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Our Story

POSTED ON May 30th  - POSTED IN Our Story

It initially started with a walk around the city centre to meet rough sleepers and offer them some tea, coffee and an attentive ear. We did this for a number of months, some nights we met a number of homeless people and on other nights we met less. However, as we went on, we got to learn more about those who sleep rough. We began to understand the need to provide some tasty and nutritious meals. In addition to this we also began to understand the need to respect those who are homeless and to be an attentive ear. We then plucked up the courage to feed the homeless from a stall. At this stall we would provide food for not only the rough sleepers but also for those in temporary accommodation and hostels. We started serving 50 meals every week on a Wednesday. Fast forward to today and we operate on the following days in the cities mentioned:

 

Birmingham: Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Sunday

Coventry: Wednesday / Thursday

Sheffield: Sunday

Leicester: Monday / Tuesday

Walsall: Monday / Thursday

Bolton: Sunday

Liverpool: Sunday (Every fortnight)

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About us

POSTED ON May 30th  - POSTED IN About Us

As-Suffa is an aptly named organisation to instigate a project tackling homelessness in the local community. For As’haab us-Suffa (People of the Bench) resided on the veranda of the Prophet’s Masjid (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) in the City of Madinah, and comprised of the poor, the unemployed, emancipated slaves, and/or members of the community with no family.  Many of these companions chose to dedicate their lives in the servitude of Allah Azzawajjal and His Apostle (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam). This part of the Masjid housed some of the most illustrious Companions including the likes of Abu Hurairah, a renowned narrator of Hadith; Bilal ibn Rabah, the first Muedhin in the history of Islam; and Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, a great Sahabi whose knowledge of the Qur’an was acknowledged by the Prophet (sallaAllahu alaihi wa sallam). May Allah, Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, be pleased with them all. Providing for the homeless is thus not just a moral responsibility, it also fulfils the obligation of following in the footsteps of the Beloved Prophet (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam)

 

As Suffa Birmingham

Get Involved

POSTED ON August 14th  - POSTED IN Get Involved

 

As a service fully run by volunteers, we welcome all individuals who can contribute to our objectives in any way and can assist with the Homeless project. If you would like to fund-raise for the Project and participate in our vision to assist the most vulnerable in the community, please get in touch.

The following is a list of areas where you can get involved:

Food Sponsor

Monetary Donation

Volunteer

Set up a new site in your locality

 

Contact:

homeless@as-suffa.org

Twitter- @assuffa

Facebook- AsSuffa.Institute   

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