This Mosque Cooks, Delivers Thousands of Meals to the Needy

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At a time of coronavirus pandemic, giving charity is indeed a much needed commendable act

FEED THE POOR

Feeding the poor and needy is an act that draws us closer to Allah. We earn His forgiveness, mercies and blessings through this act of charity.

“Anyone who looks after and works for a widow and a poor person is like a warrior fighting for Allah?s cause, or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all night. (Bukhari)

Throughout the month of Ramadan, the Central Jamia Mosque Rizvia in Burton cooked and delivered 3500 meals to help the needy and vulnerable in their community,

Every day, a team of volunteers in Burton prepared, packed, and delivered food parcels, using the mosque’s large kitchen and main hall while maintaining social distancing guidelines.

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Volunteers delivered the parcels were to people’s homes, as well as to key workers across the town, including NHS staff at Burton’s Queen’s Hospital.

Rewardable Effort

“The food parcel scheme went really well and I would like to thank all the people who gave up their time and devoted themselves to the project,” Tariq Hussain, 52, spokesperson for the mosque, told Derby Telegraph.

“Some of the volunteers were working nearly six hours a day, whilst fasting to make sure the food prepared and then boxed for delivery.

“The numbers we reached would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the volunteers and the donors so I can’t thank them enough.

“As a mosque, we exceeded our expectations on how well the project went and I must congratulate the people who came forward and accepted they needed our help.

“This can be quite difficult as pride can get in the way, but because of their honesty we were able to reach out to more people.”

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After the end of Ramadan, the mosque volunteers are ready to continue their charity efforts.

“We hope to continue the food parcel project in Burton and make it a sustainable project, this is something we as a mosque are currently thinking about and hopefully with the support of our community, we will be able to carry on,” Hussain said.

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