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Help Rescue a Homeless Muslim Woman

$1,125 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 4 days
Sister Aisha, is a 50-year-old Muslimah who is homeless, alone, afraid and at the mercy of the streets and shelters of Sacramento. Aisha converted to Islam several years ago and used to faithfully attend the Mosque where I was once the Imam.  When we found out that she had been the victim of abuse, that she was now homeless, that her health was suffering as a result of living in crowded shelters, and that she was humiliated and turned away by people at a couple of the local mosques,  it broke my heart into pieces.

 We've been able to get her from a shelter to safe, temporary lodging at a local motel, but she needs to get into her own apartment and this is where you come in. Many of our Muslim sisters, especially African American women converts, who become divorced, are older women, are victims of crime or abuse, or both, and who are mostly poor and without family, or family support, fall through the cracks all the time and no one hardly notices.  Maybe we cannot reach and help all of them, but we can surely help sister Aisha. We really should call this a no-brainer fund because Muslim women should not ever have to be homeless in America. 

 Most of us have never known what it's like to be  homeless. Even those of us who go out to feed the homeless rarely see the whole picture and sometimes we don't want to. Just imagine the pain and humiliation for a 50 year old Muslim woman  wearing hijab, trying to pray, fast, maintain her dignity, and self-respect, while homeless, going from shelter to shelter.

Homelessness is tough, and for a woman it's tougher, and for a Black woman who is a Muslim, it's toughest of all.
  Look, if we can raise splendid, beautiful mosques with minerets in the sky, the least we can do is help raise one Muslim woman out of homelessness.The Prophet ﷺ said, "The best charity is that [which is] given in Ramadan." Donate now so we can get this done, it doesn't take a genius to know that it is the right thing to do. - Imam Luqman Ahmad
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Update on our homeless sister: al-humdu lillaah, we've been able to get sister Aisha from a shelter to safe, temporary lodging at a local motel, but she needs to get into her own apartment and we need your support . Many of our Muslim sisters, especially African American women converts, who either become divorced, are older women, are victims of crime, victims of abuse, who are mostly poor and without any family, fall through the cracks all the time and no one hardly notices. Maybe we cannot help all such women, but we can surely help Aisha. We must help. Jazaaka Allah khairan.
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Jazaaka Allah khiaran! With your help, we are now past 1/10th of our goal! But we've got a ways to go. Many of us don't really know what it's like to be a homeless Muslim woman in America. It means that you do not have an address, that you sleep clutching your belongings, that you are alone, that you don't even know where you are going to sleep that night, or whether you will have access to a shower. It means that your'e afraid and on guard all the time, that you can't lay down when you want to, or need to. That's just a little of what being homeless means for a Muslim woman. Please spread the word. Ramadan Mubaarak!
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Being homeless is tough. Being homeless and a woman is even tougher. Being homeless and a Black woman is even tougher than that, And being a homeless Black woman, who is a Muslim is the toughest of all.
We've set up this fund to get sister Aminah off the street, out of shelters eventually into her own place. Have a heart people, we can do it with your support
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