Love Your Muslim Neighbor
Love Your Muslim Neighbor (LYMN) is an innovative social capital venture of Reviving the Islamic Sisterhood for Empowerment that brings the beautiful Muslim tradition of Sadaqah into modern, daily practice. In this era where Muslims, immigrants and people of color are both silently and explicitly attacked, Prophetic behavior and social connectedness are needed across our communities more than ever.
It's time for Muslims to lead by example with the best of our faith.
LYMN seeks to spark a mass expression of love and giving from Muslims across America. Public acts of Sadaqah are a chance for Muslims to share the beauty of our age-old giving tradition, shining love upon our neighbors, demonstrating the co-investment and connectedness we all feel as a part of our communities.
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Prophet Muhammad, may peace and blessings be upon him, called on us to serve our local neighbors irrespective of religious identity. He also reminded us that 'even a smile is sadaqah.' With our messenger's words and generous example as a guide, it's our time to re-commit to all kinds of sadaqah towards all our neighbors, sharing random acts of generosity and a simple message: "Love, Your Muslim Neighbor." Why?
Because we must respond to hate with love.
Because Muslim giving is powerful.
Because no person ever became poor by giving.
Think about: Where are unexpected spaces or places we can spread kindness and generosity? How might we surprise and delight our neighbors and community on a daily basis?
Maybe a group of you makes bag lunches and distributes them to the homeless, sharing a note and our logo inside the brown bag. Maybe you decide to keep a stack of our note cards in your car, and you pay for your neighbor's coffee or gas. Maybe your son or daughter mows your neighbor's lawn for free and leaves a note in their mailbox.
The possibilities are endless. We can share the same message in millions of ways. Spread sadaqah starting today.
Use our template. Personalize your greeting.
Being a charitable and generous neighbor in America is more important today then it ever has been.
Make Love Your Muslim Neighbor Your Own!
Ask yourself: What does my community need? Who among my closest neighbors need my skills, smiles or support? How might I be of service right now, today, in a way that makes sense for me?
Mow Your Neighbors' Lawns
Buy Coffee for the Car Behind You in the Drive-Thru
Do Something Helpful for a Local Business Owner
Weed a Neighbor's Yard
Offer Free Babysitting on Your Neighborhood Page
WITH YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS
College Students: Offer Babysitting to Student Parents
Surprise Your Neighbors with Ramadan Gift Baskets
Welcome Your Classmates to the First Day of Ramadan with Pink Roses
Host a Block Cleanup
Pick Up Another Table's Tab While You Are Out For Dinner
WITH A GROUP
MSAs: Drop off care packages at our Local Fraternities & Sororities During Finals
Bag Groceries for an Afternoon at Your Local Grocery Store
Throw an End of Year Party for Teachers at Your Kids School
Crash a Fundraiser in Pink Kufis or Hijabs
Paint a Mural in Your Community
Feed the Hungry or Homeless
Drop Off Feminine Hygiene Supplies at a Local Women's Shelter
Support Your Homeless Neighbors with Weather Appropriate Gifts
Sign Up to Be a Team Captain
Do you love to create meaningful connections in your community? Are you naturally able to bring people together? Do you care about the way people understand Muslims in America?
Become a LYMN Team Captain today and lead your community through unique and giving projects that let your neighbors know what Muslims are all about.
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