Muslim Community in SC Raises Money for Tsunami Relief

January 7, 2005

Source: The State

On January 7, 2005 The State reported, "Members of the Muslim community in the Midlands [of South Carolina] are organizing fund-raising efforts for the nations hit hard by the Dec. 26 tsunami disaster...Mirza Baig, a member of the Islamic Center of Columbia, also known as Masjid Al-Muslimmin, on Gervais Street in Columbia...said special prayers were offered for tsunami victims at Friday prayer services last week, and funds were collected from members to send to the International Federation of the Red Cross/Red Crescent, Islamic Relief and other relief organizations... Zain Abedin, a member of Masjid Nur Al Huda,... said... members of [that mosque] are working to form a committee with members of other area mosques to try to organize a joint fund-raising event for tsunami victims."