The official 'Gate Opening Ceremony' for the recently purchased Hyderi Islamic Centre, South London, was held on Tuesday 22 September 2014. The Secretary General of The World Federation, Br Arifali Hirji, was cordially invited to this auspicious event.
The World Federation is proud to have served our community, of over 125,000 community members, for the last 40 years. We are faith-based organisation and we hope to always continue to serve our community for many more years to come. Find out how we've done so far by reading our annual review for 2019/20.
Our Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Muslim charity, The World Federation, uses the following core values as the focal point of all our projects:
- Strive for excellence in all fields especially in education
- Serve with simplicity, sincerity, tenacity and patience
- Engage grassroots
- Prevent duplication and support local efforts and innovations
- Respect others at all times
- Enable and facilitate all community endeavours
To be a spiritually vibrant, progressive and unified global community for the pleasure of Allah.
To connect and lead the global membership into a unified community to represent its voice and enable them to achieve a shared vision.
Message from our president:
Dear Community Members,
Being President of The World Federation for the past three years has been a position I have been honoured to have held. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of you for your continued support in the past three years.
Without your donations and encouragement, we wouldn’t have been able to reach the number of people we have and made the impact that we’ve made.
Three years ago, when I made my first speech as WF president, I spoke of my three main objectives. I’m pleased that, with the help of my team, volunteers, staff, and my community, we have been able make an impact in these three key areas.
The first was regarding Islamic Education, ensuring we are building our community’s spirituality. We have been continuously working towards this, especially through our work in digital services, which you can read about in this booklet.
The second was regarding the economic upliftment of our Khoja community, and I’m pleased to see a number of projects and initiatives launched to help eradicate Khoja poverty, with more in the pipeline for 2020 inshallah.
My final key objective was the strengthening of community ties, something I have personally been working towards.
As well as visiting numerous jamaats around the world and meeting with grassroots members, we have created more forums for open dialogue with the community, such as the question time events we hold ahead of our executive council meetings.
In this Annual Review, you will be able to see the impact of your support on our community and the wider global community. I hope you enjoy reading about our projects and some brand new initiatives we have launched in the last twelve months.
President of The World Federation
We've started our pilot scheme to roll out the census this Muharram. Learn more about this pilot scheme here.
When the Covid-19 crisis came about, The World Federation reacted swiftly to meander itself into a position to address the challenges. There was a tremendous amount of work undertaken during its formation from mid-March to the end of May. We will look at the work undertaken in the various different streams taken place during this period. Click here to find out more.