1- Who is Makassed Philanthropic Islamic Association? Who is the current president of the Association?
2- What is the date of founding of Makassed Association? Who was responsible for its establishment?
3- What does Makassed Association constitute of?
4- What is the "Kitab Al Fajr Al Sadik", and what does it stand for ?
5- How can you support Makassed Association ?
6- What is the goal of this "Makassed Educational Unit" ? How many units does Makassed Association need annually ?
7- Are the Makassed educational services restricted to Beirut City?

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Did Makassed Association spread its activities outside the Lebanese territory?

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What are the degrees provided by the Makassed Higher Institute of Islamic Studies ?

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What are the degrees provided by the Makassed Higher Institute of Nursing?

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What are the services offered by Makassed General Hospital ?

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Does Makassed General Hospital have cooperation protocols with other institutions?

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Do Makassed schools accept students from religions other than Islam ?

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Does Makassed Philanthropic Association in Beirut have other organizations affiliated to it ?

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Did Makassed Association win awards on the international basis ?

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What are the criteria differentiating the personality of Makassed student from others ?

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What does education in Makassed schools cost ?

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What is the role of Makassed Association in the Islamic Society ?

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What is the Makassed Alumni Association ? What is its role ?

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What is Makassed Women's League Association ? What is its role ?

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What is the Makassed Veterans League? What is its role ?

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What is Makassed Islamic Scout Organization? What is its role ?

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What are the services provided by Makassed Communal Health Care Bureau ?

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What is the list of Makassed Social Health Centers ?

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What are the services provided by Makassed Center for Development and Environment ?

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What are the services provided by Tarik El-Jadida Center for Urban Development ?

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Are the degrees granted by the Makassed University accredited ?

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What is the list of Mosques owned or directed by Makassed Association ?

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What is the social role of the Youth Voluntary Affairs Department ?

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What are the specialties and degrees offered in Abdul Hadi Debs Vocational and Technical Center?

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What is the difference between philanthropy and charity ?

















1 - Who is Makassed Philanthropic Islamic Association? Who is the current president of the Association?

Makassed Philanthropic Islamic Association in Beirut is a non-governmental non-profit association, devoted to promote the development of Makassed society members based on high morals and ethics. Makassed association works within the concepts of the Islam religion, to promote social development, capacity building, and education for the future generations.
The current president of the Makassed Association is Engineer Amine Mohammad Al-Daouk. more »

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2 - What is the date of founding of Makassed Association? Who was responsible for its establishment?

Makassed Philanthropic Association in Beirut was established in year 1878, 125 years ago, where Sheikh Abd-Alkader Kabbany - one of the most prominent intellectuals among Arabs and Muslims at that time - was the initiator for its establishment. The founding members were: Ahmad Derian, Badieh Al-Yafy, Bashir Al-Barbir, Hasan Bayhum, Hasan Al-Trabulsy, Hasan Moharram, Khodr Al-Huss, Raghib Izzeddine, Saed Al-Jundy, Saed Tarabaih, Taha Al-Nsouly, Abdallah Ghezzawy, Abdel-Kader Sinno, Abd-Allatif Hamadeh, Abd-Rahman Al-Nehmany, Mohammad Dayya, Mohammad Al-Fakhoury, Mohammad Al-Lababidy, Mohammad Abou Salim Al-Mogarbel, Mohammad Kharma, Mohammad Ramadan, Mesbah Moharram, Moustafa Shebaro, and Hashim Al-Jammal. more »

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3 - What does Makassed Association constitute of? Link to Services

Makassed Philanthropic Islamic Association encompasses the following directorates and departments, namely:
A - Educational Directorate that includes 42 schools.
B - Higher Institutes Directorate encompassing Makassed University with its four institutes:
   1 - Makassed Higher Institute of Islamic Studies
   2 - Makassed Higher Institute of Nursing
   3 - The Higher Institute of Teacher Training
   4 - Abdul Hadi Debs Vocational and Technical Center
C - Health Directorate, including Makassed General Hospital and Makassed Communal Health Care Bureau that directs six dispensaries scattered in the Lebanese districts.
D - Social Affairs Directorate that includes the following specialized departments:
   1 - Department of Religious Affairs
   2 - Makassed Center for Development and Environment
   3 -Youth Voluntary Affairs Department
in addition to the coordination and cooperation with other organizations; affiliated with Makassed association-the mother association, namely:
   1 - Makassed Veterans League in Beirut
   2 - Makassed Women's League Association
   3 - Makassed Islamic Scout Organization
   4 - Makassed Alumni Association
E - Directorate of Real Estate, which deals with the management and organization of Makassed real estate affairs and Publishing House that focuses on providing Makassed schoolbooks.
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4 - What is the "Kitab Al Fajr Al Sadik", and what does it stand for ?

The "Kitab Al Fajr Al Sadik" is the very first declaration of the Makassed Association. The declaration includes the mission statement and goals of the association at the date of its foundation, the names of the donors who supported Makassed Association -
around 1500 people - who were from the Ottoman governors, and some Muslim and Christian citizens from Lebanon and Syria.

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5 - How can you support Makassed Association ?

The best way to support Makassed Association is through the "Makassed Educational Unit". This unit accounts for $ 380 U.S. Dollars annual support for each Makassed student. For further contact, please call this number: 9611700506, or Email: development@makassed.org     more »

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6 - What is the goal of this "Makassed Educational Unit" ? How many units does Makassed Association need annually ?

The goal of initiating this unit is to cover the annual financial deficit in the balance sheet of the Educational Directorate. To achieve this goal, Makassed Association needs 14000 units annually.
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7 - Are the Makassed educational services restricted to Beirut City ?

Makassed Educational Services now covers all the Lebanese districts. This is provided through 38 elementary and middle schools outside Beirut city, distributed in Bekaa, North, South, and Mount Lebanon Mohafazats, and teaching English and French in addition to the Arabic language. more »

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8 - Did Makassed Association spread its activities outside the Lebanese territory?

Yes, Makassed Association established an office in Washington City named "Makassed Foundation of America". This office was initiated in 1999 by a group of Makassed graduates to support the image of Makassed Association abroad.  more »

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9 - What are the degrees provided by the Makassed Higher Institute of Islamic Studies ?

The Higher Institute for Islamic Studies offers the Bachelor degree, the Masters, and the Doctorate degree in Islamic Studies.  more »

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10 - What are the degrees provided by the Makassed Higher Institute of Nursing?

This institute offers the following degrees:
1 - The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (B.S.): offered to the Official Bacc. II holders after passing 3 years of study in the institute, and allows graduates to practice in the nursing field, teach in nursing, or apply to the Master degree.
2 - The Baccalaureate Technique (B.T.) in Nursing care: offered to the Official Brevet holders after 3 years of study; thus, allowing the graduate to practice a nursing career, or apply to the B.S. degree.
3 - The Practical Nurse Degree: which is offered to the School Brevet holders after one year of study, whereby the graduate could apply to the B.T. degree also.  more »

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11 - What are the services offered by Makassed General Hospital ?

Makassed General Hospital is an academic developed hospital that was established in 1930. It includes 200 patient's beds, served by around 125 specialized doctors, 322 nurses, and 353 administrative employees. Makassed Hospital is characterized - in
addition to providing the medical services in various specialties; internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, anesthesiology, …pathology, and outpatient clinics; - by the establishment of the following elaborate specialized centers, namely:
 - Bone Marrow Transplant Center which is the first in Lebanon.
 - Comprehensive specialized center for Coronary Diseases and Surgery, with an Intensive Care Unit.
 - Laboratory and Blood Bank.
 - Providing the services of the Emergency Department on 24-hour basis.  more »

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12 - Does Makassed General Hospital have cooperation protocols with other institutions ?

Yes, Makassed General Hospital cooperates with the American University of Beirut, Beirut Arab University, and the Lebanese University for medical training in general medicine and several specialties. Furthermore, the hospital coordinates academically with the medical center in Lille French University, and for research aspects with Gustave Rossy Institute in Paris in addition to other international institutions.
Also, Makassed General Hospital is a member in the European Society for Bone Marrow Transplant (EBMT). more »

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13 - Do Makassed schools accept students from religions other than Islam ?
Yes, any student can be enrolled in Makassed schools regardless of his religion.

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14 - Does Makassed Philanthropic Association in Beirut have other organizations affiliated to it ?

Yes, Makassed Philanthropic Association in Beirut has several specialized organizations affiliated to it, namely:
  * Makassed Alumni Association
  * Makassed Women's League Association
  * Makassed Veterans League in Beirut
  * Makassed Islamic Scout Organization
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15 - Did Makassed Association win awards on the international basis ?

The international awards won by Makassed Philanthropic Association in Beirut are:
- The international Painting Award "Peace helps us grow".
- The song titled "The Sun of Peace" presented by students from Omar Al-Khattab Elementary School was the first prize winner of the international award for peace in Hiroshima City, Japan. more »

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16 - What are the criteria differentiating the personality of Makassed student from others ?

Makassed student is a Lebanese citizen who is proud of his nationality and Arabic identity; and abides with the rules of the Islamic religion. He is open minded,
understands and accepts others regardless of their race, religion or political beliefs; characterized by self confidence, creativity, independency and freedom of thought, and follows the continuous scientific and technological updates.  more »

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17 - What does education in Makassed schools cost ?

Makassed Philanthropic Islamic Association offers free education - with only nominal yearly registration fee required - in most of its elementary schools, since this concept of free education is embedded in Makassed mission statement. As for the intermediate and secondary stages, education is offered through a subsidized reduced fee structure that could be afforded by average families. Students from poor families or suffering from financial hardship are exempted from fees through the school grant system. In addition, Makassed association awards special students through the exemption of fees up till their graduation.

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18 - What is the role of Makassed Association in the Islamic Society ?

Makassed Association established fixed centers in the rural districts allocated for teaching and memorizing of the holy Koran; in addition to the regular religious education in schools, and annual contests in memorizing and accurate reading of Holy Koran.  more »

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19 - What is the Makassed Alumni Association ? What is its role ?

Makassed Alumni Association gathers graduates from different Makassed schools. It was founded in 1929, and concentrates on the organization of philanthropic, cultural, and recreational activities that supports Makassed Association.  more »

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20 - What is Makassed Women's League Association ? What is its role ?

Makassed Women's League Association is a women organization that was established in 1980. The organization depends on the voluntary effort of the women members to promote the situation of women, children, and the deprived families. This is implemented through different supportive activities in Makassed schools, hospital, and social health centers. One of its continuous projects are "Winter clothes for Beirut and rural Makassed school students", and "Financial support to patients in Makassed hospital, and organizing recreational activities for them".

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21 - What is the Makassed Veterans League? What is its role ?

The Union of Old Makassed Members in Beirut established in 1996, is a union that gathers old Makassed employees to ensure continuous communication and support between them. For that goal, it provides for the members a social cultural club, a newsletter, and recreational and developmental activities.

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22 - What is Makassed Islamic Scout Organization? What is its role ?

Makassed Islamic Scout Organization was founded in 1981, to support the educational mission, and the social - familial life for the achievement of sound national upbringing for our children and youth. more »

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23 - What are the services provided by Makassed Communal Health Care Bureau ?

Makassed Communal Health Care Bureau offers integrated health services, varying from primary health care to diagnostic surveys and outpatient health programs through Makassed Social Health Centers. In addition to that, these centers participate in the national vaccination, and health awareness campaigns. The most important programs of the bureau are the School Health Program, and the Literacy Program.  more »

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24 - What is the list of Makassed Social Health Centers ?

- Al-Horsh Social Health Center
- Dispensary of Hamad Mosque
- Al-Bashoura Social Health Center
- Dispensary of Salim Salam Mosque
- Al-Ta'akhi and Al-Ihsan Medical Center
- Kafar Hamam Social Health Center

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25 - What are the services provided by Makassed Center for Development and Environment ?

Makassed Center for Development and Environment works on spreading environmental education and awareness to all categories of the society, with special concentration on school students who represent the future generation; and encouraging society members to actively participate in the implementation of practical environmental projects. This is done through practical activities and projects, with the general goal of positively changing people's attitude and action towards the preservation of environment and its natural resources. The most important programs of the center are Awareness about Sorting of Paper Waste, Environmental Activities and Clubs in Makassed Schools, Programs of Tarik El-Jadida Center for Urban Development.  more »

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26 - What are the services provided by Tarik El-Jadida Center for Urban Development?

Tarik El-Jadida Center for Urban Development was established with a financial support from the Urban Management Program-United Nations Development Program. It is an environmental-social center with the concept of partially solving the problem of residential solid waste through sorting from the source, and recycling. Furthermore, the center concentrates on women capacity building through offering artistic training courses on the techniques of environmentally friendly handcrafts that depend on the on the reuse of the sorted solid waste as raw material. In addition to that, the center organizes an Awareness and Advocacy Program for Women, and a Children Nursery.
Tarik El-Jadida Center for Urban Development governs four major programs:
  1 - Women Participation in Urban Management Program
  2 - Awareness and Advocacy Program
  3 - Environmental Youth Voluntary Program
  4 - Children Nursery Program
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27 - Are the degrees granted by the Makassed University accredited ?

Yes, Makassed University including all its higher institutes was accredited through the Law No. 3585 dated 7 / 8 / 2000.

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28 - What is the list of Mosques owned or directed by Makassed Association ?

Makassed Philanthropic Islamic Association owns or directs the following Mosques, namely: Al-Arab mosque - Al-Horsh District, Abi Bakr Al-Siddik Mosque - Kantary District, Khalil Shehab Mosque - Ras Beirut District, Salim Salam Mosque - Borj Abi Haidar District, The Islamic Center in Al-Khachekgy Mosque - Kaskas District, The Islamic Center in Ba'aleshmayh Mosque - Bhamdoun District, The Islamic Center in Sibnayh Mosque - Al-Hadath District. In addition to the social congregations where religious and cultural activities are organized; and they are Khalil Shehab Congregation, Salim Salam Congregation, Ba'aleshmayh Congregation, Sibnayh Congregation, and Abd Al-Naser Congregation.
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29 - What is the social role of the Youth Voluntary Affairs Department ?

The Youth Voluntary Affairs Department concentrates on the development of the volunteering concept. This is done through the development of Makassed Student's personality and training on social services through voluntary activities and programs. This training on voluntary service for the secondary students would be crowned by their offer of a set of social service hours as an obligatory criterion for graduation. more »

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30 - What are the specialties and degrees offered in Abdul Hadi Debs Vocational and Technical Center?

Abdul Hadi Debs Vocational and Technical Center currently offers the B.T. and T.S. degrees, in addition to the organization of specialized condensed courses in several technical specialties.
The specialties offered through the B.T. degree are: Accounting and Informatics, Electronics, Industrial Mechanics, Air Conditioning, Interior Design, and Electricity.
The specialties offered through the T.S. degree are: Electronics, and Graphic Design.
It is planned in the near future to open new specialties, such as Administrative Informatics and Accounting Experts in the T.S. degree; and to establish the L.T. degree program with the following specialties: Electronics, Administrative Informatics, Accounting Experts, and Graphic Design.
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31 - What is the difference between philanthropy and charity ?

Charity was the old concept of offering direct financial aid and care for the needy individuals. But this concept elaborated and developed along the years, whereby the concept of charity is only used during emergency crisis.
Nowadays, the concept of philanthropy more describes the role of non-governmental organization encompassing the developmental mission statements and goals and tools of implementation; thus, providing capacity building to the beneficiaries to achieve independency on the long run.
Through this developmental concept, Makassed association works and offers services to their fellow beneficiaries.

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