Coalition to Preserve Human Dignity

Category: Americas, Life & Society Topics: Human Dignity, Humanitarian Aid Values: Excellence Views: 4717
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During the last ten days of Ramadan while fasting on December 1st 2002, the Muslim community of Southern California organized a major effort to bring some comfort to the homeless. More than 4,000 people were fed and clothed during this humanitarian drive organized as Coalition to Preserve Human Dignity under the leadership of Ilm Foundation.

Photos by Michael Riddick, Net Profiles, (323) 757-0340



Andrew Otis Turner
Waiting in line for food


Loaded down!

Foxx and Anthony stock up for the long haul.


Organizers
From Left;  Isha Saafir, Fareed Faruki, Imam Saadiq Saafir, Jihad Saafir and Naim Shah, Jr., Planning Committee Organizers


Brothers
Today was a good day.


Over 4000 were served
In addition to food, attendees received socks, towels, blankets and more.


Isha Saafir, Sherrell Johnson,
Sabiha Khan pose by the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic Bus which administered free health screenings.


They call him
"The Marathon Man."  Jesse Al' Uqdah is 77 years young.


Here he is joined by
Imam Saadiq Saafir, organizers of the day's activities.


Children Need Food Too!
There are hundreds of kids living on Skid Row with working parents.


Inside the Mobile Unit
Participant gets his blood pressure checked.


It's in the Bag
More than 20 organizations participated in
what is now famously known as
Coalition to Preserve Human Dignity


Some of the freebies:
Socks are always needed.


Debra Clark, 45, enjoys her lunch.


Towels for distribution


Satisfaction Guarranteed!
They say "'tis better to give than receive"...and you can tell that in their eyes...


Signs of the Times
Where have we seen this before? There but by the grace of God...


Jesse Aluqdah
Appreciative of the effort


Thankful for the Colonel
Think back to your own Thanksgiving Day dinner.  Brings a new appreciation, doesn't it?


A homeless women getting a health check


Muslim lady Taking a Survey
of How People Like the Food Giveaway


  Category: Americas, Life & Society
  Topics: Human Dignity, Humanitarian Aid  Values: Excellence
Views: 4717

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Older Comments:
N NABI FROM CANADA said:
May Allah bless our effort
May Allah protect the Muslims to preserve human dignity.
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KAM FROM EASTASIA said:
PERHAPS THEY CAN DO THE SAME THING IN PELESTINE?

P/S: CHARITY BEGIN AT HOME ...
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TARICK SAKIREE FROM U.S.A. said:
THIS IS THE BEAUTIFUL PICTURES WHEN SOMEONE CARES OF ONE ANOTHER,AS WE ALL KNOW WE ARE UNABLE TO LIVE IN THIS P LANET BY OURSELVE WE ALL NEED EACH OTHER NO MATTER HOW POOR,RICH,COLOUR.
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OSMAN OMAR FROM ENGLAND said:
MACHA ALLAH WHAT A GOOD EFFORT TO GIVE ISLAM A GOOD NAME. MAY ALLAH REWARD YOU ALL AND GRANT YOU HEAVEN
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OSMAN.BHAROOCHA FROM CANADA said:
Hat off ,excellent initiative, inshallah our muslim communities will follow your step.We are planning a similar activity in Montreal.
May Allah Bless All Of You
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HS said:
These muslims are very very nice people!!
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AMIRA FROM TUNISIA said:
well i can see the joye in tere eyes thoeses people while helping the others
well i found that a very good thing making people enjoye peace in such days where it seems to be hard to leave in peace
i saw girls with "hijjab" i didn't know there were so strong muslums there i thought there may be a small minority
well i want to know so much about you
and if it's possible to wright to me
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REYMUNDO NUR FROM USA said:
Alhamdulillah! This is what Islam is. We should not become self-serving, but serve the community that we exist in. May Allah reward all for your efforts.
Your brother in Islam,
Reymundo Nur
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MIRYAM FROM NORWAY said:
Oslo 14.12.02 As Salamu aleikum. Al hamdulillaah, what I just have read, made my day. It was very nice to see, that Muslims made something useful and it will surely give a good picture of Islam to people also.This is what we all need to do, for our own sakes and for the others who are in need.Subhanallah!! May Allah(SWT) reward all these Muslim brothers and sisters. Wa aleikum salaam wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatu, Miryam
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ALMA FROM USA said:
A W E S O M E ! In my heart, I was made proud by the effort. It must continue, not only during Ramadan, but at all times of the year and, not only Muslims feeding the needy, but every single religion must take a stand to end hunger for so many people in need. Allah Akbar.
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IAN DEAN HOSEIN FROM CANADA said:
I think this was a wonderful initiative. It's so great to see such events where it is clear that the muslim community is helping the less fortunate. What a great feat of charity. I pray that people will visit this site and see this article. Every action that a muslim performs, such as this event, shows Islam at work. It's a shinin example.
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AYMAN ABDULKARIM FROM CANADA said:
i was verry happy to hear about this .........you are showing a great example ...........all over the world
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SEYED MOHAMED FROM INDIA said:
Masa Allah,It's a very great nad wonderfull program conducted b y this organization.
May Allah shower his blessings upon those people who have participated in this programme.
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RAFEEQUE M.T FROM INDIA said:
alhamdulilla.

- very good.
god bless you.
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ABDI FROM USA said:
fowzia, email me if you can
may allah bless the muslims everywhere. we should be like the pictures convey, aren't we suppose to be 'mercy of humankind' not just that but animals, the weak, oppressed, and to the elders and many more no one can list with different sickness, disease, the lost souls, the sufferings and many others. Keep up islamicity, i wish i could do more to help with pledges, which I like to call 'material support' but i will keep up the dua, from seeing and reading the website i can see and feel some of it is accepted, allahu akbar, wassalamu alaykum.
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ABDUL AHAD FROM USA said:
may allah feed those who feed others and may he
help those who help others.

abdul ahad
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ELY ISAHAC FROM PHILLIPINES said:
MASHAALLAH.I COULDN'T STOP MY MOUSE SCROLLING BACK & FORTH VIEWING THE PICTURES.HOW HAPPY MY FAMILY TO SEE MY MUSLIM BROTHERS & SISTERS HELPING THE NEEDY.LETS SHOW THE WORLD HOW GOOD MUSLIMS & HOW BEAUTIFUL ISLAM IS.ALHAMDULILLAH I AM A MUSLIM. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
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GERALD FOUSHEE OMAR ALI FROM UNITED STATES said:
I am sooo thankful for the good that the Muslims are doing. It helps all us us involved in the struggle between good and evil.
Thank you and may Allah Bless you all for your effort.
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FAWZIA FROM USA said:
mashallah it was a wonderful act. jazzak Allahkhair.may almighty give you a good reward.
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FAWZIA .K. FROM UAS. said:
MASHALLAH.IT ISAWONDER FULL ACT NOW WE ARE ON RIGHT TRACK SADAQATS BRING YOUR HEARTS TOGETHER WHILE RIBA CAUSES ENEMITY.
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MOHAMED FATHI FROM USA said:
ALhamdullilah...nice to see this on the website, keep up the great work. Wish i was living down there to help. Peaceeeeeeeee Mo
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NASREEN KHAN FROM CANADA said:
Jazaakumullah Khair! It is indeed satisfying to see the wonderful work done by the Coalition, and I wish to express my deep appreciation to all those who participated in this endeavour. I hope and pray that this is not a one-time event, as the best action in the eyes of Allah SWT is that which is done continuously. May Allah SWT give you the capacity and capability to help the needy on a regular basis. InshaAllah Allah SWT will help you when you are in need in this Dunyia, and also reward you with Jannah in the Hereafter. Ameen.
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SHAWN CHOUHAN FROM USA said:
Masha'allah, may Allah bless those who give, ameen.
The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) said that "the
hand above is better than the hand below" (the hand
that is giving is better than the one receiving). We can
all learn a valuable lesson from these brothers and
sisters- to give goodness to all, this was indeed the
message of Muhammad (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam)
Was-salamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullah.
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NVASEKIE KONNEH FROM USA said:
This is an effort that must be commended by all. This shows that we Moslems are interested in the welfare of our fellow human beings, even if they don't share our religious views. We must do most of these all accross America to show that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance. That Islam is a religion of love, and not terror.

This act of kindness to our neighbors shows a beautiful picture of our religion as opposed to the ugly image most people have of it as a result of the ugly actions of the militants who are harming people in the name of our religion. It's about time that we stand up strong to rescue the religion from the manupulation of the political militants who are using it to advance their quest for political power.

Instead of supporting the bombing of the world trade center, Ben Laden and his followers should have built powerful radio and tv stations that would send out islamic message 24/7 all accross the world. The world needs to be informed or educated about this glorious religion. When people are provided the necessary information about Islam, they will embrace it in their millions. But each time these hot heads carry out bombing and destruction of human lives, it sends a negative message about our religion, which is not fair.

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OMAR FROM CANADA said:
this is the true face of islam that the media will never report.
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GRENDIZER FROM UK said:
I guess feeding the homeless wasnt as newsworthy as the bloodthirsty impatience for war in Iraq by our great drmocratic FREE press.
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ZAID FROM MALAYSIA said:
Proud to be a Moslem. Brings out the desire in me to do something similar soon...
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AMAL FROM AUSTRALIA said:
may Allah reward all of you for your efforts. It is great to hear muslims working for the community at large. I would like to follow your example here in melbourne Australia, can you please advise me? JAZAK ALLAHU KHEYR!!
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NUR FROM USA said:
I am very proud of the actions done in southern California. Everything done puts a beautiful image of Islam in the minds of those people, and mashAllah they'll never forget it for the rest of their lives. Even with the attacks on this religion of Truth, Islam always shines through as the Most Noble. Keep it up. We are all proud of you.
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PAULA FROM USA said:
They are to be commended for their effort mashallah.It is great for muslims to be observed as members of the community and as humanitarians,however,I see in some photos,drug dealers and the like( we see them everyday in our work in downtown L.A),just there to get what they can and Im concerned that many muslims are suffering in the world and the poor in the USA are considered rich in other parts of the world.Face it,our animals live better than many humans.My concern is not to divert our efforts away from those truly in our need,after all we should want for our brothers what we want for ourselves.
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FAISAL SHARIF FROM CANADA said:
Dear Islamcity,

My name is Faisal Sharif and I just want to take the time to praise Islamcity for their efforts to restore human dignity in our society by helping out the poor. When Americans or in my case Canadians see these kind of activities organized by fellow Muslims, it lets them know that Muslims are loving, caring people. Inshallah by continuing your hard work, Allah(swt) will eventually pay you back in ways you need it the most simply because of lending a hand to the poor people.

Thank you,
Faisal Sharif
Ontario, Canada
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ELAMINE FROM USA said:
el hamdoulilah el adi jaala elaaizata li lmouslimin, aid moubarek ,assalam ou aalikoum, i'm very happy toheard about muslim in california and this great help for homeless so i ask god to help you more for other project wa salamou alikoum
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DAOUD S. ALI FROM US said:
Alhamdulillah, this is truly an example of our ummah being a mercy to human kind. Speaking with our actions is far more better than constantly being on the defensive, using words to fight back attacks against Islam.

Jazakum Allah Khairan.
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ENTIN FROM NEW ZEALAND said:
Subhanallah wa syukurillah, Allah SWT will reward all your good deeds. All this effort will not only good for the muslims but also help spreading Islam by helping the needy in our neighborhood. May Allah SWT give you strengthen in eeman and taqwa. Ameen.
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RASHEED ALI FROM USA said:
Imam Saadiq Saafir must be honoured as a forward thinking ambassador of Muslim goodwill! He is beautifying our muslim hearts.Al-Hamdulillah!
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BISHARO YUSSUF FROM USA said:
Good Job brothers and sisters.

May God Bless you and reward your efforts
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MUSLIM FROM SINGAPORE said:
Alhamdulillah carry on your good deeds and surely Allah s.w.t will reward you with the gardens of Paradise:)
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