We see Akhuwat not only as a religious obligation, but also as a social contract – it is a pact between the privileged and the underprivileged, a duty of those who have resources towards those who do not. Today, Akhuwat’s operations reflect strengthening of its original philosophy, coupled with surprising new initiatives.
Akhuwat – literal translation ‘brotherhood’ or solidarity derives its name from the Islamic concept of ‘mua-khaat’. The term was coined in 622 A.D. when immigrants from Mecca fled persecution at the time of migration by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Mua-khaat was the result of the citizens of Medina sharing their wealth and establishing a bond of brotherhood with the migrants of Mecca.