SHAFAQNA – #GIVE CAMPAIGN’ TO FEED THOUSANDS OF HOMELESS PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS AND NONE IN CITIES ACROSS THE WORLD AS MUSLIMS BEGIN MONTH OF RAMADHAN
· 18 June shall see over 15,000 homeless being fed across 30 cities worldwide
· Global #Give campaign launched by international organisation Who is Hussain?
· New fundraising drive launched to pay for live-saving surgeries for orphans in war ravaged in Iraq.
Who is Hussain? the social justice and action group led mostly by young people around the world, have today launched a new campaign entitled #Give. The organisation hopes to motivate and encourage people across the world to take action by doing good deeds which spread compassion and create positive change. The campaign is using the timeless example of Hussain Ibn Ali (a 7th century leader and grandson of the Prophet Muhammad) as a source of inspiration.
The campaign coincides with Ramadhan; a time of spiritual renewal, purification, deep contemplation, self-control and charitable acts. The #Give campaign will see thousands of individuals mobilise to feed the homeless in their respective towns and cities from Beirut to Birmingham; Milan to Michigan and Lahore to London. Who is Hussain? will organise its volunteers in over 30 cities worldwide to give back to their local communities by providing and hosting a meal for homeless people regardless of faith affiliations. An estimated 25,000 are likely to be fed over the duration of the campaign, with an attempt to feed 15,000 in one day alone on the 18th of June.
As part of the #Give campaign, Who is Hussain? hopes to raise £10,000 through online donations to sponsor lifesaving surgeries for orphans in war-torn Iraq.
A spokesperson for Who is Hussain? said: “Today Iraq is ravaged by war and terror. An estimated 3.5 million Iraqi children live in poverty, with children of all backgrounds – Yazidi, Christian and Muslim – requiring lifesaving operations. They bear the brunt of a faltering healthcare system, made worse by the ongoing conflict and political unrest. This Ramadhan we can make a difference and change the lives of those young orphans who are most in need of life saving surgery.”
Modern day Iraq was the site of Hussain’s final stand, where he selflessly gave his life in resistance to a tyrannical and oppressive regime. His struggle paved the way for many revolutions throughout history, and serves as inspiration for other notable leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi. Millions across the world remember Hussain’s stand against injustice to encourage them to stand against today’s injustices.