Salahuddin Ayyubi Foundation

Empowerment with knowledge, skills, and confidence

High-quality education aligned with Islamic values

A nation that does not educate its children is a nation that is doomed to Fail. Sultan Salahuddin Ayyubi

Al Aqsa University

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At Salahuddin Ayyubi Foundation, everything starts with education. From preschool to postgraduate studies, we offer learning opportunities for students of all ages and abilities.

Bringing world-class education to your doorstep.

Who we are?

Salahuddin Ayyubi Foundation

History and Values

Salahuddin Ayyubi Foundation is a non-governmental organization based in Ajmer, India, that aims to enhance education and improve the quality of life for Muslims. The foundation was established by Mohammad Rais Khatri, an entrepreneur and social activist, in the memory of the great Sultan Salahuddin Ayyubi, also known as Saladin, who was a courageous and brilliant Muslim leader during the 12th century.

The foundation’s history and values are inspired by the legacy of Salahuddin Ayyubi, who was a true follower of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and famous for his bravery, statesmanship, justice, mercy, tolerance, and as a brilliant military leader and soldier. He ruled over present-day Israel, Palestine, Yemen, Egypt, Upper Mesopotamia, Syria, a few parts of Africa and Turkey, and established the Ayyubid Dynasty. He also fought against the European Crusaders who had conquered Jerusalem and killed Thousands of Muslims in 1099. He eventually liberated Jerusalem from the Crusaders in 1187 after the Battle of Hattin.

Our values are the principles and beliefs that guide the way Salahuddin Ayyubi Foundation operates and represent the essence of our organization. Our values set the standards for our community members, tell the story about our culture and identity, and guide us in our decision-making to enable us to shape the future in an ever-changing environment.

Our Mission

The Salahuddin Ayyubi Foundation—inspired by the indomitable spirit of Salahuddin Ayyubi, the great Muslim warrior and ruler—has embarked on a monumental mission. We aim to establish an iconic educational institution in Ajmer, Rajasthan, akin to the renowned Aligarh Muslim University. This endeavor is rooted in our commitment to education, empowerment, and fostering unity, encapsulating the rich legacy of Salahuddin Ayyubi himself.

Our Approach

Salahuddin Ayyubi Foundation is a non-governmental organization based in Ajmer, India, that aims to enhance education and improve the quality of life for Muslims. The foundation’s approach is Uplifting the educational standards and overall well-being of Muslims, honoring the timeless legacy of Salahuddin Ayyubi and his indomitable spirit.

Ilm hai jo nur-e hayat hai insaan ke liye, Ye woh shamshaar hai jis se zulmat ho gayi pareshaan

The couplet by Allama Iqbal perfectly captures the essence of Mohammad Rais Khatri’s journey. From a young age, Mohammad Rais Khatri was passionate about social justice and education. He believed that education was the key to empowering marginalized communities and breaking the cycle of poverty. In 2021, he founded the Salahuddin Ayyubi Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting literacy and education in marginalized communities in India and beyond.

Mohammad Rais Khatri dedication and passion have inspired others to join the movement for social upliftment. The Salahuddin Ayyubi Foundation has grown into a robust organization with a network of volunteers and supporters.

Mohammad Rais Khatri is a true embodiment of the couplet by Allama Iqbal. He has transformed his passion into a movement, empowering marginalized communities and igniting a revolution of social change.

Labbaik Ya Aqsa

Why Al Aqsa University?

  1. Legacy and Vision: Like Salahuddin Ayyubi, we believe in justice, tolerance, and unity. Our institution will nurture these values, creating leaders who positively impact society and Ummah.

  2. Holistic Growth: Our envisioned university will be a haven of intellectual curiosity, cutting-edge research, and cultural understanding. We aim to empower students with knowledge and skills that transcend academic boundaries.

  3. Inclusivity: Regardless of religion or caste, we envision a world-class education accessible to all. Our institution will provide a transformative platform for students from diverse backgrounds.

Help us sustain our mission!

Help Salahuddin Ayyubi Foundation raise important funds to further our mission! Whether you make a donation, or simply support us by sharing the campaign, your help goes a long way and makes a difference.

Our Financial Efficiency

Salahuddin Ayyubi Foundation has a proven track record of using donations efficiently and effectively. We work to maximize the value of every dollar and Rupee we receive so that less than 7% of every dollar or Rupee spent goes to administrative costs.


93% of all our expenses go to our programme services

Salahuddin Ayyubi Foundation education interventions are aligned with the Global Strategy and Global Education Breakthrough, which believes that all children learn from a basic quality education.

Join us to transforming lives through Education.

This is the foundation’s flagship program, which aims to establish an iconic educational institution in Ajmer, similar to the renowned Aligarh Muslim University. The institution will offer a holistic education that encompasses both spiritual and worldly realms, fostering an environment of excellence and knowledge. The institution will also provide students with unparalleled opportunities, equipping them with the tools to navigate the contemporary landscape while preserving their religious values.

This program provides financial assistance to deserving students who want to pursue higher education in various fields. The program also supports students who want to study abroad or participate in exchange programs. The scholarship program is based on merit and need, and aims to empower students with quality education and exposure.

This program focuses on improving the socio-economic conditions of Muslim communities in Ajmer and beyond. The program includes initiatives such as health camps, skill development workshops, vocational training, women empowerment, environmental awareness, and disaster relief. The program also promotes interfaith dialogue and harmony among different communities.

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