Masjid Ibaadillah Zakat Endorsement Letter, Los Angeles Ca.
~MI~MI. ~ " ~.. •..•y/?In the name of Allah. the Most Gracious. Most MercifulWeir: sji . t.IJ~IN. tal2310 W Jeflersan 61vo Los Angeles. ell 9umsJanuary 17, 2012To whom it may Concern:My Name is Brother Roderick Blair, also known as brother Bilal Muhammad and I am the chairmen of theboard of directors at Masjid Ibaadillah. I serve as a representative of the Los Angeles community here atMasjid Ibaadillah, and I assist our resident Imam, Jihad Saafir with community activities.Masjid Ibaadillah was established in 1985. It started with a small group of hardworking Muslim men andwomen, who held Friday prayers and Sunday school at one of the members homes. Eventually, they wereable to relocate and transfer their activities to a building on Jefferson Blvd. After out growing that buildingthey had to purchase yet another building located next door, in which they were able to provide a sisterssection of the masjid.Under the leadership of Imam Saadiq Saafir, Masjid Ibaadillah has always been a thriving community.Imam Saadiq emphasized Islamic Studies by holding weekly classes covering various Islamic Sciences. Also,in following the tradition of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Imam Saadiq has trained youth for positions ofleadership. As a result, Masjid Ibaadillah has been the birthplace for leaders and organizations.In addition to education, Imam Saadiq has always taught the importance of social responsibility in thecommunity. Imam Saadiq is one of the co-founders of the ILM Foundation. The ILM Foundation serves thecommunity by providing free food and hygiene kits for the homeless. The ILM Foundation is a 501 (c)(3)nonprofit organization which encourages people to work together enthusiastically to disrupt the viciouscycle of poverty, hunger and neglect.I believe the ILM Foundations greatest accomplishment was the establishment of the Humanitarian Dayactivities. Every year during the month of Ramadan the ILM Foundation gathers Muslims and Non-Muslimstogether to feed the poor and needy in different cities with the help of volunteers. The ILM Foundationhas been a benefit to our community in so many ways.Our community would benefit tremendously if the ILM Foundation administered a zakat fund. Our Masjidhas limited resources and we are not able to help with many of the financial challenges individuals face inour community. The ILM foundation has always been instrumental in offing relief to those in need. Imgrateful to Allah for allowing me to work with the ILM Foundation in setting the example of people helpingpeople. Please consider offering your support to a wonderful organization.AsSalaamAlaikum,(~ r~r)Roderick BlairBoard Chairmen