Best Islamic Organizations to Follow on Facebook

Literally thousands of innocent human beings are displaced every day because of civil conflict in their native land. Many of those people have nowhere to turn for aid. Since a vast number of the displaced are from Islamic countries, organizations have focused their efforts on getting these people the essential aid they need. Here are 3 dedicated charitable Islamic organizations that are using the social media outlet Facebook to document the daily struggles of refugees.

Association of British Muslims (AoBM)

Established in the late 19th century, the Association of British Muslims (AoBM) is the oldest standing organization of Muslims in the United Kingdom. With Europe being center stage in a world struggling with Islamic refugees, the AoBM is leading voice of reason in a global crisis.

Using informative posts and promotional causes supporting Islamic sympathies, the AoBM is a uniquely qualified representation of Muslims around the globe. The Association of British Muslims Facebook page has detailed historical accounts of how Muslims have been a part of the British community for centuries.

 

Islamic Relief USA

For over a quarter century, Islamic Relief USA has been striving to work together for a better world for all people. They provided essential aid to more than 9 million Syrian refugees. IRUSA continues to organize causes that secure the necessary funds to help feed and clothe people who are displaced from their homes.

Through the humanitarian efforts of the Islamic Relief USA, people who were devoid of hope, now have a chance to survive. The IRUSA Facebook page documents both the struggles and the heroic work of those who donate to this worthy cause.

 

Muslim Charity

The Muslim Charity site is helping to bring hope to thousands across the war-devastated regions in the Middle East and Eastern Africa. Over 80,000 people follow the social media campaign of Muslim Charity’s Facebook page.

Muslim Charity is another of the United Kingdom based relief efforts, which help secure the necessary financial funding to operate a number of humanitarian efforts for refugees. Muslim Charity was awarded a 2017 Humanitarian Award in London for its efforts rescuing street children and providing maternal education to mothers, so they can learn to provide healthy support for their children.
Charitable organizations around the globe are turning the vital resource of social media to allow people to see the true picture of a world of refugees in need. These three organizations use their Facebook pages to help build a better world for all.


New Development Coming to Baltimore

Metropolitan Partnership Ltd. and Madison Marquette recently announced plans to build a 33-story, 404-foot glass building near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The property located on Light Street had formally been a parking lot, but the Virginia developer has proposed to construct a mixed-use building that will feature both apartments and offices. According to the plan the building will have 10 floors of offices, about 340 apartments and a 646-spot parking garage. It is just the type of new property development Baltimore needs to meet the growing needs of local residents and business people.

Last summer a proposal to build a 22-story apartment project at the cost of $110 million was approved and about $28 million in bonds to build the parking garage was raised by the Baltimore Development Corporation. The decision to add 10 floors of offices may have influenced by M&T Bank’s need for office space. Cary M. Euwer Jr., Metropolitan’s CEO, says the added office space is designed to help develop the financial district and support the company’s other Light Street projects on the key downtown block.

This type development has long been what stakeholders envisioned for the area and has the backing of city leaders and the Downtown Partnership. It meets their urban design and architecture desires and could spur further development, transform the President Street area and benefit the city long-term. Although questions still remain about the viability of the area as a live-work-play zone so close to Little Italy’s small row homes, many are excited about what the project could mean for the city’s future. Many other residential and commercial developments have been proposed.

There is another proposal for a 16 story tower with apartments and retail space. Planning director Thomas J. Stosur and other city leaders are excited about the vitality the projects will bring to the President Street area and downtown Baltimore in general. There is now growing momentum for the area to grow, development and be transformed into something of which people can be proud. The challenge is to have the new development be compatible with the established neighbors. But the proposed projects will create jobs, stimulate economic growth and create yet another destination for visitors and Baltimore residents to visit and enjoy.

These projects are an encouraging sign that hint about a new vibrancy for President Street, One Light Street and the downtown area in general. They show that positive changes are coming to the area.


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1. Find your Niche

The first step to getting your music to the masses is knowing which masses you’re aiming at. Figure out how you want to brand yourself and your music and stick with it. Get to know people working in your genre and the fans.

2. Start Small

Just like any venture, music promotion won’t happen overnight and planting the seed is one of the earliest steps you should take. Don’t overbook yourself and don’t release too much at once. It’s easy to spread yourself thin quickly. Make sure that everything you’re releasing to the public is 100% manageable. Continue reading


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Going-steady in high-school has always meant a couple of things. Firstly, your parents were going to have a few awkward conversations with you. Secondly, you weren’t going to listen. Most importantly, somewhere in the relationship, a mixed-tape (or CD in later years) was going to find its way into your locker.

The cool thing about a mixed-tape is that no two are alike. Peter Gabriel is going to be on at least one that you receive in your life-time, but each mix is going to be unique, if not always exactly what you were hoping for. Continue reading


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Mixing audio is no longer a task that needs to be done in an expensive studio. Musician’s everyday are learning that they are able to complete this task with a computer and the right software. There is currently a wide variety of software that will allow you to complete your mixes but only five are highly recommended.

If you are new to mixing and don’t want to spend a lot of money then Audacity is for you. This software is able to be used on Windows, Mac, and UNIX systems. Audacities allows you to record audio, upload audio, alter the audio levels, and change the pitch or tempo of the mix, and even record over existing tracks. Audacity has been ranked in the top 5 because it is easy to use which means that a person with little to no mixing or audio recording skills will be able to start using to program without having to learning a lot of technical information. In addition to being easy to use, this software is free to download. Continue reading