Saturday, June 4, 2016

Who is he that Will Lend to Allah a Goodly Loan?

Who is he that will lend to Allah a goodly loan so that He may multiply it to him many times? And it is Allah that decreases or increases (your provisions), and unto Him you shall return.  

May has been a busy month here at ICNA Relief. We’ve been making refugee families feel more at home through donations of furniture, food and deliveries of our Apartment Kits. All praise be to Allah and we thank our donors for their consistent generosity.  To donate furniture, cars or kitchen kits, email More photos

Mommy League Seeking Helpers for Northside Chicago Family


As part of our Mommy League services, we connect mothers of newborns to community members looking to lend a hand. Please help sister Ruqaya as she manages with her third baby, via c-section and no family in the country. She has twins who are five-years old and her husband has been able to take only one week off from work.

Sign up online to help her through the end of  June by bringing meals, helping watch the twins, or by picking her up some groceries. The family has no food allergens. You can also sponsor a meal and services for a day if you can not do it personally.  For 30$, we will deliver a meal on your behalf. Please contact or text her6304154806,  for any questions!

If you can stay for an hour or so after you drop off the meal, this will give sister Ruqaya some time to rest. Please give a time you will be available if you choose to do that. If not, leave the Babysitting option blank for someone else. Sign up here!

Would You Adopt a Parent

Sixty-year-old sister Brenda Trinkle, a convert, found herself homeless and is the newest resident in our transitional home in Glendale Heights. Since Sr. Brenda is a lupus patient, and also has diabetes and arthritis, case management involves helping her apply for medicaid, organizing rides via paratransit and, until that comes through, driving her to doctor visits, among other things, said Ms. Farah Ahmed, ICNA Relief staffer with the Muslim Family Services department. “We are looking for volunteers who will help us with this."

“As you can see the need for a transitional home that houses at least 16 sisters is very real,” said Dr. Saima Azfar, Director, ICNA Relief Chicago. “We get cases like these so often. We need your zakat so our sisters can have a life free of fear and can live with respect and dignity.” ICNA Relief intends to, inshaAllah, raise approximately $500,000 to buy a building unit, with 3-4 apartments, so that sisters like Brenda aren’t left to fend for themselves. The organization currently has $140,000.

To see how you can help, contact, with Sr. Brenda or Transitional Housing in the subject line. Donate towards Transitional Housing at

Thursday, May 5, 2016

ICNA Relief and American Heart Association Team Up

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ICNA Relief and American Heart Association teamed up to make sure under-served women get assistance. Together, they organized transportation to take women in need to the Community Expo. The event was open to all ! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Sponsor 1000 Food Boxes for our Ramadan Food Drive

We welcome summer schools, community and youth groups and masjids interested in  organizing a drive to support us. Donate online - choose Hunger Prevention at
Call for Volunteers
Help Us Pack 300+ Ramadan Food Boxes on MAY 14 & 15
We have two time slots: 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Distribution: May 21,at ICNA Dawah Center, Rogers Park.
Please also indicate your availability to distribute the food.
1781 Bloomingdale Road, Glendale Heights. To volunteer register at Donations of dates, rice, sugar, oil, lentils, pasta, pasta sauce, tea and coffee are also welcome. Questions? Email

Furniture Donations Turn Bare Apartments into Homes


We were able to serve three families thanks to your donations of furniture! Our entire pickup and delivery crew comprises volunteers. To share the blessings and barakah as a donor, or by lending your muscles, please contact Add Furniture in the subject line.