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Bangladeshi Rickshaw Driver Builds Hospital After Saving For 30 Years

February 20, 2012


Most doctors live and work in the cities in Bangladesh. A long distance away for ailing villagers. One villager who works as rickshaw driver and earns only six dollars a day saved for 30 years and  has now built a hospital to change this. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Tanhashadia, Bangladesh. 300 people visit […]

Northern Nevada Muslim Community Center Feeds the Homeless, Needy and Neighbors on Thanksgiving Day

November 25, 2010


Rafik Beekun Today was one of the best Thanksgiving of my life so far. By the Grace of God, the Muslim community of Reno and Sparks, Nevada, hosted the homeless, the needy and some of our neighbors for a great Thanksgiving dinner. It reminded me of what Islam is all about: helping those in need […]

Abu Dhabi Grants US$ 25 million to Global Malaria Partnership

February 12, 2010

0 FEBRUARY 11, 2010 The Government of Abu Dhabi announced today a grant of US$25 million, over five years, to support the work of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM). Specifically to scale-up malaria control worldwide and contribute to achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) by 2015. The grant from the Government of […]

Unexpected Partners: Muslims Helping in Haiti

February 7, 2010


By WAJAHAT ALI Haiti is experiencing unimaginable suffering from its devastating earthquake, with more than 150,000 dead and one to three million individuals displaced. Individuals, groups and governments from around the world have stepped in to do what they can. United by their religious tradition of charity, Muslims have emerged as effective partners in […]

Muslim Philanthropists Meet in Istanbul

March 14, 2008


Muslim Philanthropists to Meet in Istanbul  Leading Muslim Philanthropists to mobilize human and financial resources to address poverty, literacy, social justice and economic development    Oakbrook, Illinois, March 14, 2008 –    Eminent Philanthropists will gather from around the globe to attend the first assembly of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists (WCMP), to be held […]

Good Samaritan 101–Americans helping Iraqi Children

January 17, 2008


Rescuing a little Iraqi boy who needed drastic medical help Day to day Americans are among the most philanthropically minded and generous people on earth. Please click here to watch the story of an American soldier who worked very hard to help a little Iraqi boy who was in dire need of help: the child […]

Islam urges neighborly relations and feeding the hungry

January 2, 2008


 Rafik Beekun  Statistics on Poverty and Inequality from The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) reported in 1998 that the world’s 225 richest people now have a combined wealth of $1 trillion. That’s equal to the combined annual income of the world’s 2.5 billion poorests people. The wealth of the three most well-to-do individuals now […]