Birmingham imam helps distribute daily essentials to frontline workers


The Imam at Birmingham Central Mosque, Mohammad Asad
The Imam at Birmingham Central Mosque, Mohammad Asad

One of West Midlands Police chaplains has joined forces with the community to gift food and other daily essentials to NHS staff as sign of gratitude for their “incredible and selfless actions”.



The Imam at Birmingham Central Mosque, Mohammad Asad, helped distribute hundreds of much-needed items to frontline workers battling Covid-19.

He collated gifts—from tinned food and tea and coffee to hand creams and facial wipes—that were mostly donated by members of the public.

The police department added that Asad visited University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) sites to “share the goodwill and thank health staff for their sterling work in saving lives”.



The imam said: “These are incredibly testing times and the Birmingham community wanted to show how much we value their amazing efforts.

“I’m fully aware of the incredible and selfless actions of those on the front line, who do everything they can to help others.”

Birmingham has been badly hit by the pandemic, with more than 300 deaths as of Wednesday (8).