Homeless to be fed at end of Ramadan

30th July 2013

 

 

Muslim volunteers will host a ‘Feed the Homeless’ event on Preston Flag Market on Saturday at 7.30pm.

 The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is a special time for fasting, spiritual reflection and giving across the world.

Preston’s Muslim community has been fasting from dawn until dusk, a period of around 18 hours without food or drink, after which a special meal known as Iftar is eaten.

Volunteers will run a stall expected to cater for around 40 homeless people to mark the end of Ramadan on Wednesday. The usual soup kitchen fare will be replaced by traditional Asian cuisine of rice, naan, curries and home-baked sweet treats.

Organiser Hussain Master said: “Ramadan is a time when Muslims can experience what it feels like to be literally starving and it’s this empathy that has led us to come together as a community to share our food with those less fortunate.”

 

source : lep.co.uk

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