Volunteer Opportunity - Light Up Al-Aqsa!

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Join us in a historic opportunity to illuminate the entire Qibali Masjid Prayer Hall at Al-Aqsa for the first time in over 30 years. This is an amazing Sadaqah Jariyah project which will benefit worshippers for generations to come, in sha’ Allah. Moreover, lighting a lamp in Al-Aqsa carries the same reward as praying there – the incredible reward of a thousand prayers. Muslim Hands is the only charity currently lighting the lamps of Al-Aqsa.

At this event, we will also be raising funds to provide the families of Palestine with food. Since 2007, we have provided medical care, food, education and livelihood support to families across Gaza and the West Bank. Now, we need your help to provide them with vital supplies of nutritious food.

UK-wide event


01 April 2019




This event will be running until the end of 2019. Take part from anywhere in the UK!

How can you get involved?

The Prophet (saw) was asked, ‘If one of us cannot visit it {Al-Aqsa}, what should we do?’ He (saw) said, ‘Then he should make a gift of some oil to be lit therein {in its lamps}. For indeed the one who gifts this to it, will be like the one who has prayed therein’. (Ahmad)

We are asking our volunteers to organise an event of their choice in 2019. All funds raised will be donated to these two vital campaigns.

This is an opportunity to get creative! You could organise your own iftar, attend one of our Ramadan dinners in London, host a fun day in the summer holidays, set up a sporting tournament with your friends or family…it’s entirely up to you!

To help you get started, we’ve designed some marketing materials for you and added them to our photo section. If you would like to see more resources, simply email us at events@muslimhands.org.uk and we'll send them over!

Make 2019 the year you do something AMAZING!

Q. Who can take part in the volunteer opportunity to light up Al-Aqsa?

A. The volunteer opportunity to light up Al-Aqsa is open to anyone. The campaign is all about bringing communities together to make a big difference to the people of Palestine.

Q. How much do I need to raise?

A. Our targets vary depending on what you aim to raise. The amount is between £50 to £1000 and we hope that the enthusiasm of participating in such a historic campaign will encourage participants to exceed their targets in sha’ Allah!

Q. How do I get involved?

A. Simply fill in the registration form and utilise the resources we have included on the website to get you started on your fundraising endeavours. If you have any questions please contact Imran Ahmed via email imran.ahmed@muslimhands.org.uk and he will be in touch.

Q. How much space will be illuminated by my donation?

A. £50 will light up 1 square foot

£250 will light up 5 square feet

£500 will light up 10 square feet

£1000 will light up 20 square feet

You can also donate a family food parcel for the people of Palestine. £150 = 1 food parcel.



If you have any questions or would like further information please contact us.

We will aim to reply within 2 working days, but it can take a little longer during busy times.

Muslim Hands UK

Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.