ieatfoods’s Palestine Appeal Support
All ieat Foods profits in the last ten days of Ramadan will be matched personally by the team and donated to two UK-based charities, including Islamic Relief UK – find out more about the #last10pledge…
“I know I am not alone in being upset and frustrated by the continuing humanitarian disaster in Palestine. It’s kept me awake at night and it’s leaving me heartbroken.”
Shazia Saleem is the British Muslim entrepreneur who founded ieat Foods, a range of ethically-sourced halal ready meals, on strong principles of community and positive ethics. Now, she’s taken her business’s ethos to a new level, by pledging to donate all profits in the last ten days of Ramadan – a time of heightened spirituality, extra worship and increased blessings – to two UK-based charities, one of which is Islamic Relief UK’s Palestine Emergency Appeal.
“It’s easy to question why such hardships exist,” said Shazia, “but the real question I’ve been asking myself over the last few days in particular is: what can I, as a Muslim, a British citizen, as a business owner, as a human being, do to help?”
Not only will ieat Foods’ profits be donated, but the team behind the business will personally match the amount raised, doubling the grand total to be split equally between Islamic Relief UK and National Zakat Foundation, a charity focusing on distributing zakat within the UK.
It’s a risky move for such a young business, but Shazia and her team’s strong faith gives them conviction that this is the right decision: “It goes to the heart of what we stand for, and I have hope in Allah that He will consider our good intentions and use whatever small amount we are able to raise to help ease the suffering of those in need.”