“The most beloved of places to Allah are the mosques, and the most hated of places to Allah are the markets.” [Muslim]
Dear brothers and sisters, as you will be aware the Coronavirus pandemic is having a severe impact not only on world economies and businesses, but also on charities that depend solely on donations to function.
In these unprecedented and challenging times, the Lewisham Islamic Centre (“the Centre”) has temporarily closed its doors and suspended all activities in view of this crisis. As you will appreciate, this will have a direct impact on the Centre’s operations including the inevitable drop in income particularly from the weekly Friday collections. The Centre nevertheless will have to continue meeting its monthly liabilities and expenditures. We will need to continue paying our dedicated staff who are still working hard behind the scenes to carry on the Centre’s important work within the restrictions in place, including trying to help and assist the elderly and others in the community affected by the crisis.
Lewisham Islamic Centre needs your help. The Centre does not accept any Government funding and has always been sustained through the generous donations of the Muslim community. We understand that many of us are feeling particularly vulnerable and insecure at this time, but please remember that peace of mind and security are ultimately in the hands of Allah the Almighty. In Him alone let us put our trust.
We are appealing to you to help us continue to deliver on as many of our services as possible. We sincerely ask you to make an emergency donation now and help us keep the Centre and our work on track through the coronavirus health crisis.
If you are not aware of the Centre’s work, please view this short video and this Parliamentary Review where LIC features.
We thank you for your assistance, Jazakumullahu Khairan.
May Allah accept it from us all.
LEWISHAM ISLAMIC CENTRE