To provide maximum service to the poor, helpless and needy without any discrimination of race, religion or nationality. Khidmat-e-Khalq, or the social services department, is focused on internally helping one another in the Ahmadiyya Community, as well as external outreach to the surrounding communities. This is achieved through prayers, community service, donations, volunteer work and advocacy. Khidmat-e-Khalq, or social welfare, is an integral part of our worship.
On October 21st, Dallas lajna members worked on and volunteered at a chaand raat fundraiser held by Humanity First. Work on the event began many months in advance and lajna volunteers worked tirelessly to organize the fundraiser. Many made personal donations, collected goods and services from various businesses, made phone calls to potential vendors, decorated the venue, picked up supplies...[Read more]
“Summary Report-Faith groups Working hand and hand”
Zion Lajna Ima’illah-USA
"And they feed, for the love of Him, the poor, the orphan and the prisoner; Assuring them: 'We feed you to win Allah's pleasure only. We desire no reward, nor thanks from you'." - The Holy Quran, 76:9-10
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Feed the hungry, visit the sick and set free the captives." - Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 7, Hadith 552
Over the course of approximately two years of building a strong, loving relationship with a group of ladies at Wildwood Presbyterian Church located in Grayslake, Illinois, the Women’s auxiliary of Zion Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (Lajna) was invited to participate in their Food Pantry distribution which took place in the parking lot of the church on Saturday, December 1, 2012. The air was cool, but the sun was shining and reflecting the spirits and smiles of the volunteers. [Read more]
Blood Drive Report
Fayetteville, AR 2012
The 2012 Annual “Muslims for Life” Blood Drive was held here in Fayetteville, AR on the 10th, 11th, and 12th of September. Like last year, we worked with the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) and we could not have carried this out without them. Al-Islam Students Association was proud to have hosted the blood drive in honor of 9/11 for the second year in a row. [Read more]
Lajna Ima’illah, Boston Majlis initiates a Mosque Beautification Project.
On Sunday, September 16th, 2012 members of Lajna Ima’illah, Boston Chapter met at Bait- ul Nasr, their local mission house to clean the mosque. However what started out as routine cleaning, very quickly grew into a larger mosque beautification project. The day started with Lajna members scrubbing the bathrooms, and reorganizing the storage
cupboards, which lead on to a complete overhaul of the Nasirat room. [Read more]
Muslim Speaker Keynotes - Domestic Violence Bike-a-Thon & Walk Dr. Shanaz Tejani-Butt, keynote speaker
“We are here because we want to break the cycle of domestic violence,” she declared. “Eighty per cent of those who are denied their basic human rights, who are beaten, raped and killed, are women and children...Domestic violence is a silent killer, and if we want to break the cycle, we must first break the silence. We can no longer allow DV to be a private issue that occurs behind closed doors.” [Read more]
What a wonderful, courageous, high school student effort to organize Muslims for Life Blood Drive....may Allah bless her
GGPS sophomore Najia Humayun successfully coordinated the most recent blood drive on campus, asking students and faculty to donate blood in support of the second annual campaign by Muslims for Life, a national organization with a goal of 11,000 units for blood banks across the country.
The organization, which seeks to express that “Islam values the sanctity of life,” is honoring the 11th anniversary of 9/11 and is partnering with the American Red Cross and America’s Blood Centers in reaching the goal by the end of the one-month drive.
Feed the Hungry Project in the US By Humanity First, USA
Camp Bismillah 2012
Camp Bismillah was held at the Zion Mission House/Mosque on 2012 July 11, 12, and 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and July 14, (Saturday) from 12:00 p.m. to 3: 00 p.m.
Lajna members right after their return from the US Jalsa Salana demonstrated their lajna pledge (I affirm that I shall be ready to sacrifice my life, property, time and children for the cause of my faith and the community…) by moving into immediate action; reviewing the plans for Camp Bismillah, taking time off work, household matters and school assignments, making purchases, contacting volunteers, cleaning and setting-up the mission house. [Read more]
Community Service Work From RTNC Majlis:
UNC Horizons is a comprehensive substance abuse treatment program for pregnant women and mothers, and it is made up of two residential programs, an outpatient treatment center, and a perinatal program. Services for the children of the attending mothers are also available and are comprised of a licensed 5 Star Child Care Center, screenings and evaluations (medical, speech and language, occupational, developmental, and psychological), and individual and/or group therapy.
The Research Triangle Lajna donated a variety of items to benefit the women and children of this program, including clothing, diapers, body wash, loofahs, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, purses, toys, and approximately 20-30 women were served. Many of the women who receive treatment in the program are unemployed and receive their income through social service programs, like Work First, which is part of the Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance program in North Carolina.
The far reaching effects of addiction result in a number of detrimental impacts and losses to one's health, earned income, relationships with family and friends, and ability to self-care and care for others - particularly one's children. Donations are always welcome at UNC Horizons, and the women are always grateful for the opportunity to obtain items that might otherwise have to be budgeted for or procured at a later time in treatment.
We are going to try to continue contributing to UNC Horizons, NC, InshaAllah.
Presidential Volunteer Services Award
Presidential Volunteer Services Award is a prestigious civic awardgiven by the President of United States in recognizing individuals who are actively participating in Community Services.
Volunteers need to register at http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/ and participate in community Services/programs by choosing any registered Organization. By the end of the year, registered Organization will submit a request to Presidential Services to award individuals based on categories (Gold, Silver and Bronze. they also have Life time achievement award) These categories are based on the total number of hours spent during a year in various community activities.
Record Of Service Key is BZQ-34223. You can provide this record of service key to your volunteers for them to register your organization as their Certifying Organization. This will provide a direct link between your CO account and all of your volunteer's service records.