ICNA Relief Georgia Holds Eid Gifts Party for Refugee Children from Burma and Somalia
With Eid-ul-Fitr only a few days away, ICNA Relief Georgia held an Eid Gifts Party for the children of refugees from Burma and Somalia this past Saturday. We had over 500 gifts collected and distributed among kids and families. The highlight of the event were the kids who volunteered and shared Eid gifts with their new friends from Clarkston. There were gifts for the adults, too. The City of Atlanta has a large population of refugees from all over the world. ICNA Relief Georgia works very closely with the refugee community by assisting them through various programs, including Project RACE.
Refugees Come Together Through ICNA Relief to Help A 70-Year-Old Sister with No Food for Suhoor or Iftar
This is the sweetest Ramadan story we have come across. Please take the time to read it to the end. Before the start of Ramadan, ICNA Relief received a request for suhoor and iftaar on behalf of Sr. Halima (on left), who is over 70. She lives in a nursing home, speaks no English and had no access to halal meat or suhoor or iftaar. Hearing our request, families volunteered to bring her suhoor and iftaar each and every day for Ramadan. And since she doesn't have access to halal meat through the year, these volunteers make it a point to include it in each meal!
The day one lady cooks for Sr. Halima, she is provided groceries for it by another sister in the group. They take turns cooking and shopping for each other, so no one family does it all. But do you know what the most touching thing is?
My Heart, My Du’as And My Donations Will Always Stay with ICNA Relief
A Message from Chairman Dr. Mohsin Ansari
Assalamu-Alaikum Dear Brothers and Respected Sisters,
After undergoing a quadruple bypass heart surgery a few months ago, I requested to take leave of my duties as Chairman of ICNA Relief USA. Today is my last day on the job and so before I depart, I wanted to leave you with this message.
Working for ICNA Relief has been the greatest blessing in my life. The Prophet ﷺ said that the most beloved to Allah and the best among the people are those who are most beneficial to others. He ﷺ said that a person who helps a woman in need, a poor person or an orphan gets rewarded like someone who prays all night and fasts all day.
Alhamdulillah, at ICNA Relief I have had the pleasure of working with hard working brothers and sisters who don't view their work as merely a job but rather their life's mission.