About Us

Educate, Empower, Enlighten

About Us

Educate, Empower, Enlighten

Our Story

Rahma (Mercy) was founded in the year 1999 in response to the plight of the refugees whom were fleeing from the war in Kosovo. We have since grown, from our humble beginning as a group of 12 volunteers setting out for a humanitarian mission via road in an Aid Convoy, to becoming a UK registered Charity that is supporting thousands of people throughout the Balkans.

Our Mission

We are currently providing aid and support to 5 different countries in the Balkans; Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia. Alongside this we also assist the Highfields Community Food Bank in Leicester, a project that has been set up by our local MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Jon Ashworth. We are dedicated to providing humanitarian services and educational opportunities to the less fortunate whatever their background.

In the coming years we aim to increase our income generation projects so the poor become self-reliant and can break out of the vicious cycle of poverty and dependence.  We aim to strengthen communities by empowering them with a sound education that gives individuals the chance to acknowledge their self worth, potential and enables them to contribute to the needs of society within their capacity. 

Our Vision 

Our Staff

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Imam Khalil Patel

Chief Executive Officer

The founding member and director of Rahma (Mercy), he also serves as the organisations spiritual leader. He has been with the charity since its inception in 1999 and is also the Head Imam of Masjid-ul-Imam-il-Bukhari in Leicester. He has dedicated his life to the charity and works tirelessly to meet the charity’s goals.

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Imam Azhar Minhas

Operations Manager

Joined in 2010. He completed his further education in Islamic Studies at Darul Uloom Leicester and also graduated from the healthcare sector in 2015. He has spent extensive time in the field and along with managing operations in the UK, he also dedicates his time to ensure efficient delivery of our projects on the ground.

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Hafiz Waseem Sumra

Administrative Assistant

Joined in 2017. He had previously worked for over 5 years in a management position within the charity sector. Along with this he has spent a considerable time within various administrative roles prior to joining us. Currently he is the Orphan Project Manager and is also part of the finance team.

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Hafiz Subhaan Kazi

Administrative Assistant

Joined in 2009. He has been part of the administration team since he joined and has also spent two years managing projects in the field. He is an experienced member of the team and has been integral to the development and growth of the charity.

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Zain Moti

Project and Fundraising Manager

Joined in 2020. He has been a volunteer since his early teens and has always been a passionate supporter of our cause. An active member that always brings a fresh perspective on how the charity can evolve positively in order to, not only meet, but to excel in our aims.

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Imam Yusuf Khan

Head Shop Assistant | Batley

Joined in 2014. He has had a wealth of experience in sales and marketing before joining us. His loyalty and sincerity to our cause has been the driving force of the charity in the West Yorkshire region and he continues to be a valued member of our team.

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Imam Abubaker Hikmatulla

Regional Fundraiser | London

Joined in 2019.

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Tahir Khan

Shop Assistant | Batley

Joined in 2019.

Our Trustees

Mr Moti joined Rahma (Mercy) in 2005 as a trustee and has proved to be a valuable member of the senior team. Abdulaziz plays a pivotal role in helping the charity to maximise resources at the best value in order to achieve its objectives.

Abdulaziz Moti - Chair of Trustees

Mr Moti joined Rahma (Mercy) in 2005 as a trustee and has proved to be a valuable member of the senior team. Abdulaziz plays a pivotal role in helping the charity to maximise resources at the best value in order to achieve its objectives.
Mr Valli became a trustee in August 2015. He has been with Rahma (Mercy) since 1999 and became a volunteer in 2005. He is a dedicated member of the team and frequently visits the region to personally oversee the operations on the ground.

Salim Daud Valli

Mr Valli became a trustee in August 2015. He has been with Rahma (Mercy) since 1999 and became a volunteer in 2005. He is a dedicated member of the team and frequently visits the region to personally oversee the operations on the ground.
Mr Kali became a trustee in August 2015. He has been a great team member and has contributed towards Rahma (Mercy) tirelessly. He regularly visits our projects on the ground to supervise and ensure efficient delivery of projects.

Abdul Raoof Kali

Mr Kali became a trustee in August 2015. He has been a great team member and has contributed towards Rahma (Mercy) tirelessly. He regularly visits our projects on the ground to supervise and ensure efficient delivery of projects.
Imam Imtiaz is a graduate of Darul Uloom Leicester and has been involved with Rahma (Mercy) since. He became a trustee in April 2014. He is a valued companion and is ready to further the cause of the charity at every opportunity.

Imam Imtiaz Mahetar

Imam Imtiaz is a graduate of Darul Uloom Leicester and has been involved with Rahma (Mercy) since. He became a trustee in April 2014. He is a valued companion and is ready to further the cause of the charity at every opportunity.
Mr Vhora became a trustee in August 2015. Prior to this he was a volunteer since 2009. He provides a very strategic and corporate input into how the charity is run. He always looks to constructively improve our internal processes and management.

Mohammed Asif Vhora

Mr Vhora became a trustee in August 2015. Prior to this he was a volunteer since 2009. He provides a very strategic and corporate input into how the charity is run. He always looks to constructively improve our internal processes and management.
Imam Mahmood became a trustee in 2018. Prior to this he was a passionate volunteer and has always been championing our cause in the West Yorkshire region where he has significant influence and following.

Imam Mahmood Sacha

Imam Mahmood became a trustee in 2018. Prior to this he was a passionate volunteer and has always been championing our cause in the West Yorkshire region where he has significant influence and following.

Our Partners

We work with several charities who aid us in carrying out our work

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