Care and Compassion 22nd August, 2017
Sometimes, despite our best efforts, things just don’t seem to go according to plan. Whether it is a bad day, a bad week or even a bad year, the negative things can often seem constricting or overwhelming. If we don’t have a proper support network in place around us, this can result in feelings of sadness and loneliness, which has the potential to become a more serious issue.
For that reason, many Muslim charities like Islamic Help are committed to promoting a sense of community spirit and unity among each and every member of the public. A community should act like a family, where everyone pulls together to ensure the entire area becomes happier, more fortunate and more prosperous.
A Positive Impact
Care and compassion are vital qualities not just for key members of the community to possess; instead, each and every individual should strive to achieve these traits throughout their daily life.
Positivity can have a good impact on others, from helping to lift someone’s mood to brightening another’s day. This promotes a positive, friendly and open atmosphere throughout the community, as well as helping to alleviate the burden of loneliness many people find themselves facing.
It can be difficult to combat loneliness due to its nature as an invisible issue – many people feel embarrassed or self-conscious about feeling lonely, therefore becoming much less likely to bring attention to the way that they are feeling. Over time, this can result in the loneliness becoming worse due to a lack of change, which is why we are dedicated to doing all that we can to help local communities through spreading the message of care and compassion.
Helping Those in Need
Of course, faith is important to Muslim charities, but we consider it our duty to assist members of the community regardless of their personal faith or views. Whether it is helping the vulnerable, elderly and homeless or simply volunteering time for a community project, we work alongside our generous supporters to ensure assistance reaches those who need it most.
We are firm believers in the old saying that charity begins at home – after all, how can we send aid to those less fortunate overseas if we cannot assist the vulnerable people right here in our own communities? Local aid relief and community service are vital components of the work that we do right here in the UK, sharing a message of faith and compassion as we continue to contribute towards the well-being of the community.
If you would like to donate to any of our current UK-based projects, please visit our UK donation page.