Welcoming The Month of Generosity
As Allah is The Most Merciful and Generous in forgiving our wrongdoings this month, let us also be merciful and generous to His creation as much as possible this Ramadan. Charity is an ibadah. Help us help those in need. Ramadan is here. Time to get your good deeds on.
Give 100 people iftaar at the masjid/refugees: $500
Give shelter to a sister: $600/month
Food/household items for refugee families: $250
In Baltimore, ICNA Relief Is Providing Over 600 People With Food To Break Their Fast Every Day
A True Reflection of Care and Love in Baltimore
According to USDA, 49.1 millions people in America are food insecure. Many residents of Baltimore, which is ranked the sixth poorest in the country, know what food insecurity looks like. Hundreds of these brothers and sisters get together every day for Iftar (breaking of fast) and prayers in very dignified and disciplined manner and share whatever little they have to eat.
Br. Shiraz Ahmed, a young passionate Islamic worker from Baltimore, decided to launch the Ramadan Iftar Project to support his community and eventually decided to join hands with ICNA Relief USA. Leading a group of dedicated youth, Br. Shiraz has made this a living symbol of sharing the bounties given to you by God with your brothers and sisters. Every day a quality Iftar meal is supplied to more than 600 people.
"We have been able to supply Iftar for people everyday during Ramadan," ICNA Relief's local coordinator Br. Saad Malik said. "This food comes in forms of cooked meals and ingredients." He said the satisfaction on the faces of the volunteers made him understand the following Hadith. "If a person gives iftar to a fasting person in this month, his sins will be forgiven. And he will be given as many rewards as that of a fasting person." [Nisai & Tirmidhi]
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ICNA Relief Chicago Collects Kitchen Kits Worth More Than $10,000 for Refugee Families
On June 27th, ICNA Relief Chicago raised 35 Kitchen Kits for new refugees comprising brand new essentials, each valued at $300 on average. Islamic Center of Naperville (ICN) provided the lion's share with 15 kitchen kits. One kit was donated from across state borders from the Islamic Society of Michiana, in South Bend, Indiana.
"My name is Safa Dada. I just graduated college and am working in an elementary school. I chose to get involved with the kitchen kits to help refugee families feel more at home. The items we are packing are items a lot of people take for granted, but are necessary for daily life. I hope this encourages more people to get involved and find out what they can do to help more."
"My name is Ayda Nouman. I am 10 years old, a Girl Scout Junior, and I go to Islamic Foundation School (IFS). I am involved with the kitchen kit drive because it is just really fun to know that I helped benefit someone who really needs it. It makes me feel good--better than when I make my friends laugh with a Hermione or Bellatrix voice, better than mint chocolate chip and even better than eating Samoas." - Ayda Nouman. Donate