Why should I give a khutbah on social services?

The American Muslim community today is facing unique experiences compared to other faith communities in the United States. According to the 2017 American Muslim Poll, we are the most likely faith group to report low income, witness bullying of our school-aged children, and encounter religious discrimination. These unfavorable experiences are in-part fueled by negative perceptions of Islam and Muslims. So just as the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم actively served his society at a time when his own community doubted him, we too must demonstrate to our communities that the religion they may distrust cultivates a commitment to their service.