US: Detroit Muslims donate $100,000 in post flood relief
By: Jen Hayden
Positive news for Detroit residents on the verge of having their water shut off:
Two Muslim organizations are donating $100,000 to provide assistance to Detroit residents facing water shutoffs or recovering from recent flooding.
The Michigan Muslim Community Council has partnered with Islamic Relief USA, the largest Muslim charity organization in the country, to help thousands of households at risk of having their water shut off. The grant will be divided between the Detroit Water Fund, United Way of Southeastern Michigan and Wayne Metro Community Council.
The organizations are hoping to encourage others to follow suit:
“We are hoping this is going to be contagious,” Anwar Khan, CEO of Islamic Relief USA, said in a statement. “The most important thing we have is not our money, it’s our energy and our enthusiasm, and it’s our people. … Also, it is important to us in our faith to help our neighbors. It is a part of our faith to help our friends.”
Save the children and people of West Africa!
By: Abdullah Hakim Quick
“Why has the world taken so long to react to the Ebola plague that is spreading in West Africa? And Muslms don’t you realize that there are millions of Muslims in this region in desperate need of our assistance? Try to do something even make a sincere dua (prayer) that Almighty Allah will lift this evil from these lands and bring security, peace and rain!!!”
“Here are some of the beautiful Muslim children that I interacted with in Freetown, Sierra Leone just a few years ago. ” Oh Allah please hear our Dua.”
It’s more than just a dollar: What you’re giving when you give
By: Jasmin Ghandour
Only a few days ago, I read a Facebook post by our friends at Islamic Relief Palestine that reminded me how easy it really is to forget how fortunate we are.
With some of us having so much to do in what seems like so little time, we sometimes find it difficult to take a moment to appreciate the things in our lives that we’re most thankful for like the people that make you smile, our homes, the food on our table, living in a country where we can execute our right to an education, our jobs and of course the generous supporters that make our life changing work possible.