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Lancashire Muslims raise £7 million for charity

Lancashire Muslims raise £7 million for charity

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Friday August 15 2014

The local paper, Lancashire Telegraph, reports on the incredible sum of £7 million raised by Muslims in Lancashire for charity donation during this past Ramadan.

Muslims from across the North West region will be gathering at a special event to mark the huge sum raised by members of the local community.

Abdul Hamid Qureshi, chair of the Lancashire Council of Mosques, said: “Our Islamic belief compels us to support the needy irrespective of their creed or faith. This event is to say thank you to the Mosque leaders for supporting the communities’ charitable efforts and encouraging them to give in a safe way.”

Last year, a poll conducted by charity fundraising site JustGiving revealed that British Muslims donate the largest per capita sum to charity than any other faith group in the UK. The sum raised by Muslims in Lancashire comes at a time when concerns have been raised about the Charity Commission’s ‘perceived bias’ against Muslim charities affecting their fundraising ability and the closure of charity bank accounts by HSBC.


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