our future.

Living up to that spirit of generosity, the Misk Foundation was established by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz.

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