President’s Letter

March 16, 2015

Letter from the International President

Deborah-Abdul-Raheem-of-The-International-League-of-Muslim-WomenThe International League of Muslim Women, Inc (TILMW, Inc.) is a women’s organization maintained and based on Islamic tenets. The sisters that make up the membership of TILMW, Inc. are dedicated and caring sisters that go above and beyond the call.

The desire of TILMW, Inc. is to be a model women’s organization that will empower individuals and/or families; collaborate with like organizations and individuals for positive community development; foster the need for understanding diversity and engage in interfaith dialogue and programs.

Some of our committees are:

Education – Provides positive, educational and social programs for the chapters and the youth.

Junior League – Creates social and fun programs for young people, while working along side our sisters in the chapters.

Social Service – Creates a program model for the chapters to follow that will enable us to give the best service.

We have programs that all of the chapters participate in. They are: the Grandmother, Mother and Daughter Brunch, Coat Giveaway, Fruit Basket Giveaway, Membership Tea, and our Annual Meeting. Chapters create programs unique to the needs of the area that they are in. One event is “Shop Until You Drop”. The women that are helped at this event are from other organizations and in the process of entering the work force. The sisters set up a store like atmosphere, made up of items that have been donated, and help the participants put together outfits from head to toe. The women love this experience and the things that they leave with.

Many Chapter members serve as CASA volunteers (Court Appointed Special Advocate), which is a program set up to advocate for the needs of children. Members also visit Seniors in the hospital and nursing homes; offer disaster assistance on the local and national level; support and assist veterans and their families; feed the needy and homeless and collaborate with like organizations. These are just a few of the great works being done by The International League of Muslim Women, Inc. We are growing, and it is our desire to have chapters all around the global communities because the needs are global. The International League of Muslim Women, Inc is a great organization and that greatness is because of the greatness of the women involved.

We have a Legacy that was left by our beloved former International President and it is something we must live up to because failure is not an option. We are left with the charge of working in the spirit of unity, collective work and responsibility, self-determination, creativity and faith. In accordance with our mission and vision we will continue this charge, be it the will of G-d.

We are a service organization and we are so very grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve humanity through our works. We continue to as for your support and prayers that we are able to do the monumental works now and in the future. Thank you.

Deborah Abdul-Raheem

International President