MADE partners with schools, community groups, interfaith initiatives and volunteering organisations to provide social action and campaigning opportunities for young Muslims. A recent example is a tree and hedge planting initiative for young Muslim, Jewish and Christian schoolchildren which was done in partnership with the Climate Coalition and the Woodland Trust.
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In 2017 MADE partnered with Sadaqa Day to organise a social action for young Muslims. We supported schools and youth groups to give back to their local communities and in doing so improve their confidence and teach them about the virtues of Sadaqa.
In total we engaged over 1000 students through assemblies that provided information about Sadaqa Day and encouraged students to get involved. We also gave 397 pupils participating in litter picking #LitterHeroes t-shirts, litter picks and branded rubbish bags in association with Sadaqa Day, Better Communities Business Network (BCBN) and Keep Britain Tidy. Respective local councils helpfully assisted in the provision of litter picking equipment for the participants.
“Litter picking felt rewarding, as our community looked cleaner and better. It was enjoyable as we worked as a team. Sadaqa Day is a fantastic initiative, which made us think about our community first.” Islamiyah School, Blackburn
What is Sadaqa?
The concept of Sadaqa in Islam is often misconstrued as solely being about financial donations, but its definition encompasses a much broader and more proactive role of social action for Muslims, including helping ones family, wider community (particularly vulnerable members like the elderly) and environment with deeds on all scales.
BE A COMMUNITY THAT CALLS FOR WHAT IS GOOD, URGES WHAT IS RIGHT, AND FORBIDS WHAT IS WRONG - QUR’AN 3:104