The event takes place in Glasgow City Chambers on Monday 23 May from 12 noon to 3pm.
Ramadan is the most important month in the Muslim year, focusing on spiritual reflection and strengthening of character. Giving Zakat (alms) is one of the five pillars of Islam and Ramadan is considered the holiest month to give. During Ramadan the British Muslim community usually raises in excess of £100 million for charity. Indeed Human Appeal itself raised some £10 million in Ramadan last year. Human Appeal has won numerous awards for its community engagement and unparalleled fundraising, making it the fastest growing Muslim charity, operating in over 25 countries.
The event will officially launch Human Appeal’s Ramadan campaign which will carry a powerful humanitarian message about the Syrian Crisis, and a call to action that mobilises thousands of volunteers, mosques and community organisations towards activities that enhance community cohesion.
Othman Moqbel, Chief Executive of Human Appeal, said: “We are really excited about our event in Glasgow. The Muslim community in Scotland have been huge supporters of Human Appeal’s work and we look forward to thanking them with this event. Last year we reached over five million people around the world, from helping people grow crops in Palestine, to providing clean water in Pakistan. This year we celebrate 25 years of Human Appeal – a milestone which we have reached with the help of our supporters in Scotland.”