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Muslim Educational Fund shakedown/scam rejected by MCI executive who says she does 'not care for support' their cause

Fund founded at same time as incorporation of Benevolence Foundation by Adham Hassoun
March 29, 2005

MIM: The Muslim Educational Fund - becomes the Muhajideen Export Fund

The anatomy of a scam. When the MCI stood up to the Muslim Educational Fund and refused to become party to their scam the radical Islamists at MEF ranted and railed about " their outrageous attitude to the Muslim Education Fund and their attitude in general..."

Floridians gave $1.9 million dollars to alleged terror front group

http://64.233.187.104/search?q=cache:XZO5G3NViMYJ:staugustine.com/stories/122901/sta_392649.shtml+ammar+charani&hl=en

ORLANDO -- Muslim charities suspected of helping finance international terrorism received at least $1.9 million in the past five years from Florida donors, records show.

Tax returns for the Illinois groups, reviewed by the Orlando Sentinel, show the three U.S.-based Muslim charities are linked through donations.

"It's a disaster," said Dr. Hamida Battla, a retired Windermere internist who has sent at least $20,000 since 1998 to Benevolence International Foundation of Palos Hills, Ill., to support 32 orphans from Afghanistan to Chechnya to China.

Investigators have not disclosed how terrorists might have benefited from money raised by Benevolence and Global Relief Foundation of nearby Bridgeview, Ill.

The two groups are under investigation for financial links to al-Qaida and other extremist groups, Treasury spokeswoman Tasia Scolinos said.

The groups have denied any links to terrorist groups.

The government also contends a nine-year investigation turned up links between Palestinian militants and Holy Land Foundation for Relief & Development of Richardson, Texas.

Together, the charities collected $62 million nationwide since 1996.

Twenty-six people, mostly doctors, and a handful of corporations from Florida gave at least $1.9 million to Global Relief and Benevolence since 1996, according to Illinois state records that list donors of $5,000 or more.

The largest concentration, $1.3 million, came from 15 current and former doctors connected to Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, about 50 miles north of Tampa.

One of the biggest single contributors was International Charity Network, a Winter Park company that gave $300,000 to Benevolence in 1996 and 1997 alone. Two other related local firms have given Benevolence a total of $171,210 since 1996.

Roger Simmons, a Maryland attorney for Global Relief, said charity officials are in the dark about the government action.

"I don't know what triggered it," said Simmons, who also is representing the charity in a $125 million lawsuit filed last month in Chicago that accuses six media outlets of defaming the charity in news reports.

Battla, a retired Veterans Affairs doctor, said she called the group several times in recent months to verify it was not on a government "watch list" before making a $1,000 donation. She said she donated out of concern for children living in difficult conditions.

Illinois records show Brooksville orthopedic surgeon Imad "Ed" Tarabishy was the most generous Florida benefactor of Global Relief and Benevolence in the past five years, giving at least $796,600.

More than a dozen other current and former physicians at Brooksville's Oak Hill Hospital, where Tarabishy is on staff, gave another $521,750.

That included $110,000 from Tarabishy's brother, a Florida-licensed surgeon who practices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Tarabishy said Friday he was angered his personal donations to the charity has been publicly disclosed and said he did nothing wrong in trying to help those in need. He said he knew no more of the charities than anyone else donating through a church or other organization would.

"Every penny I ever paid, I paid to a United States approved, tax-deductible charity," Tarabishy said.

"There is no more place that is more hungry, where people are more sick and in more need that those people. They are human beings like me and you. I don't know where things go wrong sometime, but the bottom line is they are very, very needy human beings."

Major corporate donors for the charities have been the International Charity Network of Winter Park and two affiliated entities, MEF Marketing Inc. and the Muslim Education Foundation.

Ammar Charani, whose family runs the phone, telemarketing and internet companies, said much of the money was raised from a long-distance calling program that allowed customers to designate up to 5 percent of their monthly bills to the charities of their choice.

University of Central Florida traffic-engineering professor Haitham Al-Deek is listed along with the top officers on Holy Land tax returns in 1997 and 1998.

Al-Deek's attorney, Mark NeJame, said his client gave money to Holy Land and donated time to review scholarship applications. He was surprised to see his name on IRS records and may sue to recover his donations if the charity helped finance terrorism, NeJame said.

Raed Awad, the former religious leader at the Al-Iman mosque in Fort Lauderdale, once served as the chief fund-raiser for Holy Land in Florida but also collected funds around the Caribbean and Latin America.

"The FBI has been investigating this organization since 1992, and every time, they've come up with nothing," Awad said.

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MIM: Anatomy of a scam - these postings on Google reveal how the Muslim Educatonal Front was used to intimidate the MCI phone company .When MCI company official Gallagher refused to go along with the scam, and stood her ground , the Muslims, accused them of being anti Muslim and threatened the company with a loss of business . It should be noted that the group which mastermined this scheme includes well known radical Islamists. Most notably , Jamal Said, Imam of the Bridgeview Mosque Foundation who is a known member of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, and Dawoud Zwink, who is associated with the Muslim Boy Scout movement and a 'charity' which was closed down for providing funds to Al Qaeda. Steven Emerson described s visit to Jamal Said and the Bridgeview Mosque in his book 'American Jihad'.

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/soc.religion.islam/browse_frm/thread/50845887e80a73c8/8f53928e440007f1?q=ammar+charani&rnum=2#8f53928e440007f1

June 18 1992

BEFORE anyone sends me any mail asking for more info, PLEASE, just this
once take note that I am just passing on info, which hopefully
others can use (living in Canada, I can't)....mail br Sayeed for
more info.

NadeemS

==============================­==============================­==============

From: sjaw...@spanky.ece.uc.EDU (Sayeed Jaweed)
Subject: Helping Islam with every long distance call

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Assalamu alaikum Brs and Srs, please read the following flyer,
it explains an EASY way of raising funds for Islamic education;

------------------------------­------------------------------­---------

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Muslim Education Foundation
---------------------------
June 8, 1992
Dear brothers and sisters: Assalamu Alaikum.

Muslim Education Foundation (MEF) is a non-profit organization
that is established for providing Islamic education in America. MEF
is introducing a new concept of fund raising, "Contribute without
Donating".

Dr. Jamal Badawi describes it: "It is a means of pooling
together muslim's purchasing power in order to earn an income that
can be used to help the muslim community in North America. Your
risk is next to nothing, while the potential benefit is immense."

Our first project is a contract to switch muslims' long
distance services to MCI. MEF will get back 5% of the long distance
bill at NO COST to you, and you will get:
-MCI quality long distance programs.
-20% Discount of Friends & Family (Even to an overseas
number).
-$9.00 Certificate for long distance usage.
-No change to your lines or dialing methods.
-MCI will pay to switch you back to any carrier if
you're not totally satisfied after 30 days.
-The best of all, Allah's blessings for every time you
use your phone.

The money collected will be spent on local and national
Islamic projects under the supervision of MEF boards. MEF has on
its boards trusted scholars and community leaders such as:
Dr. Jamal Badawi Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi
Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad Maulana Muhammad Naseem
Imam Siraj Wahaj Dr. Ahmad Sakr
Dr. Muhammad Yunus Shaikh Jamal Said
Br. Ahmad Al-Hattab Br. Dawood Zwink
Br Mohammad Akram Adlouni Br Ammar Charani

Allah says, "And help each other to do good and be God
fearing." In order to keep our high return we need at least 5,000
participants in the next three months. Your participation will set
the example needed for the Muslims all over the United Sates.

All you need to do is: -Pick up a form
-Fill out the information needed.
-Sign and return to MEF.

May Allah make all our efforts for His sake, and may Allah give you
the best rewards.
------------------------------­-----------------
MEF P.O. Box 1100, Goldenrod, FL 32733 Tel: (407) 333-9779, 1-800-
288-3633, FAX: (407) 333-9954

you should be able to get forms for your community from the above
telephone number, In-sha'Allah.

please post the flyer in your Mosque - tell your Muslims Brs and Srs not
on the net - try to get as many involved as possible.

unfortunately if your already on MCI then I think the only way
you can get the money to go to MEF is to switch carriers for a
month and then come back to MCI - if someone knows of an easier
way please tell us.

wassalamu alaikum,
sayeed

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/soc.religion.islam/browse_frm/thread/c9d34e75f054dd60/ffe977bbe80ec574?q=mci+muslims+orlando&rnum=1#ffe977bbe80ec574 1/11/94

Assalam Alaikum dear Muslims,
I am posting an artice that appeared in this Friday's
newletter of MCA in Santa Clara. It is regarding MCI's
outrageous attitude towards the Muslim Education Fund
Program and their attitude in general.

This is not the first time MCI has turned back on their
promise. I have signed up with them one, but they never
really deliver what they promise. I have had bad lines,
bill that caould not be disputed with ease, and a great
deal of headaches since I had signed up. But way before this
incident, I had already changed back to ATT just for their
better service, and clearer lines.

Please support the cause below.

May Allah rewared all of you for what you have done.

AA.

Sharaaz Khan
==============================­=============================
MEF UPDATE

After one year of a successful long distance program, with many
sacrifices and long distance calls, MEF is no longer asking
Muslims to switch to MCI residential services. To our surprize
only 700 of the thousands of members were accepted by MCI into the
program. With expenses over $150,000 MEF only received partial
commission through March of 1993.

After investigating the numerous unfairly rejected customers, many
were just rejected for silly reasons like no one at home, didn't
speak the language, or spoke Mandarin!!.

Due to poor MCI handling of this residential program, members
complaints mounted; many question why they were not included in
the program or why money generated was so little.

MEF decided to get to the bottom of this and spoke to an MCI top
Manager, Ms. Jeri Galloway, who said that she DID NOT CARE a bit
about this program, and we do not need to contact her again. She
further stated, "I don't like this program."

We then took all complaints to other MCI top executives. After
hundreds of phone calls, faxes, and messages left for these
executives, including the president of MCI, Ms. Galloway was forced
to meet with us in Orlando. This meeting was a nightmare. She
shamelessly said again that she does not care nor support our
cause, and MCI has no interest in our market. When we told her that
this type of attitude and poor customer service will result in all
Muslims switching to another long distance company and they will
never consider MCI again for their residential services, she simply
said, "I DON'T CARE." When asked for reasons why MCi would not address
our concerns especially that we have great customers with high usage
and good loyalty, she said, "I don't have to explain anything to you,
it's a decision I already took, and I am ready to face the
consequences."

Well. Ms. Galloway, you lost our market. A consequence that may
cost MCI hundreds of thousands of loyal customers. Maybe these
consequences weren't really what she had in mind. AlhamduLillah
the MEF concept of Muslim purchasing power is developing and gaining
ground among Muslims in America. We were even recognized by the
leading long distance company, AT&T. Now, when were are done, no
Muslim will ever join Ms. Galloway's MCI residential program. Ms.
Galloway even had the nerve to insult a Sister who embraced Islam
from the crutches of Catholicism by telling her that the POPE WILL
BE ANGRY WITH HER. The MEF Director told her that her attitude
was one of bigotry, discrimination, and anti-Muslim. It was a
hard day at MEF. Allah says,

"And you might dislike something and it's better for you,
and you might like something and it's bad for you. And
Allah knows and you know not."

AT&T is MEF's choice
--------------------
During the time, our negotiations with AT&T were picking up. After
submistting our market potential studies, action plans, and
documentation of our expertise over the past two years with the
MEF program, AT&T showed a great interest in our market and and
our cause.

In contrast with MCI, in a meeting with the executive director of
MEF, brother Ammar Charani, and the top management of AT&T, AT&T
expressed their support to our cause of advancing education in
America. The friendliness and compassion they showed for our
program is really admirable, and it only made sense to them to
give a better offer than MCI, with better customer service, a
better product, and a promise of a great future.

Any customer who joins this program who has long distance phone usage
over $25, whether he/she is an existing customer of an MCI or Sprint
customer, who comes to AT&T through through MEF, 5% of his/her
international and domestic long distance bill will come back to an
organization of his choice(local Masjid, School, reklief or national
organization, etc.) In addition, those who switch from another
carrier to AT&T will receive $25.

This deakl does not go without a challenge. Our challenge is to
get 150,000 customers nationwide to join this program with atleast
45,000 of them new customers.

With 150,000 members Muslims will generate $7,020,000 per year for
their local and national projects. The initial reaction of the
organizations, centers, and individuals has been very positive
and one of enthusiasm. We as a Muslim community in North America,
can reach this target easily by each one of us joining this
program and taking it as his/her responsibility to sign up 10
or more of his Muslim brothers or sisters.

"Allah will support those who support His cause"

To register, send the following form to or call:

Muslim Education Fund
P.O.Box 1100
Goldenrod, FL 32733

Tel) (407)282-7444
Fax) (407)658-2200
or call
1(800)ATT-3MEF

------------------------cut here--------------------------­--------------
Name:
Phone#( ) -
Address:
City:
Zipcode:
Country Called Most:
Current Long Distance Carrier:
Avg Monthly Long Distance $_______
Benefiting Organization:

Signature:_________ Date:________

Name Phone
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
---------------------------cut here--------------------------­-----------

Or Contact you local Representative:
Vaseem at (408)721-5514
Note: Please choose Granada Islamic School
as the benefiting Organization if you
wish to support Santa Clara's growing
Islamic School.

----------------------

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/soc.culture.turkish/browse_frm/thread/7e03a1920e1324ee/3ab7d0ca45404557?q=mci+muslims+orlando&rnum=2#3ab7d0ca45404557

Number: msa/02Jan94/5222 <Message Length: 132 lines>
Bismillahirrahmanirrahim

Alssalam Alikum

While I was at the MAYA convention in Detroit, Muslim Education
Foundation MEF distributed the following news letter. They are asking
all Muslims in the USA to switch to AT&T instead of MCI through the MEF
program.

Wa allsalam
Sameh

MEF UPDATE

After one year of a successful long distance program,
with many sacrifices and long distance calls, MEF is no longer
asking Muslims to switch to MCI residential services. To our
surprise only 700 of the thousands of members were accepted by
MCI into the program. With expenses over $150,000 MEF only
received partial commission through March of 1993.

After investigating the numerous unfairly rejected customers, many were
just rejected for silly reasons like no one home, didn't speak the language
or spoke Mandarin!!.

Due to MCI poor handling of this residential program member's complaints
mounted; many questioned why they were not included in the program or why
money generated was so little.

MEF decided to get to the bottom of this and spoke with an MCI top manager,
Ms. Jeri Galloway, who said she did not care a bit about this program, and we
do not need to contact her again. She further stated, " I don`t like this
program."

We then took all complaints to other MCI top executives. After hundreds of
calls, faxes and messages left for these executives including the president
of MCI, Ms. Galloway was forced to meet with us in Orlando. This meeting was
a nightmare. She shamelessly said again that she does not care nor support
our cause, and MCI has no interest in our market. When we told her that this
type of attitude and the poor customer service will result in all Muslims
switching to another long distance company and they will never consider MCI
again for their residential services, she simply said, "I DON"T CARE.". When
asked for reasons why MCI would not address our concerns especially that we
have great customers with high usage and good loyalty, she said, "I don't have
to explain anything to you, it's a decision I already took, and I'm ready to
face the consequences."

Well. MS Galloway, you lost our market. A consequence that may cost MCI
hundreds of thousands of loyal customers. Maybe these consequences weren't
really what she had in mind. Alhumdu lillah, the MEF concept of Muslim's
purchasing power is developing and gaining ground among Muslims in America.
We were even recognized by the best long distance company, AT&T. Now when
we're done no Muslim will ever join Ms. Galloway's MCI residential program.

Ms. Galloway even had the nerve to insult a sister who embraced Islam
from the crutches of Catholicism by telling her that the Pope will be angry
with her. The MEF Director told her that her attitude is one of bigotry,
discrimination and anti-Muslim. It was a hard day at MEF. Allah says," And you
might dislike something and it's better for you, and you might like something
and it's bad for you. And Allah knows and you know not."

During that time our negotiations with AT&T were picking up.
After submitting our market potential studies, action plans and
documentation of our expertise over the past two years with the
MEF program, AT&T showed a great interest in our market and our
cause.
In contrast with MCI, in a meeting with the Executive
Director of MEF, brother Ammar Charani, and the top management of
AT&T, AT&T expressed their support to our cause of advancing
education in America. The friendliness and compassion they showed
for our program is really admirable, and it only made sense to
them to give a better offer than MCI, with better customer
service, a better product and a promise of a great future.

Any customer who joins this program who has long
distance phone usage of over $25, whether he is an existing AT&T
customer or an MCI or Sprint customer, who comes to AT&T through
MEF, 5% of his international and domestic long distance bill will
come back to an organization of his choice ( local Masjid school,
relief or national organization, etc.) In addition, those who
switch from another carrier to AT&T will receive $25.

This deal does not go without a challenge. Our challenge is
to get 150,000 customers nationwide to join this program with at
least 45,000 of them new customers.

With 150,000 members Muslims will generate $7,020,000 per year for
their local and national projects. The initial reaction of
the organizations, centers and individuals has been very positive
and one of enthusiasm. We, as a Muslim community in North America,
can reach this target easily by each one of us joining this program
and taking it as his responsibility to sign up 10 more of his Muslim
brothers or sisters.
"Allah will support those who support his cause"

To register send the following form to or call

Muslim Education Foundation
P.O Box 1100
Goldenrod, FL. 32733

Tel: (407)-282-7444
Fax: (407)-658-2200
or call 1-(800) ATT-3MEF
-----------------------Cut here ------------------------------­---

Name:
Phone#:(---) -
Address:
City: State:-- ZipCode:-----
Country called most :--------
Current long distance carrier:------ Avg monthly long distance $----
Benefiting Organization --------------------

Signature ----------------- Date -------------

Help us meet our challenge by listing the names and phone
numbers of those who you think would join the program

Name Phone
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
---------------Cut Here ------------------------------­---:1

___________________________
s...@cdsp.neu.edu

----------

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/alt.discrimination/browse_frm/thread/9198313b83b7bdd9/6bdf2488c0c0ccff?q=mci+muslims+orlando&rnum=4#6bdf2488c0c0ccff

Assalam Alaikum dear Muslims,

I am posting an artice that appeared in this Friday's
newletter of MCA in Santa Clara. It is regarding MCI's
outrageous attitude towards the Muslim Education Fund
Program and their attitude in general.

This is not the first time MCI has turned back on their
promise. I have signed up with them one, but they never
really deliver what they promise. I have had bad lines,
bill that caould not be disputed with ease, and a great
deal of headaches since I had signed up. But way before this
incident, I had already changed back to ATT just for their
better service, and clearer lines.

Please support the cause below.

May Allah rewared all of you for what you have done.

Assalam Alaikum.

Sharaaz Khan
==============================­=============================
MEF UPDATE

After one year of a successful long distance program, with many
sacrifices and long distance calls, MEF is no longer asking
Muslims to switch to MCI residential services. To our surprize
only 700 of the thousands of members were accepted by MCI into the
program. With expenses over $150,000 MEF only received partial
commission through March of 1993.

After investigating the numerous unfairly rejected customers, many
were just rejected for silly reasons like no one at home, didn't
speak the language, or spoke Mandarin!!.

Due to poor MCI handling of this residential program, members
complaints mounted; many question why they were not included in
the program or why money generated was so little.

MEF decided to get to the bottom of this and spoke to an MCI top
Manager, Ms. Jeri Galloway, who said that she DID NOT CARE a bit
about this program, and we do not need to contact her again. She
further stated, "I don't like this program."

We then took all complaints to other MCI top executives. After
hundreds of phone calls, faxes, and messages left for these
executives, including the president of MCI, Ms. Galloway was forced
to meet with us in Orlando. This meeting was a nightmare. She
shamelessly said again that she does not care nor support our
cause, and MCI has no interest in our market. When we told her that
this type of attitude and poor customer service will result in all
Muslims switching to another long distance company and they will
never consider MCI again for their residential services, she simply
said, "I DON'T CARE." When asked for reasons why MCi would not address
our concerns especially that we have great customers with high usage
and good loyalty, she said, "I don't have to explain anything to you,
it's a decision I already took, and I am ready to face the
consequences."

Well. Ms. Galloway, you lost our market. A consequence that may
cost MCI hundreds of thousands of loyal customers. Maybe these
consequences weren't really what she had in mind. AlhamduLillah
the MEF concept of Muslim purchasing power is developing and gaining
ground among Muslims in America. We were even recognized by the
leading long distance company, AT&T. Now, when were are done, no
Muslim will ever join Ms. Galloway's MCI residential program. Ms.
Galloway even had the nerve to insult a Sister who embraced Islam
from the crutches of Catholicism by telling her that the POPE WILL
BE ANGRY WITH HER. The MEF Director told her that her attitude
was one of bigotry, discrimination, and anti-Muslim. It was a
hard day at MEF. Allah says,

"And you might dislike something and it's better for you,
and you might like something and it's bad for you. And
Allah knows and you know not."

AT&T is MEF's choice
--------------------
During the time, our negotiations with AT&T were picking up. After
submistting our market potential studies, action plans, and
documentation of our expertise over the past two years with the
MEF program, AT&T showed a great interest in our market and and
our cause.

In contrast with MCI, in a meeting with the executive director of
MEF, brother Ammar Charani, and the top management of AT&T, AT&T
expressed their support to our cause of advancing education in
America. The friendliness and compassion they showed for our
program is really admirable, and it only made sense to them to
give a better offer than MCI, with better customer service, a
better product, and a promise of a great future.

Any customer who joins this program who has long distance phone usage
over $25, whether he/she is an existing customer of an MCI or Sprint
customer, who comes to AT&T through through MEF, 5% of his/her
international and domestic long distance bill will come back to an
organization of his choice(local Masjid, School, reklief or national
organization, etc.) In addition, those who switch from another
carrier to AT&T will receive $25.

This deakl does not go without a challenge. Our challenge is to
get 150,000 customers nationwide to join this program with atleast
45,000 of them new customers.

With 150,000 members Muslims will generate $7,020,000 per year for
their local and national projects. The initial reaction of the
organizations, centers, and individuals has been very positive
and one of enthusiasm. We as a Muslim community in North America,
can reach this target easily by each one of us joining this
program and taking it as his/her responsibility to sign up 10
or more of his Muslim brothers or sisters.

"Allah will support those who support His cause"

To register, send the following form to or call:

Muslim Education Fund
P.O.Box 1100
Goldenrod, FL 32733

Tel) (407)282-7444
Fax) (407)658-2200
or call
1(800)ATT-3MEF

------------------------cut here--------------------------­--------------
Name:
Phone#( ) -
Address:
City:
Zipcode:
Country Called Most:
Current Long Distance Carrier:
Avg Monthly Long Distance $_______
Benefiting Organization:

Signature:_________ Date:________

Name Phone
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
---------------------------cut here--------------------------­-----------

Or Contact you local Representative:
Vaseem at (408)721-5514
Note: Please choose Granada Islamic School
as the benefiting Organization if you
wish to support Santa Clara's growing
Islamic School.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: o...@ecf.toronto.edu
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1992 20:22:09 GMT
Local: Wed, Jul 15 1992 3:22 pm

BEFORE anyone sends me any mail asking for more info, PLEASE, just this
once take note that I am just passing on info, which hopefully
others can use (living in Canada, I can't)....mail br Sayeed for
more info.

NadeemS

==========================================================================

From: sjaw...@spanky.ece.uc.EDU (Sayeed Jaweed)
Subject: Helping Islam with every long distance call

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Assalamu alaikum Brs and Srs, please read the following flyer,
it explains an EASY way of raising funds for Islamic education;

---------------------------------------------------------------------

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Muslim Education Foundation
---------------------------
June 8, 1992
Dear brothers and sisters: Assalamu Alaikum.

Muslim Education Foundation (MEF) is a non-profit organization
that is established for providing Islamic education in America. MEF
is introducing a new concept of fund raising, "Contribute without
Donating".

Dr. Jamal Badawi describes it: "It is a means of pooling
together muslim's purchasing power in order to earn an income that
can be used to help the muslim community in North America. Your
risk is next to nothing, while the potential benefit is immense."

Our first project is a contract to switch muslims' long
distance services to MCI. MEF will get back 5% of the long distance
bill at NO COST to you, and you will get:
-MCI quality long distance programs.
-20% Discount of Friends & Family (Even to an overseas
number).
-$9.00 Certificate for long distance usage.
-No change to your lines or dialing methods.
-MCI will pay to switch you back to any carrier if
you're not totally satisfied after 30 days.
-The best of all, Allah's blessings for every time you
use your phone.

The money collected will be spent on local and national
Islamic projects under the supervision of MEF boards. MEF has on
its boards trusted scholars and community leaders such as:
Dr. Jamal Badawi Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi
Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad Maulana Muhammad Naseem
Imam Siraj Wahaj Dr. Ahmad Sakr
Dr. Muhammad Yunus Shaikh Jamal Said
Br. Ahmad Al-Hattab Br. Dawood Zwink
Br Mohammad Akram Adlouni Br Ammar Charani

Allah says, "And help each other to do good and be God
fearing." In order to keep our high return we need at least 5,000
participants in the next three months. Your participation will set
the example needed for the Muslims all over the United Sates.

All you need to do is: -Pick up a form
-Fill out the information needed.
-Sign and return to MEF.

May Allah make all our efforts for His sake, and may Allah give you
the best rewards.
-----------------------------------------------
MEF P.O. Box 1100, Goldenrod, FL 32733 Tel: (407) 333-9779, 1-800-
288-3633, FAX: (407) 333-9954

you should be able to get forms for your community from the above
telephone number, In-sha'Allah.

please post the flyer in your Mosque - tell your Muslims Brs and Srs not
on the net - try to get as many involved as possible.

unfortunately if your already on MCI then I think the only way
you can get the money to go to MEF is to switch carriers for a
month and then come back to MCI - if someone knows of an easier
way please tell us.

wassalamu alaikum,
sayeed

2. Naveed Sherwani
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1992 21:50:39 GMT
Local: Wed, Jul 15 1992

In article <BrG5wx....@ecf.toronto.edu>, o...@ecf.toronto.edu writes:

> Our first project is a contract to switch muslims' long
> distance services to MCI. MEF will get back 5% of the long distance
> bill at NO COST to you, and you will get:
> -MCI quality long distance programs.
> -20% Discount of Friends & Family (Even to an overseas
> number).
> -$9.00 Certificate for long distance usage.
> -No change to your lines or dialing methods.
> -MCI will pay to switch you back to any carrier if
> you're not totally satisfied after 30 days.
> -The best of all, Allah's blessings for every time you
> use your phone.

First they wanted names of my friends and family, now
they are going to get me Allah's blessing !

A FUTURE AT&T ADD:
-----------------

At AT&T we believe getting blessings from Allah is your bussiness
keeping you connected with Allah is ours.

Come back to AT&T, where we beleive is separation of Long Distance
and Religion.

regards,

-Naveed

PS: For humor impaired, this is a joke. I am not paid by AT&T.

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Bismillahirrahmanirrahim

Alssalam Alikum

While I was at the MAYA convention in Detroit, Muslim Education
Foundation MEF distributed the following news letter. They are asking
all Muslims in the USA to switch to AT&T instead of MCI through the MEF
program.

Wa allsalam
Sameh

MEF UPDATE

After one year of a successful long distance program,
with many sacrifices and long distance calls, MEF is no longer
asking Muslims to switch to MCI residential services. To our
surprise only 700 of the thousands of members were accepted by
MCI into the program. With expenses over $150,000 MEF only
received partial commission through March of 1993.

After investigating the numerous unfairly rejected customers, many were
just rejected for silly reasons like no one home, didn't speak the language
or spoke Mandarin!!.

Due to MCI poor handling of this residential program member's complaints
mounted; many questioned why they were not included in the program or why
money generated was so little.

MEF decided to get to the bottom of this and spoke with an MCI top manager,
Ms. Jeri Galloway, who said she did not care a bit about this program, and we
do not need to contact her again. She further stated, " I don`t like this
program."

We then took all complaints to other MCI top executives. After hundreds of
calls, faxes and messages left for these executives including the president
of MCI, Ms. Galloway was forced to meet with us in Orlando. This meeting was
a nightmare. She shamelessly said again that she does not care nor support
our cause, and MCI has no interest in our market. When we told her that this
type of attitude and the poor customer service will result in all Muslims
switching to another long distance company and they will never consider MCI
again for their residential services, she simply said, "I DON"T CARE.". When
asked for reasons why MCI would not address our concerns especially that we
have great customers with high usage and good loyalty, she said, "I don't have
to explain anything to you, it's a decision I already took, and I'm ready to
face the consequences."

Well. MS Galloway, you lost our market. A consequence that may cost MCI
hundreds of thousands of loyal customers. Maybe these consequences weren't
really what she had in mind. Alhumdu lillah, the MEF concept of Muslim's
purchasing power is developing and gaining ground among Muslims in America.
We were even recognized by the best long distance company, AT&T. Now when
we're done no Muslim will ever join Ms. Galloway's MCI residential program.

Ms. Galloway even had the nerve to insult a sister who embraced Islam
from the crutches of Catholicism by telling her that the Pope will be angry
with her. The MEF Director told her that her attitude is one of bigotry,
discrimination and anti-Muslim. It was a hard day at MEF. Allah says," And you
might dislike something and it's better for you, and you might like something
and it's bad for you. And Allah knows and you know not."

During that time our negotiations with AT&T were picking up.
After submitting our market potential studies, action plans and
documentation of our expertise over the past two years with the
MEF program, AT&T showed a great interest in our market and our
cause.
In contrast with MCI, in a meeting with the Executive
Director of MEF, brother Ammar Charani, and the top management of
AT&T, AT&T expressed their support to our cause of advancing
education in America. The friendliness and compassion they showed
for our program is really admirable, and it only made sense to
them to give a better offer than MCI, with better customer
service, a better product and a promise of a great future.

Any customer who joins this program who has long
distance phone usage of over $25, whether he is an existing AT&T
customer or an MCI or Sprint customer, who comes to AT&T through
MEF, 5% of his international and domestic long distance bill will
come back to an organization of his choice ( local Masjid school,
relief or national organization, etc.) In addition, those who
switch from another carrier to AT&T will receive $25.

This deal does not go without a challenge. Our challenge is
to get 150,000 customers nationwide to join this program with at
least 45,000 of them new customers.

With 150,000 members Muslims will generate $7,020,000 per year for
their local and national projects. The initial reaction of
the organizations, centers and individuals has been very positive
and one of enthusiasm. We, as a Muslim community in North America,
can reach this target easily by each one of us joining this program
and taking it as his responsibility to sign up 10 more of his Muslim
brothers or sisters.
"Allah will support those who support his cause"

To register send the following form to or call

Muslim Education Foundation
P.O Box 1100
Goldenrod, FL. 32733

Tel: (407)-282-7444
Fax: (407)-658-2200
or call 1-(800) ATT-3MEF
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Name:
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Address:
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Country called most :--------
Current long distance carrier:------ Avg monthly long distance $----
Benefiting Organization --------------------

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Help us meet our challenge by listing the names and phone
numbers of those who you think would join the program

Name Phone
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ISNA

Muslim American entrepreneurs embraced their international counterparts and discussed hoH to cooperate and network for mutual benefit at ISNA's first International Business and Tiade Fair (IBTF). This event was held in conjunction with the 37th annual ISNA Convention in Chicago over Labor Day` weekend. Ahmed EI-Hattab, Director General of the ISNA Development Foundation (IDF) and coordinator of the event, expressed the hope that IBTF would "serve as a catalyst to promote high-level coordination of Muslim business activities in North America and abroad." He added that mutual trade and commercial relations' will help ensure the economic. viability of Muslims throughout North Amecica and overseas.

ISNA Secretary General Dc Sayyid M. Syeed, in his opening remarks, traced the organization's activities to promote Muslim business and commerce, and in facilitating networking among entrepreneurs. He reminded the audience of Abd al-Rahman Ibn `Awf. When the Muslims moved to Madina, `Abd al-Rahman asked the Ansar to show him where the marketplace was. His priority was to establish his business and involve himself commercially in his new environment. Dr Syeed said that efforts to establish the Muslim community's financial well being here is a step in the right direction. "We are happy that Muslims in America have heen very much been attracted to the business potential of America. They have flourished and provided leadership in many business fields.

Today, we are trying to bring these business leaders together and bring delegates from the Muslim world face to face with their kin in America and create a networking that will be a blessing for all," he said. "ISNA/MSA conventions have witnessed the birth of many new projects, institution organizations, and relationships. Today we are pleased to that wnll be a blessing fos all commit ourselves to provide this valuable forum to the birth of lBTF," the Secretary General assured his audience. In welcoming the participants, IBTF Chairman Talat M. Othman expressed his happiness over the impressive networking opportunitics genecared by this event.

Naseeruddin Khau of AlTawfeek Investment Funds and Tarik Yousef, chair of Arab studies at Georgetown University, spoke on the "Viability of Islamic Investment Funds." Dr. Mahmoud EI-Gamal, chair of Islamic Economics, Rice University, focused on "Leasing, Mortgage, and High Tech Inveslments." ISNA President Dr. Muzau ~ rnil Siddiqi chaired the business dinner, where Rahman al Zamil, president of the Saudi Export Development Center; and Dr. Islam Siddiqui, senior trade advisor to US Secretary of Agriculture, spoke on the "Future of Muslims in the New Century." The networking breakfast, chaired by Safi Qureshy, president of the IndUS Entrepreneurs and Skyline Ventures, hrought together Richard Holms, president of the Nation USArab Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Amr Mohsen, chairman of the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Fadel Muhammed, vice president of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce; Erol Yarar, chair man of the Istanbul-based Association of Independent Industrialists and Businessmen; and Mohamed Khair head of Singa pore business delegate and representative of the SingaporeMalay Chamber of Commerce

. A special session brought together business delegates. It was attended by, among others, Saghir Aslam, IndUS Entrepreneurs; Abdul Rahman al Zamil; Erold Yaru of MUSAID, Amar Charani of MEF Florida, and Hasan Rashid of PhysBiz of Philadelphia. Several of the IBTF participants put up booths at the ISNA International Trade and Fair and Bazaar to display their products and semices.

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