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Community Service & Mentorship

Empowering Students to Serve their Community

The Table Spread Food Pantry

At the Academy, we believe in nurturing the potential of our students and empowering them to make a difference in their communities. With the highest poverty rate in the nation and a significant number of residents facing food insecurity, the students of our Academy in Memphis, TN took the lead in addressing this pressing issue.  To tackle this problem, students played an active leadership role in the process of expanding the Midtown Mosque’s pantry capacity through a partnership with the Mid-South Food Bank and the opening of "The Table Spread". Students volunteer monthly distributing food at Midtown Mosque and Masjid Al-Muminoon food pantries.

Ayisha Anwara Community Garden

The Ayisha Anwara Community Garden is a beacon of hope, addressing food security head-on by cultivating a renewable source of nutritious produce. Our dedicated students have taken up the mantle, meticulously tending to the garden's every need. From planting seeds to harvesting bountiful crops, they are the driving force in helping to provide access to fresh fruits and vegetables for our community, empowering those living in a food desert.

Serving Communities Nationally

Miraaj Academy is on a mission to tackle food insecurity in North Memphis and is working closely with other non-profit organizations to make a difference. Our focus is on serving those who need it the most, including the homeless, seniors, refugees, and families who are struggling to make ends meet. With your support, we can provide nutritious meals to those who are in dire need, and help build a healthier, happier community. Join us in our cause and be a part of the solution!

The Sunnah is to Serve

  • Ramadan Boxes - 2023

    This Ramadan, IRUSA teamed up with the students to bring hope and nourishment to those in need. Together, we delivered over 200 Ramadan food boxes to senior citizens, families struggling to put food on the table, and refugees. With your support, we were able to ensure that these families were able to experience the true blessings of Ramadan by providing them with staples to feed their families.

  • Day of Thanks - Turkey Give Away

    For many families, the US holiday season can be a struggle due to financial hardships. That's where IRUSA steps in to provide support for our community. With their help, our students were able to distribute over 250 turkeys and other meats to families in need. Together, Insha Allah let's continue to spread happiness and show gratitude to Allah by helping those in need.

  • Ronald McDonald HouseThe pandemic has made it difficult for volunteers to prepare homecooked meals for sick children and their families. It did not stop our students! With support from IRUSA, we delivered items from the Ronald McDonald Wish List, Praise be to Allah we were able to bring some comfort to those who need it the most.

  • Gift Cards during CovidDuring the challenging times of COVID, Al Hamdulillah our students continued to make a difference in the lives of those who were struggling. With the support of IRUSA, our students distributed gift cards to those who could no longer visit the Midtown Food Pantry and NICE food pantries. Together, Insha Allah we can overcome any obstacle and create a brighter future for all.

  • Helping the HomelessAt a time when the world was grappling with the Covid pandemic, our students took up the noble cause of helping homeless families in Atlanta, GA. With their unwavering dedication and commitment, they provided Blessing Bags of essential items and food to Hope Inc. and Family Promise of New Rock, two organizations that have been tirelessly working to provide shelter and support to those in need.

Join us on this journey to create a learning environment that brings out the best in our students, families and communities!