Muslim Women in Social Services
A message from our President & CEO
Here at Islamic Social Services, we’re committed to investing our expertise and resources in order to further achieve our cause. Since 2006, we’ve been supporting our community members in a variety of ways and measuring our success not by monetary size, but by more qualitative measurements such as the scale and effectiveness of our efforts. Our commitments to providing exceptional services and to living our core values: Striving for Excellence, Leadership by Example, Integrity in Actions, and Providing Participant Centered Programs will continue to be our focus. I am incredibly excited about this journey and truly believe the best of Muslim Women in Social Services is yet to come. Just imagine what we can achieve together!
Muslim women, our presence has been integral; from the home, at work, in our communities, and in the nation as a whole. Although the expedition of the role and the participation of women has not been an easy journey; we continue to evolve with time. Many are still confronted with several limitations in terms of what they can achieve. However, it is worth celebrating the successes, achievements, and the hard work of the many women who work assiduously to make life possible for their families and the people around them. Moreover, it is equally important to encourage ourselves to aim for greater ambitions, not only for our direct benefit but consistently for those who are less fortunate. There are Muslim women in our communities who continue to fight against poverty, abuse, and hardships in order to survive.
Social services have always been an important facet of Islam. It has been given many names and has worn many hats, but simply boils down to wanting for your sister what you want for yourself. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, Muslim women are able to create sustainable change for themselves, their families, and communities. They must be willing to teach what they have learned along the way. Going forward they must help other women to aspire for greatness in all their endeavors by first, having firm faith and vision, working towards achieving the goal, and making it a reality. There are many roles within social services that Muslim women are best fit to handle and are able to make a real impact. This explains why we need to look into our immediate community and help address problems and create solutions.
We recognize we don’t have every answer. We work closely with area agencies and professionals to ensure our clients and families have access to the help they need. As a direct social service agency serving the South Jersey and surrounding communities, we receive referrals from multiple, Masajid, agencies and organizations; we strive to advocate for families for productive and healthy outcomes. We honor the collaborations and working relationships we have in the community as we seek out positive strategies to empower families to lead stable and secure lives.