Food collection hub set up at York mosque

Hakeem Hussein, front, Ismail Miah, Abid Salik and Mebs Surve with food bound for the food bank

Hakeem Hussein, front, Ismail Miah, Abid Salik and Mebs Surve with food bound for the food bank

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YORK'S Mosque has started collecting items for the city's food banks to help poorer people in the local community.

Collections will be made at the mosque and Islamic centre in Bull Lane every Friday, with deliveries made to the food bank in Acomb, said mosque director Dr Mebs A Surve.

Imam Abid Salik said Muslims and non-Muslims were all invited to come to the Mosque and donate items, which would be distributed to people of all races and faiths, and about 150lbs of food had been collected in the first week.

He said the collections had been launched during Ramadan, when Muslims were thinking of unfortunate people who had no food to eat as well as fasting.

Meanwhile, the mosque is inviting its local neighbours and friends, as well as the Archbishop of York, local councillors, MPs, police and interfaith groups, to its 'Big Iftar,' which takes place at 8pm on Sunday.

The Big Iftar is a national initiative, intended to promote neighbourliness and strengthen community relations, encourages mosques, community centres and places of worship to come together and share iftar, in which Muslims celebrated the breaking of what was likely to be the last day-long fast of Ramadan.

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10:18am Fri 25 Jul 14

CHISSY1 says...

So what will happen if someone donates some bacon.A reasonable question taking into account the incident last week. A Muslim checkout operator would not sell a lady ham or wine,was he prosecuted or sacked?.
So which narrow minded people are going to complain about my comment this time.
So what will happen if someone donates some bacon.A reasonable question taking into account the incident last week. A Muslim checkout operator would not sell a lady ham or wine,was he prosecuted or sacked?. So which narrow minded people are going to complain about my comment this time. CHISSY1
  • Score: -17

10:29am Fri 25 Jul 14

Pounce says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
So what will happen if someone donates some bacon.A reasonable question taking into account the incident last week. A Muslim checkout operator would not sell a lady ham or wine,was he prosecuted or sacked?.
So which narrow minded people are going to complain about my comment this time.
Well, they could always hand the bacon over to a non-Muslim as it says in the article. In this day and age of finding fault with everything and anything from the safety of our homes, why can't we for once applaud people who are doing good.
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: So what will happen if someone donates some bacon.A reasonable question taking into account the incident last week. A Muslim checkout operator would not sell a lady ham or wine,was he prosecuted or sacked?. So which narrow minded people are going to complain about my comment this time.[/p][/quote]Well, they could always hand the bacon over to a non-Muslim as it says in the article. In this day and age of finding fault with everything and anything from the safety of our homes, why can't we for once applaud people who are doing good. Pounce
  • Score: 20

11:36am Fri 25 Jul 14

TheTruthHurts says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
So what will happen if someone donates some bacon.A reasonable question taking into account the incident last week. A Muslim checkout operator would not sell a lady ham or wine,was he prosecuted or sacked?.
So which narrow minded people are going to complain about my comment this time.
I cant be one hundred percent sure but i think that if this were to happen the world will explode and everything on it will be obliterated or cast into the depths of space and time. So be careful people, its dangerous out there :-)
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: So what will happen if someone donates some bacon.A reasonable question taking into account the incident last week. A Muslim checkout operator would not sell a lady ham or wine,was he prosecuted or sacked?. So which narrow minded people are going to complain about my comment this time.[/p][/quote]I cant be one hundred percent sure but i think that if this were to happen the world will explode and everything on it will be obliterated or cast into the depths of space and time. So be careful people, its dangerous out there :-) TheTruthHurts
  • Score: 12

12:51pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Archangle6rose says...

CHISSY1 wrote:
So what will happen if someone donates some bacon.A reasonable question taking into account the incident last week. A Muslim checkout operator would not sell a lady ham or wine,was he prosecuted or sacked?.
So which narrow minded people are going to complain about my comment this time.
Greetings York. I'm Christian, & I'm just wondering what if some Muslims along with me bring some UP SIDE DOWN CROSSES to our christmas celebration on the 25 Of December. I wouldn't have a problem with it cause I'm really spiritually mature, & I want to see how my fellow Soldier on the battle Field for the LORD (Lords) would handle them self in mock attacks! U know what FAITHS, I think I'm going to save this attack for the few Secular forces that want me dead & enslaved. Yes these rare Secular force anger if I bring Pork are Chicken, Right Up Sided Crosses, are Up Side Down Crosses. They attack me if I'm fully FAITHFUL to being a Secular Person, who hates everything religious with out hesitation.
In my country & world it is against the LAW to Fast. I've been shocked with those shocker Guns. Have my lights & hot water turned off in my apartment, & threaten that they will blind me. YOU don't have to worry about this cause YOU don't ever decide not to eat food. I live in a Galaxy FAR FAR away, So there is another reason YOU don't have to worry about this. So please have mercy on us & don't bring a decapitated head to a Muslim Gathering. Please use common sense & leave the decapitated Head(PORK) at home ๐Ÿ˜‡.
Farewell
Archangelredrose
[quote][p][bold]CHISSY1[/bold] wrote: So what will happen if someone donates some bacon.A reasonable question taking into account the incident last week. A Muslim checkout operator would not sell a lady ham or wine,was he prosecuted or sacked?. So which narrow minded people are going to complain about my comment this time.[/p][/quote]Greetings York. I'm Christian, & I'm just wondering what if some Muslims along with me bring some UP SIDE DOWN CROSSES to our christmas celebration on the 25 Of December. I wouldn't have a problem with it cause I'm really spiritually mature, & I want to see how my fellow Soldier on the battle Field for the LORD (Lords) would handle them self in mock attacks! U know what FAITHS, I think I'm going to save this attack for the few Secular forces that want me dead & enslaved. Yes these rare Secular force anger if I bring Pork are Chicken, Right Up Sided Crosses, are Up Side Down Crosses. They attack me if I'm fully FAITHFUL to being a Secular Person, who hates everything religious with out hesitation. In my country & world it is against the LAW to Fast. I've been shocked with those shocker Guns. Have my lights & hot water turned off in my apartment, & threaten that they will blind me. YOU don't have to worry about this cause YOU don't ever decide not to eat food. I live in a Galaxy FAR FAR away, So there is another reason YOU don't have to worry about this. So please have mercy on us & don't bring a decapitated head to a Muslim Gathering. Please use common sense & leave the decapitated Head(PORK) at home ๐Ÿ˜‡. Farewell Archangelredrose Archangle6rose
  • Score: -13

1:16pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Justin7 says...

Top lads at the Mosque. All the best during Ramadan - which I know won't be easy.
Top lads at the Mosque. All the best during Ramadan - which I know won't be easy. Justin7
  • Score: 12

5:52pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Pinza-C55 says...

Another "Hub" ? At the rate we are going York will soon have more hubs than the TDF.
Another "Hub" ? At the rate we are going York will soon have more hubs than the TDF. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 4

9:09pm Fri 25 Jul 14

piaggio1 says...

Is chrissy for real ????
Just grow up lass...dont go lookin for things that are.nt there...
And owdo justin...you bin let out on release again.....
Is chrissy for real ???? Just grow up lass...dont go lookin for things that are.nt there... And owdo justin...you bin let out on release again..... piaggio1
  • Score: 6

9:02am Sat 26 Jul 14

CHISSY1 says...

I made a valid point.But once again the pc brigade are afraid of offending.
I made a valid point.But once again the pc brigade are afraid of offending. CHISSY1
  • Score: -10

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