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Dozens of Muslim Organizations Launch National Campaign to Join Fight Against Coronavirus

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Dozens of Muslim Organizations Launch National Campaign to Join Fight Against Coronavirus

From mosques, community centers, and charities, a wide range of organizations have come together – including the Muslim Council of Britain, Scotland, and Wales, the British Islamic Medical Association, Penny Appeal, Muslim Hands, the British Board of Scholars and Imams, and the National Zakat Foundation.

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From mosques, community centers, and charities, a wide range of organizations have come together – including the Muslim Council of Britain, Scotland, and Wales, the British Islamic Medical Association, Penny Appeal, Muslim Hands, the British Board of Scholars and Imams, and the National Zakat Foundation.

The Muslim Charities Forum (MCF) is now leading a coalition of Muslim charities around the UK that have come together during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bringing together each organization’s talents, expertise, and resources, this is a first-of-its-kind in launching its national campaign.

From mosques, community centers, and charities, a wide range of organizations have come together – including the Muslim Council of Britain, Scotland, and Wales, the British Islamic Medical Association, Penny Appeal, Muslim Hands, the British Board of Scholars and Imams, and the National Zakat Foundation (for list of organizations involved, see end of article).

This collective, called The Campaign for National Solidarity, includes an emergency fundraising appeal to help assist in the national response to COVID-19. This includes providing grants for those in financial difficulties during the pandemic and helping local organizations with the resources needed to contribute to the response.

The COVID-19 pandemic has almost completely halted the regularities of life in the UK – and many have lost loved ones, lost livelihoods, and lost access to the resources needed to stay financially and mentally stable. This collective of different Muslim charities and organizations hopes that by coming together and offering support across the nation, more people can be offered the help so desperately needed during these trying times.

Speaking to TMV, the Head of World Federation Aid, Madiha Raza, stated:

We haven’t faced a global pandemic of this size in decades. It is imperative now more than ever for us to work together in collaboration with other organisations doing the same work to avoid duplication. After years of austerity, there were so many people already vulnerable in our UK society and with one million more people applying for universal credit in the last two weeks; that number is increasing as a result of Covid-19.”

As many in the UK continue to struggle amidst the pandemic, those involved with the charities continue to selflessly work for the community at large – showing that even through unprecedented times such as these, there is still hope in the spirit of charity and community outreach.

Fadi Itani, the CEO of Muslim Charities Forum, stated:

There has never been a more urgent time to work together for the betterment of all those in the UK facing difficulties and increased risk during this emergency. Despite announcements by the government, there is still a great immediate need amongst the British population. Through working together, we can overcome this current crisis and ensure all communities are supported throughout the coming weeks and months.”

Let us pray for the strength of everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and hope that with initiatives like this, many of those most vulnerable and in need can get the help they deserve.


Organizations involved: Al Khair Foundation, British Islamic Medical Association, Charity Right, Human Appeal, Islamic Help, Islamic Relief, Mercy Mission, Muntada Aid, Muslim Aid, Muslim Charity, Muslim Council of Britain, Muslim Council of Scotland, Muslim Council of Wales, Muslim Hands, National Zakat Foundation, Penny Appeal, Read Foundation, British Board of Scholars and Imams, UKIM ICARE, and World Federation Aid.

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