Birmingham Muslims Give Shelter to Homeless This Winter

0 46

Rough sleepers will be able to bunk down safely in a central location for as long as the cold snap lasts, thanks to Birmingham Muslims who are providing beds for the city’s homeless, Birmingham Mail reported.


Feeding the poor and needy is an act that draws us closer to Allah. We earn His forgiveness, mercies and blessings through this act of charity.

“Anyone who looks after and works for a widow and a poor person is like a warrior fighting for Allah?s cause, or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all night. (Bukhari)

“The problem of homelessness is increasing in the Midlands
and the UK. We are now reaching crisis levels with people dying on the streets,”
said Kamran Hussain, from Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre (GLMCC) in Small

“It’s important that faith and community groups do their part
to help those in need. As an Islamic faith institute, we are required to take
care of the poor and less fortunate.”

Coming together to help the homeless, members of GLMCC, Muslim Aid and the As-Suffa Institute pooled their resources, fundraising, and expertise to tackle the homeless problem blighting our streets.

“Many organizations don’t have the capacity to run a project
as large as this. This requires finances, a huge volunteer base and a lot of organization
and coordination,” Hussain said.

“By getting together it doesn’t put the hardship of running
such a project onto one single organization.

“By housing the homeless, we will create a safe space for them and give them a little relief from their harsh lives.

“We will also have people who work with the homeless, to
provide advice on how they can get themselves off the streets.”

Hussain added that the users would be provided with the help
needed to get off the streets.

Support Islam Religion Guardian
At the present time, we are running on very limited funds. In order for us to run Islam Religion Guardian service efficiently, we are in need of your generous support.

“We hope to get a number of the homeless into permanent
accommodation. Many of the homeless find it hard to navigate through the
benefits system to get access to financial support or housing.

“Last year, through our project at Green Lane, we managed to get about 10 people into housing, which was a huge achievement.”

Birmingham Muslims Give Shelter to Homeless This Winter - About Islam
The As-Suffa team distributes food to the homeless four times a week from their shelter on Lionel Street near the City Center.

Helping Homeless

British Muslims have been leading efforts to help the needy and homeless this winter season, and this has been so highly commendable, especially during Xmas occasions.

For instance, a Muslim-owned Cardiff restaurant opened its doors on Christmas Day to provide free food for homeless, vulnerable, and old people.

A local Birmingham Muslim charity Purpose of Life also organized a festive lunch in December to feed the city’s homeless and rough sleepers.

Britain’s oldest mosque also opened its doors on Wednesday, December 25, to host the
needy, homeless, lonely, and elderly people for a Christmas lunch.

A group of Ahmadiyya Muslim youth also teamed up to deliver 10,000 meals to rough sleepers before December 31.


Read Original Report Here By About Islam

Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up here to get the latest news, updates delivered directly to your inbox.
You can unsubscribe at any time

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy