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£3,000raised of £3,000 target by 39 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,000 to Help Hamza find somewhere to live and start working for himself.

    Location
    Bradford, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Tuesday, 31st October 2017

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    Story

    Dear all,

    I need to inform you about a member of our community who is in desperate need of our help.

    On Wednesday afternoon, as I was driving down Barkerend Road in Bradford, I saw a young man with a message written on a cardboard, ‘I am homeless, please help’ . I turned my car round and parked up, walked over to the central reservation where he was sat and gave him some money.

    When I asked him how he got here, he said he had split with his partner and now had nowhere to live. He told me that he sleeps in the doorway of a business near the town centre. He explained the local authority/housing said he was not priority. A charity had given him a tent to sleep wherever he could.

    I asked him his name. he said it was Karl but his Muslim name was Hamza. He said the Mosque near to where we were stood would not let him pray because he was not clean. His ex-partner would not let him see his child because he converted to Islam. As Hamza told me his story, sweat was pouring down his face and clearing some of the dirt from it, yet he was so cheerful and hopeful. It was truly humbling to be in his presence.

    I am sure you also are moved and saddened by his story, especially in Ramadan. My wife and I have decided to try and raise funds to get Hamza back on the road, hopefully to get a roof over his head and so give him a chance to earn a living.

    I am asking you to please donate whatever you can to help Hamza get a roof over his head and start from there. If you need to contact me, you can do so on 07545 128978.

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    • Ian Yusuf Thompson3 months ago
      Ian Yusuf Thompson

      Ian Yusuf Thompson

      3 months ago

      Dear donors, It has been some time since we started raising money for Brother Hamza and it has proven to be a huge challenge. I was so grateful by your support in trying to help him get back on his feet. But it is with great sadness and deepest, sincere apologies that we won't be able to take this project further. We know we have let you down but we did we take this decision lightly. Depending on your permission, we do have an alternative cause suggested by the National Zakat Foundation: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t0jn96gxelrhpv1/Hamza.pdf?dl=0

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    • Ian Yusuf Thompson3 months ago
      Ian Yusuf Thompson

      Ian Yusuf Thompson

      3 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      https://www.dropbox.com/s/t0jn96gxelrhpv1/Hamza.pdf?dl=0

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    • Ian Yusuf Thompson4 months ago
      Ian Yusuf Thompson

      Ian Yusuf Thompson

      4 months ago

      Dear donors, It has been some time since we started raising money for Brother Hamza and it has proven to be a huge challenge. I was so grateful for, and truly humbled, by your support in trying to help him get back on his feet. But it is with great sadness and deepest, sincere apologies that I have to tell you we won't be able to take this project further. We know we have let you down but I assure you at no point did we take this decision lightly. Click below for full message https://www.dropbox.com/s/t0jn96gxelrhpv1/Hamza.pdf?dl=0

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 20, 2017

      Jzk for doing this Yusuf, May Allah grant all involved success in this life and the next.

      £580.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 19, 2017

      £100.00

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      Anonymous

      Jun 19, 2017

    • Ian Thompson

      Ian Thompson

      Jun 19, 2017

      £130.00

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      Jun 18, 2017

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      Jun 16, 2017

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 15, 2017

      Bismillah

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