Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center Community Outreach

Archive for March 2008

The Messenger of Allah, (pbuh) said, “Cleanliness is half of faith and Alhamdulillah fills the scale, and SubhanaAllah and Alhamdulillah fill up what is between the heavens and the earth. Salah is a light, and charity is proof (of one’s faith) …” [Muslim]

Islam is a comprehensive religion that encourages worship through practice. The Muslim American Society (MAS) Youth of DC believe that, through cleaning up the masjid, Allah’s house, they are serving the Creator by serving His creation.

Early   morning    on   Sunday,   March    9th,   MAS    Youth    Give   (MYG) volunteers gathered at the footsteps of Dar-Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia to launch a second masjid clean-up. Encouraged by the success of last year’s efforts, the eager volunteers got to work. They were reminded to continue to renew their intentions at all times. At the start of the clean-up, it became apparent that the participants were familiar faces, but as the day progressed, new faces joined the efforts. Blessings framed the area as the studious volunteers praised and thanked Allah by reciting, “Subhana Allah, Wa Al Hamdulilla, Wa Allahu Akbar” in hopes of maximizing their  good deeds.

Wiping, dusting, and sweeping with liveliness, the volunteers began in the women’s section and made their way through to the courtyard, leaving behind sparkling glass and a fresh lemon scent. Upon completion of the clean-up, bodies were sore and energies drained yet the smiles never wore out. The event was one of the best, so far, for MYG with the largest turn out of 70 participants. Together, volunteers, young and old, shouldered the responsibility of cleaning up the masjid. Towards the end of the mission, the feeling of accomplishing this task, a task which is considered half the faith, filled our hearts with joy and exhilaration. MYDC would like to thank all of those who showed up with the high spirits and warm smiles.

MAS Youth of DC carries out various projects and activities that aim to give youth an opportunity to show their appreciation and dedication to their faith through comprehensive approaches by developing their spirituality, understanding, and overall character to become a beacon of light in our American society.