Disasters are times of disruption, trauma, even horror. But for Rania and Sara, Hurricane Harvey brought moments of great sisterly love and support.
GEORGIA – Going through the feelings of leaving their homes, Syrian refugees in Clarkson, Georgia, rushed to help Americans who were forced to evacuate their homes after stricken by Hurricane Irma.
“By the (Winds) Sent Forth One after another (to man’s profit); Which then blow violently. In tempestuous Gusts (Hurricanes), And scatter (things) far & wide. Then separate them. One from another. Then spread abroad a Message.” (Surat Al-Mursalat 77: 1-5). Tornadoes are the most violent storms on Earth, with wind velocities that can exceed 320 …
Tariq Rasheed, the imam of the Islamic Center of Orlando, opened his mosque for people seeking shelter, hosting around 150 people.
An Islamic school in Goldenrod, Florida, has opened its doors to fellow Americans of all faiths seeking shelter from Hurricane Irma, which bore down on southern Florida on Sunday.
As Florida holds breath before the landfall of hurricane Irma, mosques in neighboring Georgia are preparing to shelter evacuees who fled their homes, converting their yards to disaster shelters.
– A leading American Islamic charity has been chosen as one of the best charities assisting in rebuilding from hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, which devastated parts of Texas and Louisiana, leaving countless residents homeless.
As Texas’ biggest church closed doors during Hurricane Harvey, dozens of mosques welcomed people of all faiths to its facilities, sheltering those forced to leave their homes devastated by hurricane floods and rain.
A leading American Muslim group has launched a new relief campaign to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, urging US Muslims to assist their fellow Americans in this time of need and distress.