With the target of raising awareness and funds for Street Children of Bangladesh, two British Bangladeshi Muslim Charity Workers have made history by becoming the first to cycle from London to Makkah for Hajj.
Rashid Ali and Abdul Hannan cycled 5700 kilometers in 56 days through 16 countries facing hard rain, fierce sun, dry desert and excruciating inclines to raise funds for Street Children of Bangladesh with smiling face.
The third member of the team Shahaveer Shubo Hussain has been supporting the cyclists in the support vehicle and managed all of the logistics, ensured the cyclists are following the correct route and remain safe.
According to the press release, the journey started on 1st July from the Olympic Park, London and traveled 13 countries including France, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, and Egypt. They have reached the destination on 25th August 2017 just before the annual Muslim pilgrimage in Makkah.
Their target was £100000 and, Alhamdulillah, they have already raised £61,732.12 by now while I am writing this post.
If you are feeling the ultimate suffering of street children and would like to join Rashid Ali and Abdul Hannan to save them, please go ahead and donate as little as £25 which can enable them to rescue those children from the evils of street life and give them a chance to grow up like a human being.
It was arranged by the Bangladesh Street Children campaign of Children Of The World. Children Of The World project of Muslim Charity UK is working for vulnerable children who have been trafficked, abandoned or displaced by war around the world.
When Rashid Ali says “…seeing the children first hand sleeping rough on the streets of Bangladesh and hearing the stories of trafficking and abuse my mind is set and single-minded in raising as much awareness and funds to help these innocent souls…. If I can save just 1 child, this whole trip was worthwhile!”, we can understand how great their initiative is!
May Allah make their effort 100% successful and grant us the ability to join them in such an inspirational initiative by two wonderful Bangladeshi cyclists.