Muslims in Sacramento Area Unite to Provide Pakistani Earthquake Relief

October 24, 2005

Source: NCM

On October 24, 2005 New California Media reported, "In an unprecedented display of unity and caring, the greater Muslim and Pakistani community of the Sacramento region took advantage of Friday/Juma prayers plus the breaking of the fast Iftar gatherings and raised just over $100,000 for the victims of the biggest natural disaster to hit Pakistan after 1970.

Never before has this reporter witnessed such an outpouring of caring from this community as he did with the twin concern for Hurricane Katrina and now this disaster in Pakistan. Not since the Bosnia crisis has there been such unity among Muslims here.

The scene at the downtown 'V Street' Mosque on Oct. 14 was especially moving. A Dua/Prayer was held for the many dead and the homeless resulting from this 7.6 killer quake. What was most remarkable was seeing not just the few affluent but the many struggling members of our community, all donating money to the less fortunate in their country of origin. Children were especially generous. Close to $15,000 were raised here after Juma prayers. Both the Pakistan Association and the Muslim Mosque Association members were actively seeking support for this cause."