At the invitation of Yousuf Miah, Member of the Conservative Muslim Forum Executive Committee, Lord Sheikh attended a dinner organised by the NiinaMaria Foundation in order to raise funds for an orphanage and schools in Bangladesh. Yousuf Miah was also involved in arranging the dinner which took place in Witney, Oxfordshire (David Cameron’s consitutuency).
During his speech Lord Sheikh thanked Yousuf Miah for the support he has rendered both to Lord Sheikh and the Conservative Muslim Forum. Lord Sheikh referred to the satisfaction people obtain by donating and undertaking charitable work particularly relating to orphans.
He made the point that we should support orphanages which look after children irrespective of race, colour or creed. He also said that our Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was an orphan, his father died before the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) was born and his mother died a few years afterwards.