Kashif Shabir: ‘Charity in the Islamic Faith is Much More Than Giving Money’

In 2020, Kashif Shabir set Muslim Aid UK on an ambitious transformation journey.

The interim chief executive talks to Emily Burt about reimagining the charity’s purpose.

When Kashif Shabir began consulting on a major transformation programme at Muslim Aid UK, it was “in absence of understanding the depths of its problems” – and with no idea he would soon become a director of the charity, and within a year take the helm as its interim chief executive.

Despite harbouring some reservations about the organisation at the time, he felt a sense of responsibility that compelled him to take on the challenge. “There is no doubt the charity is an institution of our community,” he says.

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