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Charity Begins At Home - Reflection on the UK Islamic charity sector
Thu 18 May 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
British Muslims contribute more than £31 billion to the UK economy. Proportionally, they are also the most generous charity givers. According to The Muslims Charities Forum about £100m is raised alone during the holy month of Ramadan. The main beneficiaries of Muslim generosity are the UK based Islamic Charities.
Britain Muslims should of course respond to humanitarian crisis throughout the world, supporting humanitarian programmes and interventions. This should be applauded and encouraged. However, there are also worthy charitable causes on our door steps here in the UK.
The needs of British Muslims are many and varied in almost all aspects of life- education, economic, health, law and order to mention a few. We are experiencing a huge deficit of facilities and services in each of these areas. Should the UK based Islamic Charities be doing more to support their communities in the UK?
Join our panel of inspirational and thought provoking speakers for an evening of discussion and reflection on Muslim charity giving and our social responsibility at home.
Our esteemed panel will include:
Nazir Afzal OBE: Nazir Afzal was a Chief Prosecutor who led some of the most high profiles cases in recent years. He is currently the Chief Executive of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners. He is also a patron of NGOs protecting women.
Naz Shah MP: Naz Shah is a Member of Parliament for Bradford West as well as the joint Chair for APPG on Islamophobia. Naz is passionate about leadership, justice and equality.
Qari Asim MBE: Qari Asim is the Head Imam at Leeds Makkah Mosque. He is also an inter-faith advisor and board member of the Christian Muslim forum. By profession he is a practising lawyer.