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Preston Mosques Donate Essential Food Items to NHS Staff

Sweeping across the world, the coronavirus marks an unprecedented time in modern history that will require the best of humanity to overcome.

The COVID-19 pandemic has infected 490,253 and killed other 22,156, according to the latest estimates by WorldOMeter.

To support the medical teams, Preston mosques have donated items to help NHS critical care staff through tough times.

The Madani Institute, Masjid-e-Raza, and Masjid-e-Aqsa said they aim to bring as many supplies as they can to help staff in critical care units.

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“At this moment in time, our whole nation is thinking about the NHS staff. We wanted to do our bit, so sent messages out via social media to members of our mosques and community,” a spokesperson from the Madani Institute said, 5Pillas reported.

“We are planning to continue with the support as much as we can in the coming weeks and months. A massive shout out to all those who have supported this venture and hope they can continue to be our means of putting a little smile on the NHS staff while they are going through extremely difficult challenges.”

Mosque managers said that the appeal has received an amazing response from the public.

“We are already involved in taking donations and supplies for the vulnerable and elderly in our community. However, at this moment in time our whole nation is thinking about the NHS staff,” a spokesperson from Al Aqsa Mosque said.

“The response has been amazing, as it has been in the Deepdale area. The last thing we want is for our doctors and nurses to work relentless shifts only to find they are without basic essential needs.”

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“Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity,” the Prophet said ~ (Al-Tirmidhi, no. 589).

At such a difficult time, many Muslims around the world have been leading campaigns to support the needy and elderly.

Earlier this week, a British Muslim businessman donated £200,000 to NHS, launching an appeal to raise £1 million.

Businessman Yousuf Bhaliok pledged the amount to help provide food and essential equipment to NHS staff during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

In Indiana, the US, a local Islamic center has been offering free pizza to families in need amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A Canadian Muslim charity also launched an appeal to provide hygiene kits to vulnerable people in the community.

The Muslim owners of a cornershop in Scotland gave out free kits to customers over the age of 65; and this includes face-masks, antibacterial hand gel, and cleaning wipes.