Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary did not forget his responsibility to help his Muslim brethrens even he enjoys the success of being the nation’s number one bumiputera conglomerate figure. As for this purpose, the Yayasan Al-Bukhary was established in March 1996 to help the poor people, particularly in the area of education. Until today, Yayasan Al-Bukhary has spent more RM300 millions for religious, cultural and educational activities. The foundation does not only provide aid to people in this country, but also for the countries that are members in the organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC).
Among the biggest project ever conducted was the construction of the Kompleks Al-Bukhary where costing RM400 million, which is located in Kedah. The complex is a centre which is complete with facilities that provide mosque, medical centre, community centre, and housing for orphans, a special academy of the elderly and an institution of higher education.
This foundation also created the International Islamic Arts Museum in Kuala Lumpur, which was cost of RM100 million. This four storey building is the first museum in Asia Pacific that showcases Islamic work of art. Yayasan Al-Bukhary also built 16 mosques all over the world. It is totally impressed!