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#IAM2020 Mosques Tackling Islamophobia

#IAM2020 Mosques Tackling Islamophobia

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Monday November 30 2020

As part of Islamophobia Awareness Month, the East London MEND team held a virtual webinar to discuss mosques and Islamophobia. Guest panellists discussed the positive contributions mosques have made during the lockdown period, the role of mosques in tackling Islamophobia and the work that is done by the IRU in helping victims.

This event was aimed primarily at mosque committees and members of the local community to signify the important role mosques have to play in tackling Islamophobia. Muhammad Uddin and Maulana Zeeshan Qayum kicked off the evening by speaking about the incredible work they have both been doing since the start of the first lockdown. Muhammad has been volunteering to provide food for the vulnerable in the local community throughout the pandemic, whilst Maulana Zeeshan assisted in providing funeral services at a time of huge demand in March and April. It was inspiring to hear about the work they have been doing and how mosques supported their work in assisting the local community in East London.

Maulana Abdullah Rawat followed with an enlightening talk on the Islamic perspective on Islamophobia, emphasising the duty of Muslims to actively pursue justice. The evening ended with a guide on how mosques can get involved with the Islamophobia Response Unit, as well as the much-anticipated announcement of the competition winner.

This was an excellent webinar with inspirational and actionable messages by all the speakers. It was encouraging to see viewers engage throughout the event and we hope this will inspire mosques across the country to consider the role they play in tackling Islamophobia and get involved with the efforts of MEND.

To view the recording, follow the link: fb.watch/1MT4NE6ZNu

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