The idea for an organization to help women in the North Central Florida came about in 2005 when three Muslim women were sitting together trying to figure out how to help a single mother of a chronically ill child, after the father had left town. There were no area social services available because the woman had an income.
These women, Ameena Khan, Amany Shalaby, and Jean Ritch decided to incorporate the organization on June 2005 and then apply to the IRS for a charity status. In this manner they could work with community members and help those less fortunate.
The name was drawn from the following ayahs (verses) from the Qu’ran and was suggested by Ms. Shalaby’s daughter.
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious the Most Merciful.