Translator: Bi’ Dünya Haber
We find ourselves in the summer season, eagerly awaiting the Eid al-Adha. Sacrifice is one of the acts of worship that reminds us to be merciful and to give to others if we wish to receive mercy and be worthy of it. In this article, we will take a look at the generosity of Muslims in the United Kingdom, not just during the Hajj season but throughout their lives.
Islamic aid organizations in the UK collected a total of $24.4 billion in donations over the past year to be sent to national and international areas of need. According to the Kuwait News Agency, a report prepared by the National Council for Voluntary Organizations stated that more than 165,000 groups and individuals made donations in the UK in 2022.
Muslims in the UK began establishing charitable organizations in the 1980s.
The number of charitable organizations in the UK, which was 25 in the early 2000s, has now reached around 600. Earlier this year, the London-based think tank, the Ayaan Institute, announced that British Muslims are among the most generous groups and contribute at least £1 billion in donations annually.
For those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah by night and by day, secretly and publicly, they will have their reward with their Lord. They will have nothing to fear or to grieve. (Quran, 2:274)