Established in August 2008, Muslim Aid Malaysia Humanitarian Foundation (Muslim Aid Malaysia)
is an aid and development organisation under the ambit of Muslim Aid Asia (MAA), which in turn is part of the United Kingdom-based Muslim Aid (MAUK) international network of non-governmental organisations.
It is working towards the two-pronged goal of eradicating poverty and providing education opportunities to underprivileged children worldwide.
Non-political and non-sectarian, Muslim Aid Malaysia is inspired by Islamic values and works within the parameters of Islam irrespective of religion, colour and creed.
The establishment of the Malaysian chapter aimed to provide a platform and focus for Malaysians to join hands with the world community at large in tackling the persistent and recurring problems of local and global poverty and suffering, as a result of both natural and human disasters (flood, earthquake, endemic poverty, civil strife, war etc).
In 2009 Muslim Aid Malaysia was granted tax exemption status by the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (LHDN), thereby providing donors tax deductibility for their generous donations.
Muslim Aid Malaysia takes special interest in the orphaned, refugees and internally displaced people, communities caught in the cycles of poverty, and survivors of disasters as its beneficiaries.