Direct Aid Association (formerly African Muslims Agency) started its activities in 1981 as a voluntary, non-governmental organization interested in developing the neediest places in Africa. DA scientifically performs its work, does not consider helping individual cases, and is interested in all forms of education as an essential means to change the tragic situation of human beings in Africa, raising the slogan that (education is a legitimate right for every child in Africa).
After eighteen years of continuous giving, the name (Direct Aid Association) was adopted instead of (African Muslims Agency) on Monday, 17/05/1999, due to the expansion of its work and scope of its charitable projects.
In its pursuit of leadership, DA was one of the first charities in the Islamic world that revived the sunnah of the Prophet, peace be upon him, in establishing small endowment projects. Focusing on development projects that achieve sustainability, DA aims to carry out development work for disadvantaged communities, targeting the neediest social groups, the sick, orphans, and victims of disasters and famines, and doing all activities of righteousness and goodness.