Our Initiatives

Transforming lives by breaking the vicious chains of poverty and powerlessness.

For more than two decades, Al Noor’s charity work has been transforming the lives of poor people across Zanzibar Islands. From the start, our mission has always been the same: to break the vicious chains of poverty and powerlessness through education with an Islamic approach. We do this every single day through a variety of programs we believe are of the utmost importance. We invite you to learn more about each of our initiatives below:

Waterwells Program

Billions of people around the world, including many in Zanzibar Islands, don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water. Our water wells program is aimed at bring clean water to densely populated villages in Zanzibar and Pemba Islands. By doing so, we hope to eliminate the needless deaths of children who contract diseases from unsafe drinking water and to also improve the quality of life for everyone at these villages.

Orphanage Program

More than 500 orphans rely on Al Noor for care, and they study in our madrasas and work toward a brighter, happier future. Our mission is simple: Give orphans the best care possible with whatever means we have so they can be reintegrated into society and live happier, more productive lives. When it comes to saving the lives of poor, orphaned children, we believe nothing is more important.

Hajj Program

Hajj is an annual pilgrimage to the House of Allah in Mecca (Makkah) that every able-bodied Muslim is obliged to carry out at least once in their lifetime if they can afford it. Unfortunately, many of the people living in Zanzibar Islands don’t have the means to pay for this incredibly important, life-changing journey. Our Hajj Program helps sponsor poor, deserving individuals on their once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage.

Ramadhan Program

Every year during the month of Ramadhan, Al Noor receives and distributes dates (TAMAR), food items, new and used clothes, and Al Zakat and Sadaqat money to the poor across Zanzibar Islands. Orphans, Madrasa teachers and Imams, and poor, elderly men and women who need the most help receive the best possible care and attention during this important time of giving.