The Muslim Post

A faith-based aid revolution in the Muslim world?

A faith-based aid revolution in the Muslim world?

Every year, somewhere between US$200 billion and $1 trillion are spent in “mandatory” alms and voluntary charity across the Muslim world, Islamic financial analysts estimate. At the low end of the estimate, this is 15 times more than global humanitarian aid contributions* in 2011. Islam requires Muslims to give a portion of their wealth to charity […]

Muslims give Christian and Jewish volunteers a day off for Easter

Muslims give Christian and Jewish volunteers a day off for Easter

PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS5) — This Easter, a group of Muslims shared a special gift with volunteers who help asylum seekers. Women from a north Scottsdale mosque helped serve a group of immigrants Sunday, so Christian and Jewish volunteers could have time off during Easter and Passover. [WATCH: Volunteers serve dinner to asylum seekers in south Phoenix] A […]

Muslim Charity Gives $5K To Repair Vandalized Jewish Cemetery

Muslim Charity Gives $5K To Repair Vandalized Jewish Cemetery

A Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts that was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti last week received a $5,000 donation from a Muslim charity to help repair the damage. That charity, CelebrateMercy, has over the past two years given $115,000 to vandalized Jewish cemeteries and memorials in Missouri, Illinois, New York, Massachusetts and Colorado, and facilitated the donation of around $238,000 to the Tree […]

Birmingham mosque opens its doors to city homeless as temperatures plunge

Green Lane Mosque in Birmingham has opened its doors to the homeless as temperatures drop

A Birmingham mosque has launched a winter freeze project to help protect the city’s homeless as temperatures plummet to deadly levels on the streets, especially at night. The Green Lane Mosque and Community Centre in Small Heath has opened its doors to the needy and vulnerable and has had an influx of service users, including a regular attendee restricted to […]

Panama mosque offers free water to World Youth Day pilgrims

Panama mosque offers free water to World Youth Day pilgrims

PANAMA CITY — Thousands of World Youth Day pilgrims stopped by the Jama Mosque Jan. 24 en route to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis. “Brothers, sisters, you need water,” Hashim Bhana yelled at them from under a tent that announced a “hydration center” outside the mosque, a place where pilgrims could pick up free water, […]

Muslims For Life Blood Drive Honors Lives Lost on 9/11

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — From Monday to Tuesday many will be giving blood in honor of those who lost their lives in the terror attack on Sept. 11, 2001. It’s all a part of the Muslims for Life 8th Annual Blood Drive at the University of Arkansas. Click here to read full story »

Islamic nonprofit reaches out to community with back-to-school giveaway

Supplying free book bags containing school supplies to children is part of the new Islamic Ministries and Community Development’s outreach efforts. Imam Faruq Post chatted with parents and children visiting the nonprofit’s Back 2 School Giveaway on Sunday in Hagerstown’s West End. A canopy was set up in front of the group’s 455 W. Washington […]

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Top 10 CNN Hero Samir Lakhani Samir Lakhani's nonprofit, Eco-Soap Bank, recycles discarded bars of soap from hotels in Cambodia and distributes them to people in need.

For many Cambodians, a bar of soap is a luxury they cannot afford. Yet children living in rural areas are vulnerable to disease simply because they are unable to wash their hands. According to UNICEF, diarrheal diseases alone account for one in five deaths of Cambodian children age 5 and younger, largely due to poor […]

Iran-born Maryam Mirzakhani remembered as ‘Math genius’

Iran-born Maryam Mirzakhani remembered as 'Math genius'

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian-born mathematician who was the first woman to win the coveted Fields Medal, has died in a US hospital after a battle with cancer. She was 40. Mirzakhani’ friend Firouz Naderi announced her death on Saturday on Instagram, and her relatives confirmed the death to the Mehr agency in Iran. “A light […]

Muslims Give Christians Hijabs To Help Them Escape ISIS

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Muslims have been helping Christians to escape ISIS-affiliated Maute Group attackers in the devastated city of Marawi in the southern Philippines. More than three weeks after the fighting started, around 1,000 residents remain trapped in the besieged cities as fighting rages between the Philippine Army and Islamist rebels. Fighters from local groups including the Maute […]