Two fundraisers: a well and a mosque

This morning a British rapper, Blaine “Cadet” Johnson, from south London was killed in a car accident on the way to a show at Keele university in Staffordshire. He was 28. Some people I know are raising money to sink a well in his name (the location has not been decided yet; currently it is a case of “wherever needed” unless his family say he would have liked it to be in a particular place). This is a Muslim tradition called sadaqa jariya or “continuing charity” which the deceased benefits for in the Hereafter (yes, he was Muslim). The fundraising page can be found here.

A mosque on a corner, painted in a cream colour with green borders around the windows. To the right is a red-brick, low-rise housing block and a block of flats, approximately 8 storeys, can be found behind the red-brick building.

Also, one of my favourite London mosques is fundraising for a rebuild: the Old Kent Road mosque (run by the Nigerian Muslim community) has been running from a converted pub since the 1990s and has insufficient space for the people who attend, especially on Fridays, but now has planning permission for a brand new building and needs to raise funds. You can find their address, bank details and charity number as well as a donation button on their website (bank transfers should be made with the reference “rebuild”). We were told that there is a deadline for funds to be raised (I will find out what that is tomorrow, in sha Allah).

Image source: Derek Harper, via Geograph. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (BY-SA) licence, version 2.0.

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