Over £45,000 was raised at our London charity dinner event 'Orphans & The Generosity of the Prophet (pbuh)'. Held at the London Muslim Centre, the evening was both spiritual and inspirational. The guests showed overwhelming generosity and support to raise a phenomenal amount of money for the desperate orphans of Bangladesh. A plethora of talent was on show with nasheed artists, a high profile host, dedicated fundraisers and world renowned orators.
The evening was hosted by FOSIS president Nabil Ahmed, who presented the show with razor sharp wit keeping the audience thoroughly entertained.
The fundraising section was conducted by Na'eem Raza who gave a deeply emotional plea for all the orphans in Bangladesh to which the audience responded with enthusiasm and awe inspiring generosity.
Nasheed artist Nazeel Azami started the event with a beautiful song from his album 'Dunya' and set the mood for the entire evening.
Unfortunately one of our guest speakers, Imam Yassir Fazaga, was unable to attend due to a major illness in his family but he gave a heartfelt message to the audience and was truly missed. Shaykh Abdur Rahman Helbawy kindly agreed at the last minute to take his place.
Shaykh Abdur Rahman's lecture about the importance of orphans in Islam was hugely powerful: it highlighted the fundamental duties placed upon all Muslims to be kind and just and to help all orphans and the needy.
Our second guest was Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad, a truly accomplished academic and highly sought after speaker. He gave a lecture on the generosity of the Prophet (pbuh) towards orphans and how our beloved Prophet was himself an orphan.
It was a truly blessed evening and we wish to sincerely thank our speakers Shaykh Abdur Rahman Helbawy and Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad, the host Nabil Ahmed, the fundraiser Na'eem Raza and nasheed artist Nazeel Azami. A big thank you must go to Biswanath Regeneration Trust UK who helped make this event possible and finally to all those who attended and gave so generously.