Muslim of the Week

December 3, 2018

Wafa Bennani

The Islamic Shura Council of Southern California is pleased to name Wafa Bennani as our Muslim of the Week!
Wafa Bennani has shown a commitment toward positive changes for the lives of countless children. As the founder and board member of New Star Kafala, Wafa helps to place children in loving homes. According to the New Star mission statement, “The mission of New Star Kafala is for every child to have a loving and secure home. Our goal is to help eliminate the causes of abandonment and relinquishment through advocacy, education, and dissemination of resources.
New Star Kafala and Bennani are driven by the belief the idea that it is a “fundamental right of every child to be raised by parents, kin or community. Unfortunately, countless children are raised in institutions, which dooms them to a bleak future. When international adoption is appropriate, it must be carried out with transparency, ethically, and in the best interest of the child. A child is entitled to know his true identity and maintain his family ties, culture and religion.
For her tireless embodiment of charity and selflessness, Wafa Bennani is our newest Muslim of the Week.