Project Affinity is a not for profit organization that caters to underserved populations by providing vital services that enrich mind, body, and soul.
Project Affinity’s mission and goals are formed and rooted in the Islamic Tradition. Even our name Affinity traces back to one of Allah’s attribute, Al-Wadud (The Affectionate). The Islamic history is rich in elevating and promoting the needs of the disenfranchised. These rich traditions are traced back to and exemplified by the Prophet Muhammad. Caliph Umar is also known to have introduced the concepts of welfare and pension as forms of Zakah (Fifth Pillar of Islam). One can locate numerous passages in the Holy Quran and in the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad that emphasis this quality. A verse that resonates with us is:
“Never will you attain righteousness until you spend from what you love.“Chapter Al Imran: Verse 92
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad tradition echoes the same message:
“None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.“Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim
We, at Project Affinity, are inspired to revive the tradition of service by uplifting those who have been marginalized by society.
Irfan Aziz – Founder and Director
Hassan Abdullah – Project Manager
Omar Hashmi – Chairman of Board
Nancy Kuri – Advocacy and Partnerships Lead
Atiat Lamptey – Secretary and Director
Hassan Malik – Treasurer and Director
Aqil Mansuri – Vice Chairman and Director
Aamir Nooruddin – Deputy Treasurer and Director
Joe Yusician – Grants Lead