Dewsbury Mosques Unite to Help Local Food Bank

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More than 30 mosques in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, have come together to donate stocks of food to a local food bank, Dewsbury Reporter reported.

FEED THE POOR

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)

“It was a pleasure visiting the mosques as well as the Taleem Centre in Dewsbury and meeting the volunteers, who have been responsible for organizing the collections,” Fusion Giving food bank coordinator, Nicola Watson said.

“The response has been overwhelming and we’re very grateful for their support.

“We hope to continue working for those in need in our communities.”

Dewsbury Mosques Unite to Help Local Food Bank - About Islam

“We hope to continue working together in the future and support those in need in our communities.”

The Dewsbury Mosque Alliance led the project to tackle food shortage at the Fusion Giving Food Bank.

In the campaign, the alliance’s 31 member mosques donated stocks of food, drink, toiletries, and baby products.

Dewsbury Mosques Unite to Help Local Food Bank - About Islam

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Charity

The recent project by the alliance follows two other projects since the alliance formed in April.

These projects included feeding homeless in Leeds, and the keep Britain tidy project which both took part earlier this year.

“We would also like to carry on supporting the food bank and prevent any future shortages,” Watson said.

Dewsbury Mosques Unite to Help Local Food Bank - About Islam

The donations come as Islamic Relief marks its annual Charity Week slated for October 21-27, under the theme “Unite Our Powers”.

Charity or Zakat in Islamic Shari’ah is a form of alms-giving. By Qur’anic ranking, it is next after prayer in importance.

As one of the Five Pillars of Islam, zakat is a religious obligation for all Muslims who meet the necessary criteria of wealth.

Check our section Muslims 4 Humanity.

Dewsbury Mosques Unite to Help Local Food Bank - About Islam

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