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Friday, June 12, 2009

New free clinic to open one afternoon per week: Muslim Free Clinic

FLINT, Michigan -- A group of Flint-area physicians will band together to open the Muslim Outreach Free Clinic later this month, offering a half-day of free health care services each week to lower income people without health insurance.

The project is the brainchild of a group of Muslim physicians who hope to help address the health care crisis in the Flint community brought on by the current economic downturn.

The free clinic will be housed in the after-hours urgent care clinic opened in February by Dr. Ahmed Arif at 1301 Flushing Road, next door to Arif's regular internal medicine and pediatrics practice.

"The urgent care clinic is only open in the evenings so this facility was available during the day and it's located close to the population that most needs these services," said Arif. "Our main goal is to serve people who don't qualify for any kind of health insurance and don't have enough income to afford anything on their own."

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  • At 6:15 PM, Anonymous Ikram Hadi said…

    Great idea! In Iraq one of the biggest Da'wa organizations was Rabita, a Muslim charity that opened non-profit clinics. They made a big difference in people's view of Islam.

  • At 7:24 PM, Blogger Samana Siddiqui said…

    Thank you for letting me know about the project. However, while Dawa is definitely something Muslims must engage in, particularly to explain our faith, we have to also remember that serving humanity is one way to bring us closer to Allah on a personal and collective level. Therefore, we feed the hungry, care for the sick and help humanity to please and worship God, first and foremost (Quran 76:9). And Allah knows best.

    Thank you for commenting.


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