Growing so you  can develop.

With the very foundations of the vision being in the Prophet’s Mosque in Medinah, the focus of the organization has been to infuse the Islamic spirit into civil society and build better life chances for all.

About Us

Our mission in the Muslim community of Great Britain.

Mercy Mission has a team of dedicated team members which research, define, refine and incubate innovative community development projects.

Our History

Mercy Mission UK is a community development organization.

This vision is pursued through investing in the research of the needs of the Muslim community and developing vehicles of change to respond to those needs.

Since inception in 2006, Mercy Mission has grown from its home of Australia to 13 countries across six continents serving the needs of millions of Muslims.

Core values

Culture of Collaboration and Excellence

By working together with all stakeholders, we challenge each other to achieve the highest levels of professional excellence.

Dedication to Diversity and Integrity

We believe integrity is the foundation of our individual and collective actions and our diversity drives our prosperity.

Commitment to Engagement and Connectivity

We engage all stakeholders, and the greater society at large, through solutions and ideas that shape social responsibility.

About the team

At Mercy Mission, our staff members and trustees are passionate about using their skills and experience to transform lives forever.

Chairman

Shahid Ikram

Shahid is a senior investment professional, providing board level leadership for major investment funds over the last two decades.

In recent years he founded an alternative investment company based in central London, specialising in high returning investments in the real estate sector. He is increasingly using his knowledge and experience in making wealth to making social impact and responding to many of the challenges of contemporary Britain. Shahid is committed to improving life chances for all and seeing the emergence of a much more unified civil society.

Special Advisor: Real Estate and Banking

Sagheer Malik

Sagheer is a senior banking professional with over a decade’s experience in Islamic Banking in the UK and real estate investing in the UK and GCC. Sagheer has built, grown and overseen teams which have originated over £1bn of home finance, and has always factored in time and effort to philanthropic causes across the country. 

Sagheer advises the board on real estate, Islamic finance and engagement across the business community.

Special Advisor: Endowment and Islamic Law

Fara Muhammad

Fara is a specialist adviser to international companies and individuals on their inward investments into the UK, Europe and MEA. Fara works with businesses, funds and individuals on the financing of their investments and often acts as external general counsel for all legal aspects related to the investment. 

Fara advises the Mercy Mission UK board on the legal dimensions of growing the endowment of the charity and building the capacity to engage fund managers.

Azim Kidwai

Azim is a social entrepreneur at heart and has led Mercy Mission UK since 2009. He has grown the organisation from start-up to being one of the leading social impact incubators of the day. Azim’s focus is in building high calibre teams to fix problems of modern civil society and works with a diverse tapestry of stakeholders to achieve change.

Our current and future goals.

  • Fulfilling the responsibility of Islam in Britain

We are committed to better understanding and presenting the role of Islam in civil society. We are driven by the way of our Prophet Muhammad, Upon Whom Be Peace, and sharing the light of his way.

  • Delivering the best incubations for our community

We take pride in working with social entrepreneurs and solving problems that are faced by people today. We are relentless in our pursuit of a more caring and understanding society for all.

  • Embracing technology for a smarter tomorrow

Technology can empower more people than ever before and we are committed to exploring all the opportunities we can for a better tomorrow.

It's important to build plans with a focus on responding to changing realities.

Mercy Mission UK is actively engaged with the diverse tapestry of stakeholders which make up contemporary society. We believe in unity there is prosperity.

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