Madina Community

We Support Communities to Reach Their Full Potential

What We Do

01.

— We Serve

In applying religious commandment in charitable giving, compassion and community service, Madina Community conducted ‘Ramadan Food Basket’ programs to help needy families in the month of Ramadan. We have led and organized successful campaigns in the past few years totaling approximately 12,000 pound of food staples that supported over 500 families, for one month. In addition, Madina Community led and organized ‘Back to School’ drives in the same years to help over 700 middle and high school students in distressed areas in Chicago.
02.

— We Educate

We provide education on topics related to general Islamic knowledge, as well as information related to American public interest. We provide this information by presenting lectures, slideshows, study groups at religious institutes, schools, libraries and other public venues. We conducted lectures on Islamic History at Naperville Public Library, Muslims Big Talk at Mecca Center to provide opportunities to discuss issues related to marginalized segments in the Muslim communities.
03.

— We Empower

As part of our mission in defining and contributing towards building America’s future society, we help establish and manage scouting programs at a number of community centers that do not have the expertise and resources to do so. We conduct that through one of our child organizations, Midwest Islamic Scouting Council (MISC). MISC is a Madina Community organization dedicated to strengthening and connecting American communities by empowering their youth through Scouting.
04.

— We Dialogue

We seek out opportunities for community outreach through our ambassador program which involves sending ambassador(s) to fulfill our mission of connecting American culture groups toward defining and building America’s future society. This is done utilizing a variety of means. An example of this program is supporting the African American Community of the Bahar Center in Marquette park in their Walk of Moral Excellence, as we did in 2017 and 2018. Through joining resources, we can help them organize programs to stop the violence, save lives, develop youth, take kids off the streets and back to school.

What We Care For!

Charitable Service
In applying religious commandments in charitable giving, compassion and community service, Madina Community conducts Ramadan Food Basket program to help needy families in the month of Ramadan. We have led and organized successful campaigns since 2017 totaling approximately 20,000 pound of food staples that supported over 500 families, for one month. In addition, Madina Community leads and organizes Back to School drives to help over 1,000 middle and high school students in distressed areas in Chicago.
Education

Madina Community provides education on topics related to general Islamic knowledge, as well as information related to American public interest. We provide this information by presenting seminars, slideshows, study groups at religious institutes, schools, libraries and other public venues. We conducted seminars on Islamic History at Naperville Public Library, Muslims Big Talk at Mecca Center to provide opportunities to discuss issues related to marginalized segments in the Muslim communities.

Walk for Moral Excellence
Ambassador Program
Madina Community seeks out opportunities for community outreach through our ambassador program which involves sending ambassador(s) to fulfill our mission of connecting American culture groups toward defining and building America’s future society. This is done utilizing a variety of means. An example of this program is supporting the African American Community of the Bahar Center in Marquette park in their Walk of Moral Excellence, as we did in 2017 and 2018. Through joining resources, we can help them organize programs to stop the violence, save lives, develop youth, take kids off the streets and back to school.
Partner in Service Awards
Distribution to Other Organizations and Individuals

We do not fundraise for any specific organization and Madina Community is not organized solely to contribute or fundraise for any specific entity. Our charitable giving has been a collaborative effort with other organizations, where we the work has been divided with partner organizations. Madina Community has done the program planning; organization, funds collection, volunteer mobilization, procurement and assembly, while others have offered the workspace, and a third took care of most of the distribution.

Volunteers Needed
Programs for Volunteers

At times, per the discretion of the Board of Directors, we provide internships or volunteer positions which provide opportunities for involvement in outreach activities and programs in order to have a greater impact for change. One of the activities that volunteers may be involved in is basic education on topics such as understanding Islam and Muslims. Other are in the area of charitable giving such as Hunger Prevention, in partnership with dedicated relief organizations, or helping refugees where language barriers may be a hurdle in their settlement, acclimation and going about within the American life. Such activities shall always be free of charge to participants and will not include compensation to the volunteers.

Multimedia

It is our goal to bring awareness from every medium possible and this does not exclude documentaries and photos of our activities, projects, and programs. By documenting and reporting our efforts we intend to broaden our outreach. These multimedia features will be recorded by our volunteers during the aforementioned activities and will be available to the public. See our Facebook page.

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Youth Empowerment

As part of our mission in defining and contributing towards building America’s future society, we help establish and manage scouting programs at a number of community centers that do not have the expertise and resources to do so. We conduct this through a one of our child organizations, the American Youth Movement (AYM), DBA Midwest Islamic Scouting Council (MISC). AYM/MISC which is a Madina Community organization dedicated to strengthening and connecting American communities by empowering youth through scouting. We use our expertise, network and resources to restore build the adult leadership, develop the program, transfer the knowledge to help the communities operate the program. We charter the units with the Scouts BSA and facilitate for communities to join the program by subscribing with us through MISC. In this partnership, we provide the resources and expertise, whereas the partner provides the facility, promotion of the program, and opportunities for community members to learn and acquire scouting program operational skills.