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Australian Muslim Group Make $10k Donation to Firefighters Who Bravely Tackled Deadly Bushfires

A mosque has donated $10,000 to the NSW Rural Fire Service firefighters and communities affected by the deadly bushfires.

Al-Mabarat Benevolent Society donated the sum to the NSW Rural Fire Service on Thursday, in support of their tireless efforts in fighting bushfires across the state.

The Imam of Masjid Arrahman in Kingsgrove, His Eminence Sheikh Youssef Nabha met with Senior Assistant Commissioner Bruce McDonald and Chief Financial officer Stephen O’Malley, where he presented him with the $10,000 cheque.

His Eminence Sheikh Youssef Nabha presented met with Senior Assistant Commissioner Bruce McDonald with the $10,000 cheque
Mr O'Malley (far right) spoke about the damaging affects the bushfires have had on people, their properties and homes, environment, nature and animals (left Sheikh Nabha, middle Mr McDonald)
Blaze: A firefighter battles the flames during bushfires near Taree on the mid-north coast of New South Wales

Mr O’Malley spoke about the damaging affects the bushfires have had on people, their properties and homes, environment, nature and animals.

Sheikh Nabha expressed his gratitude to the heroic firefighters who continue to fight tirelessly to extinguish the fires.

The pair thanked each other for the support and together they were photographed with the large cheque.

The donation was announced by Sheikh Nabha during the Friday sermon on November 15, who reiterated the benefits of giving back in Islam.

‘We salute the heroic firefighters in extinguishing the fires and the Australian people in their financial support and aid to the affected people’s homes and possessions,’ he said.

‘As Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, ”There is reward for serving any animate”.

‘This is the true mateship that we celebrate and are proud of as Australians.

‘On behalf of Al-Mabarat Benevolent Society and the community, we present $10,000 to the communities affected by the bushfires.’

Sheikh Nabha then ended on a quote from Imam Ali: ‘People are two types: They are your brothers in faith or your equals in humanity’.

As of Thursday morning, there are 157 bush and grass fires are burning across NSW, with 64 not yet contained.

The donation was announced by Sheikh Nabha (pictured) during the Friday sermon on December 15, who reiterated the benefits of giving back in Islam
Keeping watch: Firefighters keep a close eye on a bushfire approaching in Old Bar, New South Wales as they battle to control the blazes
Australian Muslim Group Make $10k Donation to Firefighters Who Bravely Tackled Deadly Bushfires
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