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Public Relations & Services

Overview

There is no better way to live Islam and develop the Islamic character than to translate it into actions and services the benefit humanity. The Qur’an often reminds us that only work the benefit the human kind will have a lasting effect; all other work is distant to disappear. “Thus doth God show forth Truth and Vanity. For the scum disappears like forth cast out; while that which is for the good of mankind remains on the earth.” (Qur’an 13.17)

Public relations and services encompass both improving relations and develop friendship with members of the larger community around the Islamic centers, and to get involved with local government and service organizations (e.g. shelters, hospitals, orphanages, etc.). Commitment to Islam and its beauty always flourish when Islamic principles are put into action through public interaction and service.

Guidelines

  • Islamic centers should endeavor to foster good relationship with other faith groups, charity organizations, media groups, and local governments.
  • Islamic centers should join other groups, and should build coalitions with organizations, that work on projects advancing shared goals and promoting shared values.
  • Islamic centers should organize seminars and workshops to help community members develop a positive attitude in dealing with outside organizations and groups, and to improve their public relations skills.
  • Islamic centers should establish media and public relations committees, and ensure that the committee members are well qualified to work on public relations.
  • Islamic centers should encourage volunteerism and charitable work so as to provide services and support to hospitals, fire department, public rescue services, food distribution, etc.
  • Community leaders should ensure that their Islamic centers join councils of Islamic organizations, or help set up ones, in their areas.