Assalamu-alaikum (peace be upon you) fellow readers,

Friday afternoon after jumm’ah prayer, the ISGL Youth Group combined efforts with our sisters youth group (ICAN Youth) to co-sponsor a joint lunch sale to raise funds for Islamic Relief’s emergency humanitarian aid campaigns for Syrian refugees in Jordan and Afghan civilians suffering through a brutal winter season in Kabul. The menu consisted of Afghan-style rice, kebab-e-kofta, and rayta (yogurt). Within 10-15 minutes we were completely sold out. Alhamdulillah due to the generosity of members of our community, we were able to raise over $600 from the joint lunch sale.

May Allah, azza wa jal, reward the volunteers and donors for their generosity and support of this event. Ameen.