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Dawah, Grants, Muslim converts, Organizations, Other, USA

Mosque Dawah Committee Awarded LADO Grant

The following was included with the application. Assalamu Alaikum! Throughout my upbringing and adult life, I have witnessed the profound impact of healthy diversity within the Muslim community and its positive contribution to broader society. Unfortunately, I’ve also observed the consequences when diversity is not embraced. I am thrilled to share that the Dawah committee at the Islamic Society of Greater Springfield, IL, has been actively promoting Islamic education, dawah training, leadership development, and program initiatives over the past few months. We are fortunate to engage with an active interfaith community, receive regular requests for information about Islam, and collaborate

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Books, Dawah, Holidays, Islam, Latino Muslims, Muslim converts, Organizations, Other

How Latino Dawah Affects You

The Impact of Latino Dawah on Strengthening the Muslim Community Dawah, the Islamic tradition of spreading the message of Islam, takes various forms across the globe. In recent years, there has been a significant and positive development within the Muslim community – the rise of Latino Dawah. This refers to the efforts made by Latino Muslims to share their faith with fellow Latinos and the wider community. This phenomenon has brought about numerous benefits, contributing to the diversity, unity, and growth of the Muslim community. In this article, we will explore the various ways in which Latino Dawah has positively

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Dawah, Latino Muslims, Muslim converts, Scholarships, Stories

Help Ustadh Kenny Solis Complete his Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy!

LaunchGood.com/UstadhKenny About The Fundraiser The LADO Group is currently seeking to raise the necessary funds to provide Ustadh Kenny Solis with a scholarship in the amount of $7,000 to enable him to complete the last three courses required to earn his Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy. A Message from Ustadh Kenny Solis Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh, I was born and raised in Santa Ana, CA, Orange County. I am a Mexican-American. I now live on the East Coast but teach the Muslim community in English and Spanish in the United States and abroad. How You Can Make a Difference With your help, I will

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Muslim converts, Other, Stories, USA

Bridging Gaps for Blind Students in Remote Communities

I stay in touch with my brothers and sisters through WhatsApp, and we are all part of the NFB Blind Muslims group as well as the newly formed Global Advocacy of Blind and Low Vision Muslims group. Recently, a brother from our group needed specific items for a student, commonly referred to as guide canes. I believe this term hails from the old British terminology for canes designed for the blind. This brother is actively working to enhance accessibility in his community, and he has successfully brought together blind individuals to join our group—mashaAllah. He expressed the need for guide

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Events, Holidays, Muslim converts, Other, Stories, USA, Women in Islam

Black Friday deals for the blind?

By Heather Albright As-salamu alaykum wa Rahmatullah, Alhamdulillah and Mashallah! I recently managed to acquire tools for my blind friends abroad who require assistance. It surprised me to learn that some of them lacked access to basic aids like a white cane, which the National Federation of the Blind provides for free in the USA. I’ve always taken for granted the ease of replacing my cane if it breaks. Similarly, the NFB also offers free slates, styluses, and a program providing talking medical devices like scales and blood pressure machines, but unfortunately, these aren’t accessible overseas. However, I stumbled upon

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Events, Holidays, Latin America, Muslim converts, Muslim World, Organizations, Ramadan, Stories

Invisible Barriers: Rethinking Islamic Accessibility for Everyone

By Heather Albright As-salamu alaykum wa Rahmatullah, Access to the Islamic community poses a double challenge, but Alhamdulillah, we persevere. Unfortunately, most masjid boards lack experience in working with brothers and sisters with disabilities. Consequently, individuals with disabilities often face an additional burden in gaining access to their local masjids. There are a lot of questions that a mosque board can ask itself. Have you assessed whether your masjid is truly Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible? Have you tested it? Have you considered the accessibility of the Wudu area? Does paratransit service both sides of the masjid? Is there

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Latino Muslims

Debunking 10 Myths About Latino Muslims

In today’s globalized world, it is essential to challenge misconceptions and stereotypes that perpetuate misunderstandings about different cultures and religions. One such group that faces numerous misunderstandings is Latino Muslims. The intersection of Latino and Islamic identities has given rise to several myths that need to be debunked to foster understanding and inclusivity. In this article, we will examine ten common myths about Latino Muslims and shed light on the reality. Myth 1: Latino Muslims are a recent phenomenon. Contrary to popular belief, the presence of Muslims in Latin America dates back centuries. Historical evidence shows that Muslim explorers and

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Latino Muslims

Heartfelt Appreciation for Your Support

Assalaam Alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu, Dear Brothers and Sisters, I hope this email finds you well and in good spirits during this National Hispanic Heritage Month. On behalf of The LADO Group, I want to express our sincerest gratitude for your donation to our fundraiser. Your contribution is instrumental in advancing our mission to promote Islam within the Latino community in the United States. As an organization, we are committed to creating a thriving community of Latino Muslims, and your support plays a crucial role in achieving our mission. The LADO Group’s initiatives encompass a diverse range of projects

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Events, Humor, Latino Muslims, Muslim converts, Parodies, Stories

Unity Unveiled: The Marvel Beetle Chronicles

In an upcoming cinematic venture, The Blue Beetle, a character of Latino heritage, and Ms. Marvel, a character representing the Muslim community, are set to unite in matrimony. This groundbreaking film aims to showcase the formation of a pioneering onscreen family, one that embodies both Latino and Muslim identities. Anticipated to be a trailblazing production, this movie will mark a significant step forward in portraying diverse and inclusive narratives. The couple’s offspring is slated to bear the name “Marvel Beetle,” signifying the fusion of their remarkable legacies. #BlueBeetle #MsMarvel #LatinoMuslims #HispanicMuslims #LatinoDawah

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Latino Muslims

The Importance of Monthly Giving

The LADO Group Recurring monthly donations are a powerful tool for nonprofit organizations and individuals to create long-term impact through consistent financial support. These donations allow donors to contribute a set amount each month, which is automatically deducted from their bank account or credit card. There are several benefits of recurring monthly donations that make them an effective way to support charitable causes. In conclusion, recurring monthly donations offer many benefits for both nonprofit organizations and donors. They provide financial stability, improved donor retention, lower administrative costs, increased impact, greater flexibility for donors, tax benefits, and increased social impact. By

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Latino Muslims

Support Latino Muslims and Spread Islam!

Campaign objective Support our efforts to promote and educate about Islam in the Latino community by providing scholarships and grants. https://www.launchgood.com/latinodawah Help us promote Islam among the Latino community, Support Today! The Latino American Dawah Organization has been serving the community for 25 years, your support allows us to: Serving the community for 25 years! The Latino American Dawah Organization (LADO) sprang up from humble and unassuming origins in 1997 as a free AOL page in the early days of the Internet with the goal of sharing Islam, bringing together the Latino Muslim community, and empowering both believers and non-Muslims alike to

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Latino Muslims

It’s Easy to Become a LADO Helper

Would you like to support LADO’s mission but are unable to donate personally? If so, you may be interested in joining the LADO Helpers program. By signing up for this peer-to-peer fundraising initiative, you will be provided with a customizable fundraising page that you can share with your friends and family through various platforms like social media, email, and text message. Any donations received will appear on your fundraising page, and your support will assist us in providing crucial scholarships for students and grants for organizations that empower the Latino Muslim community. If you know of any specific students or

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Latino Muslims

Zakat for Da’wah and Public Welfare Programs

 BY: MUZAMMIL SIDDIQI   SOURCE: ISLAMICITY APR 16, 2022 In the Qur’an, Allah Almighty has mentioned 8 categories of people who can receive Zakah. Allah Almighty says: “Alms are for the poor and the needy, and those employed to administer the (funds); for those whose hearts have been (recently) reconciled (to the truth); for those in bondage and in debt; in the cause of Allah; and for the wayfarer: (thus is it) ordained by Allah, and Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.” (At-Tawbah:60) The expression “in the cause of Allah” or fi Sabil Allah was generally interpreted “Jihad fi Sabil Allah” and so many

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Books, Dawah, Islam, Latino Muslims, Other

Representation Matters: Islamic Books for Latino Children

By Wendy Díaz May 8, 2021 Original link: Representation Matters: Islamic Books for Latino Children | About Islam Fifteen years ago, my husband and I, both Latino converts to Islam, welcomed our first son to this world. Alhamdulillah, he was the first Muslim child born into our families, a blend of Puerto Rican and Ecuadorian heritages living here in the U.S. His fitra, that innate faith in one Supreme Creator, was untainted unlike ours had been. He did not have to discover Islam later in life in his teens and twenties like his parents had. We named him Uthman after

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Books, Dawah, Islam, Latino Muslims, Muslim converts

A Book About Our Journeys to Islam

By Aaron Siebert-Llera As a light-skinned (Chicago winters will do that to anyone) Mexican-American, I have often had to deal with the frequent ‘you don’t look Mexican’ comments. Now that I am also Muslim (13 years & counting), I am more often mistaken for being Arab or Bosnian, so I actually blend in at the mosque. But when people find out I’m Mexican, they then ask the question ‘wait, how can you be Mexican and Muslim?’ Part of the issue for people not being aware of our presence has always been that the greater Latino/a community does not do a

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Dawah, Latino Muslims, Muslim converts

Did you feel alone this holiday season?

Dear fellow Muslim – peace be upon you, Do you remember how you felt alone during this holiday season? Well, that’s how new Muslims feel during Islamic holidays. Perhaps, you haven’t given much thought to it because you have supportive Muslim friends, a loving Muslim family, and an active local Muslim community all year around? What does your local community do for the new convert during Islamic holidays? What do you do for them? Please consider giving to The LADO Group by the end of this tax year. You may know of us better as the Latino American Dawah Organization

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