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Penn Muslims for Change heeds the Prophet Muhammad’s advice that whenever we see injustice, we must actively oppose it in our hearts, with our words, and if possible, through our actions. PMC provides you with a unique opportunity to impact the larger community, whatever you define that larger community to be: Penn, West Philadelphia, or even the world. We strive to fortify our relationship with the West Philadelphia community. We take particular interest in nurturing ties with Masjid Al-Jamia, which provides a hub for food and clothing drives, tutoring services, Zakat distribution, and neighborhood beautification projects. We seek to form ties both between our members and with other religious and service groups through our one-time service events. Finally, this semester we intend to have a special focus on the flood situation in Pakistan.

Contact: Mohammed Hussain at hussainm@sas.upenn.edu

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36 Hours for Darfur: Penn Responds to Genocide

Penn Muslims for Justice organized and participated in a campus-wide sit-in on College Green to raise awareness and funds for the tragic events in Darfur.Hundreds of individuals stopped by to tie-dye t-shirts and participate in the candlelight vigil. We are proud to have led this incredible effort in April 2007, which raised thousands of dollars for the International Rescue Committee, and hope to organize similar activities in the future.

Tutoring at Masjid Al-Jamia

Since the Spring 2009 semester, we have been organizing a tutoring program to assist the youth at Masjid al-Jamia in their studies, and inspiring them to strive for academic excellence.