Muslims across south west London are raising money to help victims of the Manchester attack.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association said they are even urging younger members of the mosques, in Southfields and Morden, to donate their pocket money to the cause.
The campaign will be held during Ramadan, which is a holy month of fasting, worship and charitable giving observed by Muslims all over the world.
The one day appeal will be held on Monday June 5 between 12 and 6pm, although donations are being taken now.
The appeal is asking Muslims to donate an hour’s wages which will be given to the British Red Cross. The British Red Cross set up the Manchester Emergency Fund to support those caught up in last month’s terror attack.
22 people, including children, were left dead after a suicide bomber detonated a home-made bomb at an Ariana Grande concert on May 22. Over 100 people were injured in the attack at Manchester Arena.
Farooq Aftab, national vice-president of the association, said: “We want to let the public know a bit more about Muslims and Islam. It is a religion of peace. There is no kind of terrorism associated with it, the religion of Islam has a peaceful message.
“We say there is no justification for terrorism, and by linking it to Islam you are giving the very oxygen to people who want it.
“During Ramadan we give to society, give to people and serve humanity. It’s about coming together and showing unity.”
The association, based in the Fazl Mosque in Southfields, hopes to raise £50,000.
Donations can be made by text to 70070 or through the appeal’s justgiving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/onedayappeal
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