IAW 21st Anniversary
CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME
Click on the image to read about the brilliant projects we are highlighting.
Islam Awareness Week – 17th to 23rd March 2014
This year we are celebrating our 21st year of Islam Awareness Week and we shall concentrate on the concept of charity and what this means in Islam.
Charity is more than just about giving money. It is about giving your time, your talents and your self to others in so many different ways. It is about caring for your neighbours and the neighbourhood in which you live. Indeed this is an Islamic duty enjoined on all of us and, through positive action, Muslims can contribute to the wellbeing of the people and places around them.
This year our theme will focus on social action. We will showcase some excellent projects that are happening around the country, led by Muslims who are working, for example, with foodbanks, soup kitchens, women’s refuges and more. Our aim is to motivate and inspire more people to get involved in this much needed work with people of all faiths and from different backgrounds.
By doing this work for one day or during that one week, people will come to realise how easy it is for them to get involved and to really make a difference to the lives of people around them. See here for some excellent partnership working in Leicester where Muslims and Christians come together every week to feed the vulnerable in one area of the City: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfpybw8y3AE.
Further information about this theme can be found at: http://www.plainislam.com/bite-size/charity.aspx