Help the Ummah
What have you done for the unity of the Ummah?
What does the Islamic Council of Europe, an organisation providing support and guidance to Muslims in the West, have anything to do with unity in the Ummah?
If we want to have unity in the Ummah, we have to first focus on establishing unity in our homes. Our Muslim families are the building blocks of the Ummah and if there is no unity in our homes, then we have no hope in establishing unity in the Ummah. Our children must grow up seeing unity between parents, so that they themselves have visions for unity as they grow up in the West.
At The Islamic Council of Europe we deal with hundreds of cases of marital discord and breakdown. As we handle the cases directly, the reality of the state of our Muslim homes is clear – and it’s not very good.
It’s no surprise that our Ummah is going through issues when our homes are falling apart. Our job is to provide solutions and guidance from Islam to help keep families together, for the solutions that Allah SWT has given us are truly perfect and divine. The more us Muslims understand that Islam is the solution for all of our problems, the better our chances are of having a strong Ummah that will be victorious.
How can you help?
The number of cases being handled by The Islamic Council of Europe are increasing at such a pace that we need to urgently raise £10,000 this Ramadan towards resources that will help us keep up with the demand. If we don’t raise this then we won’t be able to provide support that families urgently need in order to have better lives.
Money raised will also go towards our hardship fund that allows us to help families going through financial difficulty.
Whatever you donate will be a sadaqah jariyah for you in helping towards the unity of the Ummah
Why should I donate?
What is better than fasting, prayer and charity?
The Prophet (ﷺ) told us that reconciling between people is better than observing voluntary fasts, offering voluntary prayers and giving voluntary charity.
It was narrated that Abu’l-Darda’ (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Shall I not tell you something that is better than the status of (voluntary) fasting, prayer and charity?” They said: “Yes.” He said: “Reconciling in a case of discord, for the evil of discord is the shaver.”
The Islamic Council of Europe focus on providing guidance and solutions on matters that effect Muslims in their everyday lives, including marital problems, business advice and family issues just to name a few.
Whatever amount you donate, you will have a share of the reward of reconciling between disputing parties – a reward that is greater than observing voluntary fasts, offering voluntary prayers and giving voluntary charity.
As a non-profit organisation, it is important that we maintain funding in order to continue providing these essential services for our community. The more families we keep together, the stronger our Ummah will be.
Some testimonials from some of families we’ve helped:
“The consultation was very good and the Sheikh was very honest in giving his advice on the issue I have with my anger, it was very positive outcome I took away the tools I was advised to use in my daily life to which I have been doing so”
“I would like to thank all the staff who took part in arranging the mediation session we received yesterday. It is pleasing to see a safe and professional platform being provided to the community for dealing with utmost sensitive issues.”
“Please thank the Shaykh for taking time to see us and hear our issues, may Allah grant you all Jannah firdous and help you continue to do all the good work you do in the community. Jazakallah khayrun”
Donate generously this Ramadan and have a share in the reward of reconciling between two parties and keeping the ummah united.