Who We Are

In 2014, Al-Ihsan Foundation was established by compassionate and dedicated individuals, including Abu Ahmad and Ahmed Dannoun, along with other caring members of the wider Sydney community. A spark of compassion ignited within our hearts, prompted by the challenges posed by the Somalia famine and the devastating Syrian war at that time.

As witnesses to the heart-wrenching challenges of the Somalia famine and the harrowing Syrian war, we couldn’t remain mere spectators; we felt compelled to become part of the solution. Driven by an unwavering commitment to make an impactful difference, we recognised the urgent need for action, compelling us to initiate lasting change. Al-Ihsan Foundation was born from our shared belief that we can be change-makers for lasting transformation.

Officially registered as a charity organisation in Australia in 2015, we chose the name Ihsan, meaning `perfection` or `excellence.` Perfecting our deeds and behaviours is rooted in our religious teachings and stands as a distinguishing pillar of our organisation, uniting us in our mission.

Our aspiration is to lead in providing aid and assistance to the most vulnerable and often forgotten members of our society. We hold firmly to our principles of carrying out our work with Ihsan, compassion, empathy, and dignity.

Guided by the wisdom of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) words, “The parable of the Believers in their mutual love and mercy is like that of a living body: if one part feels pain, the whole body suffers in sleeplessness and fever”. (AI-Bukhari and Muslim) we recognise the profound unity among humanity.

Today, Al Ihsan Foundation stands as a testament of compassion, hope, dedication, and unity.

Our Vision

Our vision is to live in a world free from hunger, poverty, and despair, where individuals and their families facing urgent circumstances receive vital humanitarian relief and essential care. We whole heartedly believe that by ensuring global access to basic human needs, we can all personally contribute to a world where no one is left behind.

Mission Statement

Al-Ihsan Foundation is dedicated to alleviating human suffering, particularly in devastating emergencies. Through the mobilisation of our teams and the support of generous donors like you, we provide urgent access to food, water, shelter, healthcare, and education. Committed to fostering an inclusive society, we uphold the dignity and respect of all individuals, helping them reach their full potential. Join us in creating a legacy of impact, resilience, and shared humanity, where compassion changes lives and paves the way to a brighter future for all.