Sustainable development

Islamic Relief

Aims to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy and diseases worldwide through emergency relief and development project. It is a good example of one of the five pillars of Islam – 'zakat', the duty of all Muslims who are wealthy enough to purify their wealth through charity.

It's development education programme raises awareness of the root causes of poverty and explores the humanitarian message of Islam in the context of international development. Teaching resources include:

Environment and Islam summary paper KS4, IB Diploma, adult
Water KS2-4+, IB Middle & Diploma, adult
Muslim Action Guide on unfair trade rules KS3-4, IB Middle & Diploma, adult
Debt and Islam KS4, IB Diploma, adult
Sets of posters on the Millennium Development Goals and Islamic Relief's work.KS2-4+, IB Middle & Diploma, adult
Help! We’ve got a serious problem here! KS3, IB Middle

This booklet uses data from a real-life disaster and challenge students to analyse the problems and try to arrive at some solutions, employing skills in research, investigation and critical analysis.

Building Lives KS2-lowerKS3

This pack focuses on the work of faith-based development agencies such as Islamic Relief. Comes with pre-designed activities, including its support for people in Indonesia following the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, and can be used to teach RE, Geography and Citizenship.


MADE in Europe is a Muslim-led movement of young people who want to see our community leading the fight against global the poverty and injustice. The site also contains a downloadable campaign toolkit in the resources section.