Islamic Relief USA to Hold Benefit Concerts for Children in Need

Fifth annual "Evening of Inspiration" raises funds, awareness for children around the world

Oct 12, 2010, 13:31 ET from Islamic Relief USA

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Internationally-acclaimed musicians Maher Zain and Native Deen will be performing live at Islamic Relief USA's fifth annual "Evening of Inspiration," a series of benefit concerts that aim to raise funds and awareness for children in need around the world.

The concerts, which will take place nationwide in select cities from Friday, October 22 to Sunday, October 31, will aim to fund Islamic Relief projects that provide thousands of children around the world with healthcare, education, food and nutrition, water and sanitation, orphan sponsorships, shelter, psycho-social support, and much more.

"Evening of Inspiration is a wonderful opportunity for us to use our voices for those who may not have a voice in this world: children," said Naeem Muhammad, Native Deen singer and humanitarian worker. "Children are the most vulnerable and innocent among us and they need for us to share their stories and provide for their basic needs."

WHAT:  "Evening of Inspiration" Benefit Concerts


  • San Diego, CA - Friday, October 22 at 7 p.m. at Balboa Theatre,  868 4th Ave.,  92101
  • San Jose, CASaturday, October 23 at 7 p.m. at Heritage Theater, 1 W. Campbell Ave., 95008
  • Dallas, TXSunday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Charles W. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Ave.,  75082
  • Rahway, NJ – Saturday, October  30 at 6 p.m. at Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street,  07065
  • Washington, D.C. – Sunday, October 31 at 6 p.m. at Lisner Auditorium George Washington University, 730 21st Street NW, 20052.

NOTE: Tickets ranging from $20 to $40 are available at

Singer and songwriter Maher Zain has gained acclaim worldwide for his meaningful songs that aim to inspire and entertain people, while sending a message of peace and compassion.

Native Deen is a trio of artists with poetic prowess and a passion for their faith. The group, which features Joshua Salaam, Naeem Muhammad and Abdul-Malik Ahmad, fuses the art of lyrically-potent hip-hop and the soothing rhythm of R&B in hopes of touching hearts with the message of Islam.

Inspired by Islam's values on charitable giving and community development, IR USA is a relief organization dedicated to alleviating poverty through disaster relief and development projects in the U.S. and globally for communities regardless of color, race, religion, or creed.

For the seventh consecutive year, IR USA has been awarded four stars by Charity Navigator, the largest charity evaluator in the country. This prestigious award puts IR USA among the top 2.25 percent of charities in the nation. To learn more, visit,

Islamic Relief USA's CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) number is 10194.

Media Contact: Rabiah Ahmed at 202-439-1441 or

SOURCE Islamic Relief USA