The Justice For Muslims Collective held our second annual community resistance iftar against Islamophobi, June 8.
We were joined by over 100 people from the community in a night of fellowship, delicious Palestinian food from Yaffa Grille, and art. It was truly moving for us to see how much we have grown in the span of a few months.
We also shared beautiful patches thatThe Sanctuaries – Washington, DC, made for us that illustrate our fundamental approach to organizing – based on a hadith that says that the Muslim ummah is like one body and when one part of it ales, the rest of the body comes to its defense. As Justice for Muslims Collective continues to grow, we hope that we can uplift the various and diverse Muslim communities along racial and ethnic lines, socioeconomic statuses, sects, abilities, etc. We strive to be inclusive in our work, and we hope that the platform we’ve built continues to evolve so that we do our part in addressing the many challenges that our the Muslim community faces, because we are one.
But we can only get there if JMC has more capacity to organize. Therefore, help us by donating to our Ramadan campaign to hire Dr. Maha Hilal. Dr. Hilal’s work have been pivotal in shaping the narratives on Muslims in the War on Terror and in directly challenging institutionalized Islamophobia (see some of her writings here, here, and here). Thanks to your donations, we’ve raised almost $7,000, which is half our goal of raising $15,000 by the end of Ramadan! Donate here!