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Muslim Women’s Help Network

12 2 05



Muslim Women’s Help Network
a sub-division of United Muslim Movement Against Homelessness(U.M.M.A.H.)/ICNA Relief USA

Mission Statement

The mission of the Muslim Women’s Help Network is to promote family life in accordance with the Qur’an and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad Peace and Blessings be upon him, emphasizing the protection and maintenance of women and children as the foundation for a productive community life.

Efforts to establish temporary housing and services will encompass a broad approach that supports and enhances the educational and health related interests of individuals and families.

Assessing the Need
Prophet Muhammad Peace and Blessings be upon him has shown us the example of one in need by pointing us in the direction of examining his or her condition. In our everyday condition, we become aware of others who lack food, housing and emotional comfort for a variety of reasons. When there are no family members to turn to for help, there is a need for the community to respond.

United Muslim Movement Against Homelessness (U.M.M.A.H.)/ICNA Relief,
has served the needs of the homeless and hungry for many years. It now includes and supports a major effort in the establishment of the Muslim Women’s Help Network. The collaboration, through improved awareness and outreach within the Muslim community, seeks to respond to the needs of sisters and children whose homeless (displaced) experience, or the threat thereof, deserves critical attention, support and relief.

Help For The Homeless & The Needy
The Muslim Women’s Help Network seeks to coordinate resources that will enable families to overcome hardship when faced with homelessness, financial crisis, health related issues and feelings of isolation. Insha’Allah, the network plans to develop efforts and actions that will build bridges of understanding and increased delivery of services that support wholesome family and community life.
"None of you truly believe until you want for your brother what you want for yourself."
                                                            Reported in Sahih Bukhari & Muslim

Actual & Anticipated Services

-Volunteer training opportunities in support and human service delivery;

-A part-time staffed office for assessment and referral services;

-Sponsored educational forums, seminars and literature concerning family values and
          social development;

-Maintenance of a Food Pantry;

-Referral listings for Islamic family and marital counseling;

-Temporary Housing assistance;

-Transitional Housing referrals;

-Advocacy to network with housing and other organizations/agencies in systemic areas that          impact the circumstance of poverty, unemployment and declining economic resources;

-Halal provisions to be supplied as needed e.g. toiletry items, foodstuff, Islamic books for            reading (when visiting existent shelters in which women, Muslim and non-Muslim are residing            until such time as their conditions change);

-Long-term planning to develop advocacy efforts and deliver non-residential transitional             services that will assist families return to stability within the community

Building Bridges of Understanding

The Muslim Women’s Help Network welcomes and encourages the support and participation of all segments of the community in its efforts.

If you can provide temporary or affordable housing for a needy individual or family —  please call.

We will appreciate your financial assistance, non-perishable foodstuff, gently used clothing and toiletry items as donations for charitable distribution to those in need. We will also accept donation sof furniture and household items (in good condition).

If you can assist this effort with a commitment of your time and/or expertise —   please call. We need the support of Physicians, Psychiatrists, Lawyers, Dentists, Social Workers, Counselors, Child Care providers, etc.

If you are capable to assist someone with direct support e.g. du’a, financial assistance, employment, a note of well-wishes, etc., please visit our NEIGHBORLY NEEDS  page.

Please provide a link to this site for others in the internet community of Believers. If you or your organization provide services to the Islamic community or you are aware of other organizations/ resources that do, please submit their link so we may include them on the LINKS page.

Contact us:

Muslim Women’s Help Network
87-91 144th Street
Jamaica, NY 11435
Tel.: (718) 523-5100
Fax: (718) 658-3434

Press Contact: Naeem Baig
Vice President for Public Affairs
Islamic Circle of North America
E-mail: ICNA PR Email
Office: (718) 658-1199 Extension: 102
Cell: (917) 202-2118


  • janus shadidi

    Inshallah…would you ladies have any abayas or hijabs…I’m currently homeless and down to one outfit…sukran to my sisters

  • I will pass this post to all my muslims friend to contribute more and more for the good cause.

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  • Jazmine

    I am a new muslim sister and have no muslim clothes of hijab. I wear a 2x and am hoping you can help. I have a special needs child so I cant work and live of his ssi only. PLease help a sister out so I can do my prayers right and have some clothes to wear. and thank you so very much

  • ania

    created us for personal relationship with Him and His greatest desire
    is that we would be like Him, that we would live the same powerful, pure
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    living in and through us by His Holy Spirit whom He gives to our hearts
    when we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior.

    is no way we can earn God’s free grace — All of life is a gift —
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    greatest difference between christianity and islam is that christianity
    is reality of God and personal relationship with Him, God is holy, He
    is love and He is our Father. Christianity is based on life, power and
    words of sinless pure Jesus. Islam is just a set of rules, regulations,
    ceremonies. It’s a lifestyle based on a mere man who never made one
    miracle which would prove he was sent by God and whose god never proved
    he exists

  • ania

    revealed Himself as a Personal God who wants to talk to us, guide us
    individually and have personal relationship with each of us whom He made
    His children. That is what God created us for! Allah is only a myth, a
    word on paper, and there is no reality to him and islam is only set of
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    and He will!

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    based on His love, power and grace. All of it is given to us in Jesus
    Christ through His cross where He died in our place and He rose from the
    dead that we would have access to the throne of God who became our
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    they took Jesus away.Carrying His own cross, He went out to what is
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    inscription was: JESUS THE NAZARENE THE KING OF THE JEWS”. – John

  • Aiyyanah

    As’salaamu Alaikum..I am a young Muslim mother. I’m 18 years old. My family isn’t Muslim, so they threw out my hijabs and abayas and put me out. I want to raise my daughter up as a muslimah. Is there any way someone can help me with clothing and housing?

  • Nasirrah Muhammad

    Alsalam alakium sisters. I am a new Muslimah and have no clothes to wear. I live in a state that do not have any Muslim clothing stores and I am on a fixed income. So the clothes they sell online, are too expensive for me and there are only six masjids here and every time I go to the charity area the other women get to the clothes first. Please if you have any you don’t wear of any color I would appreciate it very much. Insha Allah.

  • Zachariah Okwaro Mohammed

    AM HIV+ AND NEED YOUR FINANCIAL HELP PLEASE TO SUSTAIN MYSELF AND MY GIRL MY EMAIL IS Thanks for your great work you are doing to assist the needy

  • Aidah Amatullah

    As salaamu alaykum if you can pplease contact me at my email address which is I am a muslimah so dont worry. If any thing I just want to help you I too am new to Islam but I have been in Islam for three years now.

  • Aidah Amatullah

    As salaamu alayki please sister if you can please email me at I just want to help you please contact me if you are still in need of help.

  • Amani

    Please write which state you live to make women help each other within the same state, is there any needy families in albuquerque nm? Needy for child clothes, used toys , hijab, or any used items?

  • Mumi Mk

    Asalaam alaikum. Am a Muslim widow with four children here in Africa . We kindly request foer all kind of clothes for girls between 15 yrs and boys of 10 yrs, we also welcome all used toys for orphans, that’s my email. We are in Africa not america but we need help for my family:

  • Fatimah

    I’m about to be homeless, new Muslimah with no family, need a place to stay quick. Have little in the way of money, food and clothing, no money for transportation. Have a job, but don’t start until after the holiday (which I know we don’t celebrate but they do).