In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
As a nonprofit community development body comprised of Caribbean American Muslim organizations, CAMA aims to serve and enhance the communities within which we work, live and enjoy. Our members, guided by our Islamic faith, strive to uplift the religious, social and economic standing of our communities. Since we began collaborating many years ago, we have brought a sense of unity and engagement amongst Organizations. Inspired and guided by the values of our Islamic faith, we believe that Caribbean American Muslims have much to contribute to improving the lives of people in our homes and neighborhoods regardless of race, gender, religion or ethnicity. Our projects provide education, information and services to all people.
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Queens, NY, April 5, 2020: The Corona Virus has created upheaval for there are over 2,600 deaths in New York City. Having a loved one passing away brings additional heartache and puts us in a state of mourning. We pray for the forgiveness of our Muslim brothers and sisters who have passed away. May Allah (swt) grant them Jannatul Firdaus (Highest Paradise). We ask Allah (swt) to comfort their family and ease their burden during this difficult time.
If you need assistance to coordinate the burial of a family member, click the button below for the contact list.
Queens, NY, April 3, 2020: The COVID-19 Coronavirus is spreading. Over 300,000 cases reported in the USA with over 1,900 deaths in New York City. It is obligatory upon us to do our part to curtail the spread of the virus and keep our families and communities safe.
CAMA continues to recommend that Masaajid be closed for the forseeable future. This decision was difficult to reach, but it is based on inputs from Masjid representatives, consideration of Fiqh principles (rulings), and the current guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), medical professionals, and officials of various cities, states, and the federal government. This means that:
As Muslim Americans, we want to extend our support to all Americans as we collectively combat the spread of this virus. We know that this decision while being difficult is taken on a collective basis in the best interest of our entire community.
All Praise is for Allah (تَعَالَى) without whose favor we would not have been on the right path. On October 5-7, CAMA staged its second convention with the theme “Islam: Solution in Challenging Times”. Alhamdulillah, the convention attracted over 800 Caribbean American Muslim attendees, volunteers, and organizers to explore the solutions of challenges faced by Muslims in the American society.
It was resolved that CAMA, a nonprofit, will focus on:
CAMA will be embarking on a voluntary assessment of businesses selling Halaal food in the Southern Queens area. This initiative seeks to protect our communities to properly adhere to Islamic dietary guidelines.
More information coming soon, In shaa Allah.
CAMA Strongly Condemns any and all acts of terror.
The world has witnessed too many mass shootings and other acts of violence targeting innocent people based on their race, ethnicity, or religion. We strongly express our outrage at these heartless acts that has taken too many lives and left countless more seriously injured.
We continue to see such acts against people of all faiths and continue to condemn them all in no uncertain terms. Terrorism has no place in Islam. Whether the victims of terrorism are Muslims or non-Muslims, whether it is committed by individuals or a larger group or organization, all of these acts of violence run counter to the tenets of Islam, the religion of peace.
Enable individuals and communities to have a richer, more fulfilling and more engaged life for their benefit and the benefit of those around them.
Promote integrated development and social custodianship with a focus on education and empowerment.
Support the marginalized members of our Caribbean communities: to give them a voice and take action as a larger body.