Luton Life Podcast: Discover Islam

28th Apr - 31st Jul

In the latest episode of The Mall’s community podcast ‘Luton Life’, local charity Discover Islam is celebrated for their outstanding efforts supporting the town’s local residents, especially during the month of Ramadan.

Discover Islam is a community-based organisation that has been in Luton since 2011 and is described as part information centre and museum, and part charity. Their overarching ethos is to encourage people to learn more about Islamic beliefs and practices in a safe space, where there is no judgement or prejudice.

Alongside their education goals the charity works with Luton Foodbank, one of The Mall’s chosen charities for the previous four years, to distribute food to the community. The rising cost of living has driven many families to rely on food donations to get by, so these services have never been more valuable. Throughout the month of Ramadan Discover Islam have also distributed food boxes put together to break the fast, including items such as flour, rice and oils - available to anyone in need, not just the Muslim community.

Host Sophie Sulehria speaks to Sujel Miah, Hamza Parker and Gulseema Bali-Khan about their involvement in the centre. This episode tells the stories of the hardworking volunteers and some of the lives that this charity has actively impacted - and explains why so many of those who have received help from Discover Islam have returned as volunteers themselves.

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