How Moroccan-Egyptian model Imaan Hammam is giving back this Ramadan

The Egyptian-Moroccan-Dutch model is donating to three causes that are close to her heart. (Instagram/@imaanhammam)
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Updated 23 May 2020

How Moroccan-Egyptian model Imaan Hammam is giving back this Ramadan

  • The model is donating to three causes that are close to her heart

DUBAI: In addition to coming together with loved ones, spiritual reflection and abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sundown, Ramadan is a time for kindness and giving back to those in need. Egyptian-Moroccan-Dutch model Imaan Hammam took to her social media on Friday to reveal that she has donated to two mosques and a charitable organization this Ramadan. 

“For Ramadan this year, I’m giving back to three causes that are close to my heart,” said the model on Instagram, writing that the three causes all “support women and their right to worship in peace.”

Among the causes that Hammam is donating to is She’s the First, a non-profit organization that fights gender inequality through education and whom Hammam is an ambassador for. 



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For Ramadan this year, I’m giving back to three causes that are close to my heart All of these support women and their right to learn and worship in peace. The first is @shesthefirst... I’m a global ambassador for them and they are working to help girls of all cultures and religions choose their own futures through education. I was fortunate to meet and work with many Muslim students in The Gambia and I’ll continue to support them with time and financial donations as well. Link in my bio to learn more! ...The second cause I chose to support is the @alhudafoundationfishers Mosque in Indiana. They are working to build a space for women to pray and it’s such a dream to help support their building plans by donating and buying bricks to make this happen. More info in my stories if you’re interested in helping nd finally, something a little closer to home... I’m proud to donate to the beautiful Islamic Cultural Center of New York which serves the Muslim communities in NY. Sharing this with u ALLL in the hope that u will check them out and support in whatever way u can!!! Happy Ramadan and Mabrouk El Eid

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“[She’s the First] are working to help girls of all cultures and religions choose their own futures through education. I was fortunate to meet and work with many Muslim students in The Gambia and I’ll continue to support them with time and financial donations as well,” she wrote.

Hammam also revealed that she donated funds to the Masjid Al-Huda, a mosque in Fisher, Indiana, to help them develop a prayer space for women. “The second cause I chose to support is the @alhudafoundationfishers Mosque in Indiana. They are working to build a space for women to pray and it’s such a dream to help support their building plans by donating and buying bricks to make this happen,” wrote the 23-year-old. 

“And finally, something a little closer to home... I’m proud to donate to the beautiful Islamic Cultural Center of New York which serves the Muslim communities in New York,” said Hammam of the third cause she is financially supporting. 


Moroccan actor Youssef Kerkour receives BAFTA nomination

Youssef Kerkour is nominated for Best Male Comedy Performance for his role as Sami Ibrahim in the comedy series “Home.” (Instagram)
Updated 04 June 2020

Moroccan actor Youssef Kerkour receives BAFTA nomination

DUBAI: Moroccan actor Youssef Kerkour has landed a nomination for the 2020 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), the academy announced on Thursday, after the awards were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The actor, who grew up in Rabat, is nominated for Best Male Comedy Performance for his role as Sami Ibrahim in the comedy series “Home.”

Kerkour, who is also known for roles in “Dracula,” “Redemption,” “Criminal” and “Marcella,” took to Twitter to thank his supporters. 

“Thank you all for your lovely messages this morning. It is a tremendous honor to be nominated in such stellar company,” the 41-year-old actor said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

La famille MAISON @channel4 #home #season2

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The series, created by British writer and actor Rufus Jones, follows a middle-class London family who find a Syrian asylum seeker named Sami (Kerkour) hiding in their luggage while returning from holiday in France.

Kerkour’s tweet also paid tribute to Jones. 

“I must however say that there is a name missing IMO (in my opinion). That name is Rufus Jones. His writing will give you nominations,” he wrote.