Dompet Dhuafa, literally means ‘the wallet of the poor’, are an Islamic organisation that strives for global social empowerment. Manifested beyond a non-profit organisation, its goal is to improve the social levels of the poorest around the world by managing Islamic philanthropies such as Zakat, Infaq/Sadaqa, Waqf and other halal and legal funds obtained from individual, group or corporation donors. It was founded in Indonesia in July of 1993 and it now has branches throughout the globe; in China (Hong Kong), Japan, the United States of America and of course, Australia.
To strive in the creation of a robust global community through the provision of services, advocacy and social empowerment that are based on a just system.
Dompet Dhuafa accomplishes its mission by:
- Becoming global community movement that encourage the changes towards harmonious world order.
- Promoting synergies and strengthening humanitarian and empowering network of global communities.
- Strengthening the role of Services, Advocating and Empowerments.
- Intensifying the autonomy, independency and institution accountability in managing the global community resources.
- Transforming values to incarnate religious society.
As our inspiration, the values of Dompet Dhuafa are at the core off all we do. We are committing to apply this value to the way work makes us distinctive than other non-profit organisation.
We are Muslims
We acknowledge Allah, the one supreme God, and Muhammad as the messenger of Allah. Dompet Dhuafa work upon the Islamic instruction stated in the Gracious Quran:
“Take sadaqa (alms) from their wealth in order to purify them and sanctify them with it, and invoke Allah for them. Verily! Your invocations are a source of security for them, and Allah is All-Hearer All-Knower.”
We are universal
We believe that poverty knows no religion. Dompet Dhuafa are committed to share the accommodating beauty of Islam as a universal religion. We work with people of all faiths, cultures and genders to achieve lasting transformation, both at home and abroad.
Dompet Dhuafa focus our efforts to the health, well-being, and safety of the neediest people of the earth. It is our obligation to relieve their suffering and to elevate their living standards.
We are innovators
Dompet Dhuafa believe that due to the challenges of our ever-changing environment, we constantly need to improve and do something in a new/better way to better help our beneficiaries. We maintain the attitudes of continuous learning, reflection and discovery in order to develop our understandings and skills.
We are responsive
Together with our global partners we strive to be highly responsive to life-threatening emergencies. We also strive to be highly responsive in instances where prevention measures are needed for sustainable, long-term development.
We are trustworthy (amanah)
Dompet Dhuafa speak and act honestly. We strive for consistency between what we say and what we do. We are able to be relied upon.
We are professionals
We demand from ourselves high ethical standards of professional competence. In order to fulfil these standards we understand that the importance of accountability is paramount. We are willing to share our experience and knowledge with others wherever it can assist them.