London Mosque Hosts Inspiring Interfaith Drive
A mosque in Golders Green, in the London Borough of Barnet, hosted an interfaith blood donation drive recently to save lives and encourage religious communities to work together. ‘Faiths Forum’, who organized the event, said it was pleased to welcome people from the local community to the Golders Green Mosque for an open-door event for the first time. “There is a verse in the Qur’an which states ‘whoever saves one life, it is as if he has saved the whole of mankind’,” a ‘Faiths Forum’ spokesperson said. “Similarly, in Jewish scripture ‘therefore, Adam [from whom all humanity descended] was created singly, to teach us that whoever destroys a single life’ is considered by Scripture to have destroyed the whole world and whoever saves a single life is considered by Scripture to have saved the whole world.”
This is not the first time for the Golders Green mosque to organize a blood donation drive. In November 2017, shortly after the Islamic Centre was set up in Golders Green, members of the Muslim community turned up at Golders Green United Synagogue in order to donate blood for Mitzvah Day.