During the month of Ramadan while we will insha’Allah be enjoying the barakah and blessings of this holy month, nearly 50 LGBT Muslim asylum seekers, whom Imaan are working with, are living in on the streets or sofa-surfing , will go hungry and live in true poverty in this, our country.
Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar and a time when Muslims fulfil the important religious duty of fasting for the sake of Allah. It is a time to seek the forgiveness and mercy of Allah, an opportunity to reap great spiritual rewards for acts of devotion and a reminder to empathise with those less fortunate than ourselves.
|“I came to the UK in 2010 from Pakistan because I was forced into a marriage. I was beaten, physically abuse and raped. I approached Imaan in 2011 when I fled my relative’s home and was leaving on the streets. Imaan supported me in accessing housing, food and finally supported me through my asylum claim until I was granted refugee status.” Jamal Aged 25
Giving Zakah represents the unbreakable bond between members of the community, whom Prophet Mohammad (saws) described to be “like the organs of the body, if one suffers then all others rally in response.”
The issues of poverty, rape, force marriage and torture can seem vast and yet progress is being made. More people escape these situations every day. Alhamdullilah, Imaan, our supporters and volunteers are part of the great effort to help LGBT Muslims to safety.
We need your help now to change the lives of these vulnerable sisters and brothers.
Please mark this Ramadan by giving as generously as you can, by sending your Zakah, Sadaqah, Lillah, Zakatual Fitr (Fitrana), Fidya ( for missed fasts)
By donating just £30.00 you could pay for a refuge space for someone fleeing threats of violence in the context of a forced-marriage.
An alternative, fun way of raising money for Ramadan is by holding an Iftar Party. Invite family and friends to join you in breaking your fast, and ask for a donation of at least £2.00. Not only is this a great opportunity to raise money for LGBT Muslims, but it also allows you to spend time with those closest to you during this precious month.
Imaan Welfare Team
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