‘Al-Khaadem’ means ‘The One Who Serves’. This philosophy of selfless service underpins the purpose behind the establishment of Pertubuhan Al-Khaadem, which is to help all mankind, spiritually and physically.
Established in 1984 and officially launched in 1992, Al-Khaadem is a Malaysian humanitarian charitable body committed to helping those in need through effective charity and as guided by the Noble Qur’an and the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
We serve mankind regardless of colour or creed, to reflect Islam’s compassion. Our community-based work focuses on engaging the public through education at our centre, seasonal activities/outreach programmes and mission-based initiatives.
Worldwide, Al-Khaadem deploys aid and relief on a need-is-greatest basis to help the marginalised and vulnerable in communities affected by crises such as military and political conflicts, famine and poverty, and floods and earthquakes.
SHEIKH HUSSAIN YEE
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT OF PERTUBUHAN AL-KHAADEM
Sheikh Hussain Yee is the Founder and President of Al-Khaadem. A Malaysian citizen of Chinese descent who is committed to da’wah and social work, he is a unique and recognisable personality in the Islamic world.
Sheikh Hussain is popular for his simple yet insightful talks on the international Islamic lecture circuit and Islamic media networks such as TV Bahrain, TV Islaam Channel London, Peace TV India, and Iqra’ TV. Born in a Buddhist family, Sheikh Hussain has reverted to Islam in 1968. Upon completing his basic education, he furthered his studies at the Islamic University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia, majoring in Hadith. He was privileged to have studied under one of the great scholars on Hadith of the 20th century, Sheikh Muhammad Nasiruddin Al-Albani.
Following Madinah, Sheikh Hussain has worked in various organisations to strengthen and disseminate da’wah and support new reverts. Among other positions, he spent a year in 1980 as an Advisor for the Cambodian Islamic Refugee Organisation in Paris, France. He has also served as a Counsellor and Mubaligh Officer at PERKIM Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian agency for new reverts, and as the Director of Da’wah for the Islamic Center in Hong Kong from 1984 to 1985.