Al-Khair Foundation is pleased to announce that we have recently joined the Muslim Climate Action (MCA) – a group of UK Muslim organisations which are concerned about climate change and unites them together for campaign activities and opportunities.
As a UK based Muslim charity that aims to tackle poverty, we are blessed with the ability to provide aid and sustainable support to those in need around the world, whilst also educating the youth and adults, alike. However, every year, climate change is responsible for thousands of deaths, and is a major root cause of worldwide resource depletion, conflict and poverty. Developing countries have been impacted the most by this, despite having contributed the least to the carbon emissions responsible for this phenomenon. Islam teaches that Allah has placed humans as stewards (khalifah) of the earth to protect and safeguard His creation, meaning that we all have a responsibility to tackle climate change, and the injustice it leads to. Therefore, if AKF truly wishes to eradicate poverty, we must facilitate a sustainable and an enhanced quality of life by tackling the disastrous effects of climate change.
As per AKF’s recent attendance of MCA’s ‘Breakfast with Lord Bourne’ (Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Department of Energy and Climate Change), and their ‘UN Sustainable development Goals and climate change’ workshop, we are reminded of our great influence as a Muslim charity to create sustainable systems that root out poverty and tackle climate change.
We hope to tackle relevant SDGs through our international programmes and look forward to working with the MCA to support environmental campaigns and events. With sincere intentions and hard work, together we can produce sustainable development that coincides with climate action, whilst also increasing awareness of the Islamic perspective on the environment and climate change amongst the global Muslim community.