The Holy Qur’an describes a ‘godly’ person as someone: “giving a rightful share of their wealth to the beggar and the deprived” (51:19); while Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) reminds us that: “Every good act is charity; and the person who guides others to a good act is as the one who did it; and, assuredly, God loves the act of aiding the distressed!” (al Bayhaqi). The Prophet also says that “Love for humanity what you love for yourself!” (al-Bukhari).
“Whosoever saves a life, it is as if they have saved the lives of all humankind” (Qur’an 5:32)”.
The ethos of Muslim Aid is rooted in these teachings; a belief that providing relief and aid to others is central to one’s humanity. This can, and is, performed by those of all faiths and none. Any person of goodwill over 18 and with relevant skills and experience is welcome to apply to become a trustee of Muslim Aid provided that they complete the application form and supply contact details of two referees.