Troy, MI: March 8, 2008–A local chapter of the MSA held a successful fundraising dinner for Al Ikhlas Academy at the Islamic Association of Greater Detroit (IAGD) on March 8, 2008.
The youngsters, high school students, put up a grand show through their measure of confidence, oratory and organizational capabilities, reassuring the audience of what the future holds.
Led by Adam Siddiqui, the Ameer of the local school chapter of MSA, said in his speech why it is important for students to help students in need.
Emphasizing the need of education in Islamic institutions such as Al Ikhlas Academy, he said by helping each other Allah (swt) will shower His Barakah on us and will create a strong student fraternity.
Nadir Ahmed, Director of Al Ikhlas Academy, applauded the efforts of the students and reminded the audience what these students are capable of doing.
We need Islamic institutions where our children are ever eager to give back to the community because of inherent Islamic moral teachings, and institutions that continue to propagate our theology, beliefs and ideology.
It is obligatory and incumbent on us to develop such institutions that cultivate our youths in the right way, explained Mr. Ahmed.
Students raised about $13,000, well beyond their declared target of raising $10,000 for the evening. Kids enjoyed pizza for dinner while the adults gorged on kabobs, chicken and biryani.