Muslims around the world typically observe the fasting month of Ramadan with large gatherings to break their fast.
Reviving gatherings of Ramadan for Iftar after two years of Covid restrictions, a larger mosques in Europe serves 500 meals per day Iftar during the holy month.
With a desire to serve others, the East London Mosque Iftar offers meals cooked on site for 500 people, regardless of faith, Arab News reported.
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“This year’s Ramadan campaign at the mosque is called ‘Count Our Blessings.’ It is to recognize how lucky we are, not only after two years of Covid-19, but also that others in the oppression of the world are facing hardship and,” said Dilowar Khan, Chief Financial Officer. and commitment to the mosque.
All excess meals are delivered to homeless shelters and hostels to prevent waste and spread goodwill during Ramadan.
Meals, funded by donations, dates, a main course such as biryani, salad, a side such as a piece of chicken and a bottle of water.
The ELM, which includes the London Muslim Center and the Maryam Centre, is also working with its charity partners to ensure iftar meals are provided internationally to the needy.
“The East London Mosque and London Muslim Center will continue to help support those in need throughout Ramadan and beyond, as best we can to ensure we uphold the values and principles of our Islamic faith,” Khan said.
In addition to free meals, the mosque runs a food bank that serves more than 100 families in need.
“We have seen this number steadily increase with a sharp rise in the cost of living, energy and food prices,” said Sufia Alam, program and Maryam Center manager.
Alam added that the mosque is open to anyone who needs help.
“The mosque continues to support over 200 families of refugees living in the borough of Tower Hamlets with food and clothing,” she said.
“We have also helped people who have found themselves stuck in different parts of the country unnecessarily. We don’t turn people away and try to help everyone.
In Ramadan, Muslims adults, save the sick and those traveling, abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex between dawn and sunset.
Generosity and charity are generally blessed in Islamic Shari`ah, however, it is specially blessed during the month of Ramadan.
Multiply the rewards, on the one hand, Ramadan is a blessed month where the rewards for all our good deeds are multiplied.
Muslims are carrying out similar initiatives to hold iftar gatherings around the world during the month of Ramadan.
In Houston, the police department cooperated earlier this month with a local Arab-American community group to serve hundreds of refugee families with hot meals, groceries and toys for Ramadan.
The Islamic Society of Central Virginia is also associated Welcoming Greater Charlottesville community Iftar to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan.