Last Days of Ramadan
As the last days of Ramadan approach, Muslims around the world strive to make the most of this blessed time by increasing their acts of worship and seeking opportunities to give back to their communities. One of the most rewarding ways to maximize the blessings of this sacred month is through charitable giving, as donations made during Ramadan hold special significance and are believed to reap even greater rewards.
How Lack of Muslim-American Highschools Impacts your Children
It is worth noting that there is a scarcity of Muslim high schools in the United States, which has a significant impact on the lives of many Muslim students. According to the Council of Islamic Schools in North America (CISNA), there are approximately 270 full-time Islamic schools in the U.S., but only a small percentage of these schools serve high school students. This lack of options forces many parents to resort to homeschooling or to send their children to public schools, which might not be their preferred choice.
As a result, Muslim high school students may miss out on valuable opportunities to develop a strong Islamic-American identity and may face challenges in balancing their religious and cultural values. Additionally, students who are homeschooled might not have the same level of networking opportunities as their peers in a traditional school setting. This could hinder their personal growth and limit their ability to form meaningful connections with other Muslim youth who share their values and experiences.
Make a Change
Supporting initiatives that aim to establish more Muslim high schools can not only help address this gap but also contribute to the holistic development and well-being of Muslim students in the United States. By donating to organizations that work towards building and sustaining Islamic high schools, you can help create a nurturing environment where Muslim students can develop a strong American-Islamic identity and thrive academically, morally, and spiritually.
Building our Future Generations
In these last days of Ramadan, let us make a sincere intention to support Hidayah Academy and make a positive impact on the lives of our future generations. As we ask Allah (SWT) to accept our prayers, fasting, and charitable deeds, let us also pray for the success and growth of Islamic educational institutions:
“O Allah, bless our efforts in supporting Muslim high schools and grant them success in nurturing and guiding our youth. Accept our donations as a means of attaining Your pleasure and reward us abundantly in this world and the Hereafter!”Ameen
Don’t miss out on the immense blessings of donating in the last days of Ramadan. Let’s come together to support Hidayah Academy and invest in the future of our communities.