Students from the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) have contributed HK$15,000 towards Muslim Council of Hong Kong’s (MCHK) continuous drive of Help Our Syria Appeal with the charity organisation One Nation.
It brings great joy to see such collaborative work being done. The amount raised may not seem much for some, but for students to do this within a short period is appreciable. MCHK caught up with an executive committee member of MSA at HKUSU, Anwar Ul Haq to ask him more about this generous donation.
Why did HKUSU’s MSA decided to donate this amount to the people of Syria?
The condition and crisis in Syria are the worst I have seen and to me, they are the most deserving in the ummah.
So I thought we should do whatever in our capacity to help them.
Who were the main donors and were there any obstacles in raising this generous amount?
There are several donors supporting MSA, which include International Institute of Islamic Thought and Mr. Fazle Azim. It’s their donations that accounted for the MSA’s contribution in the donation. The rest I think would like to remain anonymous. As of yet, there haven’t been many obstacles as we did not run the campaign to the full extent. In Shaa Allah in our second round of fundraising, we hope to face challenges.
What made the MSA choose MCHK’s Help Our Syria with One Nation?
The credibility of the brother behind MCHK and the 100% donation policy of One Nation,
as I wanted each and every penny of ours to go towards the aid of our Syrian brothers and sisters.
What’s your advice to the Muslims in Hong Kong for supporting such causes?
My advice is that support your Muslim brothers running drives for such causes as we are the best supports for them.
We are brothers to each other and it’s our responsibilty to do as much in our capacity even though it might not seem much to the total need.
Will the MSA be willing to support more similar causes?
In Shaa Allah. We will be disclosing our future programs soon and as I have said before, all our events this session will be based on “Help those in need”. This would include programs for the needy in the developing countries as well. Do pray Allah grant us success in our efforts.