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Brooklyn Muslims & Jews Unite for Helping Ukraine

Helping and supporting those in distress is a trait encouraged by Islam and a noble characteristic that is an implication of sincere chivalry.

Therefore, Brooklyn Muslim Mohammad Razvi has been working to help Ukrainians since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“It was devastating to see such human life loss because of one man’s ambitions for power,” Razvi told News 12 Bronx.

📚 Read Also: Nottingham Muslims Launch Appeal to Help Ukrainian Refugees

Seeking to offer whatever help he can provide, Razvi called a friend from the World Diasporas Association who put him in touch with Mitya Bykov, chairman of the Holocaust Remembrance Association.

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“Bogdanovka is where 54,600 people were killed in less than 45 days. Only 127 survived and Mr. Bykov is one, his sister and his mother,” says Goodwill Ambassador for Ukraine Bill Tingling.

Donating Food

Cooperating together, the Brooklyn Muslim and Jewish communities came up with a 25,000-square foot office space in Midwood.

The space is used to house the new clothing, medical supplies and canned food that will be shipped to help Ukrainians.

“Mohammad and his community showed to us such good hospitality and such good care. We are ready to sit here 24/7,” Bykov says.

Following a Russian military build-up on the Russia–Ukraine border from late 2021, the war expanded significantly when Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022.

It is the largest conventional military attack in Europe since World War II.   

Razvi is not the only Muslim who has been leading efforts to help Ukrainian refugees.

Earlier this month, the Muslim community in Nottingham launched an appeal to help the people of Ukraine who fled their country after the eruption of war last week.