A Bristol mosque is teaming up with an organization that helps asylum seekers to deliver food to families that need it most.
“Easton Jamia Masjid is always first to respond when the community is in need,” Chair of the Jamia Masjid Management board Abdul Malik, who lives and works in Easton, told Bristol Post.
“We are working with several food support organizations in the city and have now teamed up with Borderlands to deliver this amazing work.”
Earlier this week, on Tuesday afternoon, the Jamia mosque teamed up with Borderlands to give food to the needy families.
Borderlands is made up of volunteers and accepts donations from members of the community.
The cooperation came as many people struggle during winter and COVID-19 pandemic to choose between keeping their homes warm or giving their kids a warm meal.
“We know that many people will be choosing between keeping their homes warm or a warm meal, so the mosque has also set up an emergency support fund to help people with their fuel costs for these chilly few days,” Abdul Malik added.
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Charity in Islam
Islam encourages Muslims to treat their neighbors in a gentle way that reflects the true and genuine spirit of Islam as exemplified in its tolerant aspect especially with people of other faiths.
It makes no difference whether the neighbors are Muslim or non-Muslim.
This falls in line with what the Muslim community across the UK have been doing since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
In Norwich, a local Muslim eatery has been giving out free hot meals to the needy.
In December 2020, the Rose Lane Mosque teamed up with The East Anglian Bangladesh Trust and with St Martins Housing Trust to provide 120 meals on a weekly basis for the homeless.