The Top Rated Islamic NonProfit Organizations
Muslims typically endeavor to be humble as well as generous in making charitable contributions. Many of the Islamic nonprofit organizations have been developed to assist non-Muslims and Muslims in the areas that have been devastated by disease, war or poverty. It is advisable to contribute to those that are in desperate need. However, it is still advisable to investigate how this money is utilized by these nonprofit organizations. Below is a current list of the most reputable Islamic nonprofit organizations.
1.Mercy- the USA For Aid And Development
This organization was first founded in the year 1986 and is regarded as a development and non-profit relief organization. Their specific projects are aimed at promoting educational and economic growth and improving health worldwide. The Charity Navigator has given this charity a solid 4-star rating. Mercy-USA has partnered with U.S governmental programs and organizations and the United Nations.
2.LIFE (Life For Relief And Development)
A type of non-governmental organizations that was founded by Iraqi-American experts in the year 1992. They currently provide humanitarian help to many people in Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Jordan, Palestinian Territories, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The Charity Navigator awarded this organization with a 4 star. The website for LIFE contains credentials with the U.N (United Nations) and the US government as well as the registration documents related to the countries that they provide assistance.
This organization is a development and international relief organization that has permanent offices that are present in 35 different countries. The office of Islamic Relief in the USA received a 3-star rating from the Charity Navigator. Also, Islamic Relief has a partnership with “local” relief agencies, church groups and “international” aid organizations in the specific areas in which they operate.
This organization strives to offer long-term and emergency assistance and various other types of charity work to alleviate suffering and pain and for those in dire need. Their main focus is aimed at programs that involve sustainable development that tackles the actual root causes that relate to poverty.
ICNA (Islamic Circle Of North America) known as a program that offers humanitarian relief along with developmental programs. This particular program responds to disaster and emergency situations abroad as well as at home. ICNA Relief operates special programs that assist poor and needy neighborhoods in North America.
6.International Federation Of Charity And Red Crescent Societies
Currently, there are one hundred and eighty-six National Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies worldwide. They form a network that contains staff and volunteers that offer humanitarian services since 1919. The Red Crescent replaces the Red Cross in most of the Islamic countries, and all of these societies offer assistance that is free from discrimination of political opinions, class, beliefs, religious, race, and nationality. Every society nationally is independent; they support public authorities in their various countries that include local access, infrastructure, expertise, and knowledge.
7.UMF (United Muslim Foundation)
The United Muslim Foundation is a non-profit organization as well as a public charity that is located in the US. Since the year 2003, the UMF has succeeded in uniting communities from community service as well as getting involved in community-development projects.
Some of the community-development events that are hosted by the UMF have included the following:
•Renting out of parks that include Universal Studios and Fun Spot to celebrate the exclusive event known as Eid.
•Eid luncheons and Intra-Faith iftars.
•Pink Morning Coffee, whereby Muslim women that attend different mosques join on a platform aimed at women’s health in the sense of physical, emotional and spiritual.
•Interfaith seminars, Thanksgiving and events with several churches.
•Youth picnics that include BBQ cook-offs, sports and icebreakers.
•Ishqe Rasul, which is Naat Night that aims to join members of communities from every walk of life. This includes elders and youth from various backgrounds. This event is a relaxing way to spend a Valentines evening that includes verses-of-poetry on SWT (Allah) and SAW (His Prophet) along with mouthwatering cuisine.
•Mother And Daughters, and event known as Building Bonds Before University that focuses on the struggles and strengths involved in university life and how to cope with that better.