Nashville Muslims Mark 9/11 by Helping New Refugees

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Since the incidents of 9/11, American Muslims have engaged themselves in civil activism, helping the less fortunate in their communities across the US.


Feeding the poor and needy is an act that draws us closer to Allah. We earn His forgiveness, mercies and blessings through this act of charity.

“Anyone who looks after and works for a widow and a poor person is like a warrior fighting for Allah?s cause, or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all night. (Bukhari)

Marking the 20th anniversary, the Muslim community in Nashville maintained this legacy, spending the day helping the new refugees coming to the US.

In an event hosted at the Islamic Center of Nashville, mosque imam Osama Bahloul spent Saturday at the mosque parking lot to direct workers receiving donations from visitors.

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Ever since 2001, the event had been held annually to reflect on how American society came to view Muslims after the attack and to give back to the society.

“It’s a very challenging day for the Muslim community,” Bahloul told Tennessee Lookout.   

Saturday’s effort is the result of cooperation and unity among religious leaders of different faiths who worked hard to gather resources for Afghan refugees.

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