Blog by Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain.
As the weather gets colder, food banks around the country will get busier as the winter bites. They are essential not only to those without a job, but also to people on low incomes struggling to make ends meet.
Dozens of mosques across the UK are also home to food banks. Alongside other faith communities who run similar services, they see first-hand the effect of increasing levels of poverty on the poorest in society. Many are driven to run such services because they are inspired by sayings of Prophet Muhammad such as “He is not a believer whose stomach is filled while the neighbour to his side goes hungry.”
Read further to learn about how the Muslim Council of Britain are championing the real Living Wage as a solution to in-work poverty.