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rb_ihrc_aboutThe Islamic Human Rights Commission was set up in 1997. We are an independent, not-for-profit, campaign, research and advocacy organization based in London, UK. We have consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

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We work with different organizations from Muslim and non-Muslim backgrounds, to campaign for justice for all peoples regardless of their racial, confessional or political background.

Our research work includes submitting reports to governments and international organizations, writing articles, monitoring the media, cataloguing war crimes and producing research papers on hate crime, discrimination, the nature of human rights and so on.

Our work at the UN brings together different aspects from all of IHRC’s work.
The campaigns section produces alerts and works on short and long term campaigns, often including organizing vigils, letter writing campaigns, exhibitions etc.

Our advocacy involves referring and taking on discrimination cases and cases that we can offer real assistance on.

You can find out about a lot of our work from the website. However much of the advocacy we do involving individual cases is confidential and we cannot divulge information on these cases. Some of the campaigns we are involved in are also done out of the spotlight, because in those cases and campaigns we feel publicity would be detrimental.

We value feedback from users of the website and encourage everyone to join in however they can. Please join us in the struggle for justice.

Our aims are manifold, and our inspiration derives from the Qur'anic injunctions that command believers to rise up in defence of the oppressed.

“And what reason have you that you should not fight in the way of Allah and of the weak among the men and the women and the children, (of) those who say: Our Lord! cause us to go forth from this town, whose people are oppressors, and give us from Thee a guardian and give us from Thee a helper.” [Qur’an 4:75]

IHRC volunteers and campaigners come from many different parts of the world and many different backgrounds to share in the common struggle against injustice and oppression.

Why should you give part of your Zakat to IHRC Trust?

Please help IHRC as we produce essential reports with statistics on hate crimes suffered by Muslims across the world. Today, Muslims are the targets of verbal and physical attacks - with your help we can highlight these crimes and fight for justice together.

Would you like to read more on IHRC's Hate Crime Project? Please click here.

We are so appreciative of your kind generosity - may Allah SWT bless you and may you have a successful and rewarding Ramadan. Jazakallah.



Testimonials from IHRC supporters

In order to, defend the rights of the oppressed people of Palestine, I involved myself in the preparation of a Quds Day program in Ankara, in 1997. Subsequently, I was arrested and after a brief trial I was sentenced, unlawfully, to 17 and half years in prison… Due to [IHRC’s] campaigns, many people contacted me from abroad to extend their support. Further, IHRC constantly pressured the Turkish government and raised the case of my unlawful imprisonment via international platforms. This was a massive moral boost for me. IHRC campaigned for my freedom and their support has not only helped result in my freedom but also became a model for the other prisoners of faith in Turkey. IHRC took my case to the European Courts of Human Rights which overturned the decision of the courts in Turkey. I was subsequently released from prison… I take this opportunity to thank Massoud Shadjareh, Arzu Merali and everyone else at IHRC and congratulate them earnestly for their hard and rewarding work… It is my firm conviction that so long as IHRC remains to exist, oppressed and imprisoned Muslims won’t be left alone and unsupported. - Nurettin Şirin

"May Allah (Ta'Ala) Reward you for your kind words and thoughts. May Allah make me worthy of, and ever grateful for all that He gives me. Please keep me in your dua'as. Give my salaams to the Ummah" - Imam Jamil Al-Amin

"I was imprisoned for 18 years, and on death row following a miscarriage of justice. IHRC... was instrumental in my eventual release in 2007. I can never thank you enough. May God bless you all, reward you amply in this life and the life hereafter. Keep up the vital work that you do." - Mirza Tahir Hussain

"I will never forget the solidarity and support given to my family and me by Massoud Shadjareh and the indefatigable IHRC and all they did in the fight against the evils of Guantanamo" - Moazzam Begg

"IHRC were very supportive during the campaign that me and my daughters carried out against the Headscarf ban in Turkey. During those difficult times, we were persecuted and prosecuted unfairly, and IHRC provided unwavering support for us. Their persistent international campaign against the headscarf ban contributed to the eventual removal of the ban. Also, the IHRC sent a legal team to support our case in the Turkish courts which drew international attention to our case. Consequently, due to the pressure the prosecutors dropped the death penalty charges against us." - Hüda Kaya

Don't be a Silent Victim

silent-victimHave you been verbally abused, harassed, discriminated against or even violently attacked because you are Muslim? Have you been mistreated by the police or security services or a victim of anti-terror laws? Click here to report your incident to us in confidence and, if you wish, anonymously.