We take seriously the responsibility to care for the needy with donations from individuals, government, and major multi-faith organizations (christian, jewish, and others) around the globe in support of distress individuals, education, humanitarian work and relief efforts locally in the usa, and throughout the world.

LETTER FROM THE CEO

DEAR GENEROUS DONORS,

Thank you for visiting rahma worldwide’s official website! On behalf of rahma worldwide’s board of directors, I am filled with gratitude as we have your continued support. Our dedicated donors and staff have done an incredible job supporting our outreach aid and development while strengthening our programs and services. We hope you will become a supporter of our worthy projects.

On the ground, our response to the crisis in Yemen has seen more and more resources directed toward the aid and relief efforts therein. Your unyielding support will enable our mission to assist our brothers and sisters during this difficult time. I would also like to extend my appreciation to our dedicated staff members who are working in extraordinary risk and circumstances and to fulfill our mission and bring sanctuary to those in need. Since the establishment of Rahma worldwide , we have touched more than 3.5 million lives, whether through humanitarian impacts such as food, water, and medicine, or development programs such as training, educating, and building families. Our goal of increasing the number of beneficiaries in the fields, and you truly make this possible!

Rahma worldwide is stronger than ever due to our continually expanding community who comes together to donate time, resources, and talent in support of our important mission. Our network of volunteers expanded on the ground in many countries, especially in areas of crisis such as Yemen and Syria, and where refugees resettle such as Jordan, Lebanon, and the USA. This year, Rahma worldwide is adding more usa programs to support displaced refugees. We will remain on course to ease the pain and suffering of all people regardless of religion, background, gender, or nationality.

Your support is needed now more than ever, as areas of crisis deteriorate tragically with every passing day, however, we believe that hope forever grows and communities will rise again after the fall and you can make a difference in people’s lives.

Sincerely,
DR. SHADI ZAZA

Core Values

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COMPASSION

Dedicating ourselves to improving the lives of Those we serve and to treating each other With care and respect.

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TRANSPARENCY

Conducting ourselves with openness in all Aspects of our work. We are open to Discussion and to improving how we work to Reflect our values.

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INTEGRITY

Fulfilling our promises through behavior that Reflects our honesty, responsibility, and Fairness. We are committed to doing what is Right for our beneficiaries.

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HUMANITY

We strive to prevent and alleviate human Suffering and promote mutual understanding, Cooperation and respect for the human being.

VISION

A world in where every community is provided the Opportunity to be more efficient,and sustainable.

MISSION

Dedication to humanity by assisting the most vulnerable Communities by responding to crisis, implementing Programs to achieve Social equity; create development strategies, and Facilitate self-sufficient sustainability.

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Team

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DR. CHADI ZAZA

Chairman – CEO

Dr. Chadi Zaza is the founder and president of Rahma Worldwide (Formally known as Rahma Relief Foundation). He was also the Dean of the Islamic University of Minnesota – Detroit Branch until 2017. Dr. Zaza earned a bachelor’s degree of Islamic studies from the Islamic Online University, A master’s degree in Islamic studies from the Islamic University Minnesota. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Theology with a thesis titled “Realism and the Art of Reform in Islam” from the University of Minnesota in May 2017. Previously in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Zaza was a member in the arbitration committee for legal consultation in the Governmental Islamic Courts. After arriving to Connecticut, United Stated in 2008, Dr. Zaza was the Imam and leader of Prayer in the University Mosque of Bridgeport. Later, Dr. Zaza became Imam, organizer, leader of charity events, and community activists in the Culture Association of Franklin, Michigan. He is a member of Interfaith Counsel of Michigan. Dr. Zaza is the current CEO and Chairman of the Board of Rahma Worldwide since 2014.

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ADIB CHOIKI

Vice President

Mr. Adib Chouki is a distinguish business owner based in the state of Connecticut. Mr. Chouki is currently the Vice president and co-founder of Rahma Worldwide. Prior to joining Rahma Mr. Chouki operated varies business entities achieving milestones in market growth. Mr. Chouki has a bachelors in Business Management from Sothern University. His networking skills helped Rahma expand with aid partners from around the world. He currently oversees all aspect of operations for the Turkey, Gaza and Jordan offices. In addition, he is responsible for the overall logistics and business development.

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BILAL BASATNEH

Treasurer

Mr. Basatneh is a highly successful businessman who owns and manages several businesses in the State of Connecticut. He holds a bachelor degree in Business Management and a wealth of business experience. Mr. Basatneh joined Rahma Board of Directors in 2014 as the treasurer of the organization.

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ESSAM TINAWI

Board Member

Mr. Essam is a highly successful businessman who migrated from Syria to the United States in 2005. His passion for entrepreneurship has excelled, and now he owns and operate over ten small to medium businesses. Essam joined Rahma Relief’s Board of Directors in 2014 bringing in over 10 years of business entrepreneurship and experience. His managerial experience in business has helped Rahma Relief excel as a nonprofit organization.

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DARREN FENWICH

Board Member

Seasoned human rights advocate and legislative affairs professional with more than 15 years of advocacy, legislative, and policy experience. Specific expertise in: • Cultivating, building, and facilitating relationships to gain access and achieve organizational objectives • Crafting and executing legislative strategies to achieve organizational results • Negotiating and reconciling differing opinions to reach consensus • Identifying advocacy opportunities and creating campaign plans to achieve results • Developing policy and communicating complex ideas to organize and motivate people

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HUNAYDA ASBAHI

Board Member

Dedicated and resourceful Humanitarian Aid Worker with a strong work ethic and excellent breadth of experience in foreign aid programs. Adept multitasker able to handle simultaneous high-pressure and volatile situations with professionalism and efficiency. Strong negotiation and presentation abilities in a variety of languages and cultural environments.

HISTORY

Rahma worldwide is specifically concerned, but not exclusively, with the following: ensure all IDP’s and refugees have basic needs and the opportunity to improve their lives act as a community resource to move individuals from distress to self-sustainable neighbors in their communities, especially in the us provide individual and community development to uplift all individuals that may seek help coordinate and collaborate with other organizations having similar objectives one major goal is to implement sustainable specific programs and partnership with local organizations to support our global and USA efforts to better the living conditions of individuals, refugees, and our neighbors.
Rahma worldwide is specifically concerned, but not exclusively, with the following: ensure all IDP’s and refugees have basic needs and the opportunity to improve their lives act as a community resource to move individuals from distress to self-sustainable neighbors in their communities, especially in the us provide individual and community development to uplift all individuals that may seek help coordinate and collaborate with other organizations having similar objectives one major goal is to implement sustainable specific programs and partnership with local organizations to support our global and USA efforts to better the living conditions of individuals, refugees, and our neighbors.

So, within few years of launching, Rahma Worldwide was able to expand its humanitarian aid to different countries such as YEMEN, LEBANON, JORDAN, GREECE, SIERRA LEONE, GHANA, NIGERIA, AND BANGLADESH, which was made possible through diverse teams and local partners. Worldwide contribution of humanitarian aid expanded our horizons, knowledge, and understanding of the refugee’s challenges have led us to build an experienced team of volunteers and employees who are committed to serving and helping the less fortunate, especially internally displaced people’s (IDPs) and refugees, while following the united nation’s humanitarian principals during the implementation of any aid programs. We have had success and will continue to expand our efforts aboard and in the us.

Rahma Worldwide successfully opened its operational office in the Gaza strip and immediately started providing services and basic necessities to needy families such as pediatric and ICU care units, medical supplies, food & vegetable baskets, bread bakeries and many more.

Rahma Worldwide opened a Jordan with an objective to implement large development projects that will have a lasting sustainable impact on local communities and refugees from crisis-afflicted areas and achieve maximum social and economic integration between the refugees and the host country regardless of an individual’s race, ethnicity, religion or gender.

THE UNITED NATIONS SOUNDED THE ALARMS FOR THE YEMEN CRISIS. THIS ALARM, BEING IN LINE WITH OUR MISSION, RAHMA WORLDWIDE ANSWERED THE CALL AND OPENED AN OPERATIONAL OFFICE IN YEMEN

Rahma Worldwide opened its turkey office to better oversee the logistical and functional aspects of the relief delivered in the area and be closer to our relief efforts in northern Syria. With the increased number of refugees who fled to Lebanon, Rahma worldwide expanded work in Lebanon with an operational office in northern Lebanon, all while headquartered in the United States. Our expansion did not stop there, but more operations took place in Ghana, Sierra Leone, And Greece to help the needy

Rahma worldwide started to expand to cover more geographical areas and serve more people in Syria and Lebanon. Rahma worldwide relies on a network of leaders and local communities that aid us in covering wide areas of the Syrian lands, which has formed our strong relief leadership to assist and provide support in all global regions.

Founded in Michigan by dr. Shadi Zaza and a group of concerned citizens who shared the same passion to help vulnerable people in crisis-afflicted countries around the world. With just a $200 deposit, dr. Shadi Zaza opened a bank account and turned that $200 into this amazing charity that assists individuals and families around the world and at home in the USA. With faith, good intention, and transparency to aid vulnerable people, the organization’s core values, and mission have grown stronger.