Muslim groups set $10 million aid goal: Domestic hurricane relief

October 4, 2005

A coalition of U.S. Muslim groups has pledged to raise $10 million in humanitarian relief in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

As announced during the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in Chicago, the Muslim Hurricane Relief Task Force will coordinate aid from ISNA and other coalition members, which include the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Islamic Circle of North America, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the Muslim American Society and others.

“It is a national and Islamic obligation to assist one’s neighbors when they are in need,” said Sayyid Syeed, ISNA’s secretary general. “The American Muslim community pledges to do its part in helping those Americans, of all faiths, who suffered such great losses in lives and property.” –Religion News Service