Muslim Stars Sing to Help Darfur

October 22, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

Thousands of people attended a charity concert in London to raise money for war-torn Darfur.

The event on Sunday at Wembley Arena was to highlight the crisis in the Sudanese region and featured some of the Muslim world's biggest stars.

Among them was Sami Yusuf - dubbed the Islamic Bono - and Texan country and western singer Kareem Salama.

The director of Islamic Relief said British Muslims must unite and "raise their voices" over the issue of Darfur.

Jehangir Malik said the event - organised by Islamic Relief - was inspired by the Live Aid and Live 8 concerts which drew global attention to famine and poverty in Africa.