This is tragic. Just as Muslim Americans for Compassion was drafting a message in response to last weekend’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, news about the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, hit the airwaves. We are now to a point where such horrific occasions aren’t marked by the year or location (“the Columbine mass [...]
MAC President Dr. Muhammad Babar and Dr. Waqar Saleem, along with numerous volunteers, recently delivered school supplies to JCPS staff. Backpacks filled with pencils, paper, folders and more were distributed to six area schools to help children in need. Thank you to the staff of Atkinson Elementary, Blue Lick Elementary, Camp Taylor, Knight Middle, Newcomer [...]
MAC is excited to help school children get the supplies they need to succeed in school. Call Dr. Waqar Saleem at 502-644-3800 to get involved!
On July 10, 2019, the evening prior to the Protecting Houses of Worship Forum, several faith and community leaders met to discuss awareness and collaboration on how to keep our community's houses of worship safe. Attendees were, from left, Fred Whitaker from St. Francis of Assisi School; Mat Goldberg development director of Jewish Community [...]
It was a great week for the legacy of legendary boxer and activist Muhammad Ali. On June 3rd, Interfaith Paths to Peace hosted a memorial service and candlelight vigil at the Muhammad Ali Center. MAC President Dr. Muhammad Babar spoke at the event, "“It has been three years since our beloved Muhammad Ali left this [...]
St. Vincent de Paul Louisville, a shelter for families in need, recently put out the call for hygiene supply donations. Muslim Americans for Compassion and Doctors for Healthy Communities answered. Our volunteers donated diapers, deodorants, blankets and more. Thank you to everyone who helped with this need. St. Vincent de Paul continues to be a [...]
Dr. Abdul-Munim Sombat Jitmoud On May 14, 2019, Muslim Americans for Compassion, in partnership with Interfaith Paths to Peace, hosted the ninth-annual Interfaith Iftar dinner at Second Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Nearly 500 people attended the event, which featured messages of compassion and blessings from many of Louisville's civic, faith, and community [...]
Last week, MAC welcomed a Syrian refugee family at the Muhammad Ali International Airport. Special thanks to Deer Park Baptist Church and St. Stephen United Church-Christ for cosponsoring this family of a grandmother, mother and two young children with Kentucky Refugees Ministries. We're honored to have them here in Louisville!
To Our Friends in Faith and Compassion: Sunday, May 5, 2019, marked the beginning Ramadan. In Islam, this is a month-long sacred time when we commemorate Allah, the Arabic name for God, giving the first verses of the Quran, the Muslim scripture, to the Prophet Muhammad in the year 610 A.D. This annual observance is [...]
On Friday, March 15, 2019, at least 50 worshipers were killed and 50 more wounded by a shooter at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Just three days later, in Utrecht, Netherlands, a gunman opened fire on a tram in the predominantly Muslim neighborhood of Kanaleneiland. On the morning of March 4, Christian communities in three [...]