San Bernardino is one the poorest cities in California. A group of Muslim doctors has established Al-Shifa, a medical clinic to provide health-related services to poor residents of the city.
The medical facility has been providing free of charge services to people in need for more than a decade.
“We are Muslims and we want to help the community,” says Dr. Talat Khan, director of Al-Shifa Clinic. “It does not have to be the Muslim community because most of the people we see are Hispanic and people of other faiths. We want to help them out. Our religion tells us that we should take care of under-served.”