ILM Foundation (ILM) is a faith based 501 c 3 non-Profit organization founded by Imam Saadiq Saafir in 1998. Imam Naim Shah Jr. is currently the Executive Director and co-founder along with Hanafi Shakur. I.L.M. means “knowledge” in Arabic and the acronym means Intellect Love and Mercy. ILM’s mission is to “Teach life skills to replace social ills.”
Humanitarian Day (HD) is the largest collective Muslim organized charitable event in America during the month of Ramadan. This event highlights Muslims working with other faiths to serve those in need. The most important aspect of this day is treating those served; with respect, love, and dignity in combination of various gift items and health screening services.
ILM Foundation and coalition partners co-coordinated the national campaign from 2005 and 2006. Humanitarian Day Organization established in 2006 to preserve the mission of Humanitarian Day (HD) and lead by its original community based event model.