The purpose of IIUM Alumni Scholarship and Financial Assistance (ALSAFA) Fund is to assist needy students of IIUM. The Fund is a generous contribution by the IIUM alumni and the general public for outstanding underprivileged youths to study in IIUM. It is open to Malaysian and non-Malaysian students from all Kulliyyahs. ‘ALSAFA in Arabic means ‘purity’, a perfect word to describe the nature of the Fund. Giving away has been prescribed in Islam as purifying one’s wealth as it purifies one’s soul’.