International Islamic Federation of Student Organizations
The International Islamic Federation of Student Organizations (IIFSO), is an international student and youth federation with a membership rate of about 100 student and youth organizations in more than 60 countries. IIFSO started as a student initiative in Ibadan university in Nigeria in 1966, and was formally established in Aachen, Germany in 1969.
Since 1977, IIFSO joined the united nations as an NGO with a special consultative status in the economic and social council and thus having mutual grounds in support of UN's initiatives such as its current millennium development goals (MDGs).
IIFSO's mission is to "serve, develop, integrate, and represent the Islamic student organizations worldwide while building bridges with other cultures in order to participate in building a brighter future for Muslim youth".
The IIFSO publishes and distributes large quantities of pocket editions of books on Islam. It published more than 1000 books in more than 100 languages to spread Islamic and humanitarian values and promote youth engagement. It also organized hundreds of capacity-building trainings to youth activists everywhere. IIFSO participated in several conferences in topics such as human rights, islamophobia, women rights, terrorism, social development, etc.
It specializes in ideologically oriented works by Abul Ala Maududi, Sayyid Qutb, Muhammad Qutb and Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi, among others. The IIFSO's books are printed in their original language (Urdu, Arabic) as well as in translations to English, French and Spanish.