Empowering the Youth
Upholding Social Justice

Ma’ruf is a faith-based non-profit organization aimed at helping individuals, families and communities in need. Our model is designed to instill habitual volunteering within the communities we work by providing the model and channels needed to steer activists into the realm of humanitarianism. Ma’ruf recruits only the best, most efficient, and highly skilled organizers to lead its projects, developing the most ideal platforms for channeling in volunteers from the greater community.


Since 2008, MA’RUF has engaged in many programs throughout the city of Milwaukee.

Our projects have been unique and creative in serving the most urgent needs of the city’s residents from making food for the homeless shelter, shoveling snow for the elderly, cleaning up a neighborhood or investing in youth leaders.


Constructing survival kits for homeless consisting of basic food and necessities which are then passed out to them.

Half of Faith

Cleanliness is half of faith in Islam which is why this initiative focuses on cleaning up neighborhoods.

COD Volunteering

Call of Duty for the volunteers to assist in meeting urgent needs of the community on a monthly basis.

Make A Difference Day

A day where we take on a project that can have a lasting impact with a focus on reviving the natural landscapes.

Community Partnerships...

Become a Vounteer

MA’RUF relies heavily on the work of our volunteers to carry out its mission. Whether it is mentoring youth, hosting a workshop, or cleaning up a neighborhood, we welcome all the skills that can bring a positive impact.

News & Updates

CBS58 – Sunday Morning Spotlight

Model for success: Milwaukee Ma’Ruf Center seeks to elevate a neighborhood

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — Just 73% of children who grow up in Milwaukee’s Lincoln Park neighborhood get a high school diploma, but one local nonprofit moved in with the goal of bringing that number up.

“We wanted to do a youth center for the longest, but we wanted to do … 

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FOX6 – Milwaukee Youth Center Needs Roof Replacement

Youth Center Roof replacement: Raising Funds

MILWAUKEE – The future of a faith-based non-profit is at risk due to a deteriorating roof.

Sunday afternoon, April 7, rain showers brought clouds and the strong potential for problems at Ma’ruf Youth Center.

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Ma’ruf Wrestling Program on CBS58 News

Youth Wrestling Team Traveling to State Tournament

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — A dozen young athletes on Milwaukee’s northwest side worked hard and qualified for a state wrestling tournament, but a financial hardship could keep some from going.

“I think it builds confidence. These kids go out here. They compete. They work day in and day out,” said Coach O’Bryan Mungon.

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Povertunity – Appreciation Letter

Contribution to Guest House of Milwaukee

“Your generosity makes it possible for us to continue to provide our essential services, as well as grow to meet the the evolving needs of our community.”


Mike Williams | President & CEO
Guest House of Milwaukee

Community Conversation with 414LIFE

Milwaukee's Community and Hospital Based...

violence intervention program held at the Youth Center. 414Life is a violence intervention team based in Milwaukee. Their objectives encompass halting the proliferation of gun violence through effective conflict de-escalation and mediation, alongside public education initiatives aimed at reshaping societal norms surrounding gun violence.

Billboard for Palestine

To Create Awareness

In the light of the recent genocide happening in Gaza, we raised specific funds to put up a billboard to build awareness for the Palestinian cause, thereby furthering AMP’s efforts. Located on I-94 eastbound, this billboard targets audiences that are from the broader area of Lake Country (Waukesha, Pewaukee, Delafield and Oconomowoc).

PB & J Sandwich Making Contest

COD Event Collaborated with ISM Noor Youth

The ISM Noor Youth actively took part in a contest to make PB and J sandwiches for those in need at ISM Brookfield. These sandwiches were later distributed at the Milwaukee Guest House.

Led by Br: Zain Hussain

Website Updated

Website Enhanced - To Showcase all Projects

Due to our prior website being on the Wix platform, since then we have transitioned to another host. This also allowed us to revamp the website and provided us with the opportunity to spotlight additional programs and initiatives beyond the Youth Center, which was the main focus of the previous website.