Who We Are

ABOUT

MADE is a Muslim-led movement of young people who want to see our community leading the fight against global poverty and injustice.

MADE has been inspiring young people since 2010.  Through workshops, sessions and campaigns we have been informing them about issues of social justice, raising awareness about the Islamic perspective on poverty, global hunger, Fairtrade, workers’ rights and the environment.

MADE has also enabled young people to build on this knowledge to take action.  By providing specific tools and training including advocacy skills and supporting youth-led campaigns young Muslims have been empowered to make change.  Our ground-breaking initiatives have transformed the lives of hundreds of our youth across Britain.

More than 70% of young British Muslims say their faith is key to encouraging their activism. It says in the Quran

“Indeed God does not change
the condition of people until they change what is
in themselves”
(13:11)

This verse continues to motivate the intentions and work of MADE, and the young people who take action – both to make changes within themselves and to make a difference to the wider world.

Our Vision and Mission

Our overall mission is to inspire and enable young British Muslims to take positive action for social and environmental injustice.

In the future we then want to build a movement of conscious Muslim youth striving for a just and sustainable world.

OUR VALUES

Justice

MADE is committed to the pursuit of economic justice and social wellbeing on a global scale, as means of promoting sustainable development. The Qur’an commands us to ‘stand out firmly for justice…even if it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be they rich or poor’ (Qur’an 4:135).

  • To behave with professionalism at all times internally and with partners to do justice to the responsibility that each of us have as individuals and as a team
  • To treat our staff, interns and volunteers on the same level and not have a hierarchical attitude or discriminate for any reason
  • We understand our own niche and will not undercut other organisations

Humility

Humility is vital in the struggle to promote justice, as the Prophet Muhammad said ‘you should adopt humility so that no one oppresses another’ (Riyadh us-Salaheen). Humility is also an essential ingredient in creating a sense global belonging, learning from others, and celebrating diversity.

  • To actively seek feedback from our stakeholders and implement robust monitoring & evaluation systems so that we are a continuous learning organisation.
  • We have a shared responsibility for certain tasks such as keeping the office clean and tidy, and no task is beneath anyone
  • Not take our volunteers, interns or staff for granted and appreciate and recognise their contributions
  • To be non-sectarian and seek to work with diverse partners, including those with differences of opinion so that we can learn from each other

Leadership

We believe that “Allah does not change the condition of a people until they change themselves” (Qur’an 13:11). MADE seeks to empower young people to become leaders in the fight against global poverty. This means creating a movement of young Muslims who have the skills and courage to campaign on issues they care about in innovative and creative ways, and who can inspire others to do the same.

  • To offer training, development opportunities and support to our team and young people to develop leadership in the community
  • To operate a principle of shared leadership so that all team members are empowered to make decisions within their own areas of responsibility and contribute towards the wider organisational strategy.
  • To lead by example by setting high standards for ourselves (e.g. environmental policy)
  • To continue to work on and champion issues which are neglected by other organisations and less well known
  • Seek to be known as experts in our field both among Muslim communities and the wider sector
  • To be prepared to acknowledge when we have made a mistake.

OUR OBJECTIVES

Our Objectives include:

a) The prevention or relief of poverty

b) The advancement of education

c) The advancement of citizenship or community development

d) The promotion of religious harmony and equality and diversity

e) The relief of those in need, by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage.