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Integrating Young American Muslims in One Ummah

Saturday morning is always a happy day for Hafsah and her younger brother, Shabir. On that day, they meet their peers at an Islamic Saturday School in DAYA Center-Dompet Dhuafa USA. The school always reminds Hafsah of her childhood in Malaysia and her mom, who still lives in the country. Hafsah's father, a Burmese refugee [...]

By | 2017-11-02T14:16:38+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

ESOL Cafe: A New Life Starts with a Cup of Coffee

Can a cup of coffee changes one's life? Can an ESOL course bring new opportunities for a new immigrant? Yes, they can! This is the the third year of our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program. For many newcomers in the U.S., ESOL course can be a burden. They need to come at [...]

By | 2017-10-26T16:04:35+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

Central Mexico Earthquake, Dompet Dhuafa USA To Send Indonesian Aid

Picture: Luis Alberto Cruz/AP A 7.1 Richter scale earthquake hit 12 kilometers South West of Axochiapan, State of Morelos in Central Mexico on Tuesday, September 19, at 13:14 CT.  Government sources informed the death toll at 331 people, 1819 injured, hundreds still missing, and 11,000 homes damaged. The Mexican government is coordinating the [...]

By | 2017-10-26T15:30:54+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

Bali Volcano Eruption, Dompet Dhuafa Deployed SAR Teams

More than 35,000 people have fled from surrounding areas of Agung Volcano in Indonesia famous tourist island, Bali. On Friday, the Center of Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG) defined the status of the volcano as Level 3 because its "tremendeous increasing" in seismic activities. Disaster Management Center (DMC) Dompet Dhuafa deployed two Search and [...]

By | 2017-10-26T15:32:26+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

DAYA Center: Educating Future Agents of Change

DAYA Center is a rebranding of Dompet Dhuafa USA's education program: HOLA (House of Learning). DAYA Center stands for Development and Advancement for Youth in Action Center but the word DAYA also has a deeper meaning in Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia). According to the Official Indonesian Dictionary published by Republic of Indonesia, DAYA means (1) an [...]

By | 2017-10-25T23:25:48+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

Sending Aid to Rohingya Refugees with Dignity

"The Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are desperately need our help. Our humanitarian aid teams will try our best to send relief as fast as we can. I'm very proud of you (Indonesian humanitarian organizations), who hold on your professionalism even at this tough situation," says Mrs. Rina Soemarno, Republic of Indonesian's Ambassador to the People's [...]

By | 2017-10-25T23:24:57+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

Hurricane Harvey Temporary Shelter at Rockport, Texas

Although the heavy rain that came with Hurricane Harvey is over, parts of Texas still remains flooded with shelters being strained to it's limits. Rockport, Texas is a town of 10,000 people where most of the homes sustained significant damaged and where parts of city has been wiped out. You can find more images of [...]

By | 2017-09-18T15:48:56+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Blog, News|0 Comments

Donna Backues, Batik, and Indonesian-American Children

Photo courtesy: Donna Backues (Thumblr) Preserving cultural heritage among future generations of immigrants in this multicultural country can be very challenging. Cultural heritage provides a connection between the descendants and their parents' or grandparents' homeland. One of the unique aspects of the Indonesian cultural heritage is Batik. What is Batik? It is originated from the [...]

By | 2017-03-29T21:04:07+00:00 October 13th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Zakat and Cross-Cultural Solidarity Bounding

"We are very grateful and appreciative to the Indonesian Muslims and other Muslim communities who have helped our community," said Meh Sha Lin whose Islamic name is Muhammad Saleem. Saleem is one of the young community leaders of Rohingya for Philadelphia and New Jersey. His community, with currently around 25 families, is still growing in [...]

By | 2017-03-29T21:18:17+00:00 August 9th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

The Land of Fraternity: Indonesian- and Rohingya-American Children Brotherhood

What would happen if Indonesian-American and Rohingya-American children were tied in a brotherhood gathering event? Surely, they would enjoy the event. Both the Indonesian and Rohingya children will attend the brotherhood gathering conducted by Dompet Dhuafa USA (DD USA) and Siti Chafsah Islamic Education Circle. Mrs. Chafsah is a muslimah religious leader who educates Indonesian [...]

By | 2017-03-29T21:16:55+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments