Bismillah hir Rahman nir Rahim - In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful
September 13, 2017
22 Dhul Hijjah 1438H
Newsletter Issue # 439
"O believers! Do not waste your charity with reminders ˹of your generosity˺ or hurtful words, like those who donate their wealth just to show off and do not believe in God or the Last Day. Their example is that of a hard barren rock covered with a thin layer of soil hit by a strong rain-leaving it just a bare stone. Such people are unable to preserve the reward of their charity. God does not guide ˹such˺ disbelieving people." ~ Qur'an 2:264
JOIN IN SUPPORT FOR ROHINGYAS
Myanmar is a predominately Buddhist country and the Rohingya have lived there for centuries. Recently the Rohingya, a Muslim minority in Myanmar (Burma) are being forced from their ancestral homes into neighboring countries,
such as Bangladesh.
Please continue to donate generously to our member relief organizations, Helping Hand and Islamic Relief, among others, helping the Rohingya.
Shura Council General
HURRICANES STRIKE THE SOUTHEAST
Harvey and now
Irma, two separate hurricanes that have left a path of destruction from Texas to Florida as well as in Latin America and the Caribbean. Many people have lost their homes, some lost their lives. There is standing water and no electricity in many cities and towns.
Those of us not affected by the hurricanes should help rescue and recovery efforts as well as keep those affected in our prayers. Many of our member organizations are on the ground, assisting those efforts. We ask you to support them with a small or any size donation:
Islamic Relief and
The Islamic Shura Council is an umbrella organization of Mosques and Muslim organizations serving the Muslims of Southern California. Since 1995, the Council continues to foster the spirit and culture of "working together" at all levels in one of the most diverse and largest Muslim populations in the country.