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Submitters Perspective

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MASJID TUCSON United Submitters International

PO Box 43476 Tucson AZ 85733-3476 USA

Tel/Fax: (520) 323 7636

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Happiness is
Submission to God Alone

ISSN 1089-053X


Masjid Tucson
Local Activities

Soup Kitchen

We participate in an ongoing project to help feed the hungry in our town in cooperation with Casas Adobes Congregational Church and Congregation Or Chadash Jewish group. This project has started in 1993. By God’s grace, we feed 350 to 400 homeless and poor families every month.

We use the kitchen facilities of Casa Maria, a Catholic run operation in south of Tucson. We also use the facility of Masjid Tucson to prepare 600 sandwiches a day before since Casa Maria kitchen is too small for our group. More or less three volunteers from each group make the sandwiches. Children also participate in making the sandwiches. They are great helpers.

Volunteers from the three communities run the soup kitchen.

These volunteers get together once a month. They buy all the necessary food for the soup kitchen. They prepare, cook and distribute the food the next day at the Casa Maria’s kitchen facility. May God be pleased with the efforts of all the volunteers.

Interfaith Study Group

An interfaith scripture study group has been on going at the ICS Center (Masjid Tucson) for years. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Monday of every month. So far these scripture studies have been very fruitful and lively. During the study, each group reads and discusses their scripture for about half an hour.

The Congregation Or Chadash group directs the Torah reading. Casas Adobes Congregational Church members direct the Gospel reading and the participants from Masjid Tucson direct the Quran reading. By God’s grace, the Rabbi of Congregation Or Chadash group has accepted the Quran as being divine, and there are others in his congregation who believe the same.

The group frequently publishes selected verses from the Quran in their newsletters.

Sister Senobar arranged and coordinates both the soup kitchen activity and interfaith scripture study.

Surely, the charitable men and women, have loaned GOD a loan of goodness. They will receive their reward multiplied manifold; they have deserved a generous recompense. (Quran 57:18)

But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. (Matthew 6:3-4)

If you declare your charities, they are still good. But if you keep them anonymous, and give them to the poor, it is better for you, and remits more of your sins. GOD is fully Cognizant of everything you do. (Quran 2:271)