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Muslim Charity Top Ranked in US

 "This is a proud moment for all American Muslims." President of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Naeem Baig said in a statement, congratulating Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) team. 

“We pray for the continued success of Helping Hand and the strengthening of their efforts to bring relief to the poor and needy across the globe.” 

The statement published on Thursday, August 22, said that HHRD was awarded the recognition of being amongst the top 10 Highly Rated Charities Relying on Private Contributions. 

The ranking was announced by Charity Navigator, the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities which has developed an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to assess over 6,000 of America's best-known charities. 

HHRD is currently ranked 6th and received a score of 68.95 in Financial Performance, and 70 in Accountability & Transparency; with the overall score of 69.25 out of 70, making HHRD among the privileged Top Four Star Charities. 

The NGO is a global humanitarian organization responding to human sufferings in emergency and disaster situations all over the world regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, class and religion. 

HHRD also has partners ranging from small community support groups to national alliances along with our international networks. 

HHRD has 13 offices in North American and approximately 300 employees worldwide. It also has offices in Jordan for the Middle East, Kenya & Somalia for Africa, Pakistan for South Asia and in Burma and Thailand for South East Asia. 

HHRD has successful relief programs in Haiti, Kenya, Somalia, India, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Pakistan, Kashmir, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, and Indonesia. 

It also organizes seasonal programs, disaster relief, poverty alleviation, orphan support and medical care in 55 countries. 

The United States is home to a Muslim minority of between six to eight million. 

A survey, titled “The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society”, was published earlier this month by Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. 

The survey also finds that American Muslims are the most moderate around the world. 

It shows that US Muslims generally express strong commitment to their faith and tend not to see an inherent conflict between being devout and living in a modern s