FAITH, HOPE and charity came together when pupils at a Whitechapel Muslim school decided to help a Docklands hospice.
Al-Mizan Primary School in Whitechapel last week raised almost £500 for Richard House. The children approached friends and family for donations and carried out extra home chores.
Richard House needs to raise £2.75 million a year to provide for its patients. The school’s headteacher, Musleh Faradhi, said: “Giving to charity is integral to being a Muslim. We want our students to learn this as a fundamental part of growing up, so they take care of others.”
The Koran says: “Of their goods, take alms so that thou mightiest purify and sanctify them.”
Sheikh Abdul Qayum, the imam of East London Mosque and a patron of Richard House, commented: “As a patron of Richard House, I know of the incredible work that goes into helping children who are terminally ill. “It was with great joy that I learnt that students of Al-Mizan school raised money that will help Richard House.”
David Altheer 090712
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