Ansar Service Partnership
Community service with Islamic values
Who We Are
The Ansar Service Partnership is a USC Muslim community service organization focused on engaging students of all backgrounds in service projects with the ultimate goal of improving the social and physical environment within a mile radius of the USC University Park Campus. We are dedicated to tackling the issues of hunger and homelessness, education, environment, and health.In an effort to truly put into practice the call to service that is at the heart of faith, a global issue is highlighted annually as a reminder of the humanity that unites us all.
Hunger and Homelessness
“And they are those who give food – in spite of their own need , to the needy, and the orphan, and the captive, [saying in their hearts],’We only feed you for the sake of God, and we desire nothing in return from you, not even a word of thanks’’” (76:8-9).
"And Allah has sent down rain from the sky and given life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who listen." (Qur'an, 16:65)
"And there is no creature on [or within] the earth or bird that flies with its wings except [that they are] communities like you. We have not neglected in the Register a thing. Then unto their Lord they will be gathered." (Qur'an, 6:38)
"...And do not commit abuse on the earth, spreading corruption." Qur'an, 2:60
"And it is He (God) who has made you successors (khala'ifa) upon the earth and has raised some of you above others in degrees [of rank] that He may try you through what He has given you. Indeed, your Lord is swift in penalty; but indeed, He is Forgiving and Merciful." (Qur'an 6:165).
"And if God touches thee with affliction, none can remove it but He: if He touches thee with happiness He has power over all things." (Quran 6:17).
Usamah Bin Shareek (may Allah be pleased with him) reports "I was with the Prophet and some Arabs came to him asking "O Messenger of Allah, do we take medicine for any disease." He said, "Yes, 0 You servants of Allah take medicine as Allah has not created a disease without creating a cure except for one. They asked which one, he replied old age'.
"And he taught Adam all the names, then presented them to the angels; then He said: Tell me the names of those if you are right. They said: Glory be to thee! We have no knowledge but that which Thou hast taught us; surely Thou art the knowing, the wise. He said: O Adam! Inform them of their names. Then when he had informed them of their names, He said: Did I not say to you that I surely know what is ghaib in the heavens and the earth and (that) I know what you manifest and what you hide? And when We said to the angels: Make obeisance to Adam they did obeisance but Iblis (did it not). He refused and he was proud and he was one of the unbelievers."
2015 - 2016 ASP Executive Board
Health and Environment Chair
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