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Qari Muhammed Asim MBE

Qari Muhammed Asim MBE

  • It gives me great pleasure to give my full backing to Step Up To Serve and in particular the iWill Campaign in recognising the importance of youth social action and promoting its values across the Muslim communities I serve.
  • Social action has a strong place in Islamic history, with one of the central tenets of the religion being a requirement on Muslims to be in the service of other human beings. Prophet Muhammad is reported to have said that Sadaqah is due on every part of the body on a daily basis, highlighting that it is incumbent on Muslims to use the blessings God has given them in the form of their bodies to care for others every day. . Islam strongly emphasises that its followers should not only take care of their own families, but also should be mindful of the needs of members of  the wider society, irrespective of their backgrounds, beliefs, social or financial status.
  • Set Up to Serve is a powerful initiative aimed at inspiring  the youth to be involved in a valuable way in positive engagement with their counterparts from different backgrounds, whilst making a real difference to their society.
  • I will use youth social action as a vehicle to create dialogue and make a meaningful difference in our communities with people of other faiths and none.
  • I will communicate the importance placed on social action in Islam and the benefits of it to young people through my speeches and writings, and highlight how young people can simultaneously be following Islam and developing their character and skills whilst making a contribution to their communities and wider society.

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Quote from Charlotte Hill, CEO at Step Up To Serve
“The #iwill campaign is driven by leaders from across society who are committed to making youth social action a normal part of growing up in the UK.
We know that young people want to play an active part in improving their communities, and that in doing so, they develop their own skills for work and life. Over 350 cross-sector organisations so far have pledged to support youth social action, and say #iwill. What will you do?”