Dedicated to the people who helped build a legacy
It’s hard to believe it’s been a quarter of a century since Islamic Relief USA was founded, but it’s been amazing alhamdulillah. I want to thank you for being part of our journey over the past 25 years. This organization started with lots of enthusiasm and not much else. The words that inspired me were from verses 1-3 of surah Al-Maun: “Have you seen those who reject the faith and reject the orphan and urge not the feeding of the needy?” I wanted to care for orphans and feed the hungry. Many of the people we help are displaced from their homes, and just a few months after our founding, my colleagues and I became displaced ourselves when an earthquake struck the Los Angeles area in January 1994. We slept on the floor of a stranger’s house—and it inspired us to work harder for people who were displaced in much worse situations.
Islamic Relief USA (2018) Partnership 2018, Islamic Relief USA, Alexandria, VA.
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