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US Muslims and Christians Donate to Support ‘Soup Kitchen’

This is not about nationality, religion, race or gender. It is all just about collaborating to help needy Springfielders Different faith-based groups from and around Springfield city in Ohio came together this week to help people in the area through a biennial tradition of creating 500 bags with food and hygiene products to donate to …

Leftover Ramadan Meals to Feed Hungry in Detroit

No iftar leftover food will be thrown in the trash this year. This was a decision made by a group of Muslim volunteers in Dearborn, as they maintain that Muslims usually overcook and under eat in Ramadan, Detroit News reported. Based in Detroit, the group, Helping Handzzz, was first started during Ramadan 2017. “We were …

UK Mosque Launches Foodbank for Needy

UK Mosque Launches Food Bank for Needy

The mosque on Merton Street has teamed up with Citizens’ Advice to start running a weekly foodbank from Saturday, a day the other foodbanks are not open. Those who cannot afford food for whatever reason will have to apply for a referral from Citizens Advice, who will assess their case.  BANBURY – Families in need …

Mosque Launches ‘Rice ATM’ for Needy

To collect the rice, users tap a card on the machine’s sensor. The machine will then dispense 2kg of rice through a collection point at the base of the ATM.  KUALA LUMPUR – A mosque in the Malaysian capital city, Kuala Lumpur, introduced on February 15 a novel way to offer rice to the needy …

Vienna Muslims Provide Hot Meals to Homeless

VIENNA – A Muslim group in Vienna, Austria, is distributing hot meals to the needy and homeless to help them cope with the freezing weather, Anadolu Agency reported. “With projects like this, Muslims can give the message ‘we are living in this country and we are in a search of solutions to common problems of …

New York Muslim Charity Holds Food Giveaway for Needy

ROCHESTER, New York – A local Muslim charity in Rochester, New York, is hosting food giveaway on the first Saturday of every month, providing families in need with much-needed help during bitter winter days, WHAM reported. “I know a lot of people are out of work. They need something to feed their family and kids, …

Idaho Local Mosque Hosts Free Christmas Feast

POCATELLO, Idaho – A local mosque in the northwestern American Idaho state will be hosting a free Christmas dinner to the public, hoping the initiative would bring people of different faiths closer. “In Islam, we don’t celebrate Christmas, and I realized the mosque is open,” Mustafa Rahim, who suggested the idea at the Islamic Society …

UK Mosques to Help Homeless, Poor in Winter

Preston mosques hand out clothes and food to rough sleepers More than one hundred rucksacks filled with warm clothing and food are due to be handed out to the city’s homeless this week PRESTON – With the beginning of the harsh winter season in the UK, British mosques have started to cooperate for raising donations …

Islamic Free Clinic Serves San Bernardino Poor

Giving a shining example of the teachings of Islam and compassion towards the sick, Muslim doctors at Al-Shifa clinic in San Bernardino have been offering help to the poor residents over the past 17 years.

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Do Muslims Have a Duty Toward the Oppressed?

Salam Dear Ibrahim, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Allah Almighty commands Muslims in the Quran to: Hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves. (Quran 3:103) And again: The Believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin …



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