"And feed with food the needy, the orphan and the prisoner, for love of Him." Quran 76:8
The Prophet ﷺ said, "Free the captives, feed the hungry and pay a visit to the sick."
Ibn 'Abbas said, "The Prophet ﷺ, was the most generous of people, and he was even more generous during Ramadan when Jibril met him. Jibril used to meet him every night in Ramadan until it was over and the Prophet would go through the Qur'an with him. The Messenger of Allah was more generous with good things than the blowing wind."
The Islamic Human Rights Commission will be distributing prisoner packs for both male and female prisoners this Ramadan.
Muslim prisoners have a difficult time practising their faith in prison. Lack of halal food, inadequate prayer facilities, difficulty in managing fasting as well as discrimination from other prisoners are just some of the issues faced by Muslim prisoners. This is made worse by the sense of isolation from the Muslim community and their friends and family.
This year we wish to support our fellow Muslims in prison with a Ramadan starter pack. Each pack will contain items that will help them make the most of Ramadan.
The items included this year include:
- x1 Blackness and Islam by Imam Dawud Walid
- x1 Sweet Packet from HalalZone
- x1 Prayer Beads (Tasbeeh)
- x1 Itar Perfume (Turkish Holiday scented fragrance)
- x1 Eid Card with a message from our Chair, Massoud Shadjarah.
Each Pack will cost £20 and will be a wonderful gift to a fellow Muslim to show they have not been forgotten by their brothers and sisters in the world.
In the past we have sent Eid packs to male and female prisoners, which were very well received:
“Wa Salam, I am writing to you to thank IHRC for the uplifting Eid present (pack) that we received from the organisation. It was very beneficial and a joy to receive. Jazakallah khairan to all that made it possible.” - Eid Pack Recipient
“Wa Alaikum As-Salam, Parcel arrived this morning in the middle of our Eid feast & celebrations; great timing :-) all the women were very happy. Eid Mubarak!”. - Muslim Prison Chaplin, North East England
We hope to send 300 Ramadan packs to Muslim prisoners across the UK.
Our packs are only possible with the generous support of the community. We urge you to donate generously in the month of Ramadan towards the IHRC Prisoner packs.