East Lancs charity in global education boost

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AN East Lancashire charity is aiming to raise funds to educate one million children worldwide during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan will begin on Sunday and Muslims across the world will be observing the Holy month by fasting and making charitable donations to good causes.

During Ramadan, the Tauheedul Charity will be asking people to donate to three projects that are helping impoverished children throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South America, and parts of Europe.

The Blackburn charity is asking people to support three distinct campaigns: ‘Send My Friend to School’, ‘Every Child Needs a Teacher’, and ‘Building Schools – Building Futures’. Together the campaigns will pay for crucial equipment and resources that will allow children around the world to learn.

Tauheedul Relief Trust Director, Yusuf Patel said: “Every three seconds a child dies worldwide.

“Nelson Mandela said that education is the solution to overcoming injustice and to creating equality, and that is what is underpins this campaign really.”

Money raised will also be used to buy gifts for children at Eid, the Muslim festival that comes as the end of Ramadan.

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12:49pm Mon 23 Jun 14

editor1988 says...

good work carried out by Tauheedul charity.

the title is misleading. the charity helps people of all faiths.

visit their website www.tauheedulcharity
.org
good work carried out by Tauheedul charity. the title is misleading. the charity helps people of all faiths. visit their website www.tauheedulcharity .org editor1988
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2:10pm Mon 23 Jun 14

HenningBerg-er says...

editor1988 wrote:
good work carried out by Tauheedul charity.

the title is misleading. the charity helps people of all faiths.

visit their website www.tauheedulcharity

.org
That's right.

My son brought home a series of leaflets on Friday outlining the different campaigns Tauheedul Charity is running this Ramadhan. One of those leaflets states, 'This Ramadhan end food poverty in the UK'.

Surely this is something worthy of being mentioned in the article above?
[quote][p][bold]editor1988[/bold] wrote: good work carried out by Tauheedul charity. the title is misleading. the charity helps people of all faiths. visit their website www.tauheedulcharity .org[/p][/quote]That's right. My son brought home a series of leaflets on Friday outlining the different campaigns Tauheedul Charity is running this Ramadhan. One of those leaflets states, 'This Ramadhan end food poverty in the UK'. Surely this is something worthy of being mentioned in the article above? HenningBerg-er
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3:37pm Mon 23 Jun 14

woolywords says...

Whilst I may not agree with their core belief system, it does get a bit embarrassing, when they seem to engage in so many charitable works that benefit many others not of their faith.
You cannot to do anything but wish them well on this venture.
Whilst I may not agree with their core belief system, it does get a bit embarrassing, when they seem to engage in so many charitable works that benefit many others not of their faith. You cannot to do anything but wish them well on this venture. woolywords
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6:50pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Graham Hartley says...

woolywords wrote:
Whilst I may not agree with their core belief system, it does get a bit embarrassing, when they seem to engage in so many charitable works that benefit many others not of their faith.
You cannot to do anything but wish them well on this venture.
All three of the great Abrahamic religions - Christianity, Judaism and Islam place importance upon charity. By example it is a Jewish tradition to give ten percent or so of one's income to charity, and most Jewish homes have a pushke - a collection box for the poor. Whilst I join you and perhaps many others in wishing them luck or whatever is appropriate, I wonder about the motivation. Fear of the great Abrahamic God? I contribute regularly to animal charities, for the elemental reason that I see how badly some animals are treated. The God of Abraham doesn't speak in my ear.
[quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: Whilst I may not agree with their core belief system, it does get a bit embarrassing, when they seem to engage in so many charitable works that benefit many others not of their faith. You cannot to do anything but wish them well on this venture.[/p][/quote]All three of the great Abrahamic religions - Christianity, Judaism and Islam place importance upon charity. By example it is a Jewish tradition to give ten percent or so of one's income to charity, and most Jewish homes have a pushke - a collection box for the poor. Whilst I join you and perhaps many others in wishing them luck or whatever is appropriate, I wonder about the motivation. Fear of the great Abrahamic God? I contribute regularly to animal charities, for the elemental reason that I see how badly some animals are treated. The God of Abraham doesn't speak in my ear. Graham Hartley
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8:03pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Malthus says...

woolywords wrote:
Whilst I may not agree with their core belief system, it does get a bit embarrassing, when they seem to engage in so many charitable works that benefit many others not of their faith.
You cannot to do anything but wish them well on this venture.
As I recall we had the annual St Joseph's Penny collection among others which I am certain still takes place. The only difference between this and the Muslim charities is the fact that the charitable giving that exists in the Christian churches is anonymous. By the way I am stating this as an atheist. Perhaps if all people gave according to their means and consciousnesses there would be no need for charity. I also know that if those that who are in charge managed the commies of the world correctly there would be no need for charity. Now is the time for change not charity.
[quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: Whilst I may not agree with their core belief system, it does get a bit embarrassing, when they seem to engage in so many charitable works that benefit many others not of their faith. You cannot to do anything but wish them well on this venture.[/p][/quote]As I recall we had the annual St Joseph's Penny collection among others which I am certain still takes place. The only difference between this and the Muslim charities is the fact that the charitable giving that exists in the Christian churches is anonymous. By the way I am stating this as an atheist. Perhaps if all people gave according to their means and consciousnesses there would be no need for charity. I also know that if those that who are in charge managed the commies of the world correctly there would be no need for charity. Now is the time for change not charity. Malthus
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10:49pm Mon 23 Jun 14

clarkk says...

There are numerous schools in Lancashire that help and support numerous charities. Tauheedul schools just one of many, but the press coverage and advertising they receive makes one think they are the sole contributors.
Like the above post mentions, you give to charity anonymously, and more importantly, time for change Tauheedul not charity.
There are numerous schools in Lancashire that help and support numerous charities. Tauheedul schools just one of many, but the press coverage and advertising they receive makes one think they are the sole contributors. Like the above post mentions, you give to charity anonymously, and more importantly, time for change Tauheedul not charity. clarkk
  • Score: 5

8:24pm Tue 24 Jun 14

e lancs says...

All in the name of religion.
All in the name of religion. e lancs
  • Score: 0

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