UK Mosques, Temples Turn Out to Help Elderly Neighbors

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Over the past weeks, elderly people have been struggling with anxiety and isolation forced on them due to the coronavirus.


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)

This has posed a “serious public health concern” among older adults because of their situation and health problems.

To help those in lockdown, members of a
Blackburn mosque and a Bolton Hindu temple have joined hands to provide help at
this time of crisis.

In Blackburn, the Masjide Noorul Islam has
already recruited 250 people to help the elderly and vulnerable in

“Masjide Noorul Islam and our sponsors are funding the project and we hope to help as many people that need our support.  We will be posting the leaflets to all households in the ward for people that are not on Social Media,” a spokesperson told The Lancashire Telegraph.

“We would like to thank the Masjid committee, the subgroup that helps arrange the support group, our sponsors and the volunteers.”

The Bolton Hindu Forum also said they are
leading ‘a joint Coordinated Community Help Program to look after elders living


At this difficult time, different mosques were leading charity efforts to help the needy and elderly.

In South Yorkshire, a Muslim volunteer is leading an interfaith campaign to help people in Sheffield and Rotherham.

Preston mosques have donated items to help NHS critical care staff through tough times.

A British Muslim businessman also donated £200,000 to NHS, launching an appeal to raise £1 million.

British Muslim boxer Amir Khan also pledged to give his £5m wedding venue in Bolton to the NHS to help coronavirus victims.


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