Baquer Education Fund

Dr. Shameem Ahmed established this fund in the memory of her father,  Mr. Baquer Mohammed. She says that her father  was one of the few people in his generation who went to school from our village. Then he sent all his children to school, and he especially wanted his daughters to be on par with his sons. Alhamdulillah, all of us, his children have done well in the education fields of our choice. When we wanted to create a trust in our father’s name, his interest in education was the reason behind our decision. We found Muslim Cultural and Social Services (MCSS) as an organization, which in addition to social service works towards education of the “have-nots”. Thus fulfilling a legacy we believe our father would have been interested in. May Allah grant him Sawab-e-Jariya for this.

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A Forever Gift

MCSS considers "endowment", "waqf", "sadaqah jariyah'' donations as roughly synonymous concepts which Muslims believe are meant for perpetual benefit of the needy. Traditionally, Muslims have established such institutions to honor their loved ones, be they living or deceased, or seeking their own "maghfira" / forgiveness from God almighty.

The power of an endowment is in its continuity.   Your gift is preserved in perpetuity meaning that no end-date for the fund is set. MCSS endowment donations are invested in "shariah" compliant funds with projected long term 8% annual capital growth, half of which will be spent to help the needy and with no / 0% accompanying administrative cost.

You may join the common "Food and Shelter" endowment fund by contributing any amount, or establish your own fund for a specific purpose by initially contributing $5000.

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