Jamiyat is a registered charity with a mission of uniting communities to promote peace. It is a faith based charity which primarily serves the traditional mainstream Muslim community in the UK. The charity was first established by Pir Mahroof Hussain Shah in the 1960s and has now grown to more than 25 centres worldwide. The Charity represents a sufi Hanafi tradition of Islam as explained by Rumi, Hujwiri, Qushayri, Ghazali and Jilani r.a. The main focus of Jamiyat is advancing education and faith, celebrating respect and tolerance, peaceful co-existence and promoting values of citizenship, community cohesion and social harmony.