community

Our Memphis Community

Our community is a place where the youth is full of energy in the Masjid and are actively part of the neighborhood. A place where young people work in the community garden, organize community service projects, and deliver food to our neighbors. It’s a place where there are intergenerational respect and cooperation, and our youth’s safe space is woven into the community’s fabric. Each thread is interlinked and strengthens all of us in faith, brotherhood, and spirituality. Memphis provides a nurturing environment where our students learn what it means to play a critical role in a community.

Midtown Mosque

Since moving into the Klondike neighborhood, Midtown Mosque has aimed to return a sense of belonging, safety, and community to the underserved area. Miraaj students have worked hand-in-hand with Mosque leaders to revitalize the neighborhood. In a short time, community members transformed vacant buildings and lots into community spaces for worship, neighborly interactions, and service. Students are actively engaged in Midtown Mosque programs and activities. Students attend classes at the mosque, teach kids in the mosque, lead prayers, and give khutbahs(sermons). Students also deliver khutbahs around Memphis at the local hospitals, community centers, and universities.

Community Projects

Community Projects

As part of their curriculum, Miraaj Academy students participate in a wide range of projects that address issues impacting the local community. Each cohort is given a large project to help Midtown Mosque address community issues. Memphis, TN has the highest poverty rate in the nation and a large percentage of Memphis residents experience food insecurity. Students helped establish the Midtown Mosque food pantry and volunteer monthly at the Table Spread and the Masjid Al Muminoon’s halal food pantries. Students also volunteer at other local charities such as MIFA and Mid-South food bank. 

FARM

Feeding America a Righteous Movement started during the COVID 19 pandemic. Miraaj Academy received a IRUSA grant to pilot the FARM program. Young people from around the country virtually came together to provide food to those in need during the COVID pandemic. Praise be to Allah, the program was well received by those who joined the movement so Miraaj decided to continue the program to allow students to put their faith into action. Miraaj expanded its reach in working to provide food to those living in food deserts.

Extracurricular Activities

Students have breaks on the weekend where they attend organized community activities, ride their bikes, practice archery or attend the YMCA. Student have a membership to the Crosstown YMCA where they can lift weights, swim at the pool, enjoy a basketball game or workout in the wellness center. Students also participate in outdoor activities such as camping, fishing and hiking..

Community Projects

As part of their curriculum, Miraaj Academy students participate in a wide range of projects that address issues impacting the local community. Each cohort is given a large project to help Midtown Mosque address community issues. Memphis, TN has the highest poverty rate in the nation and a large percentage of Memphis residents experience food insecurity. Students helped establish the Midtown Mosque food pantry and volunteer monthly at the Table Spread and the Masjid Al Muminoon’s halal food pantries. Students also volunteer at other local charities such as MIFA and Mid-South food bank.

FARM

Feeding America a Righteous Movement started during the COVID 19 pandemic. Miraaj Academy received a IRUSA grant to pilot the FARM program. Young people from around the country virtually came together to provide food to those in need during the COVID pandemic. Praise be to Allah, the program was well received by those who joined the movement so Miraaj decided to continue the program to allow students to put their faith into action. Miraaj expanded its reach in working to provide food to those living in food deserts.

Extracurricular Activities

Students have breaks on the weekend where they attend organized community activities, ride their bikes, practice archery or attend the YMCA. Student have a membership to the Crosstown YMCA where they can lift weights, swim at the pool, enjoy a basketball game or workout in the wellness center. Students also participate in outdoor activities such as camping, fishing and hiking..

252

Meals on Wheels Served

1292

Community Service Hours

84

Khutbahs Delivered

162

Families Fed Monthly

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