Muslim Organisations Unite To Tackle World Hunger
Members of the British Muslim community gathered a pile of prayer mats and laid them out in Trafalgar Square (London) to spell a giant ‘IF’ to create awareness about poverty.
‘Enough Food for Everyone IF’ is a new campaign which consists of more than 100 of the UK’s leading development charities and faith groups, making it the largest coalition of its kind in the UK since Make Poverty History in 2005.
They are uniting to mobilise British Muslim communities to call on world leaders to tackle the root causes of global hunger, which still kills two million children every year.
Imam Ajmal Masroor said: “Islamic tradition teaches us that if anyone goes to bed with a full stomach while his neighbour is hungry, he is not a believer, so how can we sit by quietly while one in eight people go to bed hungry every night?”
The group of Muslim organisations is led by campaigning organisation MADE in Europe and development charity Human Appeal International (HAI) and consists of the Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS), the Islamic Society of Britain (ISB), London Muslim Centre, the Islam Channel, and many others.
The ‘Enough Food for Everyone IF’ campaign is calling on British Prime Minister David Cameron to use the UK’s G8 presidency to take action on the root causes of the hunger crisis in the poorest countries.
“I am really excited to see so many Muslim organisations coming together on this one issue alongside the rest of the British society to make our world leaders act,” explained Imam Masroor.