Amanah is an organization which aims to create a trusting society, while working to counter discrimination. We believe that a deepening of identity and roots are key elements towards reaching this goal.
Amanah has a focus on countering antisemitism and islamophobia, and works with all levels of society – from schools and universities to communities and official representatives.
Amanah is a non-political organization, in which we believe that our vision and goals can bring us all together beyond differences of opinion and perspective.
Amanahs work is founded upon respect and trust, as well as knowledge.
In the jewish tradition
The word Amanah literally means a covenant or trustworthy pact (Nehemia 10:1). The root of the word is connected to both trust (Emun) and faith (Emunah) from which the term Amen derives. As each person is created in God’s image, it thereby sets a deep connection between our belief in God and our trust in His creatures, beyond all other differences.
In the islamic tradition
Amânah is a key concept in islam meaning trust and trustability but is also related to the word for faith (îmân). In a very famous saying of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ it sais: “There is no true faith (îmân) in the one who is not trustable (amânah)”.