Program on Muslim-Run Charity + others
- August 10th at 8:00 PMZakat Foundation of America - speaker: Ihssan Tahir, RN, BSN, Health Organizer - program includes a powerpoint presentationMeeting # 3,232 – "a US-based, Muslim-run charity organization, ZF shows the inclusive beauty of Islam through programs that reach the destitute, of all faiths, both at home and abroad. Since its establishment in 2001, ZF has progressed from mostly offering immediate emergency aid and seasonal programs to a focus on severing the roots of poverty, utilizing Zakat and Sadaqa donations to develop long-term, sustainable solutions.Example: Empowering Women in Bangladesh July 26, 2013Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) distributed 40 sewing machines to graduates of its six-month sewing course living in the Hazaribagh slum of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, during Ramadan this year.
ZF provides sewing training for some of the poorest women in the slums to empower them through skill development to better provide for their families. After the course, the women who completed the training received a certificate, but many women worried about how they would get the initial capital for purchasing a sewing machine.
“My family earns very little. Despite learning how to sew, it will be very difficult for me to earn money without a machine of my own,” said Maria Akhter, a graduate of the sewing course.
So ZF, through the generosity of its donors, provided sewing machines as a gift for all those who successfully finished the course and attained their certificate.
The women were thrilled to receive the equipment they needed.
“It was a big surprise for me that after giving me all the necessary training, ZF also provided me with a sewing machine! It’s beyond what I could’ve asked for!” said Sakina Begum.
Another graduate, Hasina Akter, sent her blessings to those who have contributed to her empowerment, saying, “We pray and make dua for ZF and those who donated in our cause.”
To help liberate others from the cycle of poverty and experience the outpouring of divine blessings that are in store for all who perform generous acts of charity during Ramadan, donate today.College of Complexesweekly free speech forum on social issues and current eventsall in attendance will be afforded an opportunity to ask questions, and make rebuttals and/or remarks for 5 minuteswww.collegeofcomplexes.org (information below)Upcoming Scheduled:August 3Zakat Foundation of AmericaMuslim-run charity origanizationAugust 10The Future of Education in Illinois / Illinois Policy Instituteto empower parents, spur competition, encourage innovation, etcAugust 17World Future Society - social, economic and technological developments, investigates the effects of applying anticipatory thinking to societyAugust 24OFA - Organizing for Action on the Dream Act / Immigration ReformAugust 31Debate: Thorium Powered Molten Salt Reactors - A Solution to US Energy Needs, or Just Another Nuclear Boondoggle?September 7Andrew Nelson - Candidate for Mayor of Chicago discusses the issuesSeptember 14Obama's New Energy Policy, Keystone Pipeline, Fracking, etc.September 21Are Many Black Americans Now More Afraid of Getting Shot on the Street as a Result of the Zimmerman Decision?September 28Mariyana Spyropoulos, CommissionerMetropolitan Water Reclamation District - with powerpoint presentationOctober 5,12,26Open - contact the Program Coordinator Charles Paidock if you would like to speakOctober 19Voting Rights Advisory CouncilChicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under LawPresentation at 8:00 PM - Every SaturdayLincoln Restaurant4008 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago - intersection of Irving Park and Damen(4000 N - 2000 W)Free Parking, 1 Block from the Irving Park Stop on the Brown Line, CTATuition $3.00 and food/drink purchase requested by restaurantFormat:PresentationQuestions from AudienceRebuttals/RemarksSpeaker's Final Comments