Ed Miliband, Dr Rowan Williams and Mehdi Hasan
were the keynote speakers at an Islamic Relief dinner in central London to welcome the holy month of Ramadan and promote the new campaign.
Mehdi Hasan, Political Editor of the Huffington Post, praised Islamic Relief for helping both Muslims and non-Muslims - including victims of the Haitian earthquake, Hurricane Katrina and the Japanese tsunami.
was loudly applauded when he
said: "As a British Muslim who has long been fed up of having my faith and my community demonised and distorted, I am proud to be here tonight supporting the selfless humanitarian work done by Islamic Relief
, especially on the eve of this important month of Ramadan.
We Muslims are often instructed to be ambassadors for our faith, and if that's the case then the men and women who work so hard at Islamic Relief
UK and for Islamic Relief across the world are among the best ambassadors of our faith."
Ramadan is a time when Muslims fast from dawn to dusk and give over £100 million to charity as they think about those less fortunate than themselves - including the hungry.
receives around a third of its annual income during Ramadan.
"Ramadan is not just about you and God and your plate," Mehdi Hasan
"It's about you and others.