Imran Yaqub Dhillon
There are millions of people in the United States, the world’s richest and most powerful country, who homeless , including women. The Muslim organization Icna Relief inaugurated its 23rd Muslim Women’s Shelter Home yesterday.
Inaugurated by Mohsin Ansari and Icna Relief Baltimore Outreach Director Ibrahim Abu Soya and Hajra Hope’s Nasreen Rehman. The event was attended by representatives of Islamic Centers and government officials, including the Governor of Maryland and the Mayor of Baltimore.
Hajra Hope, an organization of Muslim women in Baltimore, also cooperated in setting up the shelter home. Mohsin Ansari said that the shelters of Icna Relief are for Muslim women but we give shelter to anyone beyond race. Not only are women sheltered, but counseling is provided for them to move on with their lives.
City Councilwoman Shereen Green said the house was in dire need in Baltimore and appreciated the role of American Muslims. A special award was also given to Islamic centers and personalities who helped establish the shelter.
The 8-room Icna Relief Shelter Home is state-of-the-art. Clean rooms, great atmosphere, wonderful play land and praying area.