On Saturday 28th January, Global One hosted an evening of inspiration with multi-talented Qari Ziyaad Patel, Qu’ran reciter, nasheed artist and humanitarian from South Africa in a bid to engage the local community to empower the next generation.

The event, held at MCEC, Palmers Green Mosque, focused on how to inspire the youth to take an active role in leadership during the challenging times we face.

In his heartfelt talk, Qari Ziyaad drew parallels between the time of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) and trials the Muslim community currently face and how we should source solutions by looking towards the prophetic example and how the blessed Prophet (PBUH) supported his companions during difficult situations.

Qari Ziyaad also acknowledged the importance of charity beginning at home and emphasised the responsibility of the local and wider community in providing opportunities to young people to help harness their potential and promote positive change.

Empowering through education is integral to GO, and Qari Ziyaad highlighted the importance of knowledge as a tool of empowering. “The best way to empower is through education!”

Trough our many projects, GO has been able to promote positive behavioural change. Our Islamic Farming project in Kenya has educated rural communities to implement sustainable farming techniques that not only support whole families and send their children to school, but also connect them to their Islamic duty of caring for the earth and preserving our planet. Click here to find out more about this project.