Al-I’tisam is staffed by people who have volunteerism at heart and the passion to bring smiles back into others.

Mohd Shah spent a solid 30 years in a corporate world and managing his own business. He has no previous acquaintance with an NGO activities but everything changed upon his return from a mission to Gaza in 2013. The prolong conflict with Israel and the suffering endured by the Gazan has given him the awareness of the importance of the role of an NGO. Upon his return, he founded Al-I’tisam Relief Program Association and has led this NGO ever since. 

Mohd Shah is on a mission to put Al-I’tisam as one of the leading Malaysian humanitarian NGO with a network of offices and partners worldwide, insyaAllah.

Mohd Subari began his career in a non-profit organisation here and has been with us since the beginning. He feels blessed to be part of an outfit that involves in humanitarian activities. As a staff of Al-I’tisam, he has the opportunity to be involved directly in a job of helping others and to make meaningful contribution especially to the underprivileged.

He hopes that everyone shall continue to support Al-I’tisam and together, we deliver the ray of hope and relief to those in need.

Mohd Al Hafiz Ali was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He obtained his Diploma in Computer Science and subsequently a Degree in Business Computing from the MARA University of Technology, Malaysia. For 4 years, he went on to work as an IT Executive and a Programmer before joining Al-I’tisam Relief Program Association IT & Social Media department in 2013.

He has been sensational in helping us to create an effective strategy to reach out to our old and new donors through social media and to keep them updated on all the happenings in our organisation. He is also a regular member of our humanitarian missions in and outside the country.

Born on August 30, 1982 in Tanjong Karang, Selangor, Malaysia, Maziiana holds a bachelor degree in Film Directing and Broadcasting from MARA University of Technology (UiTM ), Shah Alam. She started her career in early 2008 as a scriptwriter with a few TV stations. Then she expanded her career as Creative Director for a few film productions. She involved in a lot of video project as a Director and Writer, especially for humanitarian corporate videos. To date, she has spent 15 years in media field.

Her passion in humanitarian works brings her to the new adventure. In 2011, she joined Al-I’tisam Relief Program Association (Al-I’tisam), a Malaysian NGO as a Media and Program Development Officer. Her job scope are handling media publicity, programs and develop new volunteers. These have given her a truly satisfaction experience by helping people in need such as homeless, refugees, victims of natural disasters, wars and famines. She loves these tasks, that turn herself to be a better person than yesterday. A lot to sacrifice to be in this line and a lot more challenges awaits her in the future.

“Spread love! Be the change you want to see in the world!”; this is the message she wants to inspire and share with everyone around her. Maria is passionate about striving for world peace and humanity awareness. Humanity motivates her to use her ability to inspire and educate others in helping those less fortunate people. She is multi-talented team-player with a multi-task challenging role in a startup NGO like Al-I’tisam, Maria loves to learn and re-learn new things.

Her ultimate goal is to ensure her kindness messages globetrotting around the world through Al-I’tisam website and socialmedia platforms.

Ab Hafiz

Save Yemen Project Manager

Ab Hafiz is a graduate from the University of Science and Technology, Sana’a where he studied for 4 years. His last 2 years in Yemen was an eventful one. The war broke and it was very a very risky situation but he decided to stay and finish his studies despite the commotion. After graduating, he went back to Malaysia and joined a volunteering mission to Calais, France. He spent his days in France helping Syrian refugees by providing them hot meal. That was the turning point in his life. As soon as he came back from France, he joined Al-I’tisam Relief Program Association with the hope to help the people of Yemen who by day, suffer more and more as the result of the long-running war.


Along the way, we have met with many people who share our enthusiasm in volunteering. We have collaborated with many students and people from various university and locality. It’s because of them, we are able to move forward with our activities. JOIN US!


Al-I’tisam has received a great support from public be it in the form of financial donation or material such as food items, clothing, Al-Quran and religious books and so on. A large majority of Al-I’tisam support came from individual and public who feel obligated to share a portion of what they have with the less fortunate. Support from institutions, government agencies and corporate companies are still lacking and far between. More efforts are needed to command better attention from these important groups so that Al-I’tisam would be able to spread its wings further and wider. DONATE NOW!