I am currently a college student and would like to get involved in a organization that helps the Islamic community. Are there any resources you can point me to? I want to do physical acts of helping instead of giving donations because I want to be more involved.
Wa alaikum salaam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh
Alhamdulillah, it is wonderful to hear your enthusiasm to support the Deen through one’s time along with one’s wealth. Allah tells us in the Quran that He has traded a believer’s life and wealth in exchange for Jannah. (Surah Al Tawbah: 111)
There are a number of projects you can get involved in, I first and foremost encourage students to try to get involved in their local masjid, as Masajid are the gateways for all Muslims into finding Islam. These beautiful areas have a number of areas to work upon. Masajid are always in need of assistance, and without the youth becoming involved in the Masajid they risk being closed down in the future.
Beyond that, I can recommend getting involved with MCSS and their social services such as feeding people monthly and providing financial support for the poor.
In the New England area, we are in need of more organized efforts towards non Muslims. As per my knowledge, there is a strong need in the effort of Dawah organizations. You may ask me personally for more details since this would require further guidance on how to conduct the program.
Finally, make a regular habit of Dua’ for all the efforts of Muslims in spreading good, as inshaAllah you will receive a portion of their goodness as well.
Allah knows best.