Support the homeless this Eid Milad un Nabi 2018

 

Eid Milad-un-Nabi is the celebration of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon Him). Celebrations go on for a whole month and take place across the Muslim world. Ilhaam wants to use the joy and goodwill that stems from this Milad (celebration) and raise funds to support the homeless!

 

What are we doing?

Ilhaam has designed and produced an exclusive commemorative badge to celebrate Milad-un-Nabi. We are hoping to raise funds by selling the badge for a minimum donation of £1 each.

Ilhaam: Supporting the homeless this Eid Milad un Nabi 2018

 

How can you help?

We would welcome your support to;

  • Buy a badge for yourself!
  • Help to raise awareness of this campaign
  • Help to sell badges to your friends and family. The more people that we have selling the badges, the more money will be raised! We would encourage you to buy 10 badges (costing £10) and then to sell them on to your friends, family and co-workers

Please get in touch with us if you wish to get involved?

 

Why are we doing this?

It’s cold and as October draws to a close, it’s only going to get colder. The holy Qur’an confirms the rights of neighbours and recommends us to treat them justly.

Allah the Almighty says, “Serve Allah, and join not any partners with Him; and do good- to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbors who are near, neighbors who are strangers, the companion by your side, the wayfarer (you meet), (Al-Nisaa’, 4: 36)

 

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon Him) said; Do not eat your full while your neighbour is hungry: 

The Messenger of Allah, (Peace and blessings be upon him) says:” He is not a believer who eats his fill whilst his neighbour beside him goes hungry” (Bukhari).

As caring individuals we want to help make life a little better for those individuals that are in need of help, care and support.

 

How bad is it?

It seems that not a day passes by when you don’t see someone who is homeless. Whether it’s someone sat on the pavement or someone sleeping rough on the street the number of people who are homeless or sleeping rough is only getting bigger.

According to a report by Crisis, ‘The homelessness monitor: England 2018‘ this year’s report reveals how desperate the situation has become for homeless households trying to find somewhere to live.

Councils across the country are struggling to house people because of a decline in social housing, spiralling private rents, and welfare cuts. Councils also reported a growing reluctance among landlords to rent to people on welfare, with many worried that formerly homeless tenants would struggle to pay rent and bills.

Consequently, the number of homeless families and individuals placed in temporary accommodation jumped to 78,000 last year, an 8% rise on the year and a massive 60% rise since 2012.

The number of homeless households placed in B&Bs – which are often cramped, unsuitable, and sometimes even dangerous – rose particularly quickly, with a 10% rise on the year.

If trends continue as they are the research reveals that 100,000 households will be living in B&Bs, hostels and other temporary accommodation.

 

Please get in touch with us if you wish to get involved?

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