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UNICEF and Islamic Development Bank launch global Muslim philanthropy fund

Alliance magazine 9 October 2019

The Global Muslim Philanthropy Fund for Children (GMPFC), is the first organisation focused on Muslim giving, to be launched by a United Nations organisation (UNICEF) alongside a multi-lateral development bank. The goal of GMPFC is …


Open your black books

Juliet Valdinger 5 March 2019

It excites me no end when I see what can be achieved without a personal agenda. When Charles Keidan mentioned in passing that the September 2018 edition of Alliance would look in-depth at Muslim philanthropy, …


New report on impact of arts in increasing understanding between British Muslims and non-Muslims

Alliance magazine 14 January 2019

The Said Foundation’s Amal project has published a report showing the impact of arts and cultural engagement in increasing understanding between British Muslims and non-Muslims. Amal is a pilot project launched by the Said Foundation …

Harnessing the power of Muslim giving

Farid Senzai 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

In the most recent issue of Alliance magazine (September 2018), guest editor Yunus Sola suggested that the value of Muslim giving was $1 trillion a year. While actual figures are hard to find, if this …

Forward-thinking is the way ahead

Curtis Kohlhaas 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

The expert insight into the current state of Muslim philanthropy, as interpreted in Tariq Cheema’s Muslim philanthropy at the crossroads (September 2018), accurately captured many of the opinions I heard at the recent Global Donors …

Infrastructure is a central challenge

Jenny Harrow and Paul Palmer 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Muslim philanthropy, like all philanthropy occurring through foundations, trusts and donor networks, shares the critical concerns of philanthropic action worldwide. Yet as global philanthropy gains visibility, Muslim philanthropy faces unique challenges, while often facing levels …

Uncovering the impact potential of Islamic finance in Asia

Sarah Hussain and Patsian Low 15 November 2018

As the mainstream capital markets and sustainable development movement converge, the silos that represent types of funding are breaking down to meet the demand of mobilising capital for greater impact. In this context, Islamic finance …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #MuslimPhilanthropy

Amy McGoldrick 30 October 2018

Alliance magazine’s Breakfast Club was hosted by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation on a bright, yet freezing London morning. The audience was illuminated by a thought-provoking and powerful panel on Muslim philanthropy, with speakers Fozia Irfan …

Charting a common course: Muslim philanthropy Breakfast Club

1 Robin Nobel 30 October 2018

I walked into Alliance’s Breakfast Club on Muslim Philanthropy not knowing what to expect. On the one hand, I have many years of experience  funding from within the context of religious and cultural heritage – …

Muslim philanthropy at the crossroads: Aziz Foundation at Alliance magazine Breakfast Club

Aziz Foundation 27 October 2018

On Thursday October 24 our Assistant Director Shenaz Bunglawala joined Huda Jawad, SAFE Communities Coordinator and Fozia Irfan, Chief Executive of Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation for an Alliance magazine Breakfast Club discussion on Muslim Philanthropy. Hosted by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and chaired by Alliance …