As we commence the Holy Month of Ramadan, 1439 A.H., here is a message from…
As many of you are aware, New York City became the epicenter of the novel coronavirus pandemic, where the situation is likened in the media to a “war zone.” Our affiliated scholars have received multiple requests for relief from members of the Muslim community who follow Ahl al-Bayt (p), who have either contracted the virus or are affected by the pandemic.
Islamic Center at NYU, in partnership with the Zakat Fund of NY & Penny Appeal USA, has recently launched a fundraising campaign to support families locally in NYC who have been impacted by the pandemic. I.M.A.M. has joined the partnership, which will allow members of our community to allocate 50% of their khums to the relief fund.
To allocate your Khums to the relief fund, please go to https://imam-us.org/product-category/khums/ and:
- Select “Yes” for the question: “Do you wish to allocate your Khums to an Islamic Center?”
- Search and Select “Islamic Center at NYU – NYC COVID-19 Relief Fund”
To support the fundraising campaign with non-khums funds, please go to https://www.launchgood.com/nycramadanrelief
Those in need of financial assistance in NYC can apply at https://zakatfundofnyc.org/nyc-ramadan-relief.
We ask Almighty God to give relief to all those affected by the virus and give strength to all of those working to help His creation.