The Sister Clara Muhammad Memorial Education Foundation Needs Your Support
Your support today is more important than ever because of various factors. One such factor is the racial wealth gap. The online Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, reported that the Institute for Policy Studies documented the racial wealth gap over the last thirty years as having increased by eighty-four percent for average European American families, which is three times the increase for African American families. They predict that if this trend continues, it will take two hundred and twenty-eight years for the average African American family’s wealth to equal that of the European American family. Another factor is that society has a need for the sober-minded, moderate, critical-thinking students these schools produce. The graduates, many descendants of ex-slaves, are responsible, accountable, dependable individuals with the disciplined moral fortitude for developing and contributing to a shared freedom space for all humankind that in necessary to build a good family and good community life globally.
Recognizing that “all children have a right to an education in a moral environment,” according to Imam W. D. Mohammed, we encourage you to contribute to the Sister Clara Muhammad Education Foundation , which supports the network of schools, providing an excellent education for our diverse Muslim and non-Muslim student population, many of whom would have little to no other opportunity for a quality education.
We thank you in advance for your financial assistance. Please see the form below and support our cause by pledging your donation today.
The World Congress of Muslim Philanthropy [WCMP] and the Global Donor Forum returned to Istanbul, Turkey, for its annual meeting on May 25 and 26, 2016, eight years after Istanbul hosted the initial conference. Board members of the Foundation, Sister Laila Muhammad, the daughter of Imam W.D. Mohammed and the granddaughter of Sister Clara Muhammad and Dr. Jon A. Yasin, were recognized as having participated in the initial Congress in 2008 in Istanbul. Sent by Imam W.D. Mohammed to that first meeting, they and Dr. Hameed el-Amin, another board member, have participated in all Congresses with the exception of one. A myriad of topics relative to philanthropy, effectively utilizing one’s resources and effectively assisting those in need of philanthropic assistance were vigorously discussed during the two-day meeting, in addition to the high volume of networking. A reception for the participants from around the world was held at the Topkapi Museum, which along with the Congress banquet on the second evening, found many Turkish officials in attendance.