Rochdale Muslim Plans 22-Day Mountain Trek During Ramadan for Charity

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As Muslims get ready for Ramadan charity race, a Rochdale Muslim man is preparing for the holy month with a grueling 22-day trek in the Annapurna range of mountains in Nepal to raise funds for relief efforts.


Feeding the poor and needy is an act that draws us closer to Allah. We earn His forgiveness, mercies and blessings through this act of charity.

“Anyone who looks after and works for a widow and a poor person is like a warrior fighting for Allah?s cause, or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all night. (Bukhari)

Jamshed Miah, 48, is cooperating with Global Relief Trust (GRT) to raise much-needed funds to provide food, shelter, and medical assistance to those who need it.

“In preparation for the trek, I am doing my reading, and spending a lot of time trekking and improving my fitness, strength and stamina,” said Miah, who has a degree in Art and Design and a Masters in Graphic Design, Asian Image reported.

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“If we can raise any sum of money it will benefit someone out there, so I am happy as Allah will reward us accordingly. Every little bit counts, and donations will bring us closer to making a positive impact on the world.

“Funds will be used to provide food, shelter and medical aid in the countries that GRT works in including Syria and Lebanon.”

Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. The blessed month of Ramadan, a time of reflection, will start on Thursday, March 23, according to the astronomical calculations.

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Inspiring Others

He recently returned from Pakistan after delivering much needed aid to victims of the devastating floods in 2022.

In addition to charity effort, Miah also works as freelance guide to inspire other Muslim hikers.

“I also work as a freelance guide for Peak Adventures and Muslim Hikers group. I recently led a group of more than 120 participants from across the country on a residential weekend organized by the Muslim Hikers group.”

He dedicated the trek to his parents who passed away over the past two years.

“My father passed away in 2021 and my mother passed in 2022. This trek will be in memory of them,” he added.

Generosity and charity are generally blessed in Islamic Shari’ah, however, it’s specially blessed during the month of Ramadan.

Multiplies rewards, for one thing, Ramadan is a blessed month where the rewards for all of our good deeds are multiplied.

Last year, Afruz Miah, 48, announced plans to run through 23 cities in 23 days during Ramadan for charity.

Another Muslim, Cherno Jagne said he planned to run 150km this month to raise funds for Afghan refugees, enabling them rebuild their lives in the UK and the US.

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