About us

HHRD was founded in 2005 upon the Islamic principle illustrated in the Gracious Quran:

"They feed with food--despite their own desire for it-- the indigent, and the orphan and the captive (saying): ‘We feed you purely for the sake of God. We desire no reward from you, nor thankfulness." - Surah al-Insan 8-9

Vision Statement

Helping Hand for Relief And Development (HHRD) as a Leader in Empowering lives, creating opportunities and strengthening the bond of humanity.

Mission Statement

HHRD is committed to serve humanity by integrating resources for people in need. We strive to provide immediate response in disasters, and effective Programs in places of suffering, for the pleasure of Allah.

Who we are

HHRD is a global humanitarian relief and development organization responding to human sufferings in emergency and disaster situations around the world. In addition to our emergency relief efforts in natural or man-made disasters, we also work on long term relief and development programs.

Who we serve

HHRD was established to fulfill our responsibility towards humanity regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, class, location, religion, color, cultural diversity and social background, with a special focus in countries where the majority of the population lives below the poverty line.

Where we serve

HHRD works globally with special focus in countries where the majority of the population is living below the poverty line. Our partners range from small community support groups to national alliances and international relief organizations.

HHRD Donors

HHRD programs and projects are mainly funded by individual donors like you. HHRD institutional donors include Department for International Development (DFID), World Food Programme (WFP), World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UNESCO, Asia Foundation, Qatar Charity, and more. Our Matching Gift Partners include major corporations like Microsoft, Cisco, PepsiCo, Dell, etc. For the complete list Please click here

Core Values

Mutual Respect: Recognize the innate worth of all people and the value of diversity
Equity and Justice: Work to ensure equal opportunity to everyone, irrespective of race, gender, color, class, ethnicity, disability and location
Care for All: Provide care for vulnerable groups; orphans, widows and elderly people
Honesty and Transparency: Being accountable at all levels for the effectiveness of our actions and open in our judgments and communications with others.
Self Respect: To help the poor without humiliating.
Solidarity with the Poor: Powerless and excluded will be the only bias in our commitment to the fight against poverty.

Board of Trustees

  • Dr. Mohsin Ansari

  • Br. Umar Beig

  • Br. Mustafa White

  • Dr. Shahid Mansoor

  • Imam Latif Azom

  • Dr. Mohammad Yunus

  • Sister Kishwar Husain

  • Sister Sumaira Afzal

  • Br. Adnan Tafsir

  • Br. Tayyab Shaheen

  • Br. Masood Abdali

  • Br. Aleem Uddin


Management Team

  • Br. Javaid Siddiqi

    Acting CEO/Chief Operating Officer
  • Shahid Hayat

    Director USA Regions/Country Director
  • ILyas Choudry

    Vice President/Director Programs
  • Irfan Khurshid

    Advisor for International Programs
  • Nuzhat Jawed

    Director Human Resources
  • Nadia Zeeshan

    Director In-kind Gifts
  • Hafiz Amjad Saeed

    Regional Director
  • Mariya Nadeem

    Chief Marketing Officer
  • Fareed Nawaz

    Chief Information Officer
  • Sohaib Zamir

    Chief Technical Officer
  • Farooq Haque

    Chief Financial Officer

Regional Coordinators

  • Shahid Hayat

    Michigan(Headoffice)/Director All USA Regions/Country Director
  • Saqib Attique

    New Jersey
  • Adil Sheikh-South

    New York
  • Ilyas Choudry

  • Naveed Ahmed

  • Shireen Khan-North

  • Karim Hakim-South

  • Syed Yousuf

  • Mirza Krndic

  • Mushtaq Saleemi

  • Humayun Kabeer

    New England
  • Talha Javed

    South & North Carolina
  • Sh. Abdirahman Kariye

    Pacific Northwest(WA & OR)