Manchester Muslim Students Launch ‘Jihad’ against COVID-19

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Students at an independent Muslim college in Manchester have
launched a new campaign for a jihad [struggle] against the COVID-19 virus.

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)

As the coronavirus sweeps across the UK, the Minhaj College
Manchester (MCM) initiative would give support to the elderly and vulnerable.

“Our country is facing a major catastrophe which is starting
to result in chaos. In the midst of this chaos there is a genuine fear that the
most vulnerable in society will be neglected,” the college’s Facebook
page
read.

“Team MCM has launched a campaign for a Jihad (struggle)
against Covid-19 titled team COVID-JIHAD.”

Volunteers will help vulnerable people who are in
self-isolation by delivering urgent supplies to them.

Others will help NHS services, while some will help food-banks to raise much-needed supplies and distribute those supplies.

Muslim Help

As the world focuses on preventing the spread of the coronavirus,
Muslim bodies have come together in different forms to make positive
contributions
to this campaign.

A Canadian Muslim charity has launched an appeal to provide
hygiene kits to vulnerable people in the community.

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Islamic charity Penny Appeal has also launched a new grant
for those affected by the COVID-19.

As of 16 March, after performing 44,105 tests, there have
been 1,543 confirmed cases of COVID-19
in the United Kingdom.

53 People in the UK with confirmed COVID-19 infection have
died, and one further death has been confirmed in the British Overseas
Territory of the Cayman Islands. Additionally, one British citizen died in the
outbreak on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

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