A group of Muslim bikers kicked off on Wednesday, February 13 2019, a charity ride from Melbourne to Sydney in order to help raise more awareness of the global refugee crisis. This was reported by Anadolu Agency. Islamic Relief Australia, the international charity supporting the ride, said:

“The group will continue raising awareness and funds through the towns and cities they visit along the way, meeting with locals and youths including; Shepparton, Wagga Wagga, Goulburn, Wollongong, Auburn, and Padstow.”

Salih Yigit, a Turkish biker with the group stated:

“We want to raise $50,000 for the Islamic Relief. We will raise it for people in need, the homeless, for those living under oppression and for orphans.”

Islamic Relief Australia is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) since 1984 and distributes humanitarian assistance around the region. Muslims, who have been in Australia for more than 200 years, make up around 1.7% of its 20 million population.

Islam is the country’s second largest religion after Christianity. Approximately 68.5 million people around the world have been forced out from their homes. Among them are nearly 25.4 million refugees, of which over half of whom are under the age of 18, as per the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates.

Many organizations in the world today have paved their way through achieving well recognition and strive for the wellness of Muslims worldwide. Here are some trusted organizations through which you can support the refugees, to name a few are; Islamic Relief, Islamic Help, Muslim Aid, Muslim Hands, and UNHCR.

See also: Duas for Thanking Allah (SWT)

May Allah (SWT) keep encouraging out fellow Muslims to go beyond measures when it comes to humanitarian causes; spreading the love and offering help which is exactly what Islam teaches us. Share this news with others and let them now what measures Muslims keep taking to offer their assistance.

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Rida Ghaffar