On Saturday May 23, Muslim Family services helped lead a community wide effort to clean the streets of Hamtramck. MFS partnered with Common Word Alliance, directed by Br. Arif Huskic, in cleaning up the Joseph Campau and Halleck St. blocks as well as surrounding streets such as Carpenter St. Also among the areas cleaned were the Masjid Al-Falah and Helping Hand (ICNA relief subset) lots. The turnout was excellent with about 15 volunteers taking time out of their day to keep the neighborhoods looking clean.
As the entourage of volunteers made their way through the streets, they were repeatedly rewarded with the smiles of neighbors commending their efforts. It wasn’t just the smiles that kept the volunteers going; they were acting upon a sunnah of the Prophet SAW. It was reported that he (saw) said:
“Cleanliness is half of faith”
When such a large weight is put on something such as cleanliness, we as Muslims should run to fulfill the acts associated with it. At Muslim Family Services, we have a goal within our community regarding cleanliness, and it is to keep our neighborhoods as clean, beautiful, and respectable as they were in their prime. Our volunteers enjoyed a lunch after the cleanup ended and in sha’ Allah they will enjoy an even greater reward in Jannatul Firdaws. Keep them in your duas!
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