CALIFORNIA – In the mid of rising Islamophobia, MicMedia shared a video on Saturday, October 22, on their Facebook page showing American Muslim doctors making their country great and proud of them.
The doctors volunteer at Al-Shifa Clinic, a shining example of how the teachings of Islam and compassion towards the sick and selfless service to those in need are molded into everyday practice.
Housed in a 5,000 square feet building in California, Al-Shifa clinic provides a haven to those who travel from far and near looking for relief and cure.
The free service is provided by a team of dedicated Muslim physicians and volunteers. The 19 examination rooms of Al-Shifa clinic hum with activity from Wednesdays through Saturdays, the days when this clinic is open.
Al-Shifa is not the only place where Muslim doctors provide free medical help for poor Americans.
In January 2012, a group of Muslim doctors volunteered to open the Rahma Health Clinic to provide free medical services for poor residents in New York’s Syracuse city.
Earlier in 2011, a free clinic was established by the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America to provide dental, ophthalmologic, pediatric and pain-management services on Sundays at the Balal Mosque on St. Louis University’s campus.
Another clinic was opened by the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis, in partnership with Volunteers in Medicine in October.
Here is another video shared by the clinic’s doctors on YouTube.