About TFH

The founder

The founder

TFH was founded in 1998 by Shaykh Abdoulaye Dieye, an eminent Sufi Master from Senegal.
According to the wisdom of this great Sufi Master,
“The most abject form of poverty lies not in the absence of material wealth, but in the ignorance of the immense potentialities that lie hidden in the innermost depths of the Human Being”.
Shaykh Abdoulaye Dieye

 

The philosophy

The essence of Service to Humanity is based on solidarity, sharing and brotherhood inspired from the Holy wisdom:
“Wish for others what you wish for yourself”
On these principles, TFH is committed to a revival of a social model where every Human Being is cherished, valued and respected.
It aims to spread compassion and generosity through the active participation of one and all in laying the foundations for a fair and equitable society where every human being can live in dignity.

Challenges of humanitarian action in the 21st century: Alternative economics for an alternative social model

The concept of service, or Khidma, involves the creation of the necessary social, cultural and economic conditions and structures, in a spirit of solidarity and sharing to empower man to come out of oppression and all forms of violence so that he can rediscover his honour and dignity.
In the 21st century service initiatives and humanitarian action, in addition to furthering personal and community development, must necessarily address the issues of economic dependence of poor countries on the rich, the subtle form of modern slavery which is well anchored throughout the world.
The world needs viable alternatives in order to restore human dignity and honour in the developing world.
TFH is committed to laying the foundations for alternative economic projects geared towards the development of human capital and aimed at helping deprived communities take responsibility for their own development and progress.
In Senegal various projects have been initiated in the village of Pout to raise people’s awareness of the value of their human capital and encourage them to take the way out of the culture of indolence and resignation which has been very well institutionalised and preserved even after the end of colonisation.