Muslim in Service month is here and also the blessed month of Ramadan. We’d like you to take this opportunity to recognize people who give their service to the community. They are usually overworked, underpaid, under-appreciated (ie taken for granted). So let’s proclaim this to be “Muslim in Service” month recognition.
If you know anyone who serves not only Muslims but the wider community including your local Imam, teacher, nurse, therapist, mechanic, school crossing guard, childcare provider, mail carrier, janitor, maid, security guard, administrative assistant, helper, journalist, community activist, “khateebs” you like, community volunteer, counsellor, your local-non profit employee,… and deserves a high five, please do at least one or more of the following.
10 Ways to Show Gratitude:
- Write a thank you card and give it to them.
- Give them a hug (if gender appropriate)
- Send out a tweet with their name and what they do with Hashtag #MuslimInService.
- Make a meal for them, their family or team.
- Buy them a useful gift card, anything from $25-100+ with eg Target, Amazon, Kohls etc.
- Make an “I appreciate you because” jar. Fill a jar with colored slips of paper with a reason you appreciate them.
- You can replace appreciate jar with eg scrapbook, or other backdrop.
- Pray for them and their families
- Join them if you can and help
- Share this post on Social media, by email with friends, family
Showing gratitude is a part of our faith and giving has an indescribable joy.
There may be other ways to show your gratitude, the more personal and relevant to the individual and their family the better. Much of the goodness that Muslims practice in Ramadan is not limited to the month itself and should be practiced throughout the year. Likewise, the #MuslimInService campaign is not limited to Ramadan, you can do it at anytime, but its a great reminder to start.
May we multiply the goodness of our communities, happy Muslim In Service month!